Frequently Asked Questions
What is Nose Surgery?
Nose Surgery is scientifically called Rhinoplasty but commonly known as a nose job. It is a surgical procedure in which the shape of your nose is changed by modifying the bone and cartilage.
How much does Nose Surgery cost?
The cost of Nose Surgery may vary according to the following factors:
- Doctor fee
- Hospital charges
- Medical condition
- Type of Nose Surgery planned to perform
- Lab Tests recommended
Minimum Price for Nose Surgery in Bangalore starts from Rs.30,000
Average cost for Nose Surgery in Bangalore is approximately Rs.33,772
Maximum charges for Nose Surgery in Bangalore rises up to Rs.1,00,000
Right specialists type for Nose Surgery?
Nose surgery can be performed by
- An experienced Plastic Surgeon or Cosmetic Surgeon.
- A trained Ear-Nose-Throat [ENT] specialist doctor can also perform this surgery.
Is Nose Surgery safe?
Every surgical procedure has its own risks and benefits. Nose surgery may be safe when performed by an experienced surgeon and under medical supervision.
Does Nose Surgery hurt?
Every surgery comes with a certain level of pain and some discomfort. There may be some pain after the nose surgery. You will be prescribed with some pain killers to reduce the pain.
Does Nose Surgery change your face?
Nose surgery will change the shape of your nose. Since the nose is the center of your face the difference may be slightly observed.
Does Nose Surgery change your voice?
Sometimes due to nose surgery, the nasal cavities are narrowed and this may affect your voice. Professional singers who rely on their voice should consider this risk before undergoing this surgery.
Does Nose Surgery leave scars?
If the nose surgery is closed and minimally invasive, then it does not leave scars on the nose. However, if the nose surgery is an open surgery, then there may be light scars on the nose which can be hidden or get ridden by using anti-scar creams or ointments prescribed by your doctor.
Does Nose Surgery last forever?
Generally, nose surgery is done to modify the shape of the nose and these modifications or changes lasts for a lifetime. But some factors may affect the longevity of the changes made to the nose.
How long does Nose Surgery take to heal?
Nose surgery may take up to two (2) to three (3) weeks to heal. You may experience swelling, bruising and puffiness of your eyes for the next few weeks.
What to expect after Nose Surgery?
After nose surgery, a nasal splint is given to support your nose. A triangular bandage is also placed below the tip of the nose. There will be little swelling of the face, around the eyes after the surgery. You can continue your social activities after three to four weeks of your surgery without any noticeable changes.
How long is Nose Surgery?
Nose surgery may usually take around two  to three  hours depending on the type of nose surgery. Sometimes it may take even longer.
Is Nose Surgery covered by insurance?
Your insurance may cover nose surgery and it depends on what plan you take and from which company you are insured.
Do I need Nose Surgery?
If you are willing to improve or change the shape of your nose then, nose surgery is the right option to choose. Some individuals may prefer this procedure to improve nasal breathing.
Can Nose Surgery improve singing?
Nose surgery may not improve singing but can affect the voice by narrowing the nasal cavity.
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Nose Surgery Indications
Nose surgery may be indicated for the following reasons:
- To straighten the nose bridge
- To change the size of the nose
- To change the angle of the nose
- To reshape the tip of the nose
- To narrow the nostrils
- If you experience breathing problems due to the irregularities in your nose
- If the nasal tip is too wide or elevated or drooping
- If you have a nasal hump
- If your nose is broken
Who is an eligible candidate for Nose Surgery
- Any individual whose age is above 18 years and are not happy with the shape of their nose is considered as an eligible person to undergo Nose Surgery.
- Mostly females above 17-18 and males above 15-16 are recommended.
Who is an ineligible candidate for Nose Surgery
Nose surgery is usually not recommended in individuals with certain health conditions like
- Clotting disorders
- Bleeding disorders
- Cardiac disease, or any other disease which will prevent epithelization
- Individuals with active infections, chronic diseases that are not regulated, etc.
