Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job is the cosmetic procedure of changing the shape and size of the nose.
Undergoing rhinoplasty surgery, like any other procedure is a big decision and one which shouldn’t be taken lightly. There are many things you should consider before committing to rhinoplasty. We advise you to have a number of conversations with your surgeon beforehand to ensure that you are 100% happy to go ahead and that you’re both clear about the expected results.
Here are five things you need to know about rhinoplasty before making your decision:
- Not Just for Cosmetic Purposes
Contrary to popular belief, rhinoplasty surgery is not just for cosmetic purposes. If you have difficulty breathing due to an injury that has resulted in a fractured or broken nose or if you have a deviated septum you may need to have rhinoplasty surgery.
- Every Nose is Unique
Although plenty of medical advances have been made, there is simply no way to create or duplicate a particular type of nose on a different person. On the other hand, the basic shape of the nose can be changed, and patients rarely desire results that are unachievable.
- Evaluating Your Nose
Scheduling a consultation with a rhinoplasty specialist is the first step. If you live in Brisbane or Gold Coast, you can visit one of the best cosmetic plastic surgeons in Australia, Dr Terrence Scamp. During the consultation, the surgeon will ask you what your expectations are to make sure that your goals are realistic and achievable.
It’s a good idea to bring photographs with you to the consultation, preferably of noses that appeal to you to help the surgeon understand what you want out of the rhinoplasty. Your surgeon can also show you photographs of other patients with similar noses to yours, to help you understand the likely outcome.
- There are Different Types of Rhinoplasty: Open, Closed, Secondary and Filler.
For serious nose reshaping, the entry points are made in the vertical segment of skin isolating the nostrils. The delicate tissue and skin are then lifted off the fundamental nose structures.
In minor reshaping, most surgeons make entry points inside the nose. Then the skin is moved from the cartilage and bone, which shape its framework. Once uncovered, the cartilage and bone can be augmented, removed or rearranged to obtain the brand-new shape.
This type of rhinoplasty is administered in either open or closed procedures to fix problems that develop or persist after prior rhinoplasty surgery.
Filler rhinoplasty has short-term results, and injectable fillers are used to even out edged angles, restore symmetry, alter the direction of the nose tip, fill depressions, and adjust the nose to look smaller and attractive.
- Recovery Time Is Fairly Short
After your surgery, you may feel a little swollen, bruised, and self-conscious about your face. Many rhinoplasty patients choose to stay at home for the first week after the procedure and avoiding strenuous activity and solid foods. Your lips and nose may feel slightly numb and sore for a few weeks, but you can resume normal activities as soon as you feel fit.