A rhinoplasty augmentation helps correct a mishapen nose for better aesthetic appeal as well as improve the nasal functioning. It can also correct breathing problems and birth related defects in the nose. A perfect nose balances the facial features and improves the natural beauty of the face. The procedure can involve changing the angulation of the nose, altering indentations, reshaping the tip or correcting bumps. This procedure is done under general or local anaesthesia, commonly on an outpatient basis. An augmentation rhinoplasty is a popular cosmetic surgery because the nose is one of the most important features of an attractive face. A nose that suits the owner's face creates beauty and that helps boost confidence and self-esteem.
The goals of rhinoplasty augmentaions include:
-increase or reduce the size of the nose;
-change the shape of the tip of the nose, the bridge of the nose and the nostrils;
-change the angle between the nose and the upper lip; and
-straighten the septum (the part inside the nose that separates the nostrils) with a procedure called septoplasty.
$900 to $6,850
- Nose augmentations help tackle some medical conditions one of them being sleep apnea. Misaligned nasal bridges are also known to be common causes for sleep apnea, which cause snoring and decreased oxygen during sleep.
- Nose lift also provides the benefit of curing sinusitis. The alignment of nasal passages can makes some people prone to sinus infections.
- The main reason people opt for rhinoplasties, is to improve their beauty standards in their own eyes and enable them to have a higher self confidence in the society they exist in.
- A small procedure can work wonders in people who have been striving to achieve perfection.
- Nose reconstructions can be expensive and sometimes after investing in it, you may regret your decision as well as feel unsatisfied with the outcome. However, with realistic expectations, one can get an improved look of their nose.
- The postoperative care might be tedious and may take over a week.
- Pain and numbness is common post surgery, and in some instances takes a really long time to go away.
This is a surgical procedure that can increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. It may also correct a birth defect or injury, or help relieve some breathing problems.
Step 1 -Anesthesia Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best choice for you.
Step 2 -The incision Rhinoplasty is performed either using a closed procedure, where incisions are hidden inside the nose, or an open procedure, where an incision is made across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. Through these incisions, the skin that covers the nasal bones and cartilages is gently raised, allowing access to reshape the structure of the nose.
Step 3 -Reshaping the nose structure An overly large nose may be reduced by removing bone or cartilage. Sometimes surgery of the nose may require the addition of cartilage grafts. Most commonly, cartilage from the septum, the partition in the middle of the nose, is used for this purpose. Occasionally cartilage from the ear or rarely a section of rib cartilage can be used.
Step 4 -Correcting a deviated septum. If the septum is deviated, it can be straightened and the projections inside the nose reduced to improve breathing.
Step 5 -Closing the incision. Once the underlying structure of the nose is sculpted to the desired shape, nasal skin and tissue is redraped and incisions are closed. Additional incisions may be placed in the natural creases of the nostrils to alter their size. The procedure usually takes between 1 - 2 hours under local or general sedation.
Before scheduling a rhinoplasty, you will meet with your surgeon to discuss important factors that determine whether the surgery is likely to work well for you. This meeting generally includes: -Your medical history. The most important question your doctor will ask you is about your motivation for surgery and your goals. Your doctor will also ask questions about your medical history - including a history of nasal obstruction, surgeries and any medications you take. If you have a bleeding disorder, such as hemophilia, you may not be a candidate for rhinoplasty.-A physical exam. Your doctor will conduct a complete physical examination, including any laboratory tests, such as blood tests. He or she also will examine your facial features and the inside and outside of your nose.The physical exam helps your doctor determine what changes need to be made and how your physical features, such as the thickness of your skin or the strength of the cartilage at the end of your nose, may affect your results. The physical exam is also critical for determining the impact of rhinoplasty on your breathing.-Photographs. Someone from your doctor's office will take photographs of your nose from different angles. Your surgeon may use computer software to manipulate the photos to show you what kinds of results are possible. Your doctor will use these photos for before-and-after assessments, reference during surgery and long-term reviews. Most importantly, the photos permit a specific discussion about the goals of surgery.-A discussion of your expectations. You and your doctor will discuss about your motivations and expectations. He or she will explain what rhinoplasties can and can't do for you and what your results might be. It's normal to feel a little self-conscious when discussing your appearance, but it's very important that you're open with your surgeon about your desires and goals for surgery.If you have a small chin, your surgeon may speak with you about performing a surgery to augment your chin. This is because a small chin will create the illