Nose augmentation (technically called rhinoplasty) by using a silicone implant is a cNose augmentation (technically called rhinoplasty) by using a silicone implant is a cosmetic procedureosmetic procedure to improve the nose aesthetically, by harmonizing it with other facial features. Surgery of the nose improves the appearance and proportion of your nose, enhancing facial harmony and self confidence. Surgery of the nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose. After the rhinoplasty, one will have a beautiful profile, without conspicuous sign of surgery. There are a number of procedures within the scope of nose reshaping, so the exact nature of the treatment will depend on the desired result. Depending on the extent of the surgery, the operation may take place under a general or local anesthetic and will take around two hours.
There are two main techniques used in nose reshaping operations: Open and Closed. Open means that some or all of the cuts are made outside the nose; closed means all cuts are made inside the nose.
A nose reshaping operation normally involves separating the soft tissue that lies on top of the nose from the bone and cartilage underneath. Depending on the operation, the surgeon might break the nose bone and reposition it and/or reshape the cartilage. This may include lowering humps, narrowing of nasal bones, shaping of the nasal tip or nostril size and improving the angle between the nose and the upper lip. Adding tissue to enhance certain features of the nose can also occur.
The procedure takes one hour and is done under either local anesthesia or general anesthesia. Post operation the nose would be covered with a metal or plastic splint or plaster to maintain its shape and position of the nasal bones. Patients are advised not to undergo any severe exertion for 2 to 3 weeks