Rhinoplasty is any cosmetic procedure that is carried out on the nose. This procedure helps to repair the nose after injuries or improve the way the nose looks. Individuals sometimes suffer from different nasal issues that make them feel uncomfortable about their appearance. Whether it be the size or shape of the nose that is causing the issues, a plastic surgeon can help. Before a person decides on rhinoplasty, they need to learn all they can about the procedure.
Why Is Rhinoplasty Performed?
Rhinoplasty is performed for both cosmetic and functional reasons. Sometimes, people have internal nasal obstructions, such as a deviated septum. When these issues are present, breathing can be difficult. Rhinoplasty can correct breathing problems by opening up the nasal cavities.
This procedure can also be used to correct cosmetic issues that may be present. The surgeon can take away tissue to make the nose smaller and more defined and they can also add in tissue or even implants. The goal of rhinoplasty is to make sure the nose shape and size fits in well with the patient’s other features so they feel more confident about their appearance.
What Can Patients Expect?
Rhinoplasty is an invasive procedure and can be carried out in a hospital or in a plastic surgeon’s office. The procedure is typically carried out under general anesthesia so the patient will not feel discomfort and will not move as their nose is being worked on.
Once the procedure has been carried out, the patient will go through recovery so they can come out of the anesthesia and wake up. It is important patients have someone to take them home and care for them for at least twenty-four hours to ensure no complications occur.
Sleeping with the head elevated is important during the healing process. Not only will it help with breathing, it will also help to reduce swelling. Following the instructions of the surgeon will help to ensure healing progresses as it should.
To learn more about rhinoplasty, check out this video from Dr Zacharia. Call his office today if you would like to schedule a consultation appointment to get started.