Nose surgery changes the structure of the nasal bones to enhance the nasal profile.
Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
Rhinoplasty (from Greek rhino = nose) is a surgical procedure performed to reshape the nose.
Rhinoplasty can shorten, narrow, build up or straighten the nose. It is also possible to reshape the nasal dorsum and vestibule, with the wings and nostrils, or make the relationship between the nose and upper lip more proportionate. In most cases, rhinoplasty is a purely cosmetic surgery.
However, the procedure may also be medically indicated and necessary to improve nasal breathing, treat defects caused by accidents or correct nasal deformity resulting from congenital anomalies such as cleft lip, cleft jaw or cleft palate. To some extent, it may also be possible to align medical requirements with your aesthetic expectations.
Rhinoplasty is performed from inside the nose to avoid any visible scarring. When the surgery is complete, a plaster splint will be applied to immobilize your nose and help it maintain its new shape. Nose surgery is usually performed under general anaesthesia, but local anaesthesia or twilight sedation is also possible. Depending on the extent of the procedure and on what you prefer, you may be able to go home on the day of the surgery.
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