How Does Rhinoplasty Work?

How Does Rhinoplasty Work?

Patients who are dissatisfied with their nose’s size or form frequently choose rhinoplasty, also referred to as a “nose job.” However, rhinoplasty has developed to have far more varied applications in addition to the procedure’s well-known cosmetic advantages, such as improving nose function following a traumatic accident or illness or assisting with breathing issues that influence sleep and the capacity for exercise. Rhinoplasty aims to modify the nose to the patient’s desired aesthetics and functionality while taking into account their skin type and the structure of their complete face. To provide patients with successful, long-lasting results, our cosmetic surgeons blend the science and art of rhinoplasty.

Candidates for rhinoplasty

For instance, during adolescence and early adulthood, facial development may have an impact on the nose’s appearance and functionality. The only exception would be children who were born with a facial birth deformity like cleft palate. Patients should also be in good general health and refrain from smoking because it can impair blow flow and raise the possibility of tissue injury. Teens who comprehend the procedure and have full parental agreement are eligible for rhinoplasty. Before having a surgery, ladies should ideally be at least 15 or 16 years old, and boys should be at least 17 or 18. This treatment, when coupled with septoplasty (straightening of the septum), can help a patient breathe easier and feel more confident.

The facial plastic surgeon should make sure the patient is aware of all the dangers and benefits of the rhinoplasty operation before beginning. Although rhinoplasty is a safe treatment, a skilled surgeon should perform the process. We use 3D imaging to show patients what their nose might look like following surgery. The facial plastic surgeon can print out models of the nose before and after surgery to show the predicted results. This is merely a teaching tool, not a promise of success. However, it can aid in improving communication between the surgical team and the patient regarding the intended outcomes. We’ve discovered that allowing patients to picture the desired outcomes also makes them feel more at ease about having surgery. We can also offer 3D print models that can display results both before and after.

The operation may involve removing the nasal hump, altering the nose tip, altering the size or shape of the nostrils, or altering the nose’s general size and projection if the purpose of rhinoplasty is to improve breathing as well as appearance.

A rhinoplasty typically lasts 1.5 to 3 hours and is performed as an outpatient. In “closed rhinoplasty,” incisions are made inside the nostrils, a procedure with limited adaptability. In “open rhinoplasty,” the tissue between the nostrils and the nostrils themselves are both cut into. These cuts are hardly noticeable when they have healed completely.

The patient’s nasal septum is frequently used to harvest extra cartilage if it is required to enlarge the nose. This cartilage may be removed from an ear or rib in secondary or revision rhinoplasty, which is performed to repair abnormalities brought on by a prior treatment, however occasionally authorized cadaver cartilage may also be used. Revision rhinoplasty is a trickier treatment to accomplish because of the cartilage demands and possibility for scarring, therefore it’s crucial that it’s done by a highly qualified plastic surgeon.

Rhinoplasty Recovery

Most patients experience mild to moderate discomfort after surgery, which can be managed with medication. However, due to potential under-eye bruising and the usage of a splint, the first stage of the recuperation period might be uncomfortable at work and in social situations. After rhinoplasty, patients can anticipate wearing splints on the inside and outside of their noses for about a week to protect the nasal bones and cartilage. Patients should also refrain from engaging in vigorous activities like jogging or swimming for two to three weeks, as well as for four to five weeks, from wearing eyeglasses.

You can consult with a board-certified facial plastic surgeon about rhinoplasty to get the results you want.

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