What is Nose Surgery?
Nose surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape or resize the nose. It can be performed for functional or cosmetic reasons.
Functional nose surgery is done to improve breathing difficulties caused by a deviated septum or other structural issues in the nose. This type of surgery may involve correcting a crooked septum or opening up the nasal passages to improve airflow.
Cosmetic nose surgery is performed to enhance the appearance of the nose. This type of surgery can involve reducing or increasing the size of the nose, reshaping the tip, narrowing the nostrils, or altering the angle between the nose and upper lip. There are several types of rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, that can be performed depending on the specific needs and goals of the patient.
The length of nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, procedure can vary depending on the specific techniques used and the extent of the surgery. On average, rhinoplasty surgery can take between 1 to 3 hours to complete.
Most patients can return to work or school within 10 to 14 days after the surgery, but it's important to avoid any activities that could bump or injure the nose during this time.
Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, is typically performed under general anesthesia. This means that the patient is completely unconscious during the procedure and does not feel any pain or discomfort.
Benefits of Nose Surgery
Who Qualifies for Nose Surgery?
Deciding to undergo nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, is a personal decision that should be made with the guidance of a qualified surgeon. Generally, candidates for nose surgery should be in good physical health and not have any underlying medical conditions that may increase the risk of complications during or after the surgery. Additionally, patients should have realistic expectations about what nose surgery can achieve and be emotionally prepared for the procedure. The patient’s nose should also be fully developed before the surgery is considered. Smoking can increase the risk of complications and slow down the healing process, so patients should be non-smokers or willing to quit smoking before and after the surgery. In consultation with a qualified surgeon, individual needs and goals can be evaluated to determine whether nose surgery is appropriate for the patient.
How to Prepare for Nose Surgery?
Exploring the Different Types of Nose Surgery
Repair of Deviated Septum
Correction of the placement of the septum for a better airway
Small bridging incision
All incisions are positioned inside the nostrils
Reduction of the overall size of your nose
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