One of the more popular cosmetic surgeries around the world is Rhinoplasty, a surgical procedure which enhances the shape of the nose.

It is designed to improve the nose’s shape and/or function. It is likewise performed to be able to correct nose disfigurement.

Rhinoplasty aesthetically enhances the proportions and facial harmony of the nose by resolving congenital effect, trauma or respiratory impediment.



What are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty?

  • It improves physical appearance by making the nose symmetrical to the other parts of the face (based on the individual’s preference)
  • It improves nasal function (for instance, in those with a deviated sepum and obstructed nasal passages)
  • It boosts self-confidence
  • It can also help those with sleep apnea (or disruption in breathing while asleep)

What are the Types of Rhinoplasty?

1. Nasal Bridge Rhinoplasty

This is more commonly known as a “nose lift”. This procedure changes the height of the bridge of the nose. (Shinagawa uses Silicon or Goretex made in Japan.)

2. Nasal Tip Rhinoplasty

This is a procedure that enhances or reduces the tip of the nose

3. Alar Plasty

This is a procedure which reduces and alters the base of the nose to create narrower nostrils

Preparing For The Procedure

  • Two weeks before the procedure, avoid taking aspirin and vitamin E unless medically indicated
  • Alcohol intake is prohibited
  • One day before surgery, begin the antibiotics prescribed by your surgeon
  • You must also be mentally and emotionally prepared to undergo the procedure by being informed
    and having the right motivation and realistic expectations.

How The Procedure is Done

  • Local anesthesia is instilled which will numb the area
  • The incisions the surgeon will make will depend on the type of nose surgery that will be done

After The Procedure

  • After the procedure, a downtime of 7-10 days is expected
  • Nasal packs may also be used as needed
  • Apply cold compress up to 15 minutes every three to four hours
  • Sleep with your head raised on at least three pillows to decrease the swelling
  • Stay away from places that are dusty or filled with smoke.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Refrain from engaging in strenuous physical activities, swimming or contact sports for a month
  • Get plenty of rest and maintain a balanced diet
  • Take pain medication as prescribed
  • Avoid taking aspirin unless medically indicated
  • Avoid exposing the incision to direct sunlight
  • Minimize touching your nose for one week
  • Make sure to comply with your schedule for follow-up check ups
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