What is rhinoplasty?

Plastic surgery of the nose, also called rhinoplasty, involves reshaping the internal cartilage framework of the nose in order to change its external appearance. The procedure can change the shape, size and general appearance of the nose as well as the overall balance of facial features.  Although reshaping of the nose is usually performed for cosmetic reasons, rhinoplasty can also be performed to correct breathing difficulties that may have been caused by a previous nasal injury.

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Is rhinoplasty right for me?

Rhinoplasty may be a good option if you feel that your nose is too big or unnaturally heavy for your face. Sometimes the tip of your nose may appear full or to lack definition. This can be helped by nasal reshaping surgery.  Alterations may be made to increase or decrease the nasal bridge, reduce the size or width of the nose, narrow the nostrils, change the angle between the nose and the upper lip, or reshape the tip.  The results are permanent, although you may experience gradual changes as you age.

Potential complications

All surgery comes with some degree of risk. For example, bleeding and infection are possible. Fortunately, significant complications following rhinoplasty are usually infrequent.  Dr Vij will fully explain potential complications during your consultations.