Right specialists type for Nose Surgery
Nose surgery can be performed by an experienced and skilled Plastic surgeon or Cosmetic surgeon. A trained Ear-Nose-Throat [ENT] specialist doctor can also perform this procedure.
How to prepare for Nose Surgery
- Before undergoing this surgery inform your doctor about your past medical history.
- Your surgeon will examine your nose outside and inside to know what kind of changes should be made.
- You may be asked to undergo certain blood tests before the surgery.
- Your nose may be photographed from various angles to compare it with the nose after completion of the surgery.
- Smoking will delay recovery. Hence you are advised to quit smoking until you are completely recovered and also prior to the surgery.
Steps of Nose Surgery
Steps involved in nose surgery are the following:
- General anesthesia or intravenous anesthesia is given to the patient by an anesthesiologist.
- Nose surgery is performed in two ways- 1. Closed nose surgery 2. Open nose surgery.
- In closed nose surgery, incisions are made in such a way they are hidden inside the nose.
- In open nose surgery, incisions are made across the narrow strip of tissue which separates the nostrils.
- Through these incisions, skin which covers the nose bone and cartilages is raised.
- Next, the large cartilages or broken bones were removed to adjust the shape of the nose.
- If the septum has deviated, then it will be straightened and the projection inside the nose will be reduced to help for better breathing purposes.
- After achieving the desired shape of the nose, all the incisions made are closed.
Post-procedure care/ recovery after Nose Surgery
After the surgery, the adult patient is given a few pieces of advice regarding recovery time at home and they are:
- Keep the nose area clean all the time to prevent any infections.
- Most of the time hold your head upwards.
- Dressings of the nose should be removed by your doctor only.
- Please avoid blowing or sneezing your nose.
- Avoid playing sports like rugby, and cricket for about 6 weeks.
- Follow all the directions given by your doctor regarding the intake of the medication.
- You may suffer from bleeding, swelling, and pain in the nose. So, take the pain killers prescribed your doctor as directed.
- Make an appointment for a check-up with your doctor.
Risks/ complications associated with Nose Surgery
Every surgery has its own benefits and risks. Some risks and complications associated with nose surgery are the following:
- Infection of the nose
- Scarring on the nose
- Formation of blood clots
- Heavy bleeding from the nose
- Difficulty in breathing
- Delay in the healing process
- Irregularities in the shape of the nose
- Rupture of blood vessels in the nose
- Hole in the septum
- Unsatisfactory results
- The need for revision of Nose Surgery
- Rarely, reaction to the anesthesia
Advantages of Nose Surgery
Advantages of nose surgery are the following:
- Boosts the self-confidence in people who suffer from self-esteem due to irregular nose shape
- Getting the desired nose shape
- Improves breathing
- Fixes the broken nose bone
- Helps in reduce sinus problems
- Restores facial symmetry
- Decreases the snoring
Long term outcome/results of Nose Surgery
After the surgery, swelling may come and go during the first year of surgery. The results of the surgery are permanent and the nose may take almost a year to heal completely.
The success rate of Nose Surgery
The success rate of nose surgery varies from patient to patient and depends on various factors. Most of the patients who underwent this procedure are satisfied with the results. Overall, the success rate of this procedure is almost 30-45%.
Options if Nose Surgery is not successful
Nose surgery may be a failure due to:
- Improper heal of the nose.
- Nose healed aesthetically but not functionally.
- Individual may suffer from nasal trauma during the first nose surgery.
- An inexperienced surgeon performing the procedure.
- An individual is not satisfied with the initial surgery that does not complement the face.
In such cases, revision nose surgery may be recommended by your doctor. Sometimes, nose lifters or nose fillers can be used instead of revision Nose surgery.
Alternatives of Nose Surgery
Some alternatives to nose surgery are non-surgical nose jobs and they are:
- Nose fillers
- Nose lifters
These procedures are done in cases where the surgical nose job is not that much required