Rhinoplasty Recovery or nose job is a facial plastic surgery in which the facial features are changed by changing the size, shape, and appearance of the nose. Any hump over the nose is resected and any depression in the nose is filled by any silicon or grafting. Worldwide used the operation to have an appealing look! It is safe but has some costs. But don’t be worry, your plastic surgeon will also consider your overall health besides your demands, and also discuss with you the relevant risks, recovery time, and the costs of this plastic surgery.
The minimum age limit for rhinoplasty operation is 15 years old or 16 years, therefore, teenagers are not allowed to have this surgery before this age. Before the age of 15 years, septoplasty is done which is an alternative of rhinoplasty. Another difference between rhinoplasty and septoplasty is, septoplasty is done for Deviated nasal septum or DNS. But rhinoplasty is done for many reasons which are described below in detail. Septoplasty is also a safe procedure like rhinoplasty.
Before discussing the Rhinoplasty Recovery whole procedure, one should know the anatomy and structure of the nose. The nose actually consists of bone as well as cartilage. The upper portion is made up of bones, while the lower portion is made up of cartilage. Both are covered by the skin on the outside. Inside, the nose has hairs and mucose secreting cells that secrete mucous to keep the air moist and warm. The nose is divided by cartilage into two nostrils.
Why Rhinoplasty Is Needed? When Rhinoplasty Is Done?
Many problems are there which required rhinoplasty procedure to being corrected.
1- Congenital birth defects
Some people have congenital birth defects like deviated nasal septum, humped nose, depressed nose, unusual wide nostrils, saddle nose, the abnormal angle between nose and mouth. These birth defects are corrected and reshaped by rhinoplasty or nose job.
2- Acquired defects
Many people have trauma or head injury during which the nose is injured. The shape of the nose is changed and the septum of the nose deviates. In such cases, the surgeon also recommends the Rhinoplasty to correct the defected parts of the nose.
3- Impaired nasal function
Many immunes suppress people who suffered from recurrent infections, recurrent sinusitis, improper breathing, or breathing difficulty. In such cases, nasal functions or breathing is restored.
4- Cosmetic Purposes
Many actors, celebrities, and other people go for this rhinoplasty surgery to have a more attractive look. Mean they have this nose job just for a cosmetically appealing look.
Rhinoplasty Surgery Procedure
Rhinoplasty Recovery is a short outdoor surgery that doesn’t need a night stay. General or local anesthesia is given to keep you painless and relaxed. Mostly local anesthesia is preferred but in uncooperative patients, general anesthesia is preferred. After the anesthesia, an incision is given on the nose skin through the nostrils. Skin is retracted, defective bones and cartilage are approximated to their correct position.
In the humped nose, extra cartilage or tissue is cut off, while in saddle nose, extra tissue grafting is done to refill the space. After the repositioning and reshaping of the nose, retracted skin are joined together with the sutures. This short procedure just takes one and a half hours and you are discharged with the proper instructions.
After having this facial plastic surgery, people used to wear a nasal splint for the first 6 to seven days of surgery. After surgery, like other surgeries, you can experience some swelling and bruise around your eyes that will begin to fade after the three days. Might be this is a little edema due to local anesthesia. It can last up to two weeks after surgery.
Be sure, you must avoid stressful or strenuous activity for almost three to six weeks after the surgery. You also should eat healthy food such as milk, meat, green salads, hot soup, and nuts to get enough energy to promote healing. Within 2 to 3 weeks after the rhinoplasty surgery, you may return to your normal social activities without any signs of the done procedure.
A little swelling over your nose can be expected which you noticed and your surgeon will notice. But don’t be so upset, this will go away within the six months. Then your final, desired shape of the nose will have appeared after the complete healing.