Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty

is a kind of plastic surgery, which makes it possible to eliminate aesthetic disturbances in the shape of the nose and restore nasal breathing, as well as lost olfactory, resonator and other functions. Rhinoplasty can help to eliminate various deformities of the septum of the nose, maintain or restore a ratio in the region of the nasal valves, ensure the best position of the nasal concha, etc. This operation, the duration of which, as a rule, is not more than an hour, is carried out under local anesthesia. Sutures are removed after two weeks, some time after the procedure, hematomas and swelling take place. Like any surgical intervention, rhinoplasty is surrounded by a large number of fears, rumors and myths generated by them. How much do these myths correspond to reality? We will try to find an answer to this question.

In 1-2 months after rhinoplasty, the nose acquires the final shape.

Unfortunately, this is not the case. Within five to six months, and sometimes even longer in the tip of the nose will remain moderate swelling and densification, although not very noticeable externally. This is due to the peculiarities of blood supply and lymph flow in this zone. At the same time, in the area of ​​the back of the nose the result will manifest much earlier. However, only after a year can you fully appreciate the effect of the operation.

Rhinoplasty is not such a complicated operation that even a plastic surgeon who does not have much experience can handle.

Actually, this operation is rather complicated both from a medical and an aesthetic point of view. The surgeon must have considerable experience in order to accurately represent the goal, extensive knowledge of the internal anatomy of the nose, allowing to thoroughly understand the features of the respiratory system. Only in this case, the result of the operation will not only achieve the desired aesthetic effect, but also ensure the normal functioning of the nose. In addition, the rhinosurgeon must show artistic taste, aesthetic flair, in order to achieve the desired result, that is, to make a nose that perfectly matches the proportions of the patient’s face. After all, the nose that determines the beauty of the face as a whole is located exactly in the center, therefore, the slightest defect or asymmetry will be very noticeable. An incorrect operation can adversely affect not only a person’s self-esteem – serious damage to the patient’s health can be caused. Therefore, this operation is best entrusted only to very experienced and highly qualified specialists.

After rhinoplasty breathing is difficult, patients often catch cold.

If the operation was performed by a professional, it does not lead to a deterioration in health. And if in the process of the examination conducted before the operation, diagnoses that make breathing difficult (for example, polyposis, curvature of the septum of the nose, hypertrophy of the nasal concha, etc.), an ENT surgeon is involved in the operation in order to eliminate these defects.

Rhinoplasty is extremely traumatic and painful.

This is not true. Rhinoplasty is not the most painful procedure in a number of cosmetic operations. During the operation itself, under anesthesia, the patient does not feel anything. Unpleasant sensations in the nasal region persist for seven to ten days (perhaps a sensation of a stuffy nose, swelling and bruising in the area around the nose and eyes may appear, especially if the shape of the nasal bones has been altered). However, a strong discomfort, forcing the use of painkillers, appears extremely rare.

Computer modeling can not give accurate predictions about the result of rhinoplasty.

This is not quite true. After all, thanks to computer modeling, the plastic surgeon can not only determine the optimal shape of the future nose, but also outline the plan for the future operation, select techniques that can help achieve the desired result. That is why it is important that the simulation is carried out exactly by the surgeon who will perform the operation.Undoubtedly, the result of the operation can not fully correspond to the computer model, since the tissues of the nose are not an ideal plastic material, in addition, the process of restoration and scarring of tissues is very individual and not always predictable. This should be taken into account in the evaluation of the advisability of using computer modeling.

Rhinoplasty in winter is best not to do, because you can earn a chronic cold.

Absolutely mistaken opinion. Nose correction surgery can be done at any time of the year. And in order to avoid complications due to unfavorable weather conditions, one should strictly adhere to the doctor’s advice given for the postoperative period.

Nose trauma is a contraindication to rhinoplasty.

In fact, it is the injuries and fractures of the nose that are quite often an indication for rhinoplasty (in fact, the deformation of the nose not only can cause discontent with its appearance, but it can also greatly impede or even completely block the nasal breathing, for example, can become a cause of inflammation of the paranasal sinuses). If help (correct repositioning of broken fragments) is provided in a timely manner (within ten days), the need for rhinoplasty may not arise. Otherwise, the operation is most likely inevitable.

Rhinoplasty can be done at any age.

Not exactly the right opinion. It is best to do this operation only after the bone skeleton of the nose is finally formed, i.e. after reaching 16-17 years (sometimes sooner or later, depending on the physical development). In any case, whether a rhinoplasty is necessary for a young patient or it can be postponed, only an experienced doctor determines. It should be remembered that indications for rhinoplasty at a young age can only become traumas or diseases, but not aesthetic factors.

If for some reason the cartilage of the septum is destroyed, such a defect is difficult to eliminate.

Of course, the cases are different, sometimes quite complex. However, there are many methods for eliminating congenital or acquired (for example, due to unsuccessful surgery) nose defects, and one of them is transplantation of the ear cartilage. But the best transplant is the cartilage that is removed from the nasal septum (which can even improve nasal breathing if the septum is curved).

You can not do several cosmetic operations on your face at the same time.

In fact, in parallel with rhinoplasty, it is possible to carry out plastic surgery of the eyelids, ears, lips and endoscopic operations on the face.

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