1- About Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is a surgery to create facial balance and to improve the appearance and proportion of the nose; It can also be a reconstructive surgery to correct the structural defect in the nose which is the most common causes of impaired breathing.
Rhinoplasty Recommended for:
Rhinoplasty as plastic surgery can treat the visible humps or depressions of the nose profile, nose size, nasal asymmetry, nostril shape or a nasal tip that is drooping or upturned.
- Avoid smoking for two weeks before surgery
- Avoid medications such as Aspirin or ibuprofen for two weeks before surgery; they may cause bleeding.
3-During Rhinoplasty Surgery
Rhinoplasty can be a closed surgery or open surgery.
A closed procedure is performed by making hidden incisions, whereas an open procedure is performed by making incisions across the columella. Incisions allow the surgeon to reshape the structure of the nose. After reshaping or correcting a deviated septum, the surgeon will close the incision.
Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure; the patient can take a rest for 1 hour and go home, and there is no overnight stay.
Depending on the procedure and its complexity, the surgery will perform under anaesthesia or intravenous sedation.
The procedure time is approximately 1 to 4 hours.
Post Procedure Care:
- sleep on your back with your head elevated
- Avoid strenuous activities for two weeks after nose job
- Avoid using sunglasses or any pressure of physical contact to the nose
- Swelling & bruising
- External scarring
- Holes inside the septal area of the nose
Potential Risks of Rhinoplasty
- Skin problems and painful rashes caused by the tape and bandages on the nose
- Nasal blockage
- Nose Shape dissatisfaction
How long will bruising last?
Because of bone restructuring, bruising is inevitable. Bruising usually lasts for seven to ten days. In order to minimise bruising you may sleep in an elevated sitting position or use ice-packs.
Is rhinoplasty a painful surgery ?
Level of pain after rhinoplasty differs from one patient to another, but generally, it is not a painful procedure. Most patients report their pain grade, 4 out of 10 in their first visit after surgery.
Do I have to stay overnight at the hospital after surgery?
No. Most rhinoplasty procedures are performed as outpatient surgeries, and patients go home after surgery.
How long does it take to recover from nose job?
Swelling may last for several months. But after one week, patients will gradually back to daily activities. Most patients can return to strenuous activities such as exercising after two to four weeks.