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From Consultation to Recovery Your Comprehensive Guide to Nose Reshaping Surgery

From Consultation to Recovery: Your Comprehensive Guide to Nose Reshaping Surgery

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In the everyday conversations around us, you will hear things like nose up in the air, or right under your nose etc. quite often. There is no other body part that has so many saying associated with it. The reason being that the nose is the central feature of the face and its shape and size greatly impacts the overall appearance. The boxiness of the nose can affect how your eyes appear, too thin a nose makes the person look pinched or tired etc. etc. Hence, nose reshaping surgeries to get a beautiful nose shape are in great demand nowadays

Nose reshaping surgeries are simple invasive or non-invasive procedures to modify or augment the nasal structure in a way that it is ideal for the particular face. Since there is no one size fits all nose for everybody, nose reshaping surgeries are to be handled with great care and they demand a high level of technical skill and experience on the part of the rhinoplasty surgeon.

Great attention is given to even the minutest of the details and the surgeon has to bring about his or her’s artistic skills with modern surgical precision to individualized every result and the surgery takes time. The aim is to get a beautiful nose shape that looks natural and does not have to be redone. Hence it is important that you select the right surgeon and the right procedure, the first time! Nose reshaping surgeries not only improve the appearance of the nose but also improve breathing, and correct structural damages caused by injuries or deformities.

For optimal results every patient undergoes a details assessment which discuses about their concerns, aim and anatomy to formulate a surgical plan for bet results. Both, the rhinoplasty surgeon and the patient need to be on the same page and work together to get a beautiful nose shape. The surgeon also needs to clearly discuss the results and limiting factors of the rhinoplasty with the patient. Every patient should be completely informed and involved in every decision-making process and understand the results possible. Here is an all-inclusive guide to nose reshaping surgery that every person desiring to go in for the procedure should know about

Consultation with an Expert Rhinoplasty Surgeon

The nose job as it is popularly known, is a procedure that sculpts the shape the nose for cosmetic and functional reasons. The first step is to book a consultation appointment with an expert rhinoplasty surgeon. The consultation with the surgeon will be done post doing some basic tests and taking some initial photographs. The surgeon will do a physical examination of the nose and check for any breathing issues.

People seek nose reshaping surgery for various reasons. Some have trouble breathing, some have had a traumatic injury to the face that has resulted in nasal asymmetry. Or some just want to improve to a beautiful nose shape by changing its shape and size. During consultation the rhinoplasty surgeon will gather answers about

  • Skin type as the thickness of the skin also effects the results of the nose job
  • Ethnic background, to know more about the ideal nose shape
  • Age
  • History of previous nose or facial surgery or recent trauma to the face that might alter the nose shape
  • History of nasal obstructions such as breathing problems, sinus issues etc.

Types Of Rhinoplasties

There are several types of nose reshaping surgeries, also known as rhinoplasty procedures, designed to alter the size, shape, and appearance of the nose. These surgeries can be categorized based on their goals and the techniques used. Some common types of nose reshaping surgeries include:

1. Cosmetic Rhinoplasty: Cosmetic rhinoplasty is performed primarily for aesthetic reasons, with the goal of improving the appearance of the nose. It can involve various techniques to address issues like

  • a dorsal hump (bump on the bridge of the nose),
  • nasal width,
  • asymmetry of the nose,
  • tip refinement for a round, bulbous, fatty nose
  • narrowing of the nostrils,
  • drooping nasal tip correction,
  • nasal airway problems because of valve collapse and septal deviation
  • and overall facial balance.

2. Functional Rhinoplasty: Functional rhinoplasty focuses on improving the nasal function, particularly when there are issues such as a deviated septum or breathing difficulties due to structural problems within the nose. This type of surgery aims to enhance both aesthetics and nasal airflow.

3. Open Rhinoplasty: Open rhinoplasty is a surgical approach in which an external incision is made along the columella (the strip of tissue between the nostrils), allowing the surgeon better access to the nasal structures. This technique is often used for more complex cases, as it provides a clearer view of the nasal anatomy.

