Rhinoplasty is a very popular cosmetic surgical procedure used to improve appearance of the nose. It is possible that you are born with a nose the size and shape of it you do not like. Modern surgical understanding permits us to restructure the nose to make it look more pleasing. Also, it adds an edge to your personality. This surgery which may last for up to an hour can and does transform facial features dramatically. It has been performed for over two centuries and this city of Pune was famous for its reconstructed noses. It was very common to deface the criminals by cutting their noses off and some excellent noses were reconstructed to restore them. In its modern form Rhinoplasty is a highly evolved procedure. This type of surgery has to be very precise and needs special skills and expertise in its flawless execution. The nose has been extensively dissected and studied to understand its anatomical relationships and the effect of modifications on the shape of the nose.
The nose is the high point of the face. It has enormous aesthetic importance. There is a very huge ethnic, racial, regional significance to its shape and size. The over powering factor is the patients desire. You need a skilled and seasoned plastic surgeon to give you sound truthful advice.
It indeed is possible to create pleasing shapes most of the times. Rated as the most commonly performed cosmetic surgical operation it still has held its place. Broadly this procedure can cover all problems related to nasal shape. A large nose can be reduced in size, a small nose can be made bigger while the length and height of the nose can be increased or decreased to make you look good.
Rhinoplasty can correct many functional breathing problems. If you have any complaints about your breathing ability please, bring them to surgeons attention, large number of them can be corrected in Rhinoplasty. Please remember that good comfortable breathing is far more important and vital than a merely good looking nose.
You will be obviously concerned about how to imagine your new look. We at Pandit Clinic have been using image modification software to give you a very good idea as to how you will look after surgery. This has helped many patients to make an informed decision and tailor their expectations to a realistic level. Dr Shrirang Pandit has been pioneer user of the Alterimage programme for last ten years.
Since last three years we have incorporated the Vectra 3 D Camera in our clinic. It has proved very useful in a variety of ways. A small additional fee may be charged for this consult with Vectra. You can request such a session and learn how your nose will be transformed.
This is a procedure performed to reduce the size of the nose. It can consist of reducing the height, removing a hump on the bridge or reducing the size of the nose tip and the width of the nasal bridge. These techniques alone or in combination can be performed to give a pleasing appearance.
The nose may be large, crooked, thick skinned, beaked and distorted in many forms; we can help you get a better shape and size.
The nose can be depressed and augmentation of nasal dorsum is one of the commonest request seen in our practice. A variety of materials can be used to increase the height of the nose and fill up the depression. Your own body tissue constitutes the best material for augmentation. Bone or cartilage either from nasal septum, the ribs or the ear is used as filler. At Pandit Clinic we have developed a special procedure by using rib cartilage.
Silicone implants, Porex, and other synthetic substances are also used for this purpose. These are foreign bodies and they need to be well understood before you use them.
Dr. Shrirang carries out reduction rhinoplasty and nasal augmentation at his Pune clinic.