Getting a nose job nowadays is like going out to get a cup of tea. It’s fast; it’s easy; and you have many options for clinics who offer this service. Rhinoplasty, or commonly known as nose job, has become an in-demand cosmetic surgery in Singapore. It is also one of the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in many Asian countries.
Rhinoplasty is done for two possible reasons: (1) to improve the structure and shape of the nose and (2) to improve the breathing functions. The second reason is commonly done to patients whose had birth defects or accidents that affected the nasal region. Of the two reasons, altering the shape and structure of the nose is the popular reason why many individuals seek this surgical procedure. After all, the nose is an important highlight of the face to make your overall look more pleasant.
There are some patients who prefer to follow a certain nose profile from others, while some have a more personalized preference. Plastic surgeons in Singapore has studied rhinoplasty to ensure that they deliver the patient’s expectation after getting a nose job.
How does rhinoplasty work?
Rhinoplasty surgery has two types of techniques. They are closed rhinoplasty and open rhinoplasty.
Closed rhinoplasty is recommended for patients who require only small changes on the nose. Cases such as easily corrected features of the nose, or short and narrow nose features. The incision done for this type of surgery is done inside the nostril, therefore there will be no visible scars after the surgery.
Open rhinoplasty is a technique that is preferred by most plastic surgeons because it allows them to have a better view and access of the nose. The incision made is less than 3mm. The skin is moved to access the internal parts of the nose for the changes that will be done. Although this technique makes an incision on visible part of the nose, healing is quick and scars are barely visible.
Before, during and after the surgery
The first step is to research and choose a clinic or doctor that you trust most to perform the surgery. You can seek feedback and recommendations from others who have undergone the same procedure. When you go in for your first consultation, your doctor should assess your nose and expected outcome. Your doctor will give instructions on the needed preparations and restrictions before your surgery.
During the surgery, doctors normally administer a combination of local anesthesia and sedation to help the patient relax and be asleep during the procedure. Dressing and bandages are applied to the area after the surgery, so you will be breathing through the nose while the wound is contained.
You may need to breathe through the mouth for 1 to 2 days post-surgery. After 2 days, you are expected to breathe normally through the nose. Expected downtime may take up to two weeks as you may experience some bruising and swelling. It is important that you follow your doctor’s post-surgery instructions in taking medication such as painkillers. Let your doctor know right away if you experience bleeding or any other form of discomfort.
Removal of stitches, if applicable, may be done on day 10 after the surgery.
Is there another option if I do not want to undergo surgery?
Having to go under the knife can be cringe moment for some people. Not everyone can be comfortable of the thought of surgery. The good thing is that alternatives are available that involves non-invasive procedures and can deliver the same results – depending on the case and expected outcome of the patient.
Non-surgical options for a nose job are thread-lifts and fillers. The risk of choosing non-surgical alternatives is exposing yourself to silicone implants which are only temporary. The desired outcome may not be as controllable as when changes are made through surgery.
How much does rhinoplasty cost in Singapore?
The costs of rhinoplasty procedures in Singapore are surprisingly cheaper than you would think, especially considering that this cosmetic procedure involves surgery. The prices may still vary depending on the complexity of the procedure that needs to be done and the corrections that need to be made. However, considering that the result of this procedure is permanent, rhinoplasty surgery in Singapore is cheaper compared to other Asian countries. Price range is around $8000 to $13000, also depending on other factors such as the chosen doctor and clinic to perform the surgery.
Will I be happy with the result?
While there have been many people who have made the bold decision to get their noses done, getting a nose job requires commitment since the changes made will be permanent. Plastic surgeons spend years of study and practice to be skilled at getting their patients the desired outcome for their nose. It is important to discuss your specific desired outcome to your doctor to ensure that you are satisfied with the result and the nose job is a success.