4. Closed Rhinoplasty: Closed rhinoplasty involves making incisions inside the nostrils, avoiding any external scarring. This technique is suitable for less complex cases where the surgeon needs to make minor adjustments to the nasal structures.

5. Revision Rhinoplasty: Also known as secondary rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty is performed to correct issues that have arisen from a previous rhinoplasty surgery. It can be more complex due to the altered nasal anatomy from the initial surgery.

6. Ethnic Rhinoplasty: Ethnic rhinoplasty takes into consideration the unique nasal characteristics of different ethnicities. It aims to enhance the nose while maintaining the patient’s cultural identity and preserving the harmony of their facial features.

7. Reduction Rhinoplasty: Reduction rhinoplasty involves removing excess bone, cartilage, or tissue to reduce the size of the nose, especially when there is a prominent hump or wide nasal bridge.

8. Augmentation Rhinoplasty: Augmentation rhinoplasty is used to increase the size and projection of the nose, often using grafts or implants to achieve the desired appearance.

9. Tip Rhinoplasty: Tip rhinoplasty focuses specifically on reshaping the nasal tip. It can involve techniques to refine, rotate, lift, or lower the tip to achieve a more balanced and pleasing appearance.

10. Alarplasty: Alarplasty, also known as nostril reduction surgery, involves reshaping or resizing the nostrils. It is often performed to address wide or flared nostrils.

11. Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: Non-surgical rhinoplasty uses injectable fillers, typically hyaluronic acid-based, to reshape and contour the nose without surgery. This is a temporary option and is suitable for minor corrections.

Once you understand about the type of nose reshaping procedures the surgeon will explain what the all the procedure will so and

  • How the nasal bones, cartilage and sometimes the skin will be sculped to reshape your nose.
  • What results can the patient expect
  • When the surgery can take place
  • Options and recovery with anaesthesia
  • Possible risks and complications
  • Any other surgeries or procedures recommended

The Ideal Candidate for Rhinoplasty

The idea candidate is a health male or female who is not suffering from any mental disorder. The other key factors determining the suitability are

  • Nasal maturity that is the candidate must be 15 or above of age
  • Emotional maturity to understand the risks and purpose of surgery
  • Having realistic expectations i.e., having clear understanding of goals and limitations
  • No body dysmorphia

For the ideal candidate the surgeon will confirm so. In the next step the doctor will use latest three-dimensional software to show what changes the surgery will bring out to their nose. The patient will also get to see the before and after photos of previously operated patients of similar shape and size. Once all is discussed the surgeon will issue instructions for the preparation of surgery and decide on a surgery day.

Preparation For Nose Reshaping Surgery

Like any other surgery, the steps to a beautiful nose shape also require some preparation of the surgery. The patient needs to take care of some basic things such as avoiding gaining or loosing weight too fast, staying away from caffeine, alcohol, smoking for at least a month before the surgery. Get all your lab and blood tests done in time and save the reports. If the surgeon has given any medications, then make sure you take them on time. Avoid taking aspirin, , anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can delay the healing and increase bleeding.

Arrange for someone to drive you to and from the faciality and stay with you at home from the first night after the surgery.

Nose Reshaping Surgery Procedure

Most nose reshaping surgeries are out patient procedures and done at an accredited surgical facility, outpatient surgery centre or in a hospital. On the day of the surgery

  • The surgical team will make you comfortable and you will be taken in the surgery room
  • The surgeon will put you under general anaesthesia and prepare for the procedure. For minor procedures, the doctor can use a combination of mild sedatives and local anaesthesia
  • Then as decided previously, the surgeon will make the initial incision on the underside of the nose and move the skin to gain access to the bone and cartilage under it. Then the necessary corrections will be made and the incision closed.
  • In closed rhinoplasty the incision is made inside the nose and the surgeon uses endoscope and other surgical equipment to make the necessary modifications.
  • If the surgeon is going to remove some portion of cartilage or modify the bone, then it is done in a delicate manner by scraping it using an osteotome.
  • If there is not enough cartilage available then cartilage grafting can also be done. Cartilage grafts add strength and support to the nose, giving it a beautiful shape and help clear the nasal airways.
  • Once the incisions are closed the surgeon might place a small splint on the patient’s nose to protect and stabilize it. the splint will stay on for 5-10 days. When the splint is not needed the surgeon will place some dressings on the nose which can be removed in day or two.

