ABC’s of Rhinoplasty PSCStaff October 23, 2013 Rhinoplasty Rhinoplasty is a surgical process for reshaping the nose. It can be known in other terms such as “nose job”. This is mainly done for correcting a structural deformity in the nose like a bump or hook. Rhinoplasty will develop your look by making delicate alterations to nose size and shape. If you are facing any difficulty in breathing, Rhinoplasty is the remedy for your problems. Everyone will feel difficulty in breathing due to a deviated septum. The septum is the divider between the two nostrils. The septum is composed of cartilage and bone. It is the main part for dividing the nasal cavity into two sections. Nasal septum is straight in shape, and it separates the left and right side of the nose into two equal sizes. A deviated septum arises when the septum is swung slightly from the center line. Most of the problems in breathing are due to the deviated septum in the nose. Rhinoplasty is a surgical process for reshaping the nose. It can be known in other terms such as “nose job”. This is mainly done for correcting a structural deformity in the nose like a bump or hook. Rhinoplasty will develop your look by making delicate alterations to nose size and shape. If you are facing any difficulty in breathing, Rhinoplasty is the remedy for your problems If you have the habit of smoking, you should quit it before you get in for nose surgery. If you feel that it is very hard to quit smoking, you can ask for assistance from your surgeon. He will offer you some tools which may guide you to quit smoking. Apart from the health disasters made by smoking, blood flow to the skin is reduced drastically. So less amount of oxygen is given for healing your wounds in the skin. This leads to death of the skin which is called as necrosis. Consuming alcohol before one week of Rhinoplasty is also not encouraged because it harms the curative process. A preliminary test with a surgeon to decide whether to undergo rhinoplasty or not is the first step. After consulting with the doctor, he will take some photographs of your nose at various positions. He will also enquire about your wish to confirm that they are rational. Otherwise, it will end up in vain. It is safe to bring the photo copies of your nose which was taken by the doctor at various angles. This will let the doctor know your expectations and will assist him by getting a clear view about your nose. In some cases, the surgeon will list some of the other patients photocopies who have undergone rhinoplasty. This helps you clearly understand the expected results from the procedure. Many surgeons propose stylish 3-D and also 4-D computer images to show how your nose might appear after the rhinoplasty procedure. The duration of rhinoplasty may vary depending on the nature of the Rhinoplasty. In general, primary rhinoplasty needs 1 to 3 hours in surgery. But a revision Rhinoplasty may take more time than primary Rhinoplasty. A filler Rhinoplasty can be done within just 15 minutes. The Rhinoplasty procedures are Anesthesia, Incision, reshaping, Closing the incision. Anesthesia dosage may vary with respect to the kind of Rhinoplasty that will be performed. The surgery can be done by hiding the incisions into the nose or by across the columella. The reshaping is done by cartilage grafted from other areas of the body. Once the reshaping of the nose is over, the incision is closed.