Rhinoplasty refers to a surgical procedure done to reshape a patient’s nose, making it smaller, larger or it may be done to correct indentations, bumps and other nose defects. During this procedure, incisions are made to access the cartilage and bones that support the patient’s nose. Some cartilage and bone may be removed depending on what a patient wants to achieve.
Additionally, Rhinoplasty can be performed using local or general anesthesia.
Why is Rhinoplasty Performed?
Rhinoplasty is done to change the shape, size and angle of the nose and give it better proportion in relation to a patient’s face. Rhinoplasty is also done to rectify problems with the nose that lead to breathing problems and congestion.
How Well Does Rhinoplasty Work?
Rhinoplasty has permanent results. The subsequent injury may alter the patient’s nose. Surgery has to be performed on a completely developed nose. This means that surgery can only be done on patients who are above the age of 15 years. Otherwise, serious complications may arise.
What Happens After Surgery
Bandaging around the patient’s nose can be removed after one week. The patient will have a puffy face and a swollen and bruised nose for a couple of days. A cold compress will be given to help reduce pain and swelling. It can take between 10-14 days for the bruising and swelling to wear out.
When Should One Consider Rhinoplasty?
- Self-image: If you do not like how your nose looks like or are struggling with your self-image because of your nose, then you should consider having rhinoplasty. The main concerns that lead one to have rhinoplasty include a pointed nose, a crooked nose, a straight nose, a wide or narrow nose and a small or flat nose.
- Realistic expectations: You need to determine what you want out of the surgery. You will be informed of all the steps and what changes to expect. If the changes you want to your nose are achievable, then you can go ahead with the procedure.
- Recovery time: When you want to go through a rhinoplasty, you should think about the time you need to recover. You cannot book surgery on the week you are supposed to attend an important work-related meeting or go for a vacation. You need some time away from work and some rest and recuperation time. If you have set aside some time for your recovery, then you are good to go.
At Nuance Cosmetic Surgery, we offer a variety of procedures to help patients get their ideal look or correct some imperfection. As experts in the field, we will be able to evaluate your situation and help you to decide if rhinoplasty is appropriate for your treatment plan. Contact us today for your consultation.