Rhinoplasty is surgery to change the shape and size of the nose.
Main reasons for having rhinoplasty
1. Health Problems: Rhinoplasty is performed to eliminate health problems caused by birth defects, trauma and fractures of the nose resulting from injuries, difficulty breathing or chronic blocked nasal disorders, as well as difficulty speaking.
2. Aesthetic reasons: The visual change of the nose contributes to increase the self-esteem of the patients as well as to obtain the ideal result from an aesthetic point of view. The operation is aimed at creating a more harmonious look without changing the individual characteristics of the face. Rhinoplasty is also recommended for a bone tip, as well as for thick nostrils.
To achieve the ideal result in rhinoplasty, it is essential to establish the patient's expectations and to create an informative preoperative picture by the surgeon during the consultation. The preliminary 3D representation of the nose and its appearance after the operation will help in the specification of the rhinoplasty technique. The technique is determined by a competent surgeon based on the individual needs of the patient.
The surgical intervention is carried out after a complete study aimed at establishing the aggravating factors and preventing possible complications during the operation. It is advisable to stop smoking a week before the day of the operation and to refrain from taking any drugs that have an effect on blood clotting.
Ideal patient age
The operation is possible when the face has finished its bone and cartilage growth, around the age of 18.
During the operation
Cosmetic or functional rhinoplasty lasts between one and three hours and is done under general anesthesia. Most of these operative procedures require incisions inside the nostrils and a small incision in the area of the natural folds - near the base of the nose. Barrier cartilage is removed when correction of septal deviation is required.
The structure of cartilage and bone is cleansed or increased depending on the surgery. At the end of the operation, wicks are placed in the nostrils to prevent any risk of bleeding. They retire on the second day.
The advantage is to place silicone wicks. They are comfortable and allow the patient to breathe calmly even after surgery. They are easily and painlessly removed.
The two most discussed issues in this regard pertaining to rhinoplasty and difficulty in breathing after surgery and pain when removing tampons have already disappeared.
During the postoperative recovery process, patients may experience difficulty breathing through the nose for several days due to the swelling of the nose. The strands are removed within 2-3 days.
The final result of the operation will be available after six months when the swelling of the face is gone for good. Patients can do light exercise every day after the first few days, but more stressful physical training should be postponed for at least three weeks. Most patients return to work after a week's rest, unless the nature of the work involves strenuous physical activity.