Recovery And Downtime Post Rhinoplasty

Recovery times vary with the type of rhinoplasty but on an average, they can be anywhere between one to two weeks. During the recovery time one should follow the detailed recovery instruction. Once the splint or dresses are removed then there is little or no burnishing which means the patient can go about their normal routines.

Full healing time post the nose reshaping surgery lasts for about one to three years because the skin has to shrink to adapt to the new nose shape. The tip refinement results take about three years to be fully visible.

  • For pain and discomfort use a cold compress or use the pain medications
  • Facial swelling and puffiness are normal and will go down a week after the surgery
  • Minor bruising around the eyes is normal

What To Do to Speed Up the Healing

  • Sleep with your head elevated to reduce the swelling
  • Avoid blowing the nose or sniffing for first two to three weeks post-surgery
  • Avoid the sun
  • Don’t wear sun glasses or goggles as they can make a dent on the healing nose and even damage
  • Avoid exertion and heavy exercises to reduce the risk of displacement and injuries
  • In case of fever, excessive bleeding, skin rash, unbearable pain, trouble in seeing get in touch with the rhinoplasty surgery immediately.

Cost Of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty cost, just like most plastic surgeries varies with the type of nose shaping surgery and the physician. The variables such as region, skill level of the surgeon, open or closed procedure, primary or revision surgery, hospital fees etc also affect the cost of surgery. 

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Nose Reshaping

Nose Reshaping Surgery

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Nose Reshaping Surgery

What is Nose reshaping Surgery?

The nose is a delicate structure made up of two bones and five pieces of cartilage that support each other to give it its shape. The nose is the most distinguishing feature of the face. Scientifically an attractive face is one which has the correct balance and proportion Since the nose is in the center of the face it becomes the attention of aesthetic balance.  If anything is wrong with the shape of the nose, it can change how your face looks and even cause functional difficulties and directly reflect on the quality of your life. A nose reshaping surgery in can help correct the size and shape of the nose and change your appearance.

The goal of nose reshaping surgery or nose job or nasal surgery or rhinoplasty is to make desirable aesthetic changes in the shape and size of the nose to create harmony with other facial features. Dr Debraj Shome is an expert nose reshaping surgeon to provide a range of procedures to repair the nasal structure to restore its healthy appearance and function through reshaping, regardless of whatever is causing the discomfort. Rhinoplasty surgery in India includes both surgical reconstruction and shaping of the cartilage and bone to give the nose the profile that you want and is best suited for you to enhance your natural beauty.

Dr. Debraj Shome is one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons in Mumbai for nose reshaping surgery because he is one of the few experts to understand the entire face architecture and combine the science of cosmetic surgery and the art of nose surgery to give a natural looking, and long-lasting results.

Who can get a nose reshaping surgery?

A nose reshaping surgery is done when the nose is done growing. Teens and young adults are still in the growth face and it can change the shape of the nose. The patient should be in good physical and mental health and a non-smoker. Smoking can delay the healing and even run a risk of tissue damage.

Ideally nose reshaping procedure can be done on girls post the age of 17 and boys above the age of  18. Nose reshaping is a safe procedure and Dr Debraj Shome uses latest imaging techniques such as 3 D imaging to show the patient the changes rhinoplasty will bring to their appearance. The ability to visualize the changes helps you understand the surgery better and be comfortable with nose reshaping surgery.

Different people have different reasons for seeking rhinoplasty but the aim is the same, get the ideal nose. if you have an history of previous surgery or trauma to the nose or are facing severe nasal obstruction or breathing problems then let your surgeon know.



