Rhinoplasty is a surgery that changes the shape of the nose in a positive way. Rhinoplasty may be motivated by reshaping the nose, improving breathing, or both. The upper part of the structure of the nose is bony and the lower part is cartilage. Rhinoplasty (rhinoplasty) can change bone, cartilage, skin, or all three.
Before having surgery, talk to your surgeon about whether rhinoplasty is right for you. When planning a rhinoplasty, your surgeon will consider other features of the face, the skin on the nose, and what you want to change. If you are a candidate for surgery, your surgeon will prepare a custom program for you.
Rhinoplasty can change the size, shape or proportion of your nose. These changes may be done to repair injury abnormalities, correct birth defects, or improve some respiratory problems.
Like any other surgery, rhinoplasty has its own set of difficulties, such as bleeding, pain, bruising, etc., but when we reach the desired result, we see that it was worth enduring all these difficulties.
Your medical history The most important question your doctor will ask you is about your motivation for surgery and its goals. Your doctor will also ask about your medical history, including a history of nasal obstruction, surgery, and any medications you are taking. If you have a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia, you may not be a candidate for rhinoplasty.
Why should we see a doctor before rhinoplast؟
A physical exam will help your doctor determine what changes need to be made and how your physical characteristics such as the thickness of your skin or the strength of the cartilage at the end of your nose may affect the outcome of surgery. Also in the office, the doctor takes pictures of different angles of your nose. Your surgeon may use computer software to manipulate the images to show you what you are going to achieve. Your doctor will use these images for pre- and post-surgery evaluations, reference during surgery, and long-term examinations. Most importantly, the photos allow for a specific discussion of surgical goals.
Discussion of expectations: You and your doctor should talk about your motivations and expectations. She explains what rhinoplasty does for you and what your results can be. It is normal to talk a little about your appearance, but it is very important to talk more clearly with your surgeon about the demands and goals of surgery.
Almost anyone who has rhinoplasty is able to leave the hospital safely the day after surgery. In rare cases, if you have nausea, you may stay overnight in the hospital or other health problems that need to be monitored for the first few days after anesthesia, you may experience memory loss and reduced reaction time. So tell a family member or friend to stay with you for a night or two to help with personal care while recovering.
Foods and medications that should not be used after rhinoplasty
Avoid taking aspirin or ibuprofen for two weeks before and after surgery. These drugs may increase bleeding. Use only those medications that are approved or prescribed by your surgeon. Also avoid herbal medicines and over-the-counter supplements.
؟What do you expect from rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty does not have a series of ordered steps. Each surgery is unique and specific to the anatomy and specific goals of the person undergoing surgery. During surgery, rhinoplasty requires general anesthesia, depending on how complicated your surgery is and how your surgeon diagnoses it
Rhinoplasty may be done inside your nose or through a small external incision at the bottom of your nose. The surgeon will likely reshape the bone and cartilage under your skin, and can change the shape of your nasal bones or cartilage in several ways, depending on how much is needed to remove or add to the existing nasal structure. For small changes, the surgeon may use cartilage taken deep inside your nose or ear.
For larger changes, your surgeon may use rib cartilage, implants, or bone from other parts of your body. After making these changes, the surgeon puts the skin and tissue of the nose back and makes incisions in your nose. If the wall between the two sides of the nose (septum) is bent or crooked (deviated), the surgeon can correct it to improve breathing. After the operation, you will be placed in a recovery room where staff will monitor your return to wakefulness.
To reduce bleeding and swelling, you should rest in bed after the operation, with your head above your chest. Your nose may become clogged or swollen due to swelling or splints in your nose during the operation. In most cases, internal dressings remain in place for a week after surgery.
In addition, do not wear glasses or sunglasses on your nose for at least four weeks after surgery to prevent pressure on your nose.
Very small changes in the structure of your nose – often measured in millimeters – can make a big difference in how your nose looks. Most of the time, an experienced surgeon can achieve a result that both of you are satisfied with. But in some cases, minor changes are not enough, and you and your surgeon may decide to have a second operation for further changes. If this happens, you will have to wait at least a year for reoperation, as your nose can change during this time.
One of the best surgeons in this field is Dr. Vahid Dehghan in Tehran Surgery Center, who has achieved many successes in the field of rhinoplasty and maxillofacial surgeries with years of activity and can be a suitable consultant to guide applicants for cosmetic surgeries, including rhinoplasty. To have a successful cosmetic surgery, it is better to consult with the names of those in the field so that the best decision can be made and the best result achieved.
Care after face lift surgery
Wound care to prevent infection
- Try not to use a hair dryer to dry your hair, if you do, be sure to use a low temperature, because your skin may still be numb and you will not notice the high heat of the hair dryer and you will harm yourself.
One month after the lift, you can use hair dye in consultation with your doctor.
- Make-up will not be possible before the wounds heal, but you can apply make-up after the stitches have been removed, but cosmetics should not be applied to the wounds.
°Possible complications of face lift
°Facelift cosmetic surgery is generally successful and safe, but like any other surgery, some patients experience some transient side effects of the facelift, which often resolve completely within a few weeks. These complications include the following:
°Negative and adverse reaction to anesthesia
°Accumulation of blood outside the arteries
°Swelling of the skin
- Bruising of the face
- Wounds are known
- Temporary anesthesia