Rhinoplasty normally known as a nose job Is a surgical procedure to reconstruct, straighten or enhance the nose.

To correct or enhance the nose, the surgeon makes incisions to access the bones and cartilage that support the nose. The incisions are made such that they are invisible after the surgery. Some bone and cartilage may be removed or tissue or synthetic fillers may be added. After the surgeon has rearranged and reshaped the bone and cartilage, the skin and tissue is draped over the structure of the nose. A splint placed outside the nose support’s the new shape of the nose as it heals.

The procedure can be done under general or local anesthesia. Normally not more than a day’s stay is required.

Post Operative Care

Normally swelling would persist for about 2 weeks.

Bleeding, an injury or hole in the septum, that is the wall separating the nostrils, infection, nasal blockages are associated risks with Rhinoplasty.

Post operative care would mean a liberal intake of fluids.

Breathing must be through the mouth. The head end must be raised.

Unless Rhinoplasty is done to correct a functional problem or a problem caused by a disease or an injury, cost of Rhinoplasty is usually not covered by insurance companies.