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Rhinoplasty - Risk Factors, Types and Treatment

Published on Mar 14, 2022 and last reviewed on Mar 19, 2022   -  5 min read


Rhinoplasty is a procedure that can give good shape to your nose. Read this article to know more about rhinoplasty.



Rhinoplasty is a surgery that alters the shape of the nose. It is done for esthetic purposes and also improvement of functional breathing. Earlier, rhinoplasty was done by models and actors for esthetics. Now it is done by many people. The rhinoplasty process involves a surgical procedure in which there will be alteration done to the skin, bone, and cartilage. In some of the procedures, changes are done to all three structures. This surgery becomes mandatory if the patient is suffering from severe problems.

When Is Rhinoplasty Done?

The possible cause for rhinoplasty would be the need to reshape the nose. The thought to repair and reshape the nose might be induced after a surgery. In some patients, the doctors recommend the patient to correct the nasal septal defects. So that the patient will be able to breathe probably. The other reasons for rhinoplasty are:

If rhinoplasty is done to improve breathing, it can be performed at a younger age. If it is done for esthetic appearance, then the patient has to wait till there is complete growth of the nasal bone. It might take about 15 years for the complete formation of the nasal bone in girls. For boys, complete growth takes for a longer period of time.

What Are the Health Risks of a Rhinoplasty Procedure?

Even though rhinoplasty is a safe surgical procedure compared to others, complications and risks might occur during or after surgery. The most common risk involved in rhinoplasty are:

What are the Types of Rhinoplasty?

There are several types of rhinoplasty, and they are discussed below:

Based on the needs of the patient, rhinoplasty plastic surgery is classified into different types:

How Is a Patient Prepared for Rhinoplasty?

The first and foremost thing is that the patient should discuss all the surgery details with the doctor. The patient should well understand the pros and cons before proceeding for the rhinoplasty surgery. The past medical history should be considered a critical one. If the patient is known to have severe breathing problems or health conditions like hemophilia, then the surgery should be planned along with the availability of emergency medical equipment. Additional blood tests would be required before surgery. Additional surgical procedures that would be required at the time of surgery would be evaluated. Several photographs of the nose will be taken at different angles. Pain killers should be avoided two weeks before the surgery. This is due to the fact that the pain killers can slow down the process of clotting of the blood. This might result in excessive bleeding in the later years. Smokers are at the highest risk of healing from rhinoplasty because cigarettes' nicotine content will slow down recovery. Nicotine also causes constriction of blood vessels that might result in the low oxidation. It might, in turn, lead to poor healing of the tissues. Therefore, the patient will be advised to quit smoking before surgery.

How Is the Patient Recovered From Rhinoplasty?

After the completion of the surgery, a metal splint or plastic splint will be placed on the nose. This helps in retaining the new shape given to the nose. After it heals, the nasal septum will remain stable. Several hours after the surgery, the health condition of the patient will be regularly monitored. If you are physically healthy, the patient will be discharged in one or two days. However, you will be advised to avoid the following activities:

It is necessary to have regular follow-ups with the doctor. For more help, you can contact icliniq.com.

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