One of the prominent facial features that determine the overall attractiveness of a person is the nose. A perfect nose gives good looks by itself and complements other facial features to enhance the looks of an individual. An unattractive, misshapen nose may distract a person’s beautiful or handsome face. That is why most people are investing on bringing the size and shape of their nose into a better symmetry that harmonize with their faces. In order to achieve the perfect nose that anyone dies for, rhinoplasty can be tried and is a good choice among other surgical procedure to correct the nose.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, otherwise known as the nose job, is the surgical reconstruction of the nose to restore its normal function and to improve appearance for aesthetic purposes. Rhinoplasty is also done to correct breathing problems and disfigurement of the nose caused by trauma or birth defects. This cosmetic procedure can increase or reduce the size of the nose, or change the size and shape of the tip, the bridge, or the nostrils of the nose. During surgery, the surgeon crafts a functional, proportionate nose by separating the nasal skin and its tissues from the underlying support structures, reshaping the nasal cartilage, suturing the incisions, and placing a stent to immobilize the nose during the healing process.
Risks of Nose Job
Like any other major surgeries, rhinoplasty poses health risks like bleeding, infection, and untoward reactions due to anesthesia. Additional possible risks that are specifically seen on patients who underwent rhinoplasty include difficulty of breathing, recurring nosebleeds, numbness around the nose, scarring, uneven-looking nose, and nasal pain.
Candidates for a Cosmetic Nose Job
Men and women can undergo rhinoplasty. A good candidate for a cosmetic surgery is anyone who feels unhappy with the appearance of their nose. They must also be in good physical health, psychologically stable, and expecting for realistic results. People having any of these following symptoms may undergo rhinoplasty:
If the nose appears too large for the face.
The nose tip is enlarged and thickened
Evidence of a bump on the nasal bridge.
Nostrils are excessively flared
Difficulty of breathing on one or both nostrils
Preparation Before the Surgery
Prior to scheduling rhinoplasty, the surgeon will discuss several factors that determine whether the procedure suits the person’s profile He will do a background check and ask questions about the current condition, including medications currently taking. A complete physical examination is performed, including laboratory work-ups. Before the surgery, the surgeon will advise to avoid certain medications containing aspirin or ibuprofen for two weeks. Smoking is strictly prohibited before and after the procedure.
Care After the Nose Job
A nasal stent is placed for the first week after a nose job. This is to immobilize the surgical site and promote faster healing. Swelling and bruising around the eyes are expected after the surgery. It will heal and last up to two weeks. Also, there will be a minor degree of swelling of the nose and will go away after six months. The final shape of the nose is usually seen after it has healed completely.
While under the healing process, a person who underwent rhinoplasty is advised to avoid strenuous activities and contact sports for three to four weeks following the surgery. Regular social activities are resumed once there are no recognizable appearances or obvious marks left by the procedure.