2018 . 10 . 15

Everything you need to know about Rhinoplasty abroad

An attractive face is all about balance and proportion. Rhinoplasty, sometimes referred to as a "nose job", performed by a qualified and highly skilled plastic surgeon can enhance your natural features and facial harmony.

An attractive face is all about balance and proportion. Nose is central to your face and usually gives a sense of aesthetic balance. Rhinoplasty, sometimes referred to as a “nose job”, performed by a qualified and highly skilled plastic surgeon can enhance your natural features and facial harmony. Furthermore, professionally refined and reshaped nose can lead to a higher one‘s self-esteem and confidence. Rhinoplasty can also be done for medical reasons such as to correct breathing problems related to the nose or correct disfigurement resulting from trauma or birth defects.

What is a Rhinoplasty procedure?

Rhinoplasty – is a nose reshaping surgery that improves the shape, size and symmetry of a person‘s nose. When performed by an experienced and skilled surgeon rhinoplasty can be a rewarding and a life-changing treatment leaving a patient with an increased self-esteem and personal confidence. Although, there is no such thing as a perfect nose, professionally performed surgery can enhance facial features and emphasize your unique and natural beauty.

What changes can be made to a nose?

Although choosing the nose corrections to be done depends on everyone’s individual needs, there are some common goals that plastic surgeon can help you achieve:

  • Reduce the size of a nose in relation to facial balance
  • Narrow a nose that is too wide for the face
  • Straighten a crooked nose
  • Smooth a prominent bump in the bridge of the nose
  • Refine the size of a bulbous nasal tip
  • Restore symmetry to the nose following injury
  • Correct breathing problems by opening up blocked nasal passages

A step by step guide for Rhinoplasty procedure:

Rhinoplasty procedure is typically not a complicated surgery that is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. In some cases, local anesthesia with intravenous sedation may be used.

During an operation, the surgeon usually makes cuts within the nostrils. In more difficult cases, cuts across the base of the nose may be made. Then, the inner bone and cartilage will be reshaped to produce a more pleasing appearance.

After the surgery you‘ll be asked to wear a nasal splint for the first week. This is to support your newly reshaped nose and protect it from accidental contact. Also, you can expect some swelling and bruising around the eyes for the first few days. A little swelling of the nose can also be expected for the first few weeks. At first, you may not be able to see the improvements made during surgery but don‘t worry, the majority of bruising and swelling should disappear after the first 10 to 14 days. Most patients feel ready to return to work or school after 1 or 2 weeks, depending on the level of activity required.

Who is a good candidate for Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty can benefit women and men of all ages. It is also one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures among teenagers, although cosmetic surgeons take special care when evaluating whether or not a younger patient is ready for rhinoplasty. Though the nose must be fully developed typically by around age 14 for girls and 16 for boys, surgeons take great care when evaluating teenage patients‘ emotional maturity and understanding about the cosmetic surgery process.

Nevertheless, it is important to have realistic expectations about the “nose job“ surgery. Rhinoplasty can help you improve upon your existing nose, but it cannot deliver “perfection” nor can it give you the nose of someone else. An experienced and highly-qualified surgeon will advice you on what is possible and help you to achieve a naturally looking nose that perfectly blends in with your features.

How to choose the right surgeon for a Rhinoplasty

Choosing the right surgeon for a Rhinoplasty must be a well thought decision as the results of the surgery may stay with you for life. Due to the complexity and sophistication of the procedure, it is important that a plastic surgeon would have an extensive experience and knowledge in facial cosmetic surgery treatments and has performed Rhinoplasty for a significant portion of his or her career.

Before choosing the right surgeon ask him or her, how did he train in a rhinoplasty procedure, how many years has he been performing this procedure and how many times has he/she performed this type of surgery. Also, it is important to look into before and after photos of prior patients. This can give you an idea about a surgeon‘s aesthetic sense and whether it appeals to you personally or not. The results of a rhinoplasty procedure should look natural to each individual patient and you should like the results you see.

Precautions to take after the surgery

After the surgery many patients experience bruising or swelling for the first 1-2 weeks. During this period it is advisable to limit your activity and do not engage into any intensive or contact-related activities. Most people are ready to return to work or school after 1-2 weeks, depending on the level of activity required. After the initial bruising and swelling is gone, it is also normal to have some slight swelling present up to a year, however this is usually not noticeable to others.

Written by: Justina Saveikytė
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