Rhinoplasty - is a cosmetic surgery aimed at improving the aesthetics of the nose. A patient who has decided on an operation should be aware that only taking into account the general proportions of the face, rhinoplasty can give a generally harmonious result.
Before deciding on rhinoplasty, it is necessary to consult a surgeon who will objectively evaluate the structure of the nose, nasal cartilage, and nasal septum. Then the doctor will be able to proceed to the stage of designing the desired and possible changes, taking into account all the necessary criteria.
Methods of nose surgery
There are two methods of rhinoplasty: traditional and open. Traditional rhinoplasty is performed from the inside, and with open rhinoplasty, external incisions are made on the skin. Both traditional and open rhinoplasty are performed under local or general anesthesia.
Indications for rhinoplasty
Indications for rhinoplasty can be congenital or traumatic nasal abnormalities, as well as:
- nasal hump;
- drooping tip of the nose;
- too wide nostrils.
Contraindications for rhinoplasty
Contraindications to rhinoplasty are:
- age up to 18 years (the facial skeleton has not yet been formed);
- malignant neoplasms;
- blood diseases.
The operation is done on an empty stomach, the patient should refrain from eating for at least 18 hours. It is advisable for women not to perform surgery during menstruation, as this can lead to a risk of postoperative bleeding.
Rhinoplasty lasts from 20 minutes (minimum) to an hour. During and after surgery, as a rule, the patient does not feel any pain. There is only slight discomfort associated with the restriction of nasal breathing due to the introduction of tampons into the nostrils, which are usually removed after 24 to 48 hours.
If rhinoplasty was performed in a traditional (closed) way, then after the operation there are no traces left. In the case of the open method, a subtle scar remains. To prevent postoperative complications, a plaster cast is applied to the nose. She will have to be worn for 6 to 8 days. To maintain the contour and shape of the nose and reduce swelling, swabs of gauze are installed. After open rhinoplasty, the sutures are removed after a week.
. What to expect from surgery?
You need to know that up to four months the soft tissues of the nose can be in a state of small swelling and the bones of the nose can easily move. Therefore, patients are advised to be extremely careful not to injure the nose, and not to wear glasses. The result of the operation can be really estimated in about a year. It is this time that the process of reconstruction and formation of nasal tissues will take.