Benefits of Rhinoplasty of a Nose Job
Rhinoplasty, also called a “nose job,” is a very popular procedure that can make profound differences not only in the balance of facial features, but also in a person’s self-esteem. Cosmetic surgery to alter the appearance and profile of the nose dates to the 6th Century. The original procedure repaired a disfigured nose using a flap of skin from the forehead, and the technique is still practiced today, though obviously with considerably more sophisticated equipment and well-trained plastic surgeons.
Whether your nose shape is the result of heredity or injury, a Rhinoplasty can dramatically improve the appearance and proportion of your nose, enhancing facial harmony and boosting your self-confidence. Rhinoplasty may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural issues in the nose. Rhinoplasty is a popular procedure and is often conducted on an outpatient basis. Patients will usually spend one night in the hospital, usually to monitor post-operative pain.
Possible Complications of a Nose Job
A Rhinoplasty creates a permanent alteration of the nose. It may take up to a year – and sometimes longer – for the full outcome of the surgery to emerge. That said, cartilage may continue to reshape and move tissue in the nose and may change the shape of the altered nose over time. Depending upon such factors as technique, facial type, quality of skin, sun exposure and even smoking, it may be up to 10 years before a patient may want to consider a second nose surgery.
A nose job carries the same risks as any other surgery. Bleeding, infection, and reactions to medications or anesthesia are possible. There are several risks that are unique to plastic surgery of the nose, such as burst blood vessels that can cause red spots and small scars on the underside of the nose. A hematoma can also occur and a second surgery will need to be performed to remove it. Septal perforation, i.e. a small whole in the septum, can also occur, causing turbulence that results in a whistle when a person speaks or sings.
It is important to follow all your doctor’s instructions both before and after the operation to minimize complications and assure the most complete and speediest recovery.