Nose surgery (Rhinoplasty), Are you uncomfortable with the way your nose looks? Rhinoplasty surgery can be a solution to your problem.
Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery in which surgeons reshape your nose according to your aesthetic desires. It is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries available.
Rhinoplasty surgery can help address:
- Problems regarding the size of the nose (facial balance)
- Size and position of the nostrils
- The shape of the nostrils (its width and tilt)
- Nose width at the bridge area
- Issues regarding the shape of the nasal tip (its size, angle, and shape)
- Nasal asymmetry
Plastic surgeons pretty much can change the entire structure of the nose in rhinoplasty surgeries.
Types of Rhinoplasty Surgeries
Rhinoplasty surgeries are commonly known operations as we have stated before. However, many people don’t know that there are two different methods of these surgeries. These methods are the endonasal approach, which is a closed surgery, and the external approach. External approach is, as the name indicates, an open operation.
In the endonasal approach, surgeons operate inside the patient’s nose using various tools. This way, no part of the incision is visible on the outside; therefore, there won’t be any visible scars on the nose. Not having any visible scars on the nose is a significant benefit. However, operating inside the nose brings several challenges and technical limitations with it.
Surgeons have to perform the whole procedure through narrow surgical openings. Operating on such a confined space limits visibility. The surgeons also have to distort the nasal cartilage as accessing the nasal framework requires it. The swelling that occurs following this operation takes about six months to go away completely.
In external rhinoplasty operations, surgeons make a small bridging incision. The purpose of this is to adjoin the right and left nostril incisions. They fold the nasal skin upward to get better visibility of the lower nasal structure. This approach limits the distortion of the nasal cartilage significantly. It also allows surgeons to leave the components of the nasal skeleton undisturbed.
External rhinoplasty surgeries may involve scarring on the outside of the nose. However, this approach can provide more accurate, versatile and direct results for the patients as they give the surgeons better visibility.
Recovering Period after a Rhinoplasty Surgery
The good thing about rhinoplasty surgeries is that they do not require any downtime after the operation. You can return home the same day you have your surgery.
But remember, it is not a simple operation. You have to be careful during your first week of recovery. Once you return home, you should start to apply cold compress into your incision area. Keeping your incision area cold will reduce the swelling. But you can’t completely stop the swelling.
The patients usually experience a moderate amount of swelling on their second and third days. The swelling will lead to some pain and discomfort, but your doctor will have prescribed some painkillers for you. These will ease your pain.
You will feel much better once you hit the one-week mark. Your doctor will remove the external stitches after the first week (if they are not dissolvable). Your bruising will have subsided.
The majority of the swelling should disappear between the second and fourth weeks. As the swelling goes away, your breathing will improve as well.
Consider taking at least a few days off from your work after the surgery to facilitate the recovery period.
You will begin to see your results after the swelling goes away.
Like in every other surgery, rhinoplasty operations come with some risks as well. Some patients may even require an additional procedure. However, by consulting our experts, you can minimize the risk. Furthermore, following the instructions of your doctor will be helpful for a faster recovery period.
Planning on Getting a Rhinoplasty?
These are sophisticated operations. Your surgeon has to be skilled and experienced to perform this operation well. Contact us if you are considering rhinoplasty. We listen to our patients’ expectations and help them achieve their goals in a rather affordable way. Our experts will gladly provide you with further information on rhinoplasty and its prices.
Having trouble breathing? Or you don’t like how your nose looks? There are various types of nose surgeries available both for functional and aesthetic purposes.
Reconstructive and cosmetic nose surgeries provide the following benefits for the patients:
- Improved breathing
- Correcting deformities that come from birth or occur as a result of an accident
- Changing the size and shape of the nose according to the patient’s desires
- Repairing nasal injuries
Nose surgeries can also treat conditions such as OSA and deviated septum.
OSA, which stands for obstructive sleep apnea, is a condition in which patients periodically stop breathing while sleeping. This condition usually occurs as a result of a blockage in the airway. Plastic surgeons surgically remove this blockage and ease the patient’s breathing.
Deviated septum is also a condition that causes trouble with breathing. It occurs when one of your nasal passages leans to the other side. As a result, one nasal passage gets blocked with limited airflow. In cases where it is severe, a deviated septum can entirely block one of the nasal passages. It could lead to nosebleeds and facial pain alongside the difficulty in breathing.
If you want to take advantage of the benefits that we have listed, or you suffer from the conditions we have mentioned above, nose surgeries are what you need.
Types of Nose Surgeries
Now, let’s take a more in-depth look at the types of nose surgeries. Knowing the available nose surgery types will help you identify which ones you need for your condition.
Septoplasty is a reconstructive surgery that surgeons often perform to treat deviated septum condition. The septum is a mix of bones and cartilage that separates the two nasal passages. To fix a leaned septum, the surgeons usually remove some of the bones and cartilage and reshape them. This way, they prevent blockage and increase airflow.
Rhinoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery. It is for patients who are not satisfied with how their nose looks. With rhinoplasty surgeries, the surgeons can straighten the patient’s nose, reshape it and even change the size of it. These operations are satisfying the patient’s aesthetic desires. So, your surgeon will listen to your expectations before planning out the process. Some patients prefer to have a septoplasty operation alongside the rhinoplasty. These combined procedures are called septorhinoplasty.
- Turbinate Reduction
Turbinates are the parts in our noses that cleanse, warm and moisturize the air we breathe. So, they play a rather important role in our respiratory system. However, they can sometimes grow more than needed and block the airflow. That is when the turbinate reduction surgeries come into play.
In turbinate reduction surgeries, the surgeons remove some of the turbinates to make them smaller or move them. They reduce the blockage by doing this and improve the airflow.
- Nasal Valve Surgeries
Nasal valve surgeries are for opening up the middle and lower parts of the nose in the situations where they get blocked or collapse due to an accident.
In nasal valve surgeries, the surgeons repair the nasal valve with cartilage often taken from the patient’s ear. However, they sometimes take cartilage from the nose itself or the ribs depending on the situation.
So, we have examined some of the nose surgery types. Now let’s talk about what awaits you after your surgery should you choose to have it.
Healing Period after Nose Surgeries
You have to be careful during the recovery period after your operation.
Regarding this, you should avoid contacting your incision area with water after your procedure. You may shower the day after; however, swimming can seriously cause harm to your nose. Try to avoid swimming for two weeks so that your incision will have some time to heal.
Some swelling will occur after your operation. The swelling may sometimes lead to some difficulty in breathing but it will decrease after a while.
Be sure to apply Vaseline into your incision area 2-3 times every day. Vaseline will support healing and protect your injuries from environmental factors.
Lastly, you should avoid doing demanding activities for at least a week. Any pressure could damage your incision area.
Considering a Nose Surgery?
Nose surgeries are often the best treatments for functional and aesthetic problems in the nose. Contact us if you are considering having nose surgery. We will gladly provide you with further information regarding these operations. Our experts can also come up with a payment plan after your consultation. esteGrande Instagram