A Rhinoplasty refers to a procedure done on the nose to bring about subtle or major differences in ones facial appearances. It can reduce or increase the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge or the width of the nostrils of a nose.
Incisions can be made both on the inside and outside of the nose depending on one’s type of sculpting and reshaping.
The operation may take place under a general or local anesthesia.
The two main techniques used are called 'open' or 'closed'. Open means that some or all of the cuts are made outside the nose, whereas closed means all the cuts are made inside the nose.
A nose reshaping operation normally involves separating the soft tissue that lies on top of the nose from the bone and cartilage underneath. Depending on the type of operation, the surgeon might reposition the nose bone or reshape the cartilage.
Nose reshaping surgery generally takes around two hours.
After the operation, it is mandatory to wear a protective splint over the nose for a few weeks to avoid any infections. Stitches inside the nose are dissolvable and thus probably will not be removed but however the stitches outside the nose will be removed in time by the surgeon.