Who are the candidates for Nose Job?
What is Nose Augmentation?
- Patients who feel self conscious or are not satisfied with the current shape of their nose.
- Patients who have dorsal nasal humps, poor tip projection or wide nasal bases.
- Patients with aging change who want to reshape changes that occur with aging.
A nose job shapes a misshapen nose for better aesthetic appeal. Also known as rhinoplasty. It can also correct shape problems and birth related defects in the nose. A perfect nose balances the facial features and improves the natural beauty of the face. The procedure can involve changing the angulation of the nose, altering indentations, reshaping the tip or correcting bumps. This procedure is done under general or local anaesthesia, commonly on an outpatient basis.
For nose augmentation, the incision is made inside the nostrils, hence no scars will be seen after the surgery. In some instances, mainly amongst the East Asian population, silicone implants or cartilage is grafted to the bridge of the nose to make it appear narrower.
Some of the procedures include grafting cartilage to different parts of the nose, and sometimes cartilage from the ear or ribs are employed for this. Another indication is correcting a deviated septum to enable easier breathing.
After the surgery, there might be some swelling which should subside within one week.
A nasal splint is placed after the procedure to assist healing.
Our team will evaluate your medical history to check for conditions that may delay the surgery or the healing process. Some of the common conditions are:
- Bleeding tendencies – problems with blood clotting, or lack of clotting
- Breathing problems you have had in the past – like snoring, sleep apnea.
- Hypertension (High blood pressure) – particularly if it is not under control.
- Smoking – this may affect your reaction to the anaesthetic and prolong the healing process. Please stop smoking 4 weeks prior to surgery.
Please avoid aspirin and brufen-containing medication for two weeks prior to surgery to eliminate the chance of post op bleeding.
A discussion of your expectations. You and your doctor should talk about your motivations and expectations. Doctor will explain what rhinoplasty can and can't do for you and what your results might be. It's normal to feel a little self-conscious discussing
your appearance, but it's very important that you're open with your surgeon about your desires and goals for surgery.
Avoid “sniffing”, that is, forcibly attempting to pull air through the nose as some people do when their noses feel blocked. This will not relieve the sensation of blockage – it will only aggravate it because the suction created on the inside will cause more swelling. Avoid constantly rubbing the nose and base of the nose. Not only will this aggravate the swelling, but it may cause infection, bleeding, or the accumulation of scar tissue inside the nose.
Ice compresses should be applied diagonally across each eye for twenty minutes every two hours while awake during the first two days after discharge from the hospital are helpful.
You may clean the outside of the nose soon after the bandage has been removed, the nose should be cleaned in the usual manner twice daily to remove the oily material that is produced by the skin glands.
Avoid excessive grinning and smiling. Don’t pull the upper lip down as women do when they apply lipstick. Apply lipstick with a brush. The upper teeth should be cleansed with toothpaste on a face cloth; the lower teeth may be brushed as usual. Also avoid gum or foods that are hard to chew. Soft or liquid diet is recommended.
You have to stay up (sitting, standing, walking around) as much as possible when you leave the hospital. Avoid bending over or lifting heavy things for one week. Besides aggravating swelling, this may raise your blood pressure and start bleeding. Avoid hitting or bumping your new nose. It is not wise to pick up small children.
Sleep with the head of the bed elevated until all the dressings have been removed from the nose. Try not to roll on your nose.