Tips before and after nose surgery

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Rhinoplasty, also called rhinoplasty, is a procedure that often changes the shape and size of the nose. If the nose has a bulge, deviation or wide tip, or looks too large (or even too small) compared to other parts of the face, rhinoplasty may be the best option to correct it.

This procedure is sometimes combined with septoplasty (and is often confused) – correction of deviation of the middle septum of the nose, a disease in which the nasal passages are crooked. Septoplasty is performed to improve breathing, while rhinoplasty is usually performed for cosmetic purposes. Both procedures can be performed simultaneously with an anesthesia and a recovery period.

You probably know at least one person who has had rhinoplasty. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that rhinoplasty is the third cosmetic surgery chosen by more than 200,000 patients each year.

Whether or not this surgery is right for you depends on a number of factors, including the cosmetics and the reason you want to change your face, your budget, and the amount of time you can spend on recovery.


Rhinoplasty can bring more balance to facial features.

If you have been obsessed with the shape of your nose for many years, having surgery can boost your self-confidence. People who have had this cosmetic procedure say that they feel more comfortable in their skin after the operation.

In almost all cases, rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, so you will be home the same day.

The recovery period is not very painful. “It’s a feeling of suffocation and stuffy nose,” says Dr. Andrew Miller, a plastic surgeon in New York City.

Rhinoplasty can help you breathe easier when you are correcting a structural problem at the same time.

Its like hair transplant and needs more than one session for your surgery to be completed.


This procedure is relatively expensive, and insurance only covers it if you need to correct it for medical reasons, such as a blocked nose.

For at least the first 14 days after surgery, you will notice swelling and bruising in your nose.

Although this is a minor surgery, there are possible side effects from general anesthesia such as nausea, vomiting, and sore throat.

Because the nose is completely banded in the first week, it can be uncomfortable and make breathing difficult.

It may take up to a year to see the final results and it may not meet your expectations.

If the nose has not healed properly or the first surgery was not performed well, you may need another reconstructive nose surgery, so this is a costly and complicated procedure.

Recommendation: Your facial features should have reached maturity before rhinoplasty. Teenagers should wait at least 17 years to perform this cosmetic procedure.

What happens during rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty may be performed under general anesthesia, which means that you will be anesthetized during the operation. In some cases, the surgeon may use local anesthesia instead, which means that the nose becomes numb. You will feel confused and relaxed but technically awake.

If you have an operation called rhinoplasty, your rhinosurgeon will cut (about 6 mm long) between the two nostrils.

Dr. Ronald Schuster, a plastic surgeon from Baltimore, said in a Q&A session about whether or not this type of surgery is open: Rhinoplasty is a very common surgical procedure in which the skin of the nose is removed like the hood of a car. If you have rhinoplasty, all incisions are made on the inside of the nose, so there is no external scar.