What Is Rhinoplasty And Its Available Options?

Plastic surgery is increasingly becoming the go to option for people looking for improving their appearance and their self esteem with it. So far, Rhinoplasty is the most common choice when it comes to aesthetic surgeries.

It is commonly known as ‘nose job’. It is the second most popular surgery in UK, next to breast augmentation. Although it is an extremely popular procedure, it can be quite intimidating. But since this procedure has been carried out for such a long time, it has been perfected by experience to make it painless and as efficient as possible to avoid any inconvenience or complication. Despite it being a common process, many people find themselves with a lot of questions regarding Nose Job London and this overview will provide you with answers to common questions.

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Are you an eligible rhinoplasty candidate?

Almost everyone is capable of getting themselves a nose job, but still you should consult a capable aesthetician. Adolescents are usually not considered eligible owing to their delicate nose structure that has not fully formed yet. Although girls of 15 years and older may be able to get the procedure done as they mature earlier than boys. Teenage boys usually have to wait till they have turned 17 to be eligible for rhinoplasty.

From an aesthetic standpoint of view, rhinoplasty is a good option for the people whose nose:

  • Is crooked or asymmetrical
  • Is too large or too small as compared to the rest of the facial features
  • Has a bump on the bridge or edge of the nose
  • Is too wide
  • Has a droopy or enlarged tip
  • Too wide or too narrow nostrils
  • Obstructs the normal breathing ability

How is a nose job performed?

Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure. Patients are allowed to leave the surgery facility after a brief period of time and they do not have to stay overnight.

For preparation, the patients face is thoroughly washed. General anaesthesia is given that allows the patient to sleep throughout the surgery. The other option is local anaesthesia where only the nose is numbed while the patient is conscious but sedated throughout the procedure.

Once the sedation process is completed successfully, the surgery is begun. The next step varies from the kind of rhinoplasty that is being done. Most of them require incisions to be made inside the nostrils to lift the skin and remove or add to the structure as desired.

Grafting is used to add shape to a small or narrow nose. If a large nose is to be made smaller, osteotome will be used by the operator to remove an existing bone. Osteotome precisely breaks the nasal bone and resembles a small chisel in shape. The excess bone is shaved down using another tool, a rasp which is file like in shape.

Once the reshaping is done, the incisions are closed and packing material is inserted into the nose to keep the new shape of the nose and reduce the swelling. After the packing is inserted, the nose is taped and a small nose cast is worn to help maintain the newly designed shape during the first phase of healing.

Types of Rhinoplasty

There are two methods the Plastic Surgeon can choose from when performing rhinoplasty.

·       Closed Rhinoplasty:

In this procedure, the surgeon makes incisions on the Columella; the vertical piece of skin that separates the nostrils. The skin and other tissues are then separated from the bone to give greater access to the interior nasal passages. Closed rhinoplasty is considered minimally invasive.

·       Open Rhinoplasty:

Open rhinoplasty provides more access to the bone structure. During this procedure, the surgeon makes horizontal incisions across the Columella to lift the tip of the nose to reshape it. This may leave some scar tissues.

Other available options of rhinoplasty

There are several other kinds of rhinoplasty that can be chosen according to the needs of the patient and what they desire.

Surgical Rhinoplasty Options:

·       Revision Rhinoplasty

Also called a secondary rhinoplasty, this procedure is chosen by patients who are not satisfied with the result of their past rhinoplasty. It is used to correct any cosmetic change or issue after the patient’s previous rhinoplasty.

·       Augmentation Rhinoplasty

If a person feels their nose is too small, bone grafting can be employed to reshape the nose.

·       Reconstruction Rhinoplasty

Reconstruction rhinoplasty is very advanced and can be very complicated. It is required by patients who have lost a portion of or all their nose after a serious injury or an accident.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty options

·       Filler Rhinoplasty

This is a non-surgical method that is a temporary treatment to even out the minor nasal imperfections using injectable dermal fillers such as Juvéderm or Restylane. It is a minimally invasive procedure which takes about 15 minutes to complete and give nearly instant results.

How does one find the best plastic surgeon?

It is highly recommended that you consult with at least two prospective plastic surgeons and inquire about their credentials and patient history before making a choice. You can also ask around people who have undertaken nose job London and did not end up with a disaster, if you like the work done on them you can choose the aesthetic practitioner they chose. Still you should drill the plastic surgeon and yourself too. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to ensure than you ae sure of the doctor you are choosing:

  • Do I like the result of his work on his previous patients?
  • Is the surgeon’s style in line with my wants?
  • Are the results shown in his previous patients natural looking or fake?
  • Can I envision myself with this kind of look? Will I look good?

The most important thing to do when looking for an aesthetician is to find someone who you are comfortable with. It is also important to not whether the facility the surgery will be performed is appropriately licensed and facilitated with quality technology.

Health risks of a Rhinoplasty procedure

The surgery includes the following risks:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Numbness
  • Scarring
  • Septum Perforation
  • Infection
  • Chronic nosebleeds
  • Blood clots
  • Burst blood vessels
  • Unsatisfactory results
  • Poor wound healing
  • Breathing difficulty
  • The need for revision rhinoplasty
  • Permanent nerve damage

How does one recover from a Nose Job?

During the first few days of recovery, the patient is advised to:

  • Sleep with their head elevated to help educe the swelling and avoid the blood rushing to the site of the surgery as it could cause complications.
  • Be careful not to jostle the upper lip or nose while brushing the teeth
  • Refrain from as much movement of facial muscles as possible
  • Use ice to reduce the swelling and the pain
  • Eat soft foods that do not require much chewing
  • Take a warm bath instead of a shower and avoid water from coming into direct contact with the nose
  • Refrain from blowing the nose
  • Wear button down shorts instead of t-shirts or anything that requires going over the head in order to be worn
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