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Types of Rhinoplasty – Nose Surgery

Types of Rhinoplasty – Nose Surgery

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Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular elective surgery procedures in the field of plastic surgery. The nose occupies the eye-catching part of the face, and it serves as a challenge in Rhinoplasty to create a new nose that will appear natural-looking and unnoticeable.

A good candidate for Rhinoplasty  must be physically healthy, psychological stable and realistic in their expectations. Your age is also a consideration.

There are three primary reasons to consider Rhinoplasty. First, is to enhance one’s physical appearance that makes them completely new and more attractive looking. Secondly, is for reconstruction subsequent to trauma or accident. Another instance is inborn cases, a child born with a nose defect . These are some situations that could lead to a need for intervention via Rhinoplasty. Thirdly, people undergo Rhinoplasty to have normal breathing habits after experiencing infections or other nasal obstructions.

Rhinoplasty is usually done on an outpatient basis and usually takes only an hour or two. It can be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the procedure and on what you and your surgeon prefer.

There are different types of Rhinoplasty.

1.Reduction Rhinoplasty: A significant proportion of patients seeking rhinoplasty surgery are concerned that the sheer size of their nose is disproportionate with their facial features. Areas of particular concern are the presence of a bump on the bridge of the nose, excessive width of the tip of the nose and possibly excessive width of the nostrils.

2.Augmentation Rhinoplasty: Refers to the type of surgery where the dimension of the nose is increased.

3.Ethnic Rhinoplasty: Seeking surgery due to ethnic characteristics of the nasal shape, skin and facial proportions.

4.Post-Traumatic Rhinoplasty: Injuries to the nose, frequently lead to damage to the bone and cartilage support and change the appearance of the nose, resulting in deviations, asymmetries and sometimes airway problems.

During surgery, incisions are made to provide access to cartilage and bone. The skin of the nose is separated from its supporting framework and depending on your problem and your surgeon’s preferred approach, the implant is sculpted to the desired shape. Finally, the skin is redraped .

When surgery is complete, a splint may be applied to help your nose maintain its new shape. Nasal packs or soft plastic splints also may be placed in your nostrils to stabilize the septum. Usually the patient will be able to remove the post-surgical splint within as little as two weeks and most visible signs of the surgery will subside within one or two months.

Rhinoplasty can produce some bruising,bleeding and swelling immediately after the surgery. Your face will feel puffy and you may have a headache. Your nose may also ache. Take pain medication prescribed by your surgeon and apply cold compress to reduce swelling and relieve some discomfort.

If you have nasal packing, it will be removed after a few days. Dressings, stitches and splints are usually removed after one week.


For additional reading suggestions

Rhinoplasty, What To Expect After Surgery

Rhinoplasty To Enhance The Shape And Size Of Your Nose – Rhinoplasty Procedure

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