Dr. Megha, MD, owner, and founder of Face & Hair Clinic in Vadodara City, is a double board-certified facial and plastic reconstructive surgeon. She has over ten years of experience in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and specialized in procedures such as Rhinoplasty (Nose Jobs), Otoplasty (Ear Surgery), Facelift, Hair Transplantation, Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery), as well as many other surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Megha’s education included over six years of intense study and training focused exclusively on the face, head, and neck.
Dr. Megha’s goal with each of his patients is to balance the technical and creative aspects of his specialty to achieve natural surgical results that enhance every individual’s unique features. She is focusing exclusively on conditions of the neck, head, and face gives Dr. Megha the focus and experience that keeps his practice thriving.
Could you explain the rhinoplasty procedure?
A rhinoplasty procedure is a surgery that is done on the nose, and it can be done for a variety of reasons. Most commonly, it’s a combination of trying to improve breathing and aesthetics depending on what kind of nose someone has or if there has been previous trauma. The exact process of making that happen varies quite a bit.
You’ve mentioned that this surgery presents challenges different from some of the other procedures you perform. Could you elaborate on that?
Sure, the nose has a functional and aesthetic component to it. We use our noses to breathe air in and out. It’s a three-dimensional structure, it has an internal lining, it has cartilage and bone, and it has skin as opposed to say the cheek where it’s just skin and soft tissue.
Because of all components and the fact that it has a vital functional role, it’s a little more challenging than some other surgeries that are done on the face.
You also do Something called “imaging sessions” with your prospective patients before surgery. Can you expand on that a bit?
Sure. An imaging session is where we sit down and take the patient’s photos and morph them through a computer program. It gives the patient an idea of what surgical outcomes are possible and, although is not intended to be an exact post-operative picture, provides a great communication tool for us to that ensures we’re on the same page before we go into surgery.
You mention that you try to achieve balance in your work by avoiding Something called the “surgical look.” What exactly do you mean by that?
People must look natural. We don’t do this type of surgery to make someone look like they have had a rhinoplasty. If someone looks like they’ve had a rhinoplasty, then in my view, it’s not a functional rhinoplasty.
What we’re trying to reduce the effect of a feature that might be an adverse effect for the face. Also, Something that doesn’t harmonize with the rest of the face while keeping the appearance very natural. That varies with ethnicities, with gender, and with height. Many factors come into play here, but the nose must look like it belongs on your face.
Is there any rehabilitation involved with a procedure such as this?
Not so much rehab but recovery certainly. There’s about a week of downtime. There typically will be some bruising under the eyes and swelling.
A lot of that is gone by one to two weeks, but even after that, there is a kind of refining process that happens. The swelling goes down, the scar tissue is reduced, and that takes up to a couple of months. It takes up to a full year to get the final result after a rhinoplasty.
If someone is contemplating a rhinoplasty procedure, what do you feel is the most important consideration they should make?
I think the most important thing to do is to make sure you have researched to ensure that your surgeon has the experience and expertise to accomplish the goals that you have for your nose. Once that is established, you must be comfortable with the surgeon that will be working on your nose and that you both have the same goals in mind. That’s what it comes down to in the end. The person that you’re trusting to do this needs to know what you want to be able to accomplish that.
Dr. Megha, thank you for your time today.