What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that involves altering the shape, size, and overall appearance of the nose. The procedure is also commonly referred to as a “nose job.”
The procedure can be performed for cosmetic or functional purposes. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is done to improve the appearance of the nose and to enhance facial harmony. It can involve reshaping the tip, changing the size of the nose, narrowing the nostrils, or correcting any visible bumps or indentations. Functional rhinoplasty, on the other hand, is done to improve the function of the nose, such as correcting a deviated septum or repairing damage caused by injury or illness.
The length of a rhinoplasty procedure can vary depending on the complexity of the surgery and the techniques used. Generally, the procedure can take anywhere from one to three hours, but in some cases, it may take longer.
The recovery time for th procedure can vary from patient to patient and may depend on the extent of the surgery. In general, patients can expect to take about one to two weeks off from work or school to allow for proper healing.
Rhinoplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is unconscious during the procedure. This type of anesthesia allows for the patient to remain pain-free throughout the surgery.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty?
Who Qualifies for Rhinoplasty?
To determine if someone is a good candidate for rhinoplasty, they should schedule a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon. In general, suitable candidates for rhinoplasty include individuals who are physically healthy and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure. They should also be dissatisfied with the appearance of their nose and wish to improve its shape, size, or symmetry. People who have breathing problems caused by a deviated septum, nasal valve collapse, or other structural abnormalities of the nose, as well as those who have suffered a traumatic injury to the nose that has caused damage to the nasal structure, may also qualify for the procedure. It’s important to note that rhinoplasty is a highly individualized procedure, and what works for one person may not be suitable for another. During the consultation, the surgeon will evaluate the patient’s medical history, examine the nose, and discuss the patient’s goals and expectations to determine if the procedure is the best option for them.
How to Prepare for Rhinoplasty?
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