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Rhinoplasty is a nose plastic surgery to change the shape of the nose. Rhinoplasty can alter the shape of the nose bigger or smaller, change the shape of the nose, change the tip of the nose and even the angle of the nose in relation to the face. This nose job surgery will also help to repair the function of the nose, which means any health defects in the nose like breathing issues.
Because the nose is such a prominent feature on the face, it can have a big impact on one’s self image and appearance. If you have been thinking about your nose for a long time, rhinoplasty is a reasonable option to consider to improve your appearance. Do discuss with your doctor your expectations and you will likely have a highly desirable outcome.
Before undergoing rhinoplasty or nose job, your Singapore plastic surgeon will consider your features before advising you on what would be the best operation procedure. Because rhinoplasty can modify skin, cartilage or bone, it is important to discuss with your plastic surgeon what this surgery will achieve for you and whether you are appropriate for it.
If you are looking for a non-surgical option, there is nose fillers.
What to expect during surgery
During rhinoplasty, the plastic surgeon makes incisions to access the bones and cartilage that support the nose. To prevent scarring, the incisions are usually made inside the nose via the nostrils so that they are not visible after the surgery. Depending on the desired result, some bone and cartilage may be removed, or additional bodily tissue may be added (either from another part of the body or using a synthetic filler). After the surgeon has rearranged and reshaped the bone and cartilage inside the nose, the skin and tissue is covered back over the structure of the nose. A splint is then used to support the new shape of the nose as it heals.
Rhinoplasty surgery usually requires local anesthesia, or depending on the surgeon’s preference or the complexity of your surgery, it may be under general anesthesia.
What happens after the surgery
After the nose job you will need bed rest. Ensure that your head is raised higher than your chest to reduce swelling and bleeding. Your nose may be blocked because of the swelling and the splints placed in your nose, which will usually be removed in one week. The swelling and bruising in and around the nose will usually take about 10 – 14 days to dispel.
Bleeding and mucus together with stale blood is common a few days after surgery. In addition, you may have to take the following precaution to better care for your nose:
Avoid high intensity exercises such as aerobics and jogging
Don’t blow your nose
Avoid smiling and laughing, anything which causes extreme facial expressions
Do not wear glasses on your nose for 4 weeks
Brush your teeth gently
Use sunblock when outdoors to prevent discoloration
Risks of surgery
Like all major surgeries, rhinoplasty carries the risk of bleeding, infection and a bad reaction to anesthesia. Other risks include:
Constant nose bleeding
Difficulty breathing through the nose
Pain or swelling around the nose
Hole in the septum (the wall that separate the nostrils)
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