If you are unhappy with the shape of your nose or you have any congenital abnormality in its functioning, it is best to opt for nose surgery or rhinoplasty. However, one should think of the rhinoplasty surgery only after consulting a medical professional. We are mentioning a few tips regarding rhinoplasty surgery.
Take the advice of the doctor
Any issue with your nose will need the guidance of the doctor. He is the best person to judge whether you need the surgery or not. It is feasible in most of the cases but sometimes it is not a suitable option. Only after the confirmation should you opt for the surgery. Discuss the following points with the doctor –
- The surgical goals, both from the appearance and the breathing point of view
- Evaluation of your general health status.
- Medical conditions like allergies and previous treatments should also be discussed.
- The patient should also tell the doctor about his current medication including vitamins and herbal supplements. The patient should also tell about drug abuse and alcohol intake if he is habituated to it.
The surgery requires the use of local anesthesia which will numb the nose and the surrounding area. This will be followed by the making of incisions in the nose base and the nostrils. It is at this point that the shape and functionality of the nose can be improved. The surgery can also be used for polyp removal from the nose.
The recovery process will require you to wear a nose splint. Some swelling will be there around the eyes which will go away after 3 days. The nose will also swell after the surgery. This will subside after 6 months. So the final output of your operation will be visible properly only after 6 months. The patients are advised to avoid strenuous activity during this period. The patient is also advised to stay away from alcohol and smoking. As smoking delays the recovery process and alcohol inhibits the effect of the medicines, the patient must obey the doctor.
Type of Rhinoplasty
Closed Rhinoplasty: It involves internal incisions. The incisions are made inside the nostrils and don’t lead to any scarring.
Open Rhinoplasty: It involves the making of an additional cut in the columella which might lead to scarring. The position of the scar is usually such that it goes unnoticed.
Rhinoplasty has the following risks associated with it –
- Unfavorable reaction To Anesthesia
- Outcome not in keeping with the expectations
- Visible Scarring