More and more people are dissatisfied with their appearance and are trying to somehow correct some parts of the body. Sometimes it even gets crazy, but more and more everyone started to treat it with total indifference, as the demand for plastic surgery grows every year. For example, rhinoplasty is an opportunity to correct the shape of the nose, while blepharoplasty corrects the eyelids and so on.
what is rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is an operation that changes the shape and, if desired, the size of the nose. The first of these corrections was performed by a German surgeon named Jacques Josev in the first half of the last century. After this successful experience, this type of surgery began to gain popularity every day and, thanks to the constant development of drugs and equipment, it became even easier and safer. The very essence of this surgical intervention is to change the bone-cartilaginous structure of the nose, immediately after removing the skin. Although this type of procedure is already very popular, there are still quite a number of myths that in one way or another can frighten the patient.
Myths and reality
The first myth says that this type of surgery can be performed by any plastic surgeon. In fact, a physician of this specialization must be able to possess at least knowledge and at most superficial skills. Unfortunately, this by no means means that he has enough practical experience to carry out such an operation at the highest level. This procedure is very complicated, and any plastic surgeon must know all the nuances and subtleties of the structure of the nose and respiratory system, as the main task is not only the attractiveness of the patient, but also the correct functioning of the organ after the operation. In this case, the physician must observe the aesthetic proportions of the face.
There is an opinion that nasal rhinoplasty is performed mainly for those people who have some kind of obsession with reshaping the body. But the fact is that the doctor himself can prescribe such a correction if the correct functioning of the respiratory organ is disturbed. At the same time, it must not be denied that a cute and graceful nose gives more self-confidence (especially for women), which will definitely change life for the better. But to regard this operation as the satisfaction of one's inner "ego" is quite wrong, on the contrary, as a modern type of psychotherapy.
Rumors that nasal rhinoplasty is a painful operation are not unfounded. Like any other surgical procedure, it carries some risks, but when compared to the same breast augmentation, the former is less dangerous. As for pain, the patient will not feel it, as the entire procedure is performed under general anesthesia. After the operation, swelling and mild discomfort persist for 5 to 7 days, but no longer.
Some people think that rhinoplasty is best in spring or summer, but in fact this is pure myth, as the procedure can be performed at any time of year.
The best rhinoplasty is the one performed by a professional doctor, after which there will be no traces of the intervention. Whether the operation will be noticeable or not initially depends on the degree of curvature.
Don't think that rhinoplasty can completely change the shape of the nose so that it looks perfect. Much is limited by the individual characteristics of the structure, skin and bone-cartilaginous framework, which is why patients may even be dissatisfied with the result of the operation. Thus, according to statistics, one in every tenth patient, after tissue healing, goes back to the doctor to change the shape.
choosing a new nose
In order to take into account the doctor's capabilities and the patient's needs, computer diagnostics are performed, after which you will receive a photo. Rhinoplasty and, consequently, the surgeon himself cannot go beyond safe intervention if the shape of the nose does not allow the desired result to be obtained. But the doctor will be able to offer the intervention as close to the ideal as possible.
Based on the aesthetics of the nose parameters, more attention is paid to the profile angle, which is calculated by the line connecting the chin to the forehead in relation to the back of the nose. For women, the nose tip rhinoplasty is relevant for them, when it is performed slightly elevated above the plane. Thanks to this correction, the face is visibly younger. Do not forget that the shape will be selected by the surgeon taking into account the parameters of the face as much as possible. The operation must be carried out in such a way that the nose is not only in harmony with the rest of the body, but also gives the owner individuality.
Types of Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is a surgical intervention, which is represented by several types:
- open intervention;
- surgery without skin removal (closed);
- using fillers;
- repeated (secondary);
- columella operation;
- change in the shape of the nostrils;
- wide nose rhinoplasty.
As for the first method, for this the doctor makes an incision, directly along the bridge between the nostrils, thus achieving the maximum view possible for the surgeon. In this case, full control over the course of the operation is possible. In the closed method, the incision is made from the inside, which makes it less traumatic, as well as in correcting the shape of the nose, thanks to the use of fillers. Other types of interventions are determined based on individual anatomy.
