Cosmetic rhinoplasty is applied to abnormal noses to improve their shape and size. Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of the nose, of the nasal septum or nasal orifices.
How do I know if my expectations about the results of rhinoplasty are realistic?
In case you wish to do a surgical rhinoplasty, it is recommended to discuss with your surgeon about the possible results. During the initial consultation, the patient will be asked about what he finds disturbing in the aspect of his nose and what he wishes to change.
Also, the surgeon will evaluate the structure of your nose, its bone and cartilage and also the skin which covers them. After this evaluation, the aesthetic surgeon can tell whether the patient’s expectations are realistic and if rhinoplasty can enhance the natural appearance of the face.
Is there a perfect or ideal nose?
There is no perfect shape of the nose that could improve the appearance of any face. Nowadays, the changes made by surgery are designed to highlight the natural aspects of the face and emphasize the beauty of each person. The surgeon can describe the facial aesthetic aspects which offer us a unique aspect and improve our appearance.
Rhynoplasty do not require hospitalization, it can be done with general or local anesthesia. The incisions are made inside the nasal passages and in more complicated cases they can be made at the base of the nose. The underlying bone and cartilage are then reshaped to give a more pleasant aspect.
Recovery after rhinoplasty
In the first week of surgical intervention the patient will wear a splint nose. After rhinoplasty there can appear some swellings and some bruising around the eyes. However, they will fade after the third day, the pain persisting up to two weeks.
The final shape of the nose will become apparent only after you are completely cured. It is recommended to avoid stressful activities for three to four weeks. The patient can start doing his normal activities after two or three weeks without visible aspects of the surgery procedure.
What is the recovery period after rhinoplasty?
Generally, the recovery is rapid. The surgery is made to the nasal bones and then the period of recovery will be of about 7 days, period in which you will wear a splint on the nose.
Why do some noses remain swollen after rhinoplasty?
The healing process after rhinoplasty involves two phases. The first lasts approximately 30 days and is due to the inflammation of the tissues after the surgery. The second phase is of internal scaring that lasts between one and four months.
If rhinoplasty was not optimally performed, the healing phase may be extended and transformed into a permanent fibrosis. This phenomenon may contribute to the unpleasant appearance of a swollen nose and could compromise the final result.
Which are the risks of rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is not associated with major risks that will endanger health. After the surgery you might feel dizzy, experience headaches and nausea.
Is there a risk for the nose to deform after several years?
After a properly performed rhinoplasty, the nose will always look great. The risk of deformation occurs when a too aggressive rhinoplasty has been performed.
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