Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job,” is a surgery that can bring a significant change in the shape of your nose by applying different surgical techniques in which modifying the nose bone or cartilage is done. Rhinoplasty can also be done to improve nasal function after an injury or to correct breathing problems.
Why it is done?
A lot of men and women want to have a Rhinoplasty because they are not happy with the appearance or shape of their nose. The main aim of Rhinoplasty is to examine and make necessary corrections to the nose according to the patient’s desire by keeping in mind his skin type and face architecture.
Possible changes to your nose that you can attain after Rhinoplasty include:
- a change in size
- a change in angle
- reshaping of the tip
- narrowing of the nostrils
If you are planning for Rhinoplasty just to improve your appearance rather than your health, then you should wait until your nasal bone is developed completely. The age in which nasal bone is developed is different in males and females. In females, the minimum age should be 15 years and in males, it should be 17 years. If you are planning for Rhinoplasty to improve your health such as breathing impairment, surgery can be done at a younger age.
Preparing for Rhinoplasty
Before Rhinoplasty, you must meet with your surgeon to discuss whether you’re a good candidate for Rhinoplasty. The surgeon will observe your medical history and ask you about any current medications and medical conditions.
Rhinoplasty for the flawless nose is a safe procedure, but the surgery must be done by an expert. The surgeon should ensure that the patient has understood the procedure and the risks and benefits associated with Rhinoplasty. In this regard, some surgeons use 3D imaging before surgery to show patients how their nose might look after surgery.
How Rhinoplasty Procedure is done at SKN Cosmetic Surgery Clinic?
Rhinoplasty for a flawless nose can be done in a hospital, a doctor’s office, or an outpatient surgical facility. The doctor will use local or general anesthesia depending on the nature of the procedure. If it’s a simple procedure, you will receive local anesthesia to your nose, and if it is a complex procedure, you will receive general anesthesia. Children are usually given general anesthesia.
Once you are unconscious, the surgeon will make cuts inside your nostrils. He will separate the skin from your cartilage and then start the required reshaping process. The whole procedure usually takes up to two hours. If the surgery is complex, it can take a bit longer.
Recovery from Rhinoplasty
After surgery, your doctor may place metal support on your nose in order to maintain its new shape while it heals. You’ll be observed in a recovery room for a few hours after the surgery. If everything is okay, you will leave later that day. If it is a complicated procedure, you might have to stay in the hospital for a day or two.
Your doctor may advise you to avoid the following things for a few weeks after your surgery:
- running and other strenuous physical activities
- blowing your nose
- excessive chewing
- resting eyeglasses on your nose
- vigorous tooth brushing
You should be able to return to your daily activities or school after one week. Follow-up care is of great importance after Rhinoplasty. Make sure to keep your appointments and follow your doctor’s instructions.