Your nose is undoubtedly one of the most prominent features of your face. Who wouldn’t like to have a slender nose with a raised bridge and a well-defined tip? People of Asian descent are often born with noses that have a flat bridge and a wider nose tip. Hence most people are looking for ways and means to enhance the shape of their nose.
Rhinoplasty, better known as a “nose job”, is a surgical procedure done to alter and enhance the appearance of the nose. The popularity of rhinoplasty is on the rise as many people are aware about the aesthetical benefits of having a nicer nose profile.
Apart from enhancing one’s looks, rhinoplasty also carries other benefits like improving breathing problems in people with a deviated nasal septum. Here we will look at 6 ways rhinoplasty in Singapore can help transform your nose.
Types Of Rhinoplasty
There are mainly two types of rhinoplasty-
- Cosmetic rhinoplasty aimed at enhancing the look of the nose
- Reconstructive rhinoplasty aimed at restoring the functions of the nose.
Performance of both types of surgeries is under general anesthesia and it takes about 2-3 hours to complete. You can return home after the procedure. However, you will have to wear a nose splint or cast and will experience some discomfort, pain, and swelling around the nose during the initial recovery.
The majority of the swelling subsides over the next 10—14 days. Any remaining swelling will subside slowly over the next 3-6 months. Your doctor will remove the stitches one week after the procedure and you will be able to observe the final results 6 months after the procedure.
Now that we have an understanding of the procedure let us look at the myriad of benefits that come with rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty Helps Make The Nose Narrower And Higher Bridge
This type of surgery is most suited for candidates who have-
- an overall low and flat nose bridge
- a flat nose bridge that makes the eyes look wide apart
- a poorly defined nose that lacks projection
In this procedure, the surgeon will make an incision along the inside of the nostrils and along the tissue between the nostrils (the columella). Then the surgeon will use I- shaped or L-shaped silicone implants to enhance the nose bridge. The use of nasal septal cartilage or ear cartilage to enhance the nose tip helps make it more prominent and well-defined.
Rhinoplasty Helps Reduce The Appearance Of A Bulbous Nose Tip
Too much cartilage at the nose tip, an excess tissues at the sides of the nose, and uneven distribution of cartilage or fat in the nose can lead to a bulbous nose tip. Reduction rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to correct these concerns. It adjusts the nose tip and reduces the thickness of skin tissue.
There are various techniques in reduction rhinoplasty. In patients with wide nasal structures, the surgeon will trim the cartilage to reduce its size. Once this step is over, the plastic surgeon will suture the sides of the nose and add the removed cartilage as support to maintain the projection of the nose tip.
If you have a fat nose with thick skin your surgeon will remove the connective tissue inside the nose skin. This will reduce the diameter of the skin around the nose. The cartilage is reimplanted if necessary to have better projection the nose tip.
Rhinoplasty Helps To Correct Appearance Of A Short Or Long Nose
Some people have short noses with upturned and overexposed nostrils. The surgeon will use rhinoplasty to lengthen the nose so nostrils appear less obvious. Your surgeon can choose to use ear cartilage or implants to the tip of the nose to make it look longer.
Rhinoplasty can also help individuals who have long noses. Rotation and fixation of excess droopy cartilage at the tip of the nose make the nose tip appear higher. Your surgeon will shorten the nasal septum if it is too long by removing the lower section of the cartilage in the septum.
Rhinoplasty Can Help Correct A Crooked Nose
A crooked nose tip or nasal septum can lead to a deviated nose that does not follow a straight line down the center of the face. A deviated nose can also cause breathing issues, chronic headaches, and rhinitis.
Deviated nose surgery or deviated nasal septum surgery helps straighten the bone and the cartilage between the two nostrils. This procedure is called septoplasty. Surgeons use several techniques to correct a deviated septum.
For mild deviations with no breathing difficulty doctors use an implant to straighten the nose bridge and conceal any deviation in the nasal septum.
Doctors fix more severe deviations using with nasal bone adjustment or septoplasty. In nasal bone adjustment the doctor carefully fractures the nasal bone of the patient on both sides and fixes the crooked structure of the nose bridge.
If the problem lies along the nose bridge, small, reinforcing pieces of cartilage are used to correct the deviated septum. These are called “spreader grafts”.
Rhinoplasty Can Remove A Prominent Hump On The Nose-Bridge
Most of us have a bump on the front aspect of our nose. This is called the “dorsal hump” or the “nose bridge hump”. This hump is composed of cartilage or bone. Your surgeon can use rhinoplasty to remove this hump and help you achieve a sleek, streamlined nose.
In this procedure, your doctor will use the open technique. He/she will make an incision along the edge of both nostrils and the columella. Through the incision, excess cartilage or bone is removed and an implant may be used to further enhance the nose bridge if necessary.
Revisional Rhinoplasty Helps Those Who Are Unhappy With Previous Rhinoplasty Results
Revisional rhinoplasty is for those-
- Who unsatisfied with the results of their last nose job,
- Have protruding or moving implants
- Have short or upturned noses due to improper healing of previous nose job
- Experience inflammation after the previous rhinoplasty procedure.
Consideration of a revisional rhinoplasty should be done 6 months after the original surgery. This is when the tissue gets stable and softened.
Cost Of Rhinoplasty In Singapore
The cost of Rhinoplasty procedure in Singapore depends on many factors like the technique used, duration required, complexity of the procedure, the type of corrections that needs to be made, and the experience of the surgeon. The average cost of Rhinoplasty ranges from $8000 to $15000.
Rhinoplasty is a highly tailored surgery that can change your appearance and improve the function of your nose. However, it is not something to be taken lightly. It is of the utmost importance to consult a specialist with skill and experience before making a decision. At your consultation, your doctor will recommend the procedure best suited to your specifications. Therefore, please consult a doctor before opting for rhinoplasty in Singapore.