Do I need to have nostril reduction with Asian rhinoplasty?
The need to narrow nostrils with Asian rhinoplasty requires complete customisation for the individual. The position of the eyes in your face can give a good indication for facial proportions and need for nostril reduction. Wide nostrils are reduced with alar narrowing techniques. Nostril narrowing is one of the more challenging aspects of Asian Rhinoplasty, as complete symmetry cannot be achieved in the nostrils as they are a complex 3-dimensional dome, a natural shape. Dr De Silva hides the incision of nostril reduction by making incision in the natural curvature under the nose. Dr De Silva is frequently asked to correct the scars from patients who have undergone rhinoplasty elsewhere which are best avoided by making hidden incisions in the first place. Nostril reduction also termed alar reduction results in a narrower nose that looks more elegant and improve facial balance.
What will my friends and family think?
The nose is a key element of facial appearance and many patients are concerned whether friends or family will be able to tell. Good rhinoplasty is discrete and natural, patient’s report to Dr De Silva every week that most of their friends and family could not tell they had undergone surgery unless they are shown before and after photos.
What type of anaesthesia is used?
Sedative anaesthesia, also known as “twilight anaesthesia,” which is combination of local and sedative medications. At the centre we have developed our own specialised form of twilight anaesthesia, based on practices in the USA. This sophisticated sedation uses tiny amounts of four to five sedation medications that cumulatively give a relaxing and safe experience avoid the risks and side effects of general anaesthesia. A much shorter recovery period than general anaesthesia, with most patients able to leave 30 to 60 minutes following the procedure. These are the most advanced sedation techniques available, and the optimal option for patients considering ethnic rhinoplasty.
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