Rhinoplasty - Nose Job
Also known as nose reshaping
Face Plastic Surgeries
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What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty (RIE-no-plas-tee) refers to a a procedure that alters the appearance that the nasal area takes. The motive behind rhinoplasty can be to alter the look or shape of your nose. It could also be to enhance breathing, or both.
The upper section of the nose's structure is made of bone, while the lower part is cartilage. Rhinoplasty can alter cartilage, bone, or any combination of the three. Consult your surgeon on whether rhinoplasty is right to you, and the goals it is able to accomplish.
If you are considering rhinoplasty it is important to consider your facial features in general and the skin of your nose, and the features you'd like to change. If you're an ideal candidate to undergo surgery, the doctor will create a bespoke program to suit your needs.
- If you're not happy with the size, shape or angle of your nose, you should consult your doctor.
- Your nose may be big, small, or too small in comparison to the rest of your face, you should consult a dermatologist.
- If you suffer from breathing issues caused by irregularities within your nose
- If you've got a nasal hump, or a nasal tip that is drooping, high or wide
There are a few common reasons to be considering rhinoplasty
- Your nose is too big or small
- Your nose doesn't seem to be in harmony with the rest of your face.
- Your nose is not straight or poorly shaped. It's off-center
- There is a blockage in the nasal passages of your nose. It is causing problems with breathing.
- There is a birth defect that you'd like to be to have improved
- You'd like to see more improvement, not perfection in the appearance of your nose.
Your surgeon will give you complete instructions for your surgery. They will also answer any questions you might have, collect a complete medical history, as well as perform an examination to determine your suitability for surgery.
Prior to your surgery the surgeon will ask you to:
- Stop smoking for at least six weeks prior to undergoing surgery in order to encourage greater healing
- Do not take aspirin, certain anti-inflammatory medicines, as well as some herbal remedies that could cause an increase in bleeding.
- No matter what type of surgery that will be performed the importance of hydration is paramount both before and after surgery to ensure the safety of recovery.
The results of rhinoplasty can be permanent, which is why it is crucial to have clear goals for your appearance before you begin the procedure. Rhinoplasty should only be done on an existing nose that is developing completely; this is usually attained by 16 or 17. If you undergo rhinoplasty prior to the completion of development and continues to grow, it could alter the results of your procedure and lead to potential issues and complications.
Although there isn't a definitive time to undergo an rhinoplasty procedure, the age range of 18 to 40 is considered to be the ideal time. In this age, you've grown physically and mature enough to be a great candidate for rhinoplasty. Additionally, your skin has a youthful elasticity.