Types of nose reshaping surgery

Nose reshaping can do many changes and help you in both cosmetic and functional aspects by reshaping the nasal structures such as bone, cartilage and the skin. Depending on the type of surgery you are having nose reshaping can

  • Make your nose smaller by removing the extra cartilage and bones
  • Augment the nose by adding grafts made from ear cartilage and bone from other parts of the body such as hips to make your nose larger
  • Change the shape of the nostrils. This is done by breaking the bone in the nose and repositioning the cartilage to alter the nostril size.
  • Change the nasal tip angle by manipulating the skin and cartilage of the nose
  • Correct the dip and hump in the nasal bridge by using reconstruction methods and smooth the bumps
  • Correct the hooked or crooked nose to make it straighter and balanced
  • Make general improvement in the nose as compared to the rest of the facial features by narrowing or widening the nose or reducing the size of the nose.
  • Change or reduce the bulbous nasal tip
  • Reduce the tip length
  • Correct the breathing problems by opening the nasal passages and giving symmetry to the nose.

Nose reshaping surgeons in Mumbai use various techniques depending on the patient’s skin type, ethnicity and desired results. The common types of nose reshaping surgeries include

  • Surgical cosmetic rhinoplasty: This procedure is done under general anaesthesia and the surgeon will add or remove the bones, change the cartilage shape and remove the extra skin to change the shape of the nose. Incisions are made in in the nose to give the surgeon the access to insides of the nose. There are different kinds of surgical rhinoplasty namely
    • Primary rhinoplasty: This is done to change the shape and size of the nose for the patient.
    • Revision rhinoplasty: This type of surgical procedure is performed to correct the damages done by previous rhinoplasty. It is a more complex procedure than basic rhinoplasty as the surgeon has limited tissue, bone and skin access and has to take care of scar tissue.
    • Rejuvenation rhinoplasty: This treatment is suggested to people who are facing the effects of ageing on the nose. Dr Debraj Shome, has the expert eye to improve the shape of the ageing nose to a more youthful appearance. Rejuvenation nose surgery is often combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures such a blepharoplasty, chin augmentation etc.


  • Non-surgical rhinoplasty: This type of nose job is done to augment the nose. The entire procedure is completely non-invasive and does not have any downtime. Non-surgical nose job uses dermal fillers and thread to do the corrections in nose.

Advantage for Nose Reshaping surgery

Nose reshaping surgery in Mumbai will not only improve the shape of the nose it will also give you

  • A confidence uplift
  • Resolve breathing issues and reduce the snoring
  • Easy and relaxed sleep time
  • Reduce sinus pressure
  • A chance to make an enhanced first impression
  • A younger appearance
  • A clear tone of voice by clearing the nasal passage.


Are there any side effects after nose reshaping surgery

Nose reshaping is a simple procedure and takes about one to two hours to complete. Since it is a surgical procedure, it is recommended that you take about two week off to help with recovery. Post surgery if the surgeon has put a splint in the nose, then it will take about a week to get that off. The swelling takes about 3-4 weeks to go down and you can continue with the regular activities. The full results take about 5-6 months to completely show up. You might feel some issues like a blocked nose, stiff nasal area, redness, soreness, swelling and bruising around the eyes and nose area, light nosebleeds.

Common side effects of nose reshaping surgery if you don’t take care of the nose properly post the procedure include

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Damage to cartilage wall holding the nostrils
  • Change in the sense of smell
  • Frequent nosebleeds

Your surgeon will guide you how to reduce the risks and complications of the rhinoplasty. As you heal

  • Sleep with your head popped up to the pillow after surgery. this will help reduce the swelling
  • Avoid hot baths or showers
  • Don’t let the bandage or the splint get wet
  • Avoid any thing that can cause you to blow your nose or sneeze
  • Don’t remove the crusts
  • Stay away from dusty or smoky places
  • Avoid strenuous exercises such as weight lifting, contact sports etc. till the healing is complete.

If you have any issues then contact the surgeon for correct treatment.

Why Dr Debraj Shome is best for nose reshaping surgery

The head and neck are one of the most complex areas of the body and it includes your eyes, nose, ears, mouth, throat. Hence you only need the best surgeon work through the intricacies of the advanced procedures of nose reshaping surgery. Dr Debraj Shome MD, DO, DNB, FRCS (Glasgow), FICO (USA), MNAMS, MBA (Healthcare Management, Vanderbilt University, USA), FACS is undoubtedly your first choice for nose reshaping in Mumbai.

