Rhinoplasty or nose job is a plastic surgical procedure
Rhinoplasty or nose job is facial plastic surgical procedure.
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Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular facial plastic surgical procedures. Many people are unhappy with the nose they were born with, while others have had the shape of the nose distorted from an injury. Disorders of nasal breathing often complicate the situation.
A range of techniques are used to fully address the desired change in appearance as well as to improve nasal breathing. The most common goals that a successful rhinoplasty achieves include improvement of the size and shape of the nose, removal of a hump and refinement of the nasal tip. As it is one of the most technically difficult procedures in cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty requires a strong sense of aesthetics coupled with a profound understanding of anatomy to provide an attractive, natural-looking nose that functions properly.
The operation is usually carried out under general anaesthesia. An anaesthetist is constantly in attendance throughout the procedure to control and maintain the level of sedation. The technique used will depend on the level of improvement/correction required. An ‘open’ rhinoplasty is usually the preferred procedure as it allows much better access to expose and control all the small cartilages and the bones involved in the anatomy of the nose. Therefore subtle or more drastic changes can be achieved. A small exposure incision is made across the columella of the nose, between the nostrils. The incision heals rapidly and leaves an almost invisible scar. It is also in the shadow line of the nose – so it is not visible on views from the front or the side. In some cases a ‘closed’ procedure which involves incisions only in the inside of the nose is chosen. The best options will be discussed at the time of consultation.
Pain is minimal and often absent. You will be issued with anti-inflammatory agents and mild painkillers. Your face could be slightly bruised and swollen around your eyes. It could be visible for up to 7-10 days. You should not blow your nose for a number of days after the procedure, therefore you will be advised to do regular nasal douches. After 7 days you need to visit the clinic again to remove your splint and stitches. Avoid any exercise and activity for up to 3 weeks. Moderate walking as soon as possible after the procedure is advisable. Drink as much cold fluids as possible.
Similar to any other surgical procedure there are some risks involved with Rhinoplasty. These will be thoroughly discussed with you in advance so that you can make an informed decision about your operation. If you have any concerns or questions just let us know about them. Your health and safety is of major importance for us so please let us know of any concerns or questions you may have and we will be happy to provide you with all necessary information.