Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular and sought after surgical procedures in the world. Many plastic surgeons all over the globe have been trained to do it perfectly. But what is it all about. Learn more from these top 10 Frequently Asked Questions about Rhinoplasty.
10. What is a rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure in which the nose is being reshaped. It comes from 2 words: rhino meaning nose and plasty meaning to shape.
9. Is a rhinoplasty expensive?
This depends. There are clinics in the US and UK that charge a higher amount whereas clinics in Thailand charge lower. In fact, Thailand is the go to place for plastic surgeries nowadays because it is very inexpensive but still top of the line.
8. Are there any risks associated with rhinoplasty?
Over the past few years, the risks associated with a nose job has reduced dramatically. In fact, at present, the surgical procedure is considered safe. The only risks you could come across with a very slim chance is bleeding, infection or an adverse reaction to anesthesia. All of which can be treated accordingly.
7. What should I expect during the procedure?
You will be under general anesthesia. The surgery will last for a maximum of 2 hours if there are no complications. The incision of your nose will depend on what technique your surgeon will discuss with you. The cartilage of your nose will be rearranged to achieve the new shape that you want.
6. How long does the recovery time take?
Your nasal splint will be worn for a maximum of 10 days. You could have some bruising around your eyes which will last for a maximum of 2 weeks. Strenuous activity is not allowed for up to 4 weeks. Your physician will decide when you can go back to your normal routine.
5. What preparations should I do?
Your doctor will discuss expectations with you. He will discuss with you what will happen during the procedure and what options you have. You are not allowed to take any medications that may inhibit blood clotting. Smoking is also discouraged for a month before and a month after the surgery because it affects the healing time.
4. Is keloid scarring possible?
Keloids never appear on your nose after a rhinoplasty. The central part of the face is apparently not prone to Keloids. Another way to reduce the risk of scarring is by choosing the intranasal rhinoplasty method.
3. Am I allowed to blow my nose?
No, for at least 2 weeks because it will affect how your nose will heal. Your surgeon will allow teach you on how to properly clean your nose for the next few weeks while your surgery is healing.
2. How should I sleep?
Your head should be elevated with at least 2 pillows. If you have problems breathing when you are lying down, you should inform your doctor right away so that incisions may be checked.
1. Are there any medications given after?
Yes. Your doctor will prescribe you antibiotics to avoid infection and some pain medications in case you feel some swelling or pain. Anything other than that will be upon the doctor’s discretion.