Rhinoplasty is surgery that reshapes the nose, and is one of the most frequently performed surgical procedures in plastic surgery. Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip or the back, narrow the nostrils or change the angle between the nose and upper lip. It also corrects congenital problems, injuries and some breathing problems.
If you are considering rhinoplasty, you get basic information about the surgery, when indicated, how it's performed, and what results can be expected. However, it is impossible for all your questions remain unanswered, since they largely depend on personal factors and preferences of the plastic surgeon. If you do not understand something, ask your plastic surgeon.
¿WHO IS THE IDEAL CANDIDATE ?
Ideal candidates for rhinoplasty are those seeking improvement, and not an absolute perfection in appearance. If you have a general state of good health, are psychologically stable, and realistic in your expectations, it will be a good candidate.
Age should also be considered. Most plastic surgeons prefer not to perform a rhinoplasty until you have not taken the "spurt", ie until 14 or 15 years in girls and more for children. It is also important to consider the emotional and social adjustment of adolescents, and be sure that they, and not their parents, want rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty is always performed in the operating room, within a clinic or hospital. Normally, the patient remains in the clinic overnight after surgery, giving the hospital the next day.
Rhinoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia, or what is more frequent, under general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the surgery and the preferences of your surgeon.
A rhinoplasty usually takes between 1 and 2 hours, although complex cases may take longer. During surgery, the skin of the nose is separated from its holder, consisting of bone and cartilage, which is sculpted to the desired shape. Finally the skin is redistributed over this new medium. Many plastic surgeons perform this procedure from within the nose, making small incisions inside the nostrils; others prefer to do an open rhinoplasty, especially for more complex cases, in which a small incision is made in the columella.
When surgery is completed, a plaster cast or other material, which will help maintain the new shape of the nose is placed. Nose plugs are also placed in both holes to prevent bleeding and stabilize the nasal septum.
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Last updated: Mar 29, 2018 5:45 pm