Steps to take before the surgery
It is imperative to consult the surgeon before the surgery and discuss all the risks and limitations. If a person seeks to undergo the procedure solely for cosmetic purposes, he/she should have a thorough discussion with the surgeon, and set realistic goals.
What happens during the procedure?
The surgery is performed under the effect of anaesthesia. Small incisions are made to assess the tissues, cartilage, and bones, inside and surrounding the nose. After carefully assessing the bones and cartilage, the surgeon removes or adds tissues, in order to achieve the desired surgical results. Tissues can be added from one part of the body to the nose, or instead, fillers can also be used. After the surgeon has successfully placed the tissues in shape and arranged them, some tissues are draped over the nose to give it final shape. The new shape or structure is then supported by a splint (a device used to immobilise and protect the part of a body) till the nose heals.
After the procedure
The splint is removed 5-6 days after the surgery. The patients are advised to avoid any contact support, too much exposure to the sun, and consuming too much salt. The doctor may also prescribe some medication to relieve redness, swelling, and pain.