What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is an aesthetic/cosmetic surgical procedure to reshape the nose and improve its appearance. Rhinoplasty is also performed to correct birth defects, deformities which result from injury, or to relieve nasal obstruction.
Are there any side effects associated with the surgery?
Most patients are able to return to normal activities after a fortnight. Swelling and bruising around the eyes are common, but subside quickly; swelling of the nose subsides more slowly and some numbness may be present for a few months. The final appearance may therefore take 3 to 4 months to be evident. Other postoperative complications, such as delayed healing, infection, or excessive bleeding are quite uncommon. You should follow your surgeon’s advice carefully to reduce the risk of complications.
Improvements with Rhinoplasty
What results can I expect?
The degree of improvement depends to a large extent on the basic structure of your nose and skin. Changes may be subtle and not initially obvious, with the aim being a more natural improved shape which blends in with your face. Minor adjustments are occasionally required.
Will I be hospitalized for the surgery?
Rhinoplasty may be performed as a Day Surgery or alternatively with a short hospital stay. This will depend on your general health and the extent of the procedure and you should seek your surgeon’s advice.
Are there any scars after the surgery?
Usually incisions are made inside the nose and are therefore not visible. Sometimes incisions are used on the skin of the “columella” or in the creases of the nostrils. These scars are usually barely noticeable.
Would Rhinoplasty help me?
A consultation with your plastic surgeon is the first step in considering a Rhinoplasty. You should frankly discuss your goals and expectations about looking and feeling better after surgery. You should always keep in mind that the desired result is improvement, not perfection. However, A “new nose” does not guarantee an end to all personal problems. It is mostly the mental attitude of the individual that determines a successful outcome. A Rhinoplasty can improve your appearance and renew your self-confidence; the rest is entirely up to you.