What is it?

Cosmetic surgery for improving nose shape.

How is it done?

Rearranging the support structure of nose without any external marks.

Recovery time

Back to work- 1 week. Complete recovery-4 weeks.



Rhinoplasty (Greek: Rhinos, "Nose" + Plassein, "to shape") is one of the most common cosmetic plastic surgeries performed worldwide and in India also. In fact, Rhinoplasty had its origin in ancient India by Sushruta, sage physician of 1500 B.C and the father of Indian Plastic surgery. As a cosmetic surgery procedure, Rhinoplasty is both challenging and rewarding- resulting in a well balanced face and increased self esteem. Rhinoplasty is performed for changing the shape of the nose to conform to aesthetic standards and ideals and to meet the demand of the patient. Rhinoplasty is a frequently performed surgery in Kerala also. Rhinoplasty is best done by a cosmetic plastic surgeon. മലയാളത്തിൽ വായിക്കുവാൻ ഇവിടെ ക്ലിക്ക് ചെയ്യുക  Related terms- Nose job, Nose reshaping, Cosmetic surgery of nose, Plastic surgery of nose
 Rhinoplasty in Kerala, India
Common reasons for undergoing Rhinoplasty
Most rhinoplasties are performed as a primary surgery which means that it is performed on a normally functioning nose for purely aesthetic reasons. Rhinoplasty is a surgery without a set pattern, every surgery is highly individualized and so it is not possible to categorize the procedures. There is a wide variety of cosmetic problems of the nose which can occur in isolation or in combination in an individual. Some of the commonly encountered problems which are correctable are as follows-
Large nose/over projected nose
Deviated/crooked nose- Bent nose
Hump on the bridge/nasal hump
Wide nose                                              Cosmetic surgery of nose Ernakulam                                    Rhinoplasty for broad nose in Kerala
Bulbous/ round tip
Wide and flaring base of nose
Large nostrils
Small nose
Button nose
Shallow bridge of nose
Pointy tip
Birth deformities like cleft lip nose deformity
Post injury deformities.
Secondary or corrective Rhinoplasty involves correction of previous surgery done elsewhere which is a not upto expectation. 

Cost of Rhinoplasty in Kerala 

Since cosmetic nose surgery is highly customized, the cost can vary a lot depending on the surgical plan. Cost of rhinoplasty by Dr. Hari Menon at the best hospital/clinic in Ernakulam, Kerala can vary from INR 75,000- 250,000.

Top rhinoplasty clinic in Ernakulam,Kerala

Rhinoplasty / cosmetic nose surgery is a common procedure done in Ernakulam. Correction of wide / broad nose, Augmentation of shallow nose bridge, tip correction  and treatment of deviated nose are most common. Dr. Hari Menon practises rhinoplasty in Ernakulam at top hospital with dedicated cosmetic surgery facilities. 

Photos of Rhinoplasty in Kerala

Most people would like to see the kind of changes possible with Rhinoplasty and the results produced by the surgeon. Click here to see photos of Rhinoplasty done by  Dr. Hari Menon 

Assessment/ planning of Rhinoplasty 

Rhinoplasty is a surgery that requires detailed evaluation, discussion and meticulous planning. For an experienced surgeon, this will be effortless and second nature. The most important aspect in planning the surgery is to find out the needs and expectation of the person. Having understood this, the cosmetic surgeon will be able to tell you about what is possible and what is not. If the expectation is beyond surgical possibility, Dr. Menon will inform you as to what best can be done. A crucial component in planning in Rhinoplasty is assessment of the remaining facial features. The beauty of a nose is not appreciated in isolation, it should look  attractive on the face and for this reason, asessment of other facial features is important .The ultimate goal is to achieve facial balance and symmetry. Pictures of the face will be taken in different views and studied to evaluate the subtle aspects of nose. A thorough discussion will enlighten you regarding what are the problems and how well they can be addressed. Line diagrams on the pictures will create an approximate image of the proposed changes. (Dr. Hari Menon does not use software morphing to show expected results. This is in keeping with the ethical standards adopted by experienced Rhinoplasty surgeon’s world wide)
A psychological evaluation may be asked for in some cases to rule out body dysmorphic disorder. 

The Rhinoplasty surgery 

Nose surgery in KeralaRhinoplasty surgery is usually performed as a day care surgery. It may be done in local anesthesia or general anesthesia. The surgery takes 1-2 hours to complete. The surgical steps would depend on the surgery plan and may involve modification of the shape and arrangement of the cartilages, bones, soft tissue and addition of graft materials like ear cartilage, rib cartilage or implants. Septoplasty or correction of a deviated septum will be required in some cases. Dr. Hari Menon will perform open or closed Rhinoplasty depending on the surgery plan. Dressings/splint will be applied over the nose. The nostrils may be packed with gel foam for 48 hours if any septal surgery has been done.
You can return home the same evening or stay back for a night in hospital 

Recovery after Rhinoplasty  

●You can return home the same evening and should restrict your diet to liquids only for the first night.
●Normal diet can be started from the next day onwards.
●Apply ice pack on sides of the nose for 2 days after Rhinoplasty surgery.
●The nasal packs will be removed on the second day.
●Sleep with head elevated for 1 week following surgery.
●All sutures will be removed on day 6
●Dressings and splint are removed after a week. 
●Avoid injury to nose for 1 month after the nose reshaping surgery.
Swelling and bruising on the nose and under eyes will subside over 2-3 weeks. Complete healing after rhinoplasty takes 6-12 months.
You can plan on starting light work after 1 week. Heavy physical activities can be started after one month. 
Other procedures along with Rhinoplasty  
Since the ultimate objective in Rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery goes beyond nose reshaping and aims at a global improvement in the facial profile and balance, additional procedures may be advisable in certain cases. Chin augmentation is a straight forward and safe surgery that is often combined with nose reshaping surgery. This is done most often using implants (silicon/ Gore-Tex/ Medpore/ Biopore) without any cut on the skin. Cheek augmentation, facial fat reduction, lip plumping and dimple creation are other cosmetic surgery procedures that may be combined. Rhinoplasty surgery can also be combined with cosmetic surgery of the breast and body. Rhinoplasty and chin implant surgery in Kerala
If you are considering Rhinoplasty surgery in Cochin, India, please feel free to contact Dr. Hari Menon for a detailed assessment and planning.