Rhinoplasty surgery is done as an outpatient procedure under general or local anesthesia, depending on individual circumstances. In either case, you will not feel any pain during the procedure.
What happens during the rhinoplasty surgery?
- During the procedure, Dr. Aniketh will make incisions in the nostrils.
- Depending on your requirement, this can be done by open method (with an incision across columella) or closed method (without this incision).
- The nasal structure is then exposed.
- Various manipulations are made as needed on the bone, cartilage and soft tissue. The overall plan is to bring balance to the nose. This is done by both sutures as well as grafts
- If there is excess cartilage causing humps, it is removed.
- If there isn’t enough cartilage causing a depression, it is added.
- If the cartilage is bent or out of shape it is sutured properly.
- The bones are too wide, they are narrowed.
- Any other medical issues such as deviated septum, the septal spur will also be corrected at the same time.
- If the nostrils are wide, they are narrowed.
- For damaged noses or secondary cases, it may be necessary to harvest cartilage from other parts of the body such as ear or chest. This is usually needed only in extreme cases.
- Once the reshaping process is complete, the skin will be put back in place and the incisions sealed. A splint is then applied.