Transforming your Nose – An insight into Rhinoplasty Surgery


Every time you look into the mirror, does it eat away a little at your confidence just because your nose is sitting right in the middle of your face and it is not what you’d like? At times, our requirements for seeking a change in ourselves may go beyond the cosmetic transformation; e.g. it may be about functionality where one has difficulty in breathing due to a malformation. In today’s day and age, you don’t have to live with it. One of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures to regain that lost confidence is the “nose job” or Rhinoplasty Surgery

Be smart about your transformative process, find out as much as you can before deep diving into the intricacies of Rhinoplasty; know about the purpose it can serve, the process and what outcomes to expect. Do remember, that the better informed you are, the better the results that will also match your expectations. 

What is Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Rhinoplasty Surgery has gone beyond the realm of mere cosmetic enhancement of your features. With the wide range of techniques and the deep knowledge of the science behind it all; surgeons today can enhance the proportions of your nose, alter the shape, size and even address structural issues after a traumatic injury or illness or simply a birth anomaly that may hamper breathing or even affect sleep.

Knowing your goals from Rhinoplasty 

When we think of Rhinoplasty surgery in Hyderabad, what comes to mind primarily is the vanity of needing a perfect nose. But the procedure goes beyond that. Broadly speaking, Rhinoplasty falls into two categories-

  • Functional

If a nasal birth defect gets in the way of your breathing or affects your sleep it could be because of a deviated septum or collapsed nasal valves. These malformations are best addressed with corrective surgery to restore nasal airflow and improve overall respiratory function. 

  • Aesthetic or Cosmetic

Apart from the functional corrections possible, there is no harm in wanting to improve the shape or size of the most prominent feature on your face, your nose. That bump on your nose that always bothered you, the size or shape that affected how you perceived your features, asymmetrical nostrils or an ungainly nose tip – today with advancements in medical procedures they can all be addressed easily.

What you need to know to prepare for a Rhinoplasty surgery

As with any corrective procedure, you need to be sure of the team you are trusting yourself with, so find out as much as you can about the surgeon’s abilities and the expertise he brings on board. Once assured of that, go ahead and make the appointment for a detailed consultation to discuss the pros and cons of the procedure. 

Pre-procedure consultation

This is where you get to ask all the questions and clarify all the doubts you had in mind. The surgeon will help you assess your goals, the options available to you, the potential risks if any as well as the expected outcomes.  


During that first consultation, a comprehensive medical history will be required to be handed to the team to help them assess the case. The following physical examination will help both the surgeon as well as you to determine the suitability of the procedure. This evaluation also includes photographic or other advanced imaging records of your nose from various angles. The advanced techniques allow the surgeon to visualise the internal structure of the nose.

The procedure of transformation with Rhinoplasty

The patient is put under general anaesthesia for this procedure. Depending on the change sought, the procedure may fall into two categories:

  • Open Rhinoplasty where an incision is made along the bottom of the columella or the strip of tissue between the nostrils. This procedure allows for better access and visualisation of the internal structure of the nose.
  • Closed Rhinoplasty may avoid scarring since the incisions are concealed within the nostrils, this technique allows limited access to the surgical area. 

Reshaping the nasal structure

The incision or techniques are mostly dictated by the type of corrective results sought. One must discuss in depth with the surgeon to finally understand the choice. Based on detailed scrutiny of your requirements and medical records, the nasal bones may be cut or precisely fractured to reshape the nose. 

Closing the incision

Once the procedure is completed to achieve the desired shape or size or malformation corrected, the skin and tissues are redraped over the entire area and the incisions are sutured. 

Post Rhinoplasty expectations

As with any surgical procedure, Rhinoplasty has some generic discomfort and post-procedural results to keep in mind. Some degree of swelling, bruising and discomfort are to be expected. These symptoms typically subside over the following weeks. 

