Nose Surgery to Nose reshape, is one of the most common of all plastic surgery procedures. Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the nose shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. It is a nose reshaping of the cartilage, bone and sometimes the soft tissues of the nose.
The skin of the nose is separated from the supporting bone and cartilage which is sculpted to the desired shape using the technique your surgeon has decided to use.The bone and cartilage of the nose are altered to the desired shape and the skin repositioned over them giving a pleasing result. As most of the nose surgery is carried out internally there are rarely any visible scars following a nose reshaping surgical procedure.
The procedure requires an overnight stay in hospital, although occasionally, where minor corrections to the nose tip alone are required, it may be possible to return home the same day. Rhinoplasty usually takes 1.5 to 2.5 hours.
Day by day, your nose will begin to look better and you can expect a nose that looks natural and blends harmoniously with your other facial features. The vast majority of patients undergoing Rhinoplasty gain a feeling of increased self-confidence with improvement in their body image.
For the first 24 hours after nose surgery your face will feel puffy and your nose may ache however prescribed pain medication will help control this. You may have bruising and swelling around the eyes, which lasts for 1 to 2 weeks. A little bleeding is common in the early days after surgery and you may be asked not to blow your nose for a week or so to allow the tissues to heal. By the end of one week, all dressings, splints, and stitches should be removed. You will have frequent follow-up visits in the months after surgery to check on your progress.
Every patient and case is different so no definite time scale for recovery can be given. However, most Rhinoplasty patients are up and about within a couple of days after surgery, and are able to return to work after just a week. Your surgeon may recommend that you take 10 to 14 days off from work.
Rhinoplasty can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won't necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with Dr. Tahir.
The best candidates for Rhinoplasty are people who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way they look. If you're physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in your expectations, you may consider yourself a good candidate.
Dr. Tahir will give you specific instructions on how to prepare for surgery, including guidelines on eating and drinking, smoking, and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications. Carefully following these instructions will help your surgery go more smoothly. If you are a smoker, it's important to stay away from smokingfor at least two weeks before and after the surgery; smoking inhibits blood flow to the skin, and can interfere with healing.
Rhinoplasty usually takes an hour or two, though complicated procedures may take longer. During surgery the skin of the nose is separated from its supporting framework of bone and cartilage, which is then sculpted to the desired shape. The nature of the sculpting will depend on your problem and your surgeon's preferred technique. Finally, the skin is re-draped over the new framework.
Most Rhinoplasty patients get back to normal within two days, and are able to return to school or sedentary work a week or so following surgery. It will be several weeks, however, before you're entirely up to speed.
Dr. Tahir will give you more specific guidelines for gradually resuming your normal activities.
When Rhinoplasty is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor.
A few of the reasons for considering Rhinoplasty are to: