Rhinoplasty What It Is, Surgery Reasons, Benefits And Procedure

What is Rhinoplasty?Rhinoplasty also known as nose job or nose reshaping, Rhinoplasty is a surgery to restructure the nose. Rhinoplasty word comes from a Greek word ‘Rhinos’ which means nose and ‘Plassein’ means to shape. Also referred to as Nose Job, it is one of the most popularly known and widely practiced plastic surgery in India.

Who Needs It? /Candidature For Rhinoplasty

Who is the best candidate for Rhinoplasty ?

Every surgical procedure including plastic or cosmetic surgery involves certain risks. You should undergo a Rhinoplasty only if you have a medical requirement or you feel that the particular surgery will enhance your quality of life.

You shall be a good candidate for the Rhinoplasty if you are healthy, you have realistic expectations from the outcome of the surgery and you are aware of all the risks associated with the procedure.

You cannot consider undergoing a cosmetic surgery if you have serious health issues like diabetes, heart diseases, high blood pressure, bleeding disorders like haemophilia or depression.

You shall not be a good candidate for the Rhinoplasty if you smoke or drink too much alcohol.

Conditions/ Reasons You Might Need a Rhinoplasty

Generally, people who go for rhinoplasty are dissatisfied with their nose appearance and wish to improve the structure and aesthetic appearance. A lower percentage of rhinoplasty are patients who suffer from discomfort or breathing disorders due to improper structures or may have faced some nose injuries. A large percentage of candidates for rhinoplasty are in good health and are aware of the risks which come with surgery and have practical assumptions regarding the surgical outcomes.

People may have

  1. Aesthetic Reasons
  2. Medical Reasons

Aesthetic Appearance or Unsatisfactory aesthetic appearance (disproportion)People feel embarrassed or uncomfortable for multiple reasons. Cosmetic nasal surgery is safe and efficient. It is an ancient art that is been practiced for years. Rhinoplasty can be used to customize the shape and size and entire appearance of the nose.

Read on to see if your reasons for considering rhinoplasty make you a good candidate.

Reason #1: You have always hated your noseIf you had been unsatisfied with the structure of your nose since childhood, in this case, you have abundant time to think about how and which a part of your nose you want to fix. Before opting for rhinoplasty one should take time to understand the gravity of the problem which one seeks to get resolved by rhinoplasty.

Reason #2: You want nasal reconstructionRhinoplasty is the suitable option for restoring the structure and the functioning of your nose if it had been injured and not healed perfectly. Reconstructive rhinoplasty can improve the aesthetic appearance and also solve breathing problems. The outcome of the surgery significantly depends on the severity and the complications of the injury to the nose, however, a skilled surgeon can get great results. Insurance may cover these kinds of reconstructive surgeries.

Reason #3: You want improvement, not perfectionThis will allow the facial features to be in harmony.

Patients also ask surgeon during rhinoplasty to :

  • The bridge of their noses to be narrowed.
  • Their nostrils to be widened or narrowed.
  • Straighten a crooked nose.
  • The tip of their noses to be reshaped.
  • Make the nose symmetrical.

If you want to go through rhinoplasty to attain “perfect” nose, then you are most likely to experience disappointment post surgery. Rhinoplasty can give awesome results but one cannot keep unrealistic expectations.

Reason #4: You want a nose that improves your facial balance and fits your faceThe nose has the ability to influence the entire look of the face. If you want to reshape your nose bigger, smaller, thinner, straighter, etc. for facial feature harmony, rhinoplasty is the perfect option to consider. However, if you want your nose to look or resemble any specific celebrity,it may or may not suit your appearance. Going for a custom look which can complement your face is a better option.

Medical Reasons You Might Need a Rhinoplasty

1. Breathing Difficulties or Obstructed airwayWhen you are facing difficulties in breathing due to deviation in septum or nostril collapse your physician will advise a suitable procedure to fix the issue. If you undergo rhinoplasty for breathing disorder it may also enhance your face.

2. Nasal Fractures or Broken Facial BonesThe facial structure can be damaged due to accidents. If the nose and facial bones get disturbed and require repair, in such cases rhinoplasty is the solution. A broken nose is at the time quite painful and may bleed to large extent at times. It may result in swelling which blocks normal breathing. A septal hematoma is a medical emergency as it may lead to severe infections and damage to the septum. Rhinoplasty can not only fix your nose but septal nasal repair can also repair the functions of the nose.

3. Cleft Lip or PalateYour physician will advise a suitable surgical procedure in case you have problems like Cleft lip or Cleft palate

Rhinoplasty is a perfect solution for Cleft nasal deformity. Since it is a complicated medical operation which involves both nose and mouth structures, rhinoplasty will help correct the natural balance of the face. Cleft lip generally requires multiple rhinoplasty procedures to restructure the abnormality.

Rhinoplasty has a good success rate which helps people to completely solve the problem. Specifically, children who experience cleft lip in their early stage have a great possibility of nasal recovery and their nose can grow symmetrically.

4. Severe Facial BurnsReconstructing the face after serious burns is a is extremely difficult as the entire tissue needs to be replaced carefully. When a person has suffered harsh damage to his face due to serious burns, a nose surgery can be an effective medical procedure. The objective of rhinoplasty is to eradicate functional impairment such as nasal blockage after the severe burns on the face. It is a critical medical procedure to establish the normal airway which allows the patient to live normally.

5. Sinus ProblemsSinus infections and sinusitis is one of the symptoms of a deviated septum. If ignored sinus infections can lead to chronic sinusitis which may head to genuine medical disorders.

Septoplasty is a type of rhinoplasty which is specifically for people suffering from chronic sinusitis due to the deviated nasal septum. This surgery repairs the nasal alignment by which the sinus works accurately.

6. Melanoma, other cancersA person who gets melanoma on his nose have to do plastic surgery to restructure the form of the nose once the cancer is removed.

7. Nasal pathologiesRhinophyma, haemangiomas or any other disease causing deformities of the nose

8. Failed primary rhinoplastyYour surgeon may need to repeat rhinoplasty to improve results.

Benefits Of Rhinoplasty

Besides tangible benefits which include functioning and aesthetic appearances rhinoplasty also influence emotional gains such as confidence and self –esteem of an individual. Most people who have the embarrassment of nasal deformity suffer through lack of confidence and low self-esteem.


YouthfulnessAgeing is a natural process which everyone goes through. Visible wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes are signs of ageing. Such skin flaws makes you look tired or aged. But with Rhinoplasty like suitable treatment one feels younger, healthier and rejuvenated.

NaturalNowadays Rhinoplasty is gaining immense popularity because it produce results that blend extremely well with a patient’s facial aesthetics. Soon after the surgery, one gets back to the desired or normal shape of a treated body part. One does not have to wait long to see the result, which is the beauty of cosmetic surgery.


Some cosmetic surgery procedures have double advantage; it will improve physical health as well as your looks.

For example, a rhinoplasty or nose job enhances the aesthetics of the nose and at the same time helps improve breathing and can potentially reduce sinus infections.

Breast reduction surgery, which is commonly requested by many women has benefits for not only improving aesthetic appearance and but also eliminates any physical and emotional discomfort which come along with it.

Some researchers also believe that removal of breast tissue in men can lower the risk of cancer in that tissue.


Self Confidence is a tool that helps us face challenges and tackle problems in life, with great certainty. When you look good, you feel good which in turn increases your self confidence. It leads to greater willingness to try new things or open up in social situations. You become more willing and open to wearing certain clothes or participating in activities which you avoided prior to surgery, due to discomfort in your appearance.

Certain clinicians and psychologists feel, few corrections in your body parts, by cosmetic surgery can not only lead to emotional wellness but also enhanced mental health.

Rhinoplasty Procedure

In this process, the surgeon models the cartilage and bone of the nose reshaping and correcting it as needed to result in the patients intended look. With respect to technique, the nose job can be divided into open Rhinoplasty and closed Rhinoplasty. In open rhinoplasty, also referred to as external rhinoplasty, incisions are made to the columella (also called as trans-columellar incisions) to bridge the right and left nostril incisions, whereas in closed rhinoplasty, also referred to as endonasal rhinoplasty, the incisions are made within the nose.

People unsatisfied with their artistic/aesthetic appearance can opt for rhinoplasty which is a safe, effective and time-tested solution. When performed by skilled surgeons it can optimize the looks and features of an individual and improve one’s confidence