Recently, the most popular type of rhinoplasty is a procedure in which a correction is made, aimed at influencing the age-related increase in the bulge of the nasal dorsum, drop in the tip and base. Over time, it becomes bigger and more prominent, which makes the woman look older. In addition, with age, the ears also increase, so the surgeon must take this into account when correcting, so that everything is proportional. Even with a facelift, it is often necessary to correct the nose in relation to the new face contour. By the way, anti-aging rhinoplasty is the most individual type. Prices for this type of correction will also be different in each specific case.
There is a certain list of conditions under which the operation is not performed:
Preparing for surgery
High-quality rhinoplasty is, above all, a complete understanding between the doctor and the patient. During the first consultation, the surgeon must listen to all wishes. Also, based on the requirements, the physician should discuss the possible techniques that will be relevant in a particular case. Then, an assessment is made of the various nuances that can directly or indirectly affect the course of the operation. The choice of a particular technique is based exclusively on the following parameters:
- customer requirements;
- the structure of the osteochondral corset of the nose;
- skin condition and thickness;
- the patient's age;
- kind of face.
In the same step, it is necessary to carry out computational modeling, whose objective is the virtual creation of the nose shape through a special program. With regard to the choice of surgical technique, the initiative is completely transferred to the surgeon's hands. A complete story is made.
The doctor must inform his patient about the correct preparation for the operation. This includes eliminating certain foods from foods, mandatory smoking cessation, and limiting the intake of certain fluids, especially alcohol.
The operation can be postponed if the patient has recently suffered a skin infection or illnesses associated with the upper respiratory tract. Approximately 1-2 weeks before the correction procedure, medications that contain salicylates must be completely abandoned.
There are currently a sufficient number of private and public clinics where rhinoplasty can be performed. Prices at these medical institutions are set depending on the level of the institution, the equipment, the professionalism of the doctors and, of course, the procedure they offer and perform. Local anesthesia is often used and several cubes of sedatives are injected into the vein. There are times when general anesthesia is needed. All the time, while the operation lasts, the patient is under constant supervision of special computerized equipment, which monitors the stable functioning of the heart, pulse, and pressure.
At the end of all interventions and surgical procedures, the patient is referred to the infirmary. Often there may be some discomfort, but it all disappears quickly with appropriate targeted medications. In some types of surgery, it is necessary to apply a special splint so that the nose is still and protected from accidental bruises. If nose tip rhinoplasty is performed, then a special triangular bandage is applied for support, it is possible to use nasal splints, which are placed inside. It is possible to leave the clinic in a few hours, but some patients decide to stay overnight.
The operation itself doesn't last long, about a few hours, it all depends on the chosen intervention method and the initial complexity.
The first stage involves an incision in the vestibule of the nasal mucosa. After that, the surgeon is required to correct the tip of the nose, sometimes it is necessary to change the height of the nostrils and the width of the base of the nose. After removing the hump or nose, the necessary appearance is given, the final correction is made with cartilage, which can be proper or preserved. During deformities, the operation takes place in parallel with the change in position of the nasal septum.
It is noteworthy that after all the manipulations performed, the nose undergoes some changes that the surgeon cannot predict with 100% accuracy, this can be evidenced by numerous photos. Rhinoplasty is a very complex procedure, but there is still a small percentage of unsuccessful interventions, which are exclusively due to the patient's individual characteristics.
Any surgical intervention on the body is unnatural and does not go without a trace, and rhinoplasty is no exception. Of course, surgeons must have a high level of qualification, but complications can sometimes occur that are exclusively related to individual characteristics. These include:
- anatomical structure;
- reaction to anesthesia;
- wound healing;
- the general reaction of the body to a surgical operation;
The risk of complications can be reduced to zero if you carefully follow all your doctor's recommendations.
In the first few days after rhinoplasty, the nose can cause some discomfort. The appearance of swelling around the eyes is also noticed, but after 4 days after the operation there will be no trace of them. Already after 2 weeks, the nose will almost completely fix its final shape, but still, complete formation takes place within six months. During this period, it is necessary to take special care when taking care of the skin in the nasal region, as it will be especially susceptible to damage. During this period, it is recommended to refuse to go to the sauna and wear glasses for a month and a half.
return to normal life
If you are not overloaded with great physical exertion, you can start your daily life, or even work, within 1 week of the end of the operation. As for the resumption of sports, it is recommended to start them no earlier than 3-4 weeks. You should also avoid direct sunlight on your face. In fact, anyone can undergo rhinoplasty, but it will only be possible to obtain and consolidate the desired result with full compliance with all the doctor's recommendations.