Rhinoplasty Q&A

Rhinoplasty (nose job, nose shape correction) is the oldest of all aesthetic operations. The history of rhinoplasty has more than 3000 years, and the correction of the nose and the restoration of its function is one of the most complex operations in plastic surgery.

In addition to its aesthetic function, the nose is the beginning of the respiratory system. Passing through nasal passages  the air is heated, humidified, cleaned and disinfected. In addition, the nose contributes not only to air filtration, but also participates in the process of olfaction, air purification of sinuses, and plays an important role in the functioning of the lacrimal system.

Rhinoplasty is aimed at changing or correction of external shape of the nose, as well as its internal elements, which is important not only in the process of respiration. Rhinoplasty, as well as other aesthetic surgeries can significantly improve the appearance.

Before a patient decides to undergo surgery, it is necessary to carefully consider the wishes and the expected effect, discuss this with your surgeon. If the patient is physically healthy, psychologically stable and realistic in his expectations, it will be happy with the outcome of surgery.

There are certain limitations associated with the individual anatomical features. Much depends on the type and condition of the skin, as well as the features of the process of scarring. At the first consultation, the surgeon explains to the patient what options can change the shape of the nose in his case.

It is necessary to take into account the age when planning surgery. The most favorable for a rhinoplasty is between the ages of 18-25 years, since before the age of 18 is still ongoing natural (physiological) formation of bone and cartilage skeleton of the nose.

Rhinoplasty before and after hump removal pictures

However,  age does not matter in the case of elimination of defects and deformations arising from the injury or due to the “time”. Here we try to answer all frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty.

Patients often want to ask a plastic surgeon about this or that aspect of rhinoplasty. But it so happens that there is no time to ask the surgeon. Then our site comes to the rescue and a small selection of the most popular questions and answers about rhinoplasty.

Would you like to ask the surgeon? Learn something about rhinoplasty? Especially for you Questions and Answers section of the plastic surgeon! Answers to the most frequently asked questions!

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty big nose to small nose before and after

Rhinoplasty – is a plastic surgery that is performed to change the size and shape of the nose. Rhinoplasty or plastic nose – is a surgical operation that can improve the function of the nose and its appearance. Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the overall size of the nose, remove a small hump, change the degree of the angle between the upper lip and nose, change the shape of the tip of the nose, narrow the gap between the nostrils, reduce themselves nostrils. Also, the plastic surgeon can perform septoplasty – an operation aimed at eliminating the breathing problems.

Who can undergo a rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty can be done for physically healthy men and women who have reached the age of majority. Doctors often refuse to carry out surgery for very young patients, since it is necessary to wait until the growth of the nose. For juvenile patients require parental consent. Practice shows that adult patients relate to rhinoplasty more consciously.

Nose cast after surgery rhinoplasty

Is there any age limit for rhinoplasty?
Plastic surgery is desirable to conduct after coming of age. But rhinoplasty can be done in 16 years only with parental permission.

When I can see the final result of the surgery?
You can see the final results of surgery about a year later. Edema will stay all this time. But it will not be very pronounced and usually not noticeable to others. But immediately after the surgery you can see a different nose. It is necessary to be prepared for the fact that in addition to swelling on the nose, redness will stay, color of skin will change. The main swelling will leave within the first few weeks after surgery, the rest of swelling and redness will leave after a couple of months. During the rest of the time will leave the remaining swellings, which are imperceptible to others.

Things you need after rhinoplasty

Is rhinoplasty painful?
Impossible to say that rhinoplasty brings a lot of pain. Rather, it is the discomfort associated with tampons, gypsum. Tampons are often removed on the next day after surgery. Their removal also brings no pain, just discomfort. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure, so some discomfort experienced by almost all customers. You can eliminate the unpleasant and pain sensations with the help of painkillers.

How long is the procedure of rhinoplasty?
Usually the surgery lasts from 1 to 2 hours.

What is the turundas?
This special cotton swabs, which the surgeon inserts into the nasal passages to prevent bleeding. Another function of these pads is to maintain the nasal septum after surgery. They are removed in a day or two after surgery. Also you have to breathe through the mouth while swabs is located in the nose.

Rhinoplasty columellar scar

Where is typically conducted rhinoplasty?
Most often rhinoplasty is performed in hospitals, cosmetic clinic.

Does nose become more vulnerable after rhinoplasty?
The nose after rhinoplasty must be cared. And not because it has become weak, but because the fracture or other injury may require a second surgery, which of course, would not be beneficial to the human body and in any way adversely affect the appearance of the nose.

