Dr. Date Clinic,Vallabhbhai Patel Road,Bandra West, Mumbai


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1.What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, also known as “nose reshaping” or a “nose job,” can improve the appearance and function of the nose. This procedure can correct a range of aesthetic concerns, including a drooping nasal tip, a prominent bridge hump, oversized nostrils, or displeasing results from a previous surgery. Patients who suffer from breathing problems as a result of structural irregularities within the nose can also benefit from nose surgery.

There are two general techniques for making the incisions.

Open rhinoplasty :

  • Here, most of the incision is inside the nostril except for a small portion which lies across the columella of your nose (the tiny strip of skin separating the nostril openings)

  • This incision fully opens the nose, providing better visualization of the nasal structures and a more direct route for surgical manipulation. However, there will be a small external scar at the base of the nose (barely visible) and relatively more post-operative swelling (temporary)

Closed (Endonasal) rhinoplasty :

  • The incisions here are completely inside the nostrils and hence are invisible after surgery.

  • This incision permits more limited dissection of nasal tissues while offering excellent visualization of nasal structures.

  • However, it may be difficult to use when the nasal tip has to be manipulated or modified.

There are two major techniques for nose surgery: open and closed rhinoplasty. Open rhinoplasty uses a small incision across the base of the nose, and the closed technique uses incisions inside the nostrils. By adding or removing bone and cartilage and adjusting the supporting structures inside the nose, the size of your nose can be reduced or increased and the nose may be shortened or lengthened.

Dr. Date has vast experience with both methods and works to hide all scars to the point of near invisibility. During the surgery, he will adjust the bone and cartilage framework of the nose that lies beneath the skin and then redrape the skin over it.

The type of procedure you undergo will be based on your facial features and aesthetic preferences. Dr. Date will recommend an approach based on your goals and facial characteristics, including the shape of your face. The goal of this procedure is to help you achieve the most beautiful and natural-looking results.

The patients can home the day of your procedure, unless advised otherwise. Swelling and bruising vary significantly depending on the techniques used. After surgery you may be asked to wear a nasal splint over your nose for support. The splint will protect your nose while you sleep and shield it from accidental bumps. You may also have a small triangular bandage beneath the tip of your nose. Nasal packing will be placed inside your nose for additional support; it acts as an internal splint to hold everything in place and to keep the airway clean and free of crusts. Dr. Date’s advanced surgical techniques, including limiting trauma to the muscle and tissue during the procedure, help minimise discomfort during recovery. He provides patients with detailed postoperative instructions that enhance the healing process and limit your downtime. It is important to remember that everyone’s recovery will vary depending on an individual’s pain tolerance and healing response.

Every procedure involves inherent risks. Although serious complications are extremely rare, Dr. Date educates every patient about potential risks:

Some of the potential complications of all surgeries are:

  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia

  • Hematoma or seroma (an accumulation of blood or fluid under the skin that may require removal)

  • Infection and bleeding

  • Changes in sensation

  • Scarring

  • Allergic reactions

  • Damage to underlying structures

  • Unsatisfactory results that may necessitate additional procedures

Risks specific to rhinoplasty:

  • Skin problems or skin breakdown from grafting materials being exposed through thin skin, particularly if foreign materials have been inserted

  • Nasal blockage caused by swelling inside the nose

  • Injury to your septum, the structure that separates your nostrils

  • A raised scar at the base of the nose with the open approach

You can help minimize certain risks by following the advice and instructions of Dr. Date, both before and after your rhinoplasty.