Rhinoplasty is the surgery of the nose to define, reshape or create symmetry through out the face with the nose as the center of attention. This procedure is a very delicate and difficult operation and one should not rush into this surgery without fully preparing themselves, emotionally and mentally for it. Plus, not all surgeons are capable of giving you a wonderful nasal result.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Nose job is the surgery to reshape the nose to reduce or elongate the length of it. The goal is to bring a harmony to the whole face through its alteration. It is also known as a “Rhinoplasty” and usually it does also include the reshaping of the tip. The reshaping of the tip of the nose is called Tiplasty.
If the nose is not straight or the patient complains about breathing problem then a Septoplasty is indicated. The goal then would be to restore the functionality.
If needed Dr Mounir will perform all these three together after discussing with you the pros and cons of each part of the surgery. The septoplasty is not always necessary.
Are you a Candidate For Rhinoplasty?
Dr Mounir will ask you if have are or have been on Accutane for the last three months. He will examine your general physical and mental health to make sure that you are suitable for the general anaesthesia. Finally Dr Mounir will ask you about your expectations and why you wish to have your nose reshaped. Dr Mounir has the duty to determine the limits of your expectation. You must understand that Dr Mounir cannot perform miracles but he always aim to transform what you do have into a more balanced look altogether.
Should I have an Open or Closed Rhinoplasty?
Both techniques are good to achieve an adequate reshaping of the nose. However, open rhinoplasty is more indicated when the tip is too big or deformed and needs more work. Technically, the only difference between an open or closed approach is the opening of the nose by external, visible incisions that give more access to the cartilages of the nose.
Dr Mounir doe both techniques and so he will consult you and discuss with you, which technique would suits you best.
Please be aware that the open technique usually takes longer.
What are the Risks Associated With Rhinoplasty?
After examining you If Dr Mounir finds that you are a good candidate for this type of surgery then you should expect no major complications. However, with any operation, no matter how small, there can be difficulties. Excessive bleeding can occur. This is more likely if you have taken aspirin, ibuprofen, nurofen or another non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication within the week before surgery. Infections do rarely occur and would be treated as they presented, usually with a course of antibiotics. If there is any sign of infection before surgery, your surgery should be postponed. There may be some prolonged swelling or bruising. Sometimes, it can take months for the last little bit of swelling to resolve. Scarring should be insignificant. Most of the incisions will be hidden inside the nose. You will have a tiny straight-line scar across the bridge of skin between your nostrils. This usually fades with time.
The healing time:
Please be aware that this surgery has the highest rate of revisions. It is changing surgery. This is because often patients may not accept the new shape of them nose.
Regrettably, there are a few noses that don’t heal correctly, due surgeon’s error or sometimes simply because you did sleep on one side a lot without a proper cast. The nose can “deviate” to one side if the cast does not support it properly during the healing.
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