Rhinoplasty Procedure (Nose Surgery)
The nose is the most noticeable part of the face, and if someone isn’t happy with the shape or size of their nose, a surgical treatment can help them fix it.
Open & Closed Rhinoplasty
Everyone’s nose has a different shape and size. It’s a unique part of the human body. To help people reach their desired look, surgeons have two types of incisions. Open rhinoplasty surgery involves the surgeon creating a small incision through the columella. This is the part between the nostrils. A closed rhinoplasty surgery involves the surgeon only making the required cuts inside the nose, leaving the columella untouched.
The type of incision required will vary depending on the requirements of the patient. Closed rhinoplasty usually creates less scarring and a shorter operating duration. However open rhinoplasty allows the surgeon to see inside the nasal cavities easier.
The main type of rhinoplasty surgery is nasal reconstruction. This helps patients with nose problems, reach an overall better look.
Depending on what the recipient requires, the surgeon may remove excess bone and cartilage or add some. They are able to do this through a cartilage graft, by removing some from the ear or rib of the patient and transplanting it to the nose. They may realign the bones of the nose, to create a straighter look.
Once the surgery is completed, the patient will undergo the healing process. After the operation, and for the next few weeks, there will be light bruising around the nose and below the eyes, this will go away, and the skin color will return to normal. The doctor prescribes antibiotics and other medication to help with pain and promote healing. The surgeon will have placed a stent to help hold the nose in the correct place as the cartilage and tissues heal, this can be removed after two weeks.
This type of surgical treatment is very safe.
However, some complications that rarely occur, involve bleeding and infection. It’s best to get in contact with the surgeon or doctor if any problems do arise, and they will be able to assist in providing help.
This is a serious operation and a great deal of time and thought needs to go into the decision to have this procedure. A qualified surgeon will provide you with a free consultation to discuss the options available to you. They will see what the problem is, what course of action to take and set you up with an operation time.
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