Rhinoplasty is perhaps the most demanding of all the cosmetic procedures. Aufricht once said, “Rhinoplasty is an easy operation to do, but it’s hard to get good results”. This procedure should be planned in advance to obtain consistent and satisfactory results.
Rhinoplasty or nose surgery, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today. It can reshape, reduce or augment a person’s nose to achieve facial harmony and boost self-confidence. It may be performed as a reconstructive procedure to correct a birth defect or an injury such as a broken nose.
Rhinoplasty may be performed for functional rather than cosmetic reasons as well. Combining nose reshaping with septoplasty or endoscopic sinus surgery can effectively treat certain breathing problems, such as those caused by a deviated septum.
Duration: 1-3 hours
Hospital stay: few hours to 1 night stay
Recovery: For a short time after rhinoplasty, patients may experience puffiness, nose ache or a dull headache, some swelling and bruising, bleeding or stuffiness. Most patients feel better within two days and return to work in about a week.
The results of a rhinoplasty become gradually apparent as the days pass after surgery and swelling recedes. Swelling may reappear from time to time in the first year after rhinoplasty. It is typically more noticeable in the morning and faded during the day.
Contact lenses can be worn immediately, but glasses may need to be taped to your forehead or propped on your cheeks for up to seven weeks.
Patients with realistic goals for rhinoplasty are generally very happy with the new shape of their nose. The exact results depend on the patient’s nasal bone and cartilage structure, facial shape, skin thickness and age.
The results of a rhinplasty are permanent.
Risks: Complications are rare and, when they occur, minor. These may include infection, nosebleed, or a reaction to the anesthesia.
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