How is made rhinoplasty?
There are two kinds of such surgery – open and closed rhinoplasty.
Once the incisions are made, the skin is separated and given desirable form of nose. And already on new frame placed skin and incisions are closed.

Rhinoplasty nostrils different sizes

What to do if the result of rhinoplasty is not satisfied?
First, do not rush to conclusions. If hasn’t passed a year after the first rhinoplasty, you can not do a second operation. After about 8-9 months, you should contact the surgeon who performed the first operation.

It is possible that required re-correction. But there are cases where the patient simply can not get used to his new view in the mirror.

Are there any complications in rhinoplasty?
In fact the rhinoplasty surgery is quite safe. Still, any surgery carries a risk of complications. These include: bleeding, reaction to anesthesia, numbness of individual sections of the skin, blood vessels ruptures, as well as asymmetry.

Rhinoplasty black eyes photo

Is scars remain after rhinoplasty?
If rhinoplasty is performed by the closed method, then there are no scars. If it is an open rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes a small incision in the columella, where the scar later will be located . But do not worry. This scar subsequently becomes completely invisible. Of course, surgical incisions always turn into the scars, but with closed rhinoplasty they are limited inside of the nose and quite invisible. With open rhinoplasty scar is hardly noticeable, and eventually disappears.

What anesthesia is used for rhinoplasty?
Most often rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia. While it is possible to carry out under local anesthesia. But plastic surgeons prefer general anesthesia, as in this case, the patient does not distract the doctor and does not experience stress. Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia or under local anesthesia with a combination of sedatives.

Rhinoplasty eye bags

How long does the patient can not go to work?
Most often after a couple of weeks you can safely proceed to your work. If all goes well, the patient may begin to carry out their duties in a two of weeks after surgery.

Will a rhinoplasty be covered by insurance?
No. Insurance does not extends on those procedures which have only cosmetic character.

Do bruises appear after rhinoplasty?
Yes, bruising around the eyes appear immediately after surgery. But individually. The degree of bruising depends on the complexity of surgery and the individual characteristics of the organism. Usually hematoma coming off in 1-2 weeks.

Nose job columellar scar photo

When the plaster is removed?
Each surgeon operates on its own, but usually plaster removed after 7-10 days after surgery.

Is nose growing after rhinoplasty?
Of course, the nose does not grow in an adult human. For this reason, it is desirable to do surgery after 18 years when is already ended the period of growth.

How long keeps swelling?
The swelling lasts about six months. But this swelling is not noticeable for people around. The main swelling goes away much earlier.

At what time of year is possible to do rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty can be done at any time of the year. The success of the surgery depends on the plastic surgeon, not the weather outside.

Rhinoplasty healing time lapse

What the patient can expect from a first consultation?
During the consultation the doctor carefully listen all the wishes of the patient, hold preoperative evaluation of the nose, the overall balance of the face. Some doctors do computer simulation, and you can see how nose will look like approximately after surgery.

Can I get behind the wheel immediately after rhinoplasty?
No. After all is much better if someone takes you. You do not have to drive after the surgery.

How long does it take recovery after rhinoplasty?
Discomfort and pain in the nose can be observed within a few days after the operation, so the doctor appoints painkillers. Besides, antibiotics or other drugs can be administered. Stitches and plaster cast removed after a week after surgery. Bruises remaining after removal of plaster disappear about 10 – th day after surgery.

Great rhinoplasty before and after pictures

The swelling lasts for quite a long time. Before the complete disappearance may take several months.

Can I play sports after rhinoplasty?
You can resume training, sports activities after three weeks after rhinoplasty.

What are the risks or complications associated with rhinoplasty?
As with any surgery, rhinoplasty may lead to some complications. The first is an adverse reaction to anesthesia, infection, rupture of the vessel. Also, the risks include the fact that it is not always possible to achieve full results from the first surgery, is sometimes necessary re-intervention.

Rhinoplasty pictures before and after female

What drugs impossible to use before rhinoplasty?
Be sure to ask the surgeon’s list of drugs contraindicated before surgery.

Is it possible when performing rhinoplasty facilitate nasal breathing?
Often, patients who wish make rhinoplasty suffer from violation of nasal breathing. They want restore the correct shape of the nose, correct septum, increase the size of the turbinates. If the operation is aimed only at eliminating the breathing problems, it is held by the surgeon audiologist.

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