What is Rhinoplasty and what are the Indications for Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that is performed to alter the shape of the nose. It is a nose reshaping surgery. This has been performed since time immemorial and is the most common facial cosmetic surgery performed in the world today.
Also referred to as a nose job, this essentially changes the appearance of the nose and improves the overall esthetic appeal of the face. This can be purely cosmetic for the correction of minor deformities. It can also be a life-altering surgery for patients who have nasal deformities arising from cleft lip and palate deformity or trauma to the nasal region.
The popularity of rhinoplasty (nose surgery) has soared over the last 25-30 years with the advent of liberalization of the economy. Improved facial aesthetics leads to greater self-confidence and higher self-esteem for the individual. This automatically leads to a better overall quality of life.
The Development of India as a Preferred Destination for Medical Tourism
India has become a destination of choice for many from around the world due to its high quality of medical care. Many patients flock to the country for cosmetic surgery. In particular, there is a high demand for experienced facial cosmetic surgeons. Another major factor is the economical rhinoplasty cost in India.
Rhinoplasty is one such procedure for which many patients come to our country. This surgery involves alteration of both bone and cartilage. The best rhinoplasty surgeon in India is someone who offers very good cosmetic and functional results for the patient allied with world-class infrastructure and overall level of care. Many surgeons in India perform primary rhinoplasty.
Our hospital is considered to be a center of excellence for rhinoplasty in the country today due to its consistent track record over the years with complete patient satisfaction. Patients refer us to others stating that we are the best hospital for a nose job in India. We are a superspecialty center for the correction of nasal deformities arising from cleft lip and palate deformity.
Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon in India | Surgical Excellence in the Correction of Nasal Deformities
Dr. SM Balaji, Director and Consultant, Balaji Dental and Craniofacial Hospital, Chennai, is considered to be the best rhinoplasty surgeon in India today. This is based on treatment results, patient satisfaction and overall quality of care offered at our hospital in India. He has over three decades of experience in the correction of nasal deformities. Some of the surgical innovations introduced by him have led to improved results and quicker recovery for patients.
Having performed over 25000 rhinoplasty procedures in his career, he is able to intuitively design the nose that best suits each individual patient. The results obtained over the years are a testament to his dexterity and skill. Our hospital is a destination of choice for many international patients who wish to undergo rhinoplasty.
Many patients with nasal deformity not only have compromised esthetics but also compromised function of the nose. The experience of the surgeon is a vital factor in determining the successful outcome of the surgery. Plastic surgeons specialize in this surgery.
Our hospital is a tertiary care center for redo rhinoplasty in India for patients who have had less than optimal results at other surgical centers. Patients with cleft lip and palate deformity who have had compromised results at other treatment centers are offered world-class care at our hospital.
Cosmetic Rhinoplasty for Correction of Nasal Deformities
There are two main surgical techniques for performing rhinoplasty. They are open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. All incisions are made inside the nose for closed rhinoplasty thus ensuring that there is no visible scarring at the surgical site. Experienced surgeons are able to perform even complex corrective surgery through closed rhinoplasty.
Open rhinoplasty is performed for the correction of deformities with a very complex presentation. This allows greater access to the surgical site and the surgeon is able to directly visualize the structures.
It takes vast experience to be called the best rhinoplasty surgeon in India. With over three decades of experience operating on every possible variety of nasal deformities, our hospital has become synonymous with excellence in rhinoplasty.
Patient Reasons to Opt for Rhinoplasty
Patients can desire to undergo rhinoplasty for a wide variety of reasons. They can range from correction of deformities arising from congenital conditions like cleft lip and palate deformity, nasal deformities caused by trauma or simply cosmetic correction to get the ideal nasal structure.
Classification of Common Nasal Deformities requiring Cosmetic Nasal Surgery
There are a wide variety of nasal deformities. They include a flat nose with a flattened bridge and an extremely wide nose with large nostrils. It could also present as a short nose or an elongated nose. There could be deformities of the tip of the nose like in a parrot beak nose or a crooked nose deformity amongst many others.
Cartilage grafts harvested from the patient are used for the correction of a wide variety of nasal deformities. These grafts are used to augment the bridge of the nose to correct a flat nose, straighten the dorsum of a crooked nose or correct an asymmetrical nose. The nasal cartilages are also trimmed to provide the best possible cosmetic results from the surgery.
Surgery for Broad Nose Correction and Long Nose Correction
Patients who present for this surgery often have nostrils that are excessively wide and reduce the cosmetic appeal of the face. There is also a flattened appearance to the nose due to this deformity. This is corrected by augmentation of the nasal bridge with a graft followed by reduction of nasal width through excision of excess tissue. Longnose correction is obtained by excision of the nasal cartilages to create a nose that is in harmony with the patient’s face.
Correction of Nasal Hump Deformity and Crooked Nose Deformity
Some patients present with a dorsal nasal hump, which reduces the attractiveness of the nose. There is a hump in the nasal bone in these patients. Surgery is performed through the reduction of this nasal hump to straighten the dorsum of the nose. There is a dramatic improvement in appearance following this surgery.
Crooked nose deformity is most often congenital or caused by trauma to the nose. Patients with this deformity are often self-conscious about their appearance and often have breathing difficulties caused by a deviation from the nasal septum. Correction of this deformity often results in a dramatic improvement to their overall quality of life.
Parrot Beak Deformity Correction for Enhanced Facial Esthetics
A parrot beak deformity or Polly beak nose is often characterized by a dorsal hump and a low tip. Its structure resembles that of the upper beak of a parrot. This is mainly a cosmetic procedure. They state that they wish to undergo plastic surgery at the time of presentation. Patients with this nasal appearance are often dissatisfied with their nasal appearance for a long time before presented for corrective surgery.
Though this can be a complicated surgery, the best rhinoplasty surgeon in India who is often vastly experienced in performing such surgeries performs closed rhinoplasty procedures for optimal esthetic results for the patient.
Correction of Nasal Deformities arising from Cleft Lip and Palate
Our hospital is a superspecialty center for cleft rhinoplasty with thousands of successful surgeries having been performed over the years. We are recognized as one of the premier surgical centers for this procedure in the world and Dr. SM Balaji is unequivocally the best rhinoplasty surgeon in India for this procedure.
The Best Overall Surgical Center for Rhinoplasty Surgery in India
We pride ourselves in providing total patient satisfaction for those who undergo rhinoplasty at our hospital. Our surgeon who is ably assisted by a highly experienced team of medical and paramedical staff ensures that the results are esthetically pleasing and functionally optimal for the patient.