Plastic surgeons call closed rhinoplasty the least traumatic method of nose surgery. The procedure does not leave scars, since the doctor performs all actions through the nostrils, without incisions on the outside of the nose. Doctors use this technique for minor curvatures or defects.
How is open nose surgery done?
After that, he lifts the skin and performs the correction. Open rhinoplasty can correct serious defects and deformities. At the same time, a small trace remains at the base of the nose, which becomes less noticeable over time. You can remove it with the help of special cosmetics and procedures.
How to determine which nose is right for me
Before deciding on the operation, it is important to understand whether the face with the desired nose shape will be prettier. After all, there are times when after rhinoplasty people lose their individuality, become less interesting and attractive.
Do I need any preparation for such a procedure
According to the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons ,rhinoplasty requires some training. It includes:
- Consultation with a plastic surgeon. During it, a person tells what exactly he wants to change. The doctor examines the nose, explains how realistic it is to achieve the desired result, and creates a model on which he will operate. During the consultation, it is important to ask the doctor all the questions of interest, ask about pre- and postoperative restrictions, learn about the risks and possible complications.
- Preoperative examination, which helps to make sure that there are no contraindications. It includes laboratory blood and urine tests, electrocardiography (ECG), fluorography.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recommends that you do not smoke or take aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements during your preparation period, as they can impair blood clotting.
How is rhinoplasty
The doctor determines the type of anesthesia at the preoperative consultation, focusing on the complexity of the procedure.
Depending on the type of access, the surgeon makes incisions inside or outside the nose and performs tissue correction based on the 3D model.
At the end of the procedure, the doctor sutures, fixes the nose with special tampons or splints / septal splints (silicone plates that follow the shape of the nose) and a plaster cast.
How is the recovery going, and when is the result visible
It is the recovery after rhinoplasty that raises the greatest number of questions. Patients want to know how quickly the traces of the intervention disappear, when it is possible to return to their usual way of life and, most importantly, when the result is visible.
Depending on the general condition, the patient stays in the clinic for 1 night or leaves for home the same day. This time is enough to move away from anesthesia and gain strength. The subsequent recovery takes place at home. During this period, nosebleeds may occur, so it is important to stay in touch with your doctor to inform him of your condition.
It is important to understand that after rhinoplasty, swelling persists for 2-3 weeks on the face, and the final result cannot be evaluated (according to the data of plastic surgeons ). If, after this time, the patient notices that the new nose does not correspond to the 3D model at all, it is necessary to inform the doctor about this. In this case, he will perform revision rhinoplasty.