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Rhinoplasty or Nose Job is one of the most in-demand cosmetic surgeries worldwide. Why? Because the nose holds the central position on our face. Therefore, it can affect our overall facial aesthetics. One must know that rhinoplasty is not only a cosmetic surgery as it can also address functional/ breathing issues caused by deviated septum. Whether a person is exploring the possibility of this transformative surgery for cosmetic reasons or to address functional concerns, it is imperative to choose the right surgeon.

From understanding the basics of rhinoplasty to exploring different techniques, risks, benefits, and post-operative care, we are going to discuss it all in this blog post including where one can opt for rhinoplasty in Delhi

What Is Rhinoplasty? 

Rhinoplasty is a popular cosmetic procedure that alters the shape and size of the nose by manipulating the nasal bones. This surgery includes altering the bone and cartilage to give the nose a more improved shape. Though rhinoplasty is best known for changing the aesthetic appearance of the nose, particularly the nasal tip, this procedure can also improve nasal function. For example, people with a deviated nasal septum or other breathing complications may benefit from altering their nasal bones during the surgery to improve these issues. 

Reasons To Opt For Rhinoplasty

Usually, people undergo rhinoplasty to repair their noses after an injury, correct breathing problems, a birth defect, or simply because they do not like how their noses appear. For Rhinoplasty in Delhi, one can consider meeting Dr. Shilpi Bhadani a renowned plastic & cosmetic surgeon. She strongly believes in tailoring surgical procedures to provide results as per one’s desire.   

Possible changes that a rhinoplasty surgeon can make with the help of a rhinoplasty are: 

  • Change in size
  • Change in angle
  • Reshaping of the tip
  • Narrowing of the nostrils
  • Straightening of the bridge

What is the ideal age for Rhinoplasty? 

  • If the rhinoplasty is to be performed to improve the appearance and make it look more aesthetically pleasing, one should wait until the nasal bone is fully grown. The age is about 15 for girls, but boys might still grow until they’re a bit older. 
  • It can be performed at a younger age if rhinoplasty is to be performed to address breathing problems. 

Who is a Good Candidate For Rhinoplasty?

For Rhinoplasty in Delhi, performed by Dr. Shilpi Bhadani, the selection of the right candidate is crucial to ensure optimum results and the safety of the person. In general, the following criteria are to be taken into account: 

  • Must be in good overall health 
  • Should have realistic expectations
  • Must be emotionally stable 
  • Unhappy with how your nose appears
  • Do not smoke or willing to quit before surgery 
  • Dealing with breathing difficulties or other nasal functional issues 

How To Prepare For A Rhinoplasty Surgery?

As one of the best cosmetic surgeons in Delhi, Dr. Shilpi Bhadani pays equal attention to planning of the procedure and post-op care as much to the actual surgical procedure. The two most crucial factors to be taken care of during the planning phase are:

Consultation & Medical History

The rhinoplasty surgeon will ask about the history of nasal obstruction, previous surgeries, medications, and treatments. However, those suffering from a nose bleeding disorder, may not be considered ideal candidates for the surgery. During the consultation, one should openly discuss their goals, changes required in the nose, desired results, and expectations with the surgeon.

  • Physical Test
    The surgeon will evaluate the nose structure (inside and outside), skin, and other facial features to determine the changes that can be made.

Different Types of Rhinoplasty 

Depending on your health conditions and expectations, the type of rhinoplasty that can be performed are: 

Open Rhinoplasty 

  • A minor incision is made on the underside of the nose, which heals in a shorter period 
  • It gives the surgeon a better view of deformities 
  • Performed in cases of extensive reshaping
  • Scars get well hidden in nasal contours 

Closed Rhinoplasty 

  • Incisions are made inside the nostrils 
  • Performed when minor adjustments in the nasal structure are needed
  • No visible scarring after the surgery 

Endonasal Rhinoplasty
Endonasal Rhinoplasty is usually performed when limited changes are needed to correct nasal shape. 

Steps Involved in a Rhinoplasty Procedure 

A rhinoplasty surgery takes approx. 3 to 4 hours to perform. The steps of this surgery include: 

  • Depending on the complexity of the surgery, local or general anesthesia is administered. 
  • An incision is created inside a nose, or base of the nose, or between the nostrils.
  • The surgeon will readjust the bone and cartilage underneath the skin at this stage. In rare cases, cartilage is taken deep inside the nose or from the ear or ribs. Using cartilage from the patient’s body reduces the chances of immune rejection. 
  • The surgery can also correct the crooked or deviated septum to improve breathing if required. 
  • The surgeon returns the nose skin and tissue at this step and stitches the incision. Bandages are then applied to cover the treated area. 

Are There Any Risks Associated With Rhinoplasty? 

Just like any other surgery, rhinoplasty procedure also comprises some risks such as:

  • Infection 
  • Swelling 
  • Scars
  • Pain and discoloration 
  • Nosebleeds 

However, if you are getting rhinoplasty in Delhi performed by a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Shilpi Bhadani, there are rarely any risks or side effects. An experienced rhinoplasty surgeon can prevent and manage these risks very well. Also, one needs to be transparent about their medical history so that the surgeon can take precautionary measures to avoid any possible complications accordingly. 

Tips For After-Surgery Care 

One must religiously follow the post-op instructions to ensure faster recovery and achieve the desired outcome. 

  • Rest and keep the chest slightly raised to reduce bleeding and swelling while sleeping. 
  • Take the prescribed medications timely 
  • Avoid alcohol and smoking
  • Avoid strenuous activities 
  • Do not blow the nose 
  • Eat nutritious foods and avoid salty snacks, processed foods, and high-sodium meals. Avoid excessive chewing.
  • Brush the teeth gently, and do not brush on the upper lip area 
  • Apply sunscreen on the face and nose

With over 14+ years of experience and a proven success record, Dr. Shilpi Bhadani is identified as the best cosmetic surgeon in Delhi. Visit SB Aesthetics Clinic today to book your appointment with her!