Rhinoplasty Kerala, India|Cosmetic nose surgery Cost @ Ernakulam



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  

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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 

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Rhinoplasty 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 

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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.

Frequently Asked Questions

 Rhinoplasty is usually done under general anesthesia in Kerala. Small corrections can be performed using Local anesthesia. Hospital admission is not required for rhinoplasty even after general anesthesia. Most people in Kerala are more comfortable undergoing surgery under general anesthesia

 The cost of Rhinoplasty/ Cosmetic surgery of nose will depend on the surgical pan. The total cost can vary from INR 75,000 to INR 250,000. The actual cost in a particular case can be known after clinical assessment. You can meet Dr. Hari Menon for complete assessment and discussion at Lakeshore hospital, Cochin, Kerala.

Most cases can be performed as daycare procedures without hospital stay. If septal correction  is also done, one day stay is recommended. 

Rhinoplasty/ cosmetic surgery of nose is regularly performed at Lakeshore hospital by expert rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Hari Menon. Rhinoplasty is best performed by Plastic surgeons specialising in Cosmetic surgery.

 In open Rhinoplasty, there will be a small cut in the base of nose.  Once healing is complete this mark is not visible as it is in the shadow area of nose. There are scars in closed Rhinoplasty.

 A complete discussion with your treating surgeon is most important. Smoking should be stopped 2 weeks before surgery. Blood tests and X rays/scans may be required few days before surgery. You may not be able to socialize actively during the initial few days after surgery, so make provisions for your social inactivity. 2 weeks time off from work is advisable.


 The expected outcome of surgery should be discussed well with your cosmetic surgeon. Results of previous surgeries will provide an indication of what is possible. Line diagrams super imposed on photographs are also helpful. The results created by computer software may not be accurately duplicated in surgery. For this reason, computerized imaging is not used in most ethical rhinoplasty  centres.

Click here to see photo gallery of Rhinoplasty in India by Dr. Hari Menon

 The surgery is performed under anesthesia and is painless. Post operative period is also pain free. Minor discomfort may be experienced for initial few days which is well controlled with pain medications.

 Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery and so is not covered under medical insurance in India. Finance schemes for part payments are also not available from hospitals/clinics. Some credit cards may allow part payments without high interest.

 Most Rhinoplasties involve modification of the shape of the nose bridge. In such cases, it is not advisable to wear heavy glasses till the swelling subsides. In cases where only the nasal tip of base of nose is altered. glasses can be worn.


  In open Rhinoplasty, the change in shape to cartilages and bony structures are effected under direct vision. Open rhinoplasty involves tiny incision in the columella (the partition between nostrils). The mark of this incision fades in time and is hardly visible. In close Rhinoplasty . all incisions are made inside the nose without any external marks.

  A proper Rhinoplasty/ cosmetic nose surgery does not hamper the functions of nose. Breathing can be improved by Septo Rhinoplasty. Sense of smell is not affected by Rhinoplasty.


Cosmetic Rhinoplasty in Kerala is usually performed in the age group 18-45 years. In younger ages, the facial development is not complete. Rhinoplasty can be performed in older age groups, to correct ageing changes, revision rhinoplasty and post traumatic deformities, though healing may be affected by concomitant medical problems and other factors. 

 Rhinoplasty involves change in external nose architecture. Major complications are rare in Rhinoplasty . Dissatisfaction with the outcome is possible. infection, complication from anesthesia, asymmetry, implant mal position, nose bleed, pigmentation and allergy to medicines are possible. The risk of complications can be reduced by selecting a qualified and experienced surgeon performing Rhinoplasty in quality accredited centre, conveying your wishes clearly to the surgeon and by following all post operative instructions. 

 Rhinoplasty can be combined with other cosmetic procedures if needed. Most common cosmetic procedure performed with Rhinoplasty is Chin augmentation. Other facial cosmetic surgery or body contouring surgery can also be combined with Rhinoplasty. 

 Short bulbous nose is a common cosmetic problem in Kerala. Rhinoplasty can create significant improvement and make the nose well defined. The cartilages that give shape to the tip can be altered to make the tip more pointed. most cases need addition of graft or implant to the bridge of nose to make it look longer. The base of the nose can also be narrowed to create overall improvement. 

 Wide nose can be corrected by cosmetic nose surgery/ Rhinoplasty. The increased width may be due to wide base of the bones in upper part of nose or wide base of nose or combination of both. The bones can be narrowed and the base can be reduced to the right proportion. Wide nose correction is commonly performed in Kerala.

 Long nose can be downsized to match the rest of the face. The facial balance will be assessed and if an additional procedure like chin augmentation is required, that will add to the overall improvement. 

 Hump on nose can be corrected by Rhinoplasty. The excess bone and cartilage in the hump can be filed down or may require excision. The nasal tip also needs to be modified to match the newly set profile of nose. The drooping tip can also be completely corrected by changing the orientation of the cartilages on the tip of nose.

 The first step is to contact your operating surgeon and inform him/her about your state of mind. The final result of  Rhinoplasty takes many months to define. In the initial few weeks, there will be some swelling which may mask the actual work done. It will be prudent to wait for at least 3-6 months before considering revision Rhinoplasty . Some situations may warrant immediate correction- mal positioned graft/ implant, haematoma, infection etc.

 It is normal to have swelling on the nose after a Rhinoplasty. The swelling will be more in the tip area especially after open Rhinoplasty. Most of the swelling subsides in 2-3 weeks. In most cases the nose will look good in 3 weeks. Complete resolution of edema takes 6-12 months.

 Rhinoplasty aims to create a better looking nose that matches the rest of your face. Any significant problems in facial balance should also be addressed at the same time for optimal results. Rhinoplasty will not make you look like somebody else, rather your face will be enhanced aesthetically retraining the essential character.

 There are no such schemes available in India now. Credit card holders can avail off certain schemes provided by the company. Personal loans from banks / finance companies may be another option.

 Rhinoplasty is a day care procedure; you can resume normal activities from the next day. You can travel through Kerala and enjoy during the recovery time. There will be tapes on the nose so you may not be in the “best form” for pictures! But that should not prevent you from having a good time. 

 Cosmetic surgery is no longer for rich and famous only. Increased awareness, availability and safety of rhinoplasty has made it popular and affordable in India. People from all walks of life are getting their nose shape improved through rhinoplasty.

 The nose deformity in Cleft lip cases can be treated at the time of the cleft lip repair or later in life- usually after 16-17 years of age. The bony and cartilage structure is affected in cleft lip nose deformity and that can be corrected by Rhinoplasty. Touch up procedures may be required in severe deformities.

 Post traumatic deformity of nose commonly involves deviation of nose due to fracture and septal deviation. Prominent scars may also be there. The deviated bone and septal cartilages can be set right by Rhinoplasty. The profile of the nose also needs improvement in most cases.