Rhinoplasty is a type of plastic surgery in which the shape of the nose is changed by altering the bone (upper portion) or cartilage (lower portion) of the nose.
The patients should talk with their doctors before choosing this surgery. If the surgeon is performing this surgery, then he will consider other facial features of the face, like the skin on the nose. The surgeons will also prepare a proper plan for the rhinoplasty for the patients.
When is Rhinoplasty Recommended?
Rhinoplasty is done to alter the shape and size of the nose. It is recommended to those people having:
Deformities after an injury
Dissatisfaction with their nose appearance
Surgeons perform rhinoplasty to make the following changes in the nose:
A change in size
Modification of the tip
Altering an angle
Adjusting a bridge
Contracting the nostrils
Types of Rhinoplastic Surgery
The nose anatomy of the patient will decide which type of rhinoplasty the surgeon will acquire. The different types of rhinoplastic surgery are as follows:
Open Rhinoplasty - In this type of rhinoplasty, the surgeons remove the external skin of the nose to get access to the internal nose. They will try to make fewer incisions on the nose to minimize scarring.
Closed Rhinoplasty - During this surgery, the surgeons will make incisions from within the nostril. This type of surgery is suggested to those patients who do not require rearranging of the lower portions of the nose.
Tip Rhinoplasty - In tip rhinoplasty, modifications are made on the tip of the nose. This surgery can be done through both a close and open procedure.
Filler Rhinoplasty - In this rhinoplasty procedure, the surgeons insert fillers to change the shape of the nose. The two disadvantages of this process are that the fillers are not long-lasting, and they do not reduce the size of the nose.
Risk Factors of Rhinoplasty
All types of surgeries are associated with some complications. The risks in rhinoplastic surgery are:
Reaction to anesthesia
Numbness in nose
Discoloration of nose or eyes
Septal perforation (hole in the septal)
Preparations Before The Rhinoplastic Surgery
Before performing the surgery, the surgeons will talk with the patients about the benefits and complications of the surgery. They will also conduct some diagnostic tests to assess the patient. The following is done before the surgery:
Reviewing the medical history - The doctors will talk about the medical history with the patients. They will ask them whether they have any bleeding problems or have undergone any other nasal surgery.
Physical exam - A physical examination is conducted to check the facial features of the face. This exam enables the surgeons to think about the changes needed to be done. It also helps in determining the effect of the surgery on the respiratory system. With this examination, laboratory tests like blood tests are also performed.
Imaging tests - Doctors will take out the digital images of the nose from different angles to examine the structure of the nose. These images help them during the surgery to get the desired results.
Treatment offered by CARE Hospitals
The CARE Hospitals provides the facility of rhinoplastic surgery. The trained team of surgeons performs the surgery by following the given procedure.
The surgery starts with giving general anesthesia to the patient.
The surgeons will make several incisions inside or between the nostrils.
They will then remove the skin from the bone or the cartilage. After removing the skin, the surgeons will start modifying the nasal cartilage or bone.
The reshaping can be done by adding or removing the cartilage. If there is a need for cartilage, then surgeons will take it from the ear or deeper nose. If the cartilage is needed in more amounts, then it is taken from implants, ribs or other parts of the body.
After altering the nose's structure, the nose's tissues and skin are placed back, and stitches are made to close the incisions.
After the surgery
After the surgery, the patient is shifted to the recovery room. He is kept under the supervision of the surgeons. The patient will be monitored and will be given complete care for his faster recovery.
The patient has to follow some precautions after the surgery. He will be asked to:
Avoid heavy exercises like running or cycling.
Avoid bathing in showers.
Consume fibrous food like vegetables and fruits to avoid constipation.
Avoid laughing and smiling.
Gently brush the teeth to restrict the motion of the upper lip.
Avoid pulling clothing over the head.
How Can CARE Hospitals Help?
At CARE Hospitals, we follow international treatment protocols during rhinoplastic surgery. The experienced team of surgeons uses minimally invasive procedures to carry out the surgeries. The trained nursing staff of the hospital assists the doctors during the surgeries and provides comprehensive care to the patients. The hospital fulfills all the basic needs of the patients. All staff members of the hospital are available 24/7 to monitor the patients.
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