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Rhinoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery usually performed to alter the shape, appearance, and size of the nose to correct indentations, bumps, or other defects in the nose. A specialist doctor can advise you whether Rhinoplasty is appropriate for you and what it can achieve. Before performing a Rhinoplasty, your surgeon can consider your other facial features such as the skin on your nose and what you would prefer to change.

Why is Rhinoplasty performed?

Rhinoplasty can change the size, shape or proportions of a defective nose. This procedure helps to repair deformities from an injury, correct a birth defect or improve some breathing difficulties.

Precautions before Rhinoplasty

Stop smoking, as it may slow down the healing process after surgery and more likely to cause an infection. Also, avoid medications containing ibuprofen or aspirin for at least two weeks before and after surgery, because all these medication may aggravate bleeding.

How is Rhinoplasty performed?

  • A Rhinoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, so there is no overnight stay. This procedure can be performed with general or local anesthesia depending on the complexity of the surgery.
  • Sedation with Local anesthesia is performed in an outpatient setting and is limited only to a specific region of the body. A pain-numbing medication is injected into nasal tissues of a candidate to make him/her groggy but not completely asleep.
  • General anesthesia medication is given either by inhalation or through an IV line that induces a candidate in a temporary unconscious state. General anesthesia procedures typically require a breathing tube.

What to Expect After Surgery

After Rhinoplasty is over, you have to wear a nasal splint for the first week. Swelling and bruising around the eyes is very common and it will start to heal after the third day. A slight swelling in the nose may occur for the next six months. Once this swelling is completely healed the final shape of the nose will be revealed.

You should not do any strenuous activity for at least 3-6 weeks after surgery. You can resume normal routine activities within 2-3 weeks without any prominent signs that you had a procedure done.

Our approach at Mediclinic’s

At Mediclinic, our integrated and experienced team of specialists have years of expertise to perform reconstructive nose surgery or Rhinoplasty successfully. So, you can book an appointment at Mediclinic to consult with one of the specialist plastic surgeon who will advise you the most appropriate surgical options to correct a nose job.