Nose surgery or rhinoplasty is an operation frequently performed by Plastic Surgeons. With this surgical procedure we can produce changes in the appearance, structure and function of the nose.
Generally rhinoplasty can reduce and sometimes increase the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip, narrow the width of the nasal wings, or change the angle between the nose and upper lip. This operation can help correct birth defects, nasal injuries, and some breathing problems.
Tips before undergoing rhinoplasty
The nasal anatomy goes far beyond its central location on the face, as it is a deep and wide cavity with a large number of interconnections with devices and systems. There are several ways to consider for a rhinoplasty depending on the internal structure of the nostrils, whether or not there is nasal septum deviation, the projection with respect to the forehead and chin, etc.. It should also be noted that rhinoplasty can be performed in conjunction with other surgeries.
Rhinoplasty procedure and recovery
There is no universal type of rhinoplasty that meets the needs of every patient. Rhinoplasty surgery is designed for each patient, depending on their needs. Incisions are usually made inside the nose, or hidden in inconspicuous places in the nose when an open rhinoplasty is performed. Internal nasal surgery may be performed to improve breathing at the same time as rhinoplasty in cases of nasal septal deviations. This solution is called septoplasty and consists of the correction of the alterations of the nasal airway, by deviation of the nasal septum.
The recovery and postoperative period is usually fast and bearable and most patients usually perform their daily tasks one or two days after rhinoplasty. About 10 days after the operation and after adequate rest, the patient may return to work. To avoid any visible external scarring, the incisions of the cosmetic surgery procedure are generally made inside the nose in most cases.
The nose is one of the most characteristic facial features due to its central position in the bony structure of the face, which determines the facial beauty of each person. The patient can appreciate a change in nasal shape when the nasal splint is removed after 7 days. However, the definitive result is realized progressively and is fully achieved after 2 to 3 months.