In many cultures and societies, the nose is often deemed as telling of a person’s fortune, status, or character. Beyond aesthetics, a narrowed or deformed nose may also obstruct your breathing. Many patients seek to surgically refine their nose or to restore it after trauma or disease.
Individuals may require a nose job for two different reasons, these are:
The surgery can be performed in two different ways depending on your functional or aesthetic needs. The two main types of a rhinoplasty are:
During your first consultation, you and your surgeon will discuss your problem areas and desired results. Additionally, you will discuss on the following things:
It is important to give honest answers with regards to your medical history. This allows your surgeon to make accurate and safe decisions with regards to the procedure. Inform your surgeon about any medications, surgeries, or allergies you have/had. You must also inform your surgeon if you have diabetes, circulatory problems, thyroid problems, and other health issues if any.
Your surgeon will conduct a physical examination of your nose and help to identify any problem areas that can be treated with a rhinoplasty.
After this, you and your surgeon will discuss the options available and the possible results with each option. Once the treatment plan has been decided for you, your procedure will be booked. Before the procedure, you must:
Photographs will also be taken to guide your surgeon through the procedure.
Rhinoplasty is performed as an out-patient procedure; however, it is recommended that you stay overnight at the hospital to ensure that you are recovering well. A rhinoplasty involves the following steps:
Alloplastic and/or autologous implant materials may be used. Autologous materials may be taken from within your nose, ear, scalp, or ribs. Procedures to widen the nasal passages may also be performed in patients with airway obstruction. Our surgeon Dr Vincent Tay will advise you on the options so that you may make an informed decision.
Patients with a dorsal hump or over-projection may require a reductive rhinoplasty to give a refined and sharper look. At Artisan Plastic, our surgeon can perform this procedure using the latest technique in preservation rhinoplasty to minimise complications.
Patients who require secondary rhinoplasty to revise or correct issues from a previous rhinoplasty can also seek advice from Dr Tay, he will be able to guide you on the necessary alterations required.
During your consultation, Dr. Vincent Tay will perform a careful examination of your nose, and assess the correction needed. Every patient has their unique aesthetic and medical needs and Dr. Vincent strives to individualize the approach for each patient.
All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. The procedure should be carried in a safe environment and in an accredited clinic. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome could occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
who is a candidate
Individuals with the following issues are suitable for a rhinoplasty:
What to expect?