Abhishek Didn’t Know the Medical Benefits of Rhinoplasty!admin
Throughout his adolescence, Abhishek (Name Changed) struggled with his deviated nasal septum. At the age of 13, his nose was broken while playing a football match where he scored the winning goal. But Abhishek was bullied after the incident in his school and even during his first year of college due to his appearance.
“My friends would often call me names and say unpleasant things. I was so conscious about going to any kind of social gathering. It came to a point where I was not ready to go to school at all,” said Abhishek. “I tried everything to fix my nose. Sometimes, I’d wish I were better off without one.”
After graduating, Abhishek now works as a software engineer in Delhi. Successful in his career, he was still conscious of his appearance. “The pandemic was a boon. I could hide my face under the mask. But I became apprehensive once we returned to WFO and the restriction started lifting.”
Being discouraged from worrying about his appearance as a man, despite being judged for it all the time, Abhishek shared, “It was very difficult for me to explain my pain to someone. With my deviated septum, I did experience physical symptoms, but my mental health was affected as well.”
A deviated septum is characterised by one nostril appearing larger than the other because the nasal cartilage is more inclined to one side. In addition to the symmetry of Abhishek’s face being significantly affected, he was also experiencing mild to moderate issues with his breathing.
“I wanted to fix my nose once and for all. Rhinoplasty is a popular procedure, but none of the surgeons offering it were as experienced and board-certified as Dr Priya Bansal.”
In his first consultation with Dr Bansal, she patiently listened to Abhishek’s concerns and understood his expectations. After checking Abhishek’s medical history and performing a physical examination, Dr Bansal proposed a Rhinoplasty. Dr Bansal also stated she would perform a septoplasty to address Abhishek’s nasal breathing problems in addition to the Rhinoplasty procedure.
According to Abhishek, unlike other physicians, Dr Bansal took the time to patiently explain the procedure and how the procedure would benefit him. Gaining more confidence in Dr Priya, Abhishek consented to the surgery.
Dr Bansal used a Piezotome, a surgical tool, to perform ultrasonic rhinoplasty during surgery. This new age technique of rhinoplasty uses high-speed sound waves, allowing precise cutting of nasal bones, resulting in less swelling and bruising. The traditional hammer and chisel technique has a higher risk of complications and with potentially longer recovery time.
The surgery took two to three hours. A splint was used to support Abhishek’s nose, and paraffin gauze was used to close his nostril to ensure excellent long-term outcomes. The nasal packs were removed next day and he was discharged. His splint was removed a week after the procedure.
The Recovery Results
Dr Priya Bansal’s Rhinoplasty surgery in Delhi ensures a rapid recovery, minimising the convalescence time. Abhishek returned to his routine day-to-day activities the next day itself. Because of the presence of splint, his social life was restricted for 7 days. Within 10 days of the surgery, he returned to his normal life.
When asked about the results, he said, “In addition to improving my facial appearance, my breathing issues have also been corrected due to the surgery. My girlfriend, who was on an overseas business trip, was also shocked when we met after the medical procedure.”
Having not known that I’d had rhinoplasty surgery, she would not believe that it was a cosmetic surgery that improved the structure of my nose. Dr Priya Bansal did such a wonderful job creating natural-looking results. The procedure was painless, and I had no scarring.”
A Message from Abhishek
I want to let other patients know that there may be some discomfort, but the recovery period goes smoothly if you follow Dr Bansal’s post recovery instructions. In addition to this, she and her team are committed to providing excellent postoperative care.
Not only being a gold medallist surgeon, Dr Priya Bansal is one of the leading plastic surgeons in the country. Her knowledge and skill is unparalleled by any plastic surgeon I came across. She prescribed me medication for pain and had scheduled follow up visits to check on my recovery. I realised the medical benefits of the rhinoplasty surgery and how it improved the quality of my life.
It is not easy to entrust your face to any plastic surgeon. Do your research, ask for references, and take your time. When choosing a surgeon, the plastic surgeon’s experience and how many rhinoplasty surgeries they have performed should be considered. Many surgeons have superlative claims, but one must always seek a board-certified plastic surgeon.
Dr Priya Bansal
Board-certified plastic surgeon
Dr Priya Bansal is a gold medalist plastic and cosmetic surgeon with a Plastic Surgery degree from Maulana Azad Medical College and 12+ years of experience in plastic surgery. She specialises in high-def liposuction, mommy makeover, tummy tuck, Brazilian butt lift and breast procedures for body contouring and sculpting.