Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the nose to improve facial harmony or help with respiratory problems, such as a deviated septum.
The following are some reasons why you may consider a rhinoplasty:
- You want to change the size or shape of your nose.
- You are having difficulty breathing.
- You have a bump on your nose or a broken nose.
- You wish to improve the symmetry of your facial features.
You may be a good candidate for this procedure if your facial growth is complete, you do not smoke, you are in good physical health, and you have realistic goals in mind for improving your appearance.
How do I prepare for rhinoplasty, and what does it involve?
Make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your surgical goals and expectations. During your consultation, the doctor will ask you questions about your medical history, conduct a physical examination, examine your overall health, and take photographs of your nose from different angles.
The surgeon will examine the architecture of your nose and other facial features to inform you if your expectations are realistic. They will also explain all the potential risks associated with rhinoplasty.
You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home afterward and to stay with you a night or two after the surgery as you recover. Your doctor will ask you to avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements for two weeks before and after the procedure as they increase bleeding. In addition, smoking is not allowed post-operation because it hinders the healing process and increases the risk of infection.
Rhinoplasty is performed either under general or local anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
During the procedure, the surgeon will make cuts inside the nostrils. They will then reshape the interior bone and cartilage to provide you with a more attractive appearance.
Your doctor can change the form of your nasal bones or cartilage using various techniques, depending on how much needs to be removed or added, the structure of your nose, and the available materials. To finalize the procedure, the surgeon stitches the incisions in your nose and replaces the nose’s skin and tissue.
Additionally, the surgeon can correct the septum (the wall between the two sides of the nose) if it is curved or crooked (deviated) to facilitate breathing.
What happens after surgery?
Most people will need to wear a nasal splint for the first week after a nose job. After the procedure, you must keep your head elevated for at least 24 hours. Downtime can range from 5 to 7 days, with the splint removed on the 7th day.
To prevent bleeding and swelling, you should relax in bed with your head raised higher than your chest after surgery. Your nose may be stuffy because of swelling or the splints inserted inside your nose during the procedure. Any swelling or bruising may take up to two weeks to resolve entirely. After 3 to 4 weeks, patients can safely return to normal activities, such as swimming and jogging. However, they will need to wait about 6 weeks post-operation to resume resistance workouts.
The final result of the surgery will be noticeable after about a year when the swelling has subsided completely. The results of rhinoplasty will last for a long time. Your new appearance will last longer if you maintain a healthy lifestyle and use sun protection all of your life.
How much does the surgery cost?
The technique used for the patient will determine the cost of the rhinoplasty surgery.
Novomed has facilitated investing in elective surgical procedures by offering flexible payment options that enable patients to pay over 3, 6, or 12 months with 0% interest rates with NBD, Emirates Islamic Bank, ADCB, FAB, and Al Futtaim credit cards.
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Rhinoplasty is a complicated procedure that requires a highly skilled facial plastic surgeon because each nose is unique. Therefore, Novomed Centers have only the most qualified and experienced facial plastic surgeons who have performed rhinoplasty surgeries for decades.
The best way to determine if cosmetic surgery is right for you is by scheduling a consultation with one of our experts at Novomed.
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