Correction of common nasal deformities
Broad nose, saddle nose and parrot beak nose are common nasal deformities. Most people are not happy with the shape of the nose. Structural nasal deformity also leads to functional compromise. Snoring is a result of a deviated nasal septum. A constricted nasal canal arising from flat nose deformity can compromise breathing function. Daytime sleepiness is a result of such a functional compromise. Rhinoplasty provides not only good cosmetic results but also improves nasal function. It has proven that good sleep oxygen levels are very important for good memory functions.
Skill sets for a rhinoplasty surgeon
Nasal tissues are very vascular and delicate. It consists of both bone and cartilage. A good rhinoplasty surgeon also needs to be an artistic person. Nose reshaping requires a lot of finesse. What might suit one individual might not be the right choice for another. Planning the surgery beforehand is the hallmark of a good surgeon. Intranasal incisions avoid visible scars on the patient’s face. Any incisions made on the external nose are in the natural skin creases. These scars are well camouflaged within the creases. A skillful rhinoplasty surgeon ensures the best final results for the patient. Rhinoplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
Types of nasal deformities operated in our hospital
Nasal deformity correction comes under two categories. They are correction of congenital deformities and those arising from trauma. Congenital deformities include cleft deformity, broad nose, parrot beak and saddle nose deformity. Crooked nose correction and flat nose correction also fall under this category. Parrot beak correction surgery and nasal hump correction involve reshaping the nose. Flat nose correction is through use of bone grafts to the bridge of the nose. Most cosmetic surgeons prefer this technique. Broad nose correction involves this along with nostril reduction surgery. Parrot beak correction surgery involves modification of the nasal tip. Nasal hump reduction is through reduction of extra bone that gives rise to the nasal hump.
Correction of deformities arising from trauma
Nasal deformities arising from trauma is a common condition. Rhinoplasty is more complex for such corrections. Nasal bone deviation might be present due to improper reduction of fracture. The nasal bone needs to be refractured and set again to correct this deformity. Correction of such deformities are perfected through experience by the rhinoplasty surgeon.
Bulky nose/Nose discoloration rhinoplasty
Removal of excess flesh from the nose gives it a sharper appearance. That is better suited for the face. Parrot beak nose correction would also involve removal of excess tissue.
Flat Nose/Saddle Nose Correction
Inadequate nose bone height results in a flat nose. A rhinoplasty with placement of a bone graft will give the patient a sharp nose.
Nasal Tip/Nasal Hump Correction
Rhinoplasty surgery involves reshaping of the nose with either removal or grafting of bone to obtain a perfect nose
Nasal Asymmetry Correction
A bent or crooked nose is often treated by means of a rhinoplasty. The bone is straightened to correct the deviation in the nose. This would also result in dramatic improvement in snoring.
Trauma to the Nose
Rhinoplasty is performed to set right any fractures or dislocations involving the bones or the cartilage of the nose.
Cleft Lip/Palate Nasal Deformity Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is performed with utilization of cartilaginous or bone grafts along with realignment of soft tissues to fill all structural defects.
The noses of many Hollywood and Bollywood stars are the results of a nose surgery procedure. An expert nose correction surgeon’s work would be invisible. Such is the level of expertise that goes into performing such surgeries. Nose surgeries can range from simple to very difficult.
A bent or crooked nose could be a birth defect. This is also known as a congenital defect. The bent nasal bone is first fractured and then set right. This is then held in place with a fiberglass cloth. The splint aids in stabilizing the repaired region of the bone. Such procedures are often performed by the best rhinoplasty surgeon in India. This surgery procedure corrects the crooked nose deformity. There is also an element of functional improvement to the nose. These surgeries result in improvement of the health of the individual.
The cost in India for such surgeries is very less compared to western countries. The expertise of Indian surgeons brings many patients from other countries to India. Rhinoplasty procedures form the backbone of cosmetic surgery medical tourism to India.
The proportions of the nose in relation to the face differ from country to country. The nose needs to be a perfect match to the face for best results. A lot of presurgical planning goes into successful rhinoplasty procedures. This can involve either the use of a graft or removal of bone for forming the perfect nose.