He is one of the finest doctors for rhinoplasty in the country and have the right knowledge and experience to perform the complex procedures. he has the skills to ensure that each patient gets the best, customized and beautiful results. Dr Debraj Shome is the best Cranio-Maxillo Facial surgeon and has many years of experience with him.

Trained and worked under the best minds of the world, Dr Debraj Shome’s expertise is not limited to any one type of nose reshaping surgery. He has done many simple and complex nose reshaping surgeries successfully. He is one of the best plastic surgeons in the country to be an expert in oculoplastic, facial and head and neck surgery.


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7 Best Exercises to Bring the Nose in Shape (nose reshaping)

7 Best Exercises to Bring the Nose in Shape (nose reshaping)

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The cute little nose that blends with facial features is a simple wish of every person. The nose plays a vital role in accentuating our facial features. A long nose can make a face look aged, and a bulbous tip overshadows other facial features. The nose is generally the first thing you notice about a person. A sharp and well-contoured nose immediately gets attention. A simple nose can make your face look innocent, sensitive, or astute. Many spend hours putting on skillful full makeup to contour the nose to the desired appearance, but more permanent solutions exist. There are some simple facial exercises that you can incorporate into your daily routines to get the perfect nose shape. Nose reshaping surgeries are another option to construct the desired nose shape.

Before you opt for a nose shaping surgery or a rhinoplasty, you can do these simple nose shaping exercises for a slimmer and shapely nose. These gradually alter the appearance of your standout feature.

Advantages of exercises for nose

As we age, our body undergoes many changes. The skin experiences a lack of collagen and elastin, and cartilage starts to deteriorate. When you keep exercising the nose regularly, the rate of deterioration of the cartilage decreases, and the nose retains its youthful shape longer. Even after nose surgery, the process of aging continues. Nose exercises also help post-rhinoplasty surgery to help maintain the shape of the nose. The key to getting maximum benefits from nose-shaping practices is consistency. Do them daily, and slowly and gradually, you will notice changes.

  1. Nose shortening

A long nose throws the facial balance out of the picture. For a shorter nose and to prevent cartilage deterioration, do the following exercise every day.

  • Place your index finger on the tip of the nose and press it down gently
  • Now exert downward pressure on your nose. Hold for a few seconds and let go.
  • You can do as my reps as you want during the day.

For thinner and smaller noses, there is another nose-shortening exercise

The round shape of the nose is desirable to a few. Most women want their noses to look sharper and more minor. You can try the following exercise

  • Using your index finger and thumb, press the bottom sides of your nose
  • Now, using the other hand’s index finger, push the nose’s tip upwards.
  • Now take deep breaths.
  • Do this exercise for 15-20 minutes a day.
  1. Nose straightener

A straight nose is one of the first perquisites of a perfect nose. However, if you are also bothered about a crooked nose, this simple facial exercise will help you get a straighter nose.

  • Your smile is your biggest asset for this exercise. Simile your widest smile to push your nose upwards.
  • Place your fingers on the side of the nose and push it upwards.

This exercise helps the muscles on the side of the nose and tighten them. Do this exercise daily for 20-30 times a day.

  1. Nose shaping exercise

If you are not happy with the shape of your nose, then this simple facial exercise will give you the freedom to sculpt the nose the way you want. Another added benefit of this exercise is that it prevents the nose from sagging. Here is how to do it

  • Use your index fingers to press down the bottom sides of the nose
  • Breath out with force while flaring your nostrils
  • Keep the pressure on the bottom sides of the nostril
  • Repeat this exercise 10 times for the best results.
  1. Nose sharpening

The nose appears sharper and firmer when it has strong muscles. This simple nose-wiggling exercise builds the muscles of your nose. All you need to do is

  • Wiggle your nose while keeping your face still during the process.
  • Do this as many times in a day as you can
  1. Nose contouring through breathing

Breathing exercises not only help contour the nose and strengthen the muscles, but they are also suitable for the internal organs. Even ancient yoga practices talk a lot about the numerous benefits of breathing exercises. Here is one that quickly helps you shorten and sharpen your nose with better contours :

  • Sit cross-legged on the ground. If you cannot sit cross-legged, you can sit on a chair with your back straight and knees bent at a 90-degree angle.
  • Use your thumb to block the right nostril and breathe in for about 4 seconds from the left nostril without exhaling.
  • Then, block the left nostril using your ring finger and slowly breathe out from the right nostril.
  • Repeat this process about ten times a day.

