If you are considering getting a nose job, then there are things you need to know before you go in for the procedure. A rhinoplasty is a common procedure, but there are still a number of pro’s and con’s to the procedure. Let’s go over some facts associated with rhinoplasty so that you will know what to expect before you meet with your surgeon.
When it will be done
In most cases, rhinoplasty will be completed as an inpatient. You will need to go under general anesthesia, meaning you will be asleep and it is likely that you will need to stay in hospital overnight. This means the doctor and medical staff can keep a close eye on your recovery to ensure there have been no immediate complications.
The actual recovery time will depend immensely on the extent of the nose job itself. There is no all-encompassing number for recovery time in nose jobs. That is because each one of them is different and each will require different work, influencing how long it will take to recover.
What can be repaired with rhinoplasty?
Some people have the surgery for medical reasons. For example, people with a deviated septum can have a variety of conditions, like trouble breathing and nosebleeds. A deviated septum can be repaired with a nose job.
Common reasons why people choose to have rhinoplasty include:
- Removing a bump from the bridge of the nose
- Correcting problems with the tip (drooping tip or misshapen tip)
- Changing the size of the nostrils
- Straightening a crooked bridge
- Lengthening or shortening the tip of the nose
- Changing the size of the nose overall
Additionally, if someone has trouble breathing, rhinoplasty can be used to open the nasal passages. Finally, if someone has had traumatic injury to the nose, then surgery may be used to correct any problems resulting from that injury.
When you discuss your rhinoplasty procedure with your surgeon, they will explain either an open or a closed procedure. These are the two methods used for a nose job and they only differ in one way. An open procedure will involve making a small incision underneath the nose on the strip of skin between the nostrils. A closed procedure will involve only incisions within the nostrils so they cannot be seen.
Different surgeons may prefer one to the other. This decision may also be influenced by a number of other things. For example, if you need extensive work to the tip of your nose, then the surgeon will likely recommend an open procedure so that they have more access to the cartilage. Overall, there is not enough of a difference to be of concern to you as the recovery time will be about the same. The incision under your nose should heal so that no one will be able to tell and any scarring will be minimal.
Talking with your surgeon
If you are considering a rhinoplasty, it is very important to discuss your goals with your surgeon. They will help you get a realistic idea of what your results will be and you can explain exactly how you want your nose to look in the end. Your surgeon will tell you whether that can be done and then describe how they can reach as close as possible results.
Rhinoplasty procedures can be a great way to change the look of the nose or correct medical problems. However, before you book your appointment, it helps to understand what will be happening. By knowing, what a rhinoplasty can do and the basics of how the procedure can be completed, you will be better prepared for meeting with the surgeon.
If you have questions or concerns about rhinoplasty see your local doctor who will arrange for you to see a nose surgeon.