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Nose Surgery

The nose is a prominent facial feature that makes the face memorable. A sharp nose is traditionally considered a sign of beauty in both men and women.  It contributes to the aesthetic beauty of the face and makes it attractive and pretty. However, not all are blessed with a perfectly shaped and proportionate nose. 

Some people tend to have a wide, misshapen, bumpy, or a deformed nose that tends to adversely affect the overall appearance of the face. Apart from the looks many times the functionality of the nose is also compromised due to the shape of the nose.  A misshapen nose or a nose that is affecting a patient’s respiratory system is a cause of physical pain and emotional distress for the patient. 

Dr Santosh Bhatia, the Board-certified Cosmetic Surgeon at Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Mumbai is an expert in transforming a misshapen/injured/deformed nose into a proportionate, aesthetic one through Rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty or a “Nose Job” at Vanity Cosmetic Clinic is a safe and effective solution to fix the nose permanently for better.  


Rhinoplasty Information Capsule:

Synopsis of the surgery Rhinoplasty aims at resizing and reshaping the nose in order to enhance the appearance of the nose or solve any functional issues.
Length of process Two to three hours (variable)
Anaesthesia General or local anaesthesia along with intravenous sedation
Recovery 1 week to recover. 2 to 3 weeks to start heavy exercising.
Alternative name Nose Job, Nose Surgery

What Is


Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as nose surgery, is performed in order to change the size and appearance of the nose, along with improving any pre-existing functional flaws that accompany a deformed nose. 

Sometimes the goal of a Rhinoplasty could be to repair any damage caused to the nose due to an accident or injury. 

Understanding the basic structure of the nose is vital when we discuss rhinoplasty. The upper part of the nose is made up of bone and the lower part of cartilage. Rhinoplasty involves altering the bone, cartilage and skin either individually or all together in order to have appealing and desirable results. 

What All

Issues Does Rhinoplasty Correct?

Rhinoplasty corrects various issues. Some of the common issues are listed down by Dr Santosh Bhatia:

  • Humps and Depressions:
    Sometimes, there are humps and depressions on the bridge of the nose. These may or may not be visible from the frontal side, however are clearly detectable when viewed from the side.
  • Nasal Tip:
     The nasal tip may be too rounded, too thin or have a droopy look where it does not make a 90-degree angle with the upper lip which gives the appearance of a hooked nose.
  • Nostrils:
     The nostrils may be too wide or upturned which affects the overall appearance of the face.
  • Nose size:
      In certain cases, the nose size might not be proportionate with the other facial features.
  • Deviated Septum:
      A deviated septum leads to breathing issues. Septum is part of flesh that separates the nasal cavities.
  • Damage to the nose due to injury:
    In case of trauma to the nose, or an injury to the nose due to an accident, the bone or the cartilage may be harmed. This needs to be corrected in order to restore the nose to its original shape.

All of these issues along with some other rare ones can be corrected by a Rhinoplasty.

Dr Santosh Bhatia, a Board-certified Plastic Surgeon first evaluates the nose during the consultation before deciding the procedure for correcting the issue at hand. He gives priority to analysis and studies every individual case as a unique one in order to deliver the best results.

What Are The

Different Methods Of Performing A Rhinoplasty?

There are a few methodologies that are adopted while performing a Rhinoplasty. Some of them are as follows:

  • Open Rhinoplasty:
    A small incision is made in the columella, which connects all the relevant parts of the nose to be corrected. The nasal tip is then folded upwards in order to open the nose. This is an open surgery, hence there is direct access to nasal passage airways making it easy to operate and correct the imperfections.
  • Closed Rhinoplasty:
    In a closed rhinoplasty, the incisions are made within the nostrils, hence there is no scarring. There is restricted tissue dissection and difficult nasal visualization.
  • Septoplasty:
     This surgery aims at correcting a deviated septum that obstructs the nasal air passage. It aims at functionally altering the nose in order to ease the breathing.

The method of the rhinoplasty is decided during the consultation with Dr Santosh Bhatia. Hence, consultation is a very important step as the course of action is decided.

Who Is

An Ideal Candidate For A Rhinoplasty?

The criterion for an ideal candidate has been provided by Dr Santosh Bhatia:

  • You are an adult with completed facial growth.
  • You are a non-smoker, or ready to quit smoking for the period prescribed by Dr Santosh Bhatia
  • You are physically healthy.
  • You are unhappy with the appearance of the nose.

If you fit into the above criterion then you are an ideal candidate for a rhinoplasty.


Consultation With Dr Santosh Bhatia?

Generally, when a patient comes to the office for a rhinoplasty, Dr Santosh Bhatia guides them through the entire process. The methodology is decided after taking into consideration the patient’s unique case. 

Vanity Cosmetic Clinic prides itself on transparency. Hence Dr Santosh Bhatia explains the achievable result to the patient beforehand. He listens to the patient’s needs, desires and goals from the surgery. 

Dr Santosh Bhatia’s primary focus lies on the safety of the patient and their needs and desires regarding the final outcome. He gives utmost importance to the consultation so as to analyse every aspect and issue to deliver the best results as his ultimate priority lies in the satisfaction of the patient. 

