RHINOPLASTY (NOSE RESHAPING)
Rhinoplasty comes from the (Greek: ῥίς, rhis, nose + πλάσσειν plassein, to shape), which is surgical reshaping of the nose. It be achieved by adding or reducing the size nose. Rhinoplasty is not always purely for cosmetics it can used to correct breathing problems. Which may of been caused by an injury.
PLANNING YOUR (Nose Job) SURGERY
It is important to communicate exactly want you want and expect with the rhinoplasty surgeon upon the first consultation. The surgeon will view the nose and come up with an initial treatment plan examine your nose and offer a treatment plan. The surgeon must skilly work within the nose unique anatomy. It is imperative that one must have ground expectations. The Surgeon will be best able to asses what is possible and what is not.
BEFORE YOUR RHINOPLASTY SURGERY
It is important to avoid any medications. Due to the fact it way more prolong bleeding this includes Aspirin, Advil and most Drugstore medications. If one happens to it important to tell your Surgeon before starting.
THE RHINOPLASTY PROCEDURE
The surgical operation usually takes about two hours depending on how labor intensive the procedure is. The surgeon will recommend either an incision inside the nose or a small scar across the front of the columella (the skin in between the two nostrils). Occasionally nasal packing may be left in the nose. Leaving Breathing through the nose as the only option. . Surgical tape and splints may be used post operation on the nose too. Your Rhinoplasty surgeon may prescribe you antibiotics if packing is left in the nose. The packing can usually be removed within 4-5 days post operation.
After the procedure your nose will feel swollen and it may be hard to breathe through your nose. You may also experience headaches. Most of the discomfort felt can be eased with oral pain medications . It is strongly suggested that you relax and keep head elevated for 1-2 dyas.Cold packs can be used to help keep the swelling at bay. Some bleeding is also very common during the first few days after the rhinoplasty surgery. It is important to avoid blowing the nose and also to avoid bending over or heavy lifting. If you have a significant amount of nasal bleeding, contact your surgeon as soon as possible.
THE HEALING PROCESS
Most patients are able to return there normal life after about one week. After four weeks, you will be able to workout and blow your nose normally. It is also suggested that you avoid contact sports for about three months following rhinoplasty surgery.