Immediate post-operative care

  • Cold compresses 
  • Pain medication prescribed to manage these symptoms
  • Nasal splinting for few days

Long term care

  • Avoid strenuous activities
  • Protect the nose from physical impact
  • Follow-up visits with your surgeon to monitor the healing 

What one needs to keep in mind is that the immediate results of the surgery in terms of superficial changes may be visible immediately; the final results, to measure the success of the procedure, are gradually visible over a period of several months. This is because depending on your skin type and genetic makeup, it is only once the swelling subsides that the treatment area tissues settle into their new contours revealing the final outcome. Stay on the path of postoperative care diligently under your surgeon’s guidance. 

Risks and complications of Rhinoplasty

Although deemed a safe procedure, as with any other surgical procedure, Rhinoplasty also carries the risk of-

  • Anaesthesia related risks 
  • Infection
  • Unsatisfactory healing of the wound 
  • Scarring
  • Numbness or pain
  • Nasal septum perforation
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Skin discolouration and swelling

Knowing these possibilities means you know what to expect and can reach out to the surgeon for corrective measures. 

Finding the right Rhinoplasty Surgeon 

No matter the refinement or more significant changes you are seeking from your Rhinoplasty procedure, remember to know all that can be expected and find the best possible expert to help you achieve it. 

In Hyderabad, as one of the most prominent rhinoplasty surgeons, I have been relentlessly working towards ensuring that the best results for your nose are always possible. 

Let’s summarise

We are all made differently; therefore it is safe to say our expectations and realities of requirements of any transformative procedures such as Rhinoplasty are also different. This goes on to make the procedure a highly individualised one, dependent on the expectations of the individual, general health, degree of malformation in case of birth deformities, degree of trauma in the case of traumatic injury etc. The outcome of the procedure is also dependent on the pre-procedure preparations, and post-procedural care.  

You are not alone in your journey of nose transformation. At NoseContour, offering one of the best Rhinoplasty surgery services in Hyderabad, we undertake commitment in being with you through every step of the way; be it our expertise or aftercare. 

FAQs on Rhinoplasty Surgery

1. Am I a good candidate for Rhinoplasty?

If any of the following questions check the box, you are definitely a right fit for the procedure:

  • Above 18 years of age – this ensures that your body has fully developed and therefore the nasal structure is not expected to undergo any further growth or changes
  • Dissatisfaction with the appearance of your nose
  • Have nasal deformities that hamper your breathing
  • You are in good health
  • You have realistic expectations about the outcome

2. What are the different types of Rhinoplasty?

Depending on the goals of the surgery, Rhinoplasty procedures fall broadly into the following categories:

  • Cosmetic Rhinoplasty for aesthetic transformation
  • Functional Rhinoplasty to help improve breathing
  • Revision Rhinoplasty to correct the results of a previous surgery
  • Ethnic Rhinoplasty to change the unique characteristics based on your ethnic background
  • Tip Rhinoplasty to reshape the nasal tip

3. Is Rhinoplasty a permanent procedure?

Typically, the results of rhinoplasty are long-lasting depending on the kind of long term care regimen you follow. However there are some factors that may have a hand in altering the results somewhat:

  • Ageing
  • Trauma or injury
  • Changes in weight

4. What is the cost of a Rhinoplasty procedure?

The procedure costs are entirely dependent on the kind of alterations being made and the complexity of the procedure. A transparent discussion about this with your surgeon during your pre-procedure consultation is the best way to assess the costs.

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Dr. Venkata Ramana


Dr. Venkata Ramana, MS, DNB, M.Ch, is a board certified Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon of great repute in Hyderabad. Over the past 15 years of innumerable nasal transformations, Dr. Ramana has created his niche in the field of Rhinoplasty Surgery in Hyderabad, where his gold medal winning background in ENT goes a long way in ensuring that the problem is dealt with in the best possible light. His attention to detail in the realm of deformities such as low nasal bridge, hump nose deformity, wide nasal pyramid, bulky nose tip, wide nostrils and crooked or deviated nasal structure amongst others has earned him the trust of patients and ensured phenomenal end results. Dr. Ramana holds the unique distinction of aesthetic as well as functional prowess of rhinoplasty surgery. To book an appointment, call +918790049911 or email:
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