This is also a great exercise to improve your lung capacity. Do this exercise on an empty stomach, preferably.

  1. Massaging for a narrow nose

A narrow shape to the nose is most desirable. Massaging the nose correctly helps narrow the bulkiness and gets the much-needed relief from sinus and migraines. This includes massaging the sides, bridge, and tip of the nose for five minutes every day in a circular motion. This will also tone up the facial muscles around the nose. Here is how to massage the nose correctly

  • Take two drops of olive or coconut or your favorite massage oil on the nose.
  • Use the tip of the finger to massage in a circular motion.
  • Start with the bridge to the tip and then to the sides
  • Do this for five minutes daily for a months
  1. For sliming the nose

A slim nose brings out the eyes. So, for a simmer, nose tries this easy-to-do exercise.

  • Make an ‘O’ shape with your mouth.
  • Now use your index finger to push your nostrils together halfway, but ensure you can breathe comfortably.
  • Now look up to the ceiling and breathe out through your nose.

Do this exercise multiple times a day, and slowly you will start to see the results.

Some facts about nose reshaping

Exercises to bring the nose in shape take their time to show full effects and need to be done regularly to get and maintain the results. Some important things to remember are

  • Nose shaping exercises are not an alternative to functional rhinoplasty. Exercise cannot correct major structural and cosmetic defects.
  • Pinching or pressing the nose does not make it smaller or give a pointy tip.
  • The nose gets more prominent with age as the skin loses elasticity.
  • The shape of the nose does not change with weight loss or gain. The nose is made up of bone and cartilage and does not have fat cells.
  • Nose shapers do not work, and they can cause injury to the nose.

It is common to feel that your nose is impacting your appearance. Simple exercises like nose shaping, nose slimming, nose straightening, breathing, smiling, wigging, etc., can make the nose look shorter, straighter, and slimmer. All you need to do is to be patient and consistent.

If you are not happy with the shape and size of the nose even after exercises, or you will find that the nose needs major reconstruction to get the desired appearance, then a nose reshaping surgery can help you. Nose reshaping surgery involves manipulating the bone and cartilage structure of the nose to give it a shape and size that is more harmonious with other facial features. Nose reshaping can also be done non-surgically using fillers, but it is a temporary solution and cannot be used to slim or shorten the nose. It can only augment the nose. Nose reshaping can also help correct some functional defects of the nose, such as the deviated nasal septum, which can cause breathing and other chronic issues in a person.

To maintain the results of a nose reshaping surgery, you can talk to your doctor about a suitable time to start the nasal exercises again. Nose reshaping exercise will tighten the skin and tone the muscles around it. Activities to get the nose in shape do not require any expert help or cost you anything. All you need to give is 10-15 minutes daily.

About Dr. Debraj Shome

Dr. Debraj Shome- Facial Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai, India

Dr. Debraj Shome – Founder, The Esthetic Clinics, is a top facial plastic surgeon. Dr. Shome is currently a Consultant at the best Mumbai hospitals like Saifee Hospital, Breach Candy Hospital, Nanavati Hospital & Apollo Spectra Hospital in Mumbai, India. He has 40+ research papers in the best international journals, numerous presentations at conferences & many awards such as “Best Plastic Surgeon in Mumbai”, “Best Plastic Surgeon in India”, Best Cosmetic Surgeon in India”, “Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Mumbai”, “Breakthrough Innovator in Facial Plastic Surgery” etc. A celebrity plastic surgeon, Dr. Shome believes plastic, reconstructive & cosmetic face surgery can allow you to lead a more fulfilled life….Read more

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