Dr. Santosh Bhatia
DR. SANTOSH BHATIA, MS, MCh.(Plastic Surgery)


The Process Of Rhinoplasty?

Dr Santosh Bhatia will ask for the patient’s complete medical history in order to carry out the process smoothly and without any complications. The doctor will also ask you to undergo a few blood tests in order to check for any impending issues.

Also, the doctor will click a few pictures to analyze the difference in the result after the process is complete.

How Is A

Rhinoplasty Performed At Vanity Cosmetic Clinic?

Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure which means the patient is not hospitalized before or after the surgery. He/she can go back home within a few hours of the Rhinoplasty. Here is the list of the steps involved in the entire surgery:

  • The process generally involves administering general or local anesthesia along with intravenous sedation. The doctor chooses the best option according to an individual’s case.
  • The next step involves making the incisions. The type of surgery: open or close, is decided during the consultation itself. The incision is then made either externally or internally depending upon the type.
  • Next, Dr Santosh Bhatia reshapes the nose. The process involves one or multiple of the following
    1. Shortening or lengthening the tip of the nose
    2. Increasing or decreasing the size of the nose
    3. Widening or narrowing down the nose.
    Widening and narrowing is done by adding or removing the cartilage or bone within the nose. Autologous grafts of cartilage that belong to septum are the most popular method to enhance the nose. Rib cartilage may also be used. Fat grafts and fillers may be used to smoothen out and mask the imperfection. This is done till the desired shape of the nose is achieved.
  • In the case of a deviated septum, a septoplasty is performed in order to straighten the nose and correct the breathing issues
  • After the nose is reshaped, the incisions are closed with the help of stitches.

What Is

How Is The Recovery After A Rhinoplasty?

Step 1

After the procedure, a splint along with bandages will be used to cover the site. The splint helps to support the newly set contour. The splint and the stitches are removed after a few days.

Step 2

Rest is advised by the doctor for at least a few days in order to speed up the healing process. During this period, it is quite common to notice pain and swelling along with some black-blue marks under the eyes. These generally subside within a few days. Dr Santosh Bhatia might prescribe certain medications to alleviate the pain. These must be taken as prescribed.

Step 3

The doctor will also provide certain instructions regarding taking care of the site like taking a bath instead of showering, avoiding extreme facial expressions and avoiding vigorous exercises for at least a few days.

Step 4

It takes a long time for the nose contour to take the perfect shape, hence the results are not immediately visible.

Step 5

Routine follow-ups must be taken with Dr Santosh Bhatia as it helps to keep a track of the healing process as well as result visibility.

what are

The Risks Associated With A Rhinoplasty?

Here are a few rare risks associated with rhinoplasty:

  • Prolonged pain and swelling
  • Numbness in the area
  • Chances of infection
  • Scarring
  • Poor wound healing
  • Pigmentation or discolouration
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Undesirable results

These risks are very rare and utmost care must be taken at all times in order to ensure that these risks do not turn into a reality.

If you are wondering whether or not you are an ideal candidate for Rhinoplasty, we invite you for a consultation with Dr Santosh Bhatia at Vanity Cosmetic Clinic in Mumbai where he will provide you with his expert guidance.


Book Appointment for a Consultation

Start here, by booking an appointment with Dr. Santosh Bhatia. Dr Bhatia is available for consultations at two convenient locations in Andheri (West) and South Bombay. Please select your preferred location to see Dr. Bhatia’s availability and book your appointment online. If you prefer to book your appointment on the phone please call Vanity Cosmetic Clinic at +917043477777.

Click the button below to Book Appointment at your preferred location.

Your consultation includes:

  • 30 min 1-1 session with Dr. Bhatia.
  • Discuss your concerns and surgical goals in a completely non-pressured environment.
  • Dr. Bhatia will in turn explain the options available to you, likely outcomes, any risks or potential complications, and recommend a course of treatment with the associated cost.
Dr. Santosh Bhatia
DR. SANTOSH BHATIA, MS, MCh.(Plastic Surgery)

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Santosh Bhatia

Dr Santosh Bhatia is Mumbai’s most-sought-after Plastic Surgeon. Founder and Director at Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Dr Bhatia is also associated with some of the best hospitals in Mumbai such as Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Breach Candy Hospital. 

Dr Bhatia has a vast global experience working with Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery hospitals in New York, Toronto, London, Chicago, Miami, Pune, and Mumbai. 

Dr Santosh Bhatia’s focus lies in performing minimally invasive, state-of-the-art plastic surgeries that yield natural-looking and gorgeous results. He is a cosmetic surgeon with the vision of an artist. Dr Bhatia pays keen attention to details which makes the patient’s transformation graceful and aesthetically pleasing. 

Dr Santosh Bhatia has happy patients including celebrities, socialites, and everyday women from all over the world. His surgical skills, experience and high-regard for safety has earned him a reputation not only in Mumbai but all over the world.

“Surgeon’s skill and experience, quality of care, infrastructure and facilities, and your comfort with the surgeon are just as important as the final cost of the surgery"

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