Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job is a type of cosmetic surgery in which the shape of the nose is changed. This could be done for various reasons. Some of the reasons people undergo rhinoplasty include to restore the function of the nose, to enhance the beauty of the nose, especially after a trauma, or if the patient has a congenital defect, respiratory disorder, or a failed nose job. Studies have shown that the majority of patients do request for a dermatologist to remove bumps, reduce their nostril width, alter the angle between the nose and the mouth, and to also fix injuries, that might have occurred due to birth defects or traumas.
Rhinoplasty cannot be done by just any doctor, but only by doctors trained in the field of plastic surgery. Plastic surgery is a speciality of medicine that deals with the restoration, reconstruction, and alteration of the human body. An individual that is trained in this field is referred to as a plastic surgeon. This field of medicine is further divided into different types, such as craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, the treatment of burns and so on. Cosmetic surgery is also a branch of plastic surgery. On the one hand, reconstructive surgery deals with the restoration and just like its name implies, reconstruction of a part of the body that is defected, or the patient isn’t happy with. It’s basically about restoring or improving the function of a part of the body. As an illustration, plastic surgery has made it possible for babies born with facial disorders, such as cleft palate to look perfectly normal again. This is one of the numerous importance and benefits of plastic surgery. On the other hand, cosmetic surgery, a branch of plastic surgery focuses on the aesthetics of a patient. Reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries are techniques that are used globally and has saved so many lives, and people’s self-esteem. It’s important to know that your physician is certified and has a good track record before consulting them to carry out surgical procedures on you
The cost of rhinoplasty varies, and it’s dependent on some factors. However, it’s important for patients to thoroughly discuss the cost of the procedure with their physician, as well as figuring out a payment plan for the treatment. On an average, the cost of a nose job does cost between $3000 and $15000. As earlier mentioned, the price depends on some factors. Below are some of the factors that determine the cost of the procedure. Experience of the surgeon: This is the most important factor to consider. A doctor that has a lot of experience, and that has carried out the procedure a lot of times, tends to have a higher success rate, than doctors with fewer years of experience. This is why the more the years of experience a doctor has, the more they charge. Although, records have shown that the majority of people do not mind paying the extra cost of getting an experienced doctor, as long as the procedure is successful
The outcome of the procedure depends on the type of filler used. Below are some of the commonly used fillers. Hyaluronic acid: Hyaluronic acid is a component of the ground substance of connective tissues. They can be used as fillers in non-surgical rhinoplasty. They are safe and does not cause allergies. Typically, they last for about 6 to 10 months. They can also be dissolved by administering an injection of hyaluronidase. Calcium hydroxyapatite: This kind of filers do last for up to 14 months. They are calcium based and does not cause allergies. They are also not reversible. Liquid silicone Polymethylmethacrylate: This kind of fillers are made from inert, and microscopic surgical plastic beads. They are administered multiple times until the desired goal is achieved.
How Are The Fillers Administered? Anesthesia is required for non-surgical rhinoplasty. The most commonly used anesthesia is lidocaine injections. Teen Rhinoplasty Nose Job Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in teenagers. A lot of consultations need to be held, to decide what’s best for the patient. It’s important for the decision to be the patient’s, and not due to parental or peer pressure. Physicians do recommend that girls would have to wait until they turn 15, and boys wait a few more years before they can undergo rhinoplasty. This time is needed, so the nose can fully grow, and also for the patient to decide what they want. Rhinoplasty to Make Nose Bigger Although most people would rather have the size of their nose reduced, some people would like to make their nose bigger. Also, a rhinoplasty that is done to pinch the nose might be overly done. This kind of condition can lead to breathing difficulties. Patients affected might need their nose to be increased, to allow for more room to breathe. Other reasons people might request for a nose enlargement include in cases of congenital deformities, and trauma. How Long Does Rhinoplasty Take to Heal? Physicians might place a splint or a pack in the nose, to support and protect the newly reconstructed structure of the nose during healing. Patients might experience some swelling. However, this swelling does down within a few weeks. It’s important to know that it might take up to a year, before the new nasal contour to refine. The patient might observe some changes in the look of the nose, as it refines to a new look. The swelling is usually worse in the morning and might be on and off in the first year after the procedure. Physicians do advise patients to follow the following instructions: Instructions on how to take care of the surgical site. Medications to use on the site, and drugs to reduce any risk of infection. How to look after their general health. Follow up with your physician. What Are The Risks Associated with Rhinoplasty Surgical Procedures? All forms of surgery are risky, and the same applies to plastic surgeries. Below are some of the prevalent risks associated with cosmetic surgeries. Unsatisfactory nasal look: Patient might not be satisfied with the outcome of the procedure. This can cause a loss of self-esteem, and also make them feel like they’ve wasted their money. Scarring: Surgeons make significant efforts in ensuring procedures are scar free. The problem still occurs, even though it’s in the minority. Overall health state: People who don’t have a good state of health might an increased risk of developing other conditions after the surgery. Examples of this condition might include heart diseases, hypertension and so on. Infection: Every type of surgical procedure carries a risk of infection. Plastic surgical surgeries are also not exempted. As an illustration, in breast surgeries, patients often present with conditions such as cellulitis. This is a common complication in breast surgical procedures. This can be severe, if not well managed. Hematoma: A hematoma is the accumulation of blood outside a blood vessel. This can occur as a result of diseases, or injury, due to trauma or surgery. A hematoma is initially in fluid form, before it spreads between the tissues where it accumulates, coagulate before blood is reabsorbed into blood vessels. This is a common occurrence in plastic surgical procedures. Hematomas can be seen under the surface of the skin, and can also be felt. They do feel like a lump under the skin. In a lot of cases, the hematoma eventually dissolves. However, they sometimes don’t dissolve, and would keep growing. In this case, the hematoma might have to be surgically removed, and the affected part of the body repaired and cleaned. Bleeding: This may occur if the patient loses a lot of blood, without any form of intervention. Patients in this condition would present with a low blood pressure, cool and sweaty skin, and a reduced function of the mental activities. Patients might also present with confusion. Difficulty breathing: The nostril can be overly pinched in some procedures. This might lead to the development of breathing problems in the patient. This condition is usually solved by enlarging the nose. Nasal septal perforation: This is a condition in which the surgeon mistakenly perforates the nasal septum. The patient would require another surgical treatment for the perforation to be fixed. Anesthesia risks. What Results Should I Expect After Rhinoplasty? The outcome of rhinoplasty is permanent. You expect some swelling after the procedure. This might persist for a few weeks. It might also take a year before the nasal contours eventually fully refine. A healthy lifestyle and avoiding excessive exposure to the sun will help in prolonging the results of the nose job. Large Nose Rhinoplasty A large nose rhinoplasty is a procedure in which the overall size of the nose is reduced. The majority of patients interested in large nose rhinoplasty need 3 things to be fixed. This includes the nose hump, the tip area, and the width of the nose. Your surgeon should explain how to the reduction of your nose would alter your look. It’s important to know what you want, before consulting your surgeon. Not having a realistic idea of what you want might leave you with an unsatisfactory outcome. Rhinoplasty for Nose Bridge Rhinoplasty is helpful in the correction of any nasal bridge problems. Making little changes to the way the nasal bridge looks, can have a significant impact on the way the patient looks. This is because the nose is the biggest and most obvious feature of the face. You must have clear and realistic ideas on what you want from the procedure. This would help you when having a conversation with your physician. This would also help the surgeon know what’s best for you. Some of the benefits of getting a nose bridge job done include increased confidence. If you’re not satisfied with the way your nasal bridge looks, then this procedure might just be ideal for you. It can also help reduce the cases of sinus infections. Cartilage Only Cartilage only is one in which only the cartilaginous part of the nose is worked on. The underlying bones of the nose are not touched. How to Find the Best Plastic Surgeon for Your Perfect Nose Job The most important step to take when looking for the best plastic surgeon for your nose job is to ensure the physician is board certified. You can do this by just checking the name of the physician on the directories of plastic surgeons in your country. References Black, M. and Marshman, G. (2010). 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