Rhinoplasty in Mumbai is a surgery performed to correct defects or deformities in the nose in order to harmonize it with the rest of the physical features of the face. Respiratory abnormalities and other functional problems secondary to internal problems of the nasal structure can also be corrected.
The nose is one of the central structures of the face, which makes it one of the most important features. Its relationship with the eyes, cheekbones, forehead and mouth results in the overall appearance of your face.
As you can imagine, the nose has great aesthetic importance.
The procedure and planning of surgery consist of repairs necessary and desired of the patient. These changes are achieved by correcting certain aspects of the inner nose such as the nasal bones, skin, cartilage, and nasal wings.
Benefits of the Procedure
- Raise self-esteem
- The face looks more harmonious
- A natural result is obtained
Reasons to perform a rhinoplasty
- It is performed on patients who want to change the appearance of their nose, such as size and shape. Whether the patient is unhappy with the size of the width of their nose or wings, the structure of the tip, or the presence of a hump on the back.
- In patients who want to correct changes due to injuries to the nose (nasal fractures). Deformities from fractures and nasal deviations can be corrected along with breathing problems.
- Patients with certain breathing problems (deviated sectectomy) can be corrected during a rhinoplasty.
Choosing the right technique for a rhinoplasty in Mumbai
During open rhinoplasty, incisions are made along the nasal edges and/or in the columella. The excess cartilage is removed, and the nose is carefully reformed according to the desired changes.
When indicated: when we need to change the shape and projection of the tip.
- Gives better exposure to all parts of the nose
- Allow for more precise changes
- Scars are almost imperceptible
Incisions are made inside the nostrils without having to make external scars, making the changes through small tunnels.
When indicated: In noses where the required changes are usually minimal.
- Leaves no visible scars
Frequently asked questions
How long does the surgery take?
Rhinoplasty in Mumbai usually lasts between 90 and 120 minutes and is performed under general anesthesia.
Patients typically spend an afternoon or evening in the hospital where they will be monitored at all times, so they are comfortable and pain-free.
Remember that each case is different and therefore the duration may vary.
How long do I have to wear the plugs?
I usually remove the plugs after 24 hours if I have not performed a septoplasty and at 72 hours if I have had to correct the nasal septum.
Is the postoperative period painful?
It is usually a very bearable postoperative period that hardly needs analgesics. With mild analgesics such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, pain is perfectly controlled.
In almost all rhinoplasties, there may be some degree of ecchymosis next to the eyes and it is normal to have edema (swelling), which will remain in the first few weeks. Almost always, the greatest discomfort concerns some degree of obstruction and nasal secretions, which will be present in the first week.
How long do I have to wear the splint or cast?
The splint I usually leave between a week and 10 days to protect the nose and not move for example during sleep.
It is necessary that the first days you sleep with the head of the bed raised 45 degrees. Once we remove the splint, I usually advise you to put it on to sleep for another week to make sure it “welds” well.
Will I see the scar?
In an open rhinoplasty, the scar is concealed in the lower third of the columella.
If the rhinoplasty is closed, the scar is inside the nose and therefore “invisible”.
How do I know if I am a candidate for an open or closed rhinoplasty?
During the first visit, I will explore you and advise you which is the type of technique most suitable for your case. Remember that only an experienced plastic surgeon in Mumbai can offer his patients the most appropriate and optimal in each case.
Do I have to remove the stitches?
No. We put resorbable stitches, so the patient is more relaxed and without fear that stitches have to be removed. These points fall off around 2 weeks.
When will I see the results?
You’re going to see the change almost immediately.
Patients tell me that they spend “hours” looking in the mirror even with the splint or plaster because they love the new shape of the tip or its new profile.
In any case, the final result can be seen around the year.
It is important that you remember that each case is different, and rhinoplasty in Mumbai is a totally individualized and personalized surgery to be able to harmonize the nose with the rest of the features of the face.