Overview of Rhinoplasty
A surgical procedure performed to reshape the nose is referred to as rhinoplasty and the reshaping is executed in many ways, such as: make the nose larger or smaller; change the angle of the nose with respect to the upper lip; alter the nose tip; correct bumps, indentations and other defect in the nose.
The rhinoplasty procedure requires for the surgeon to make an incision inside the nose to access the bones and cartilage that support the nose, and depending on the desired result, some bones and cartilage may be removed or a tissue added, by taking it from another part of the body or by using a synthetic filler. Once the surgeon is done in rearranging and reshaping the bone and cartilage, the skin and tissue is sutured over the nose and a splint is placed outside the nose to support the new shape of the nose until it heals. With the use of either general or local anesthesia, rhinoplasty is considered an outpatient procedure, however, there are times, depending on the level of the desired result of the nose appearance, the procedure may require a 1-night stay in the hospital or surgery center.
The splint and bandages around the nose will be removed a week after the surgery; however, the patient’s face will feel puffy and the area around the eyes and nose will look bruised and swollen for several days. The recovery period takes about 2 weeks or more and during this stage the following requirements must be done by the patient: apply cold compress on the nose and part of the swelling face to minimize the swelling and reduce the main or a pain medicine may be prescribed by the doctor; patient’s head must always be elevated during this period and no strenuous activities are to be done by the patient.
Finding Similarities Between Health and Life
Rhinoplasty can already be performed in a fully developed nose and the result, after the surgery, is permanent, unless the person meets an injury where the nose’s appearance may be injured and will, therefore, be altered by the injury. The nose is fully developed at ages 15 or 16 in females and in males by age 17 or 18, and for these reasons, it is not advisable to undergo rhinoplasty below these age levels since the nose is still developing.
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In any form of surgery, there are risks and complications that may happen, and in rhinoplasty, the temporary swelling and bruising around the eyes and nose are expected, but other risks may occur, such as: bleeding; injury or holes on the wall that separates the nostrils; skin problems; infection; serious nasal blockage caused by the swelling inside the nose; complications of anesthesia; and, worst, the result may not meet up with what the patient wants.