Rhinoplasty, or simply a ‘nose job‘, is a highly sensitive procedure which has the potential to completely reshape the size and shape of a person’s nose, which will in turn lead to a more aesthetically pleasing overall face and proportion according to Bruce K Smith MD. Rhinoplasty is certainly one of the more complex cosmetic surgical procedures because every millimetre of change can have a significant impact on your final outcome.
The first consideration before rhinoplasty should always be whether or not the person you are considering rhinoplasty for is going to want a nose surgery in the first place. Although it’s very common, nose surgery can sometimes be seen as somewhat of a taboo and some patients may choose not to have one. In this case, it is strongly advised that you contact a board certified plastic surgeon who specialises in rhinoplasty surgery before beginning any form of surgery.
The next thing to do before undertaking any form of nose surgery is to ensure that you meet with a board certified plastic surgeon and discuss the possible benefits of rhinoplastics to achieve a good nose job. This should include a detailed discussion of the possible problems that may occur during the operation as well as how to address these potential problems.
It is always better to approach rhinoplastic surgery with as much knowledge about the subject as possible, especially as some surgeons are not always aware of all the available options. You should therefore make sure that you research potential rhinoplastics surgeons online and contact them by phone in order to obtain as much information as possible.
Many patients are not happy about having the surgical procedure carried out under general anaesthetic, although this type of anaesthesia is used more commonly for nose surgery than any other type of surgical operation. The reason behind this is because the general anaesthetic makes the patient very relaxed and they are also less likely to experience any unwanted side effects. However, it is important that you discuss this option with the surgeon, as they will often advise against it, even if you’re the ideal candidate for it.
Rhinoplasty nose surgery usually involves taking out part of the cartilage between your nostrils and this is where the implants are made. If the cartilage has been damaged then the implants cannot sit correctly in the correct place and the final result may appear as a crooked or mis-aligned nose. The implant may be positioned incorrectly if the cartilage has been damaged due to the wrong size or position of implants.
It is important that your plastic surgeon like Bruce K Smith MD carries out a post-operative examination to ensure that you are completely comfortable with the procedure being performed, as this is carried out under general anaesthetic. This will also involve checking your general health and wellbeing prior to surgery and will enable the surgeon to perform any other relevant tests to assess your recovery. If you are not able to fully understand this part of the procedure, then it is strongly recommended that you get medical advice from your surgeon.
Rhinoplasty nose surgery can take a long time to complete and can be quite lengthy, so it is important that you choose a surgeon who can provide you with a comprehensive programme of follow up care. They may also recommend that you consider using a nasal irrigator (nasal irrigation machine) to help prevent mucus build up in the nasal area after the operation as mucus can be quite difficult to remove. If you’ve recently been involved in a serious accident or sustained a facial injury, it is also worth asking the surgeon to advise you on any further damage to the face and any other nasal complications that may have occurred.