Rhinoplasty, also known as nose reshaping, is one of the most common operation, for both young and adult people, men and women alike. The intervention of rhinoplasty is usually performed in the area of the nasal pyramid, revamping and restoring the natural shape of your nose by repairing any form of imperfections that you want to fix. Nose surgery can also correct deformity or potential diseases, such as septum deviation.
By this operation, the nose will be pleasantly transformed and brought closer to the patient’s desire, improving the general appearance of the face. Another important advantage is that rhinoplasty will boost the patient’s confidence. During the pre-surgery consultation for rhinoplasty, the computer will simulate various possibilities for modifying the appearance of the nose and will decide upon the final shape of the nose.
Surgery is usually performed inside the nostrils, without leaving any scars. Plastic surgery lasts for about 1-2 hours, less than any complicated procedure. During surgery the skin of the nose is removed from the bone, while the cartilage is sculpted into the desired shape. Postoperatively, a dressing is applied to the nose and will be removed after 2-3 days, after which a splint will be worn for a period of 9-10 days. Edema may last between one and three months, after which the nose can recover slowly.
Rhinoplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes into account the desired aesthetic expectations of the patient. Hospitalization is required for most patients and usually takes up to 24 hours. The rhinoplasty surgery can take various forms, ranging from patient to patient. For example, some people opt for polishing the line of their nose in order to remove the so-called “humps”. Others want to have their nose tip reshape or increase the symmetry by reducing size.
Postoperatively, some small red spots may appear on the nasal skin due to the fact that small blood vessels are exposed to breaking. Slight bleeding during the first day after surgery is absolutely normal and should not worry anyone. Shocks and consumption of food that is hard to digest is not required by this intervention. The patient who underwent a rhinoplasty operation may feel swollen and may face bruising in the area of the lower eyelids. This feeling disappears after approximately a week, when everything will be removed. After removing the wires and bandages, nasal washes will be performed and you should blow your nose with caution and avoid scratching it.