Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure and is also commonly known as a nose job. It is used for reconstructing and correcting the form and aesthetically enhancing the nose by resolving nasal trauma, respiratory impediment and congenital defects.
People looking for enhancing their looks and facial features are opting for rhinoplasty in huge numbers. It has gained immense popularity in recent times especially amongst the youth.
About the Rhinoplasty Procedure
A person who is planning to o rhinoplasty should visit an accredited facility with a certified doctor for best results. During that meeting it is best to talk about goals and tell the doctor what is bothering you about your nose and how you would like to change it. It is basically a discussion about results and expectations.
The surgeon will undertake and evaluation of the structures of your nose and other facial features and after this evaluation, he or she will tell you if your expectations are realistic and achievable or not. The surgeon will also reflect on your overall health and ought to discuss with you the risks, recovery time, and costs involved in the procedure.
A week before the procedure has to be performed any blood thinning medications must be stopped. It is best to quit smoking and drinking two weeks before the surgery. Inform the surgeon about any previous surgeries which have been performed on nose or of any past injuries of the nose suffered by the patient. A blood test, electro cardiogram and other tests are performed before the surgery
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. It is pain free and takes around an hour or two. The incisions are made inside the nose. The face becomes slightly puffy after the surgery and there is swelling and bruising around the eyes.