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What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is commonly called a nose job and is a plastic surgery procedure that changes the shape of the nose or improves its function. Rhinoplasty may be performed for aesthetic reasons, or it could be done for medical reasons, such as to correct breathing problems, or correct disfigurement due to trauma, or birth defects.

Possible Causes: 

Rhinoplasty is often called a nose job. Reshaping a nose that appears big for your face, straightening a bump on the bridge of your nose or a crooked nose is the job of a rhinoplasty surgeon. Causes are - correction of deformities from an injury, altering of a birth defect or improvement in breathing problems. 

Risk Factors: 

Rhinoplasty carries the same potential risks as other types of plastic surgery. Firstly, choosing a qualified cosmetic surgeon can greatly reduce the health risks associated with rhinoplasty.

The potential risks are bleeding from the nose, numbness, scarring, bursting of capillaries, swelling, permanent nerve damage and over or under correction requiring revision rhinoplasty.

Since this surgery requires extensive alterations of nasal bone and cartilage, people who have a breathing problem may experience pain or discomfort and should consult their specialist to seek proper advice.

Signs & Symptoms: 

Signs that you need a rhinoplasty - an uneven shape to the nose that affects your breathing and your appearance too.

You need to be at least 15 years old before you can consider this procedure, in order to ensure that the cartilage and bone of the nose have stopped growing.

Diagnosis: 

The plastic surgeon at Medcare will develop a customised plan for you. At the outset, we will require: 

  • Your medical history – in case you have a bleeding disorder, such as haemophilia, rhinoplasty may not be suitable for you.
  • Complete physical examination, including laboratory tests and blood tests. 
  • Photographs that give you an idea of the goals of the surgery.

Treatment Options: 

When you consult a plastic surgeon at Medcare, the goals of the rhinoplasty procedure will be drawn up.

Rhinoplasty changes the shape of your nose so it is important that this should be in line with your other facial features. A rhinoplasty procedure is usually done under general anaesthesia. A small incision is made at the base of your nose, between your nostrils. Then the surgeon makes adjustments to the bone and cartilage underneath your skin. 

It may involve reshaping the tip and reducing the bony bump on the bridge of your nose. To improve your breathing, the surgeon can correct a deviated septum. Rhinoplasty is a difficult operation especially because the changes are quite small. However, these really transform the way you look and feel.

FAQs: الأسئلة الشائعة:
  • Is rhinoplasty a safe procedure?

    A: Yes, you will have no major problems after the surgery and you’re sure to recover in 2-3 weeks. However, it carries the usual risks such as bleeding, infection, and an adverse reaction to the anaesthesia.

  • What is the usual rhinoplasty recovery time?

    A: You may leave the hospital in one day but it takes about a week to feel normal again. Swelling or discoloration of your eyelids can remain for two to three weeks after surgery.

  • Will my voice change if I get a nose job?

    A: Some people feel that their voice changes slightly after a rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a ‘nose job’. If your voice is very important, say if you are a singer or voice artist, then you should discuss this concern with your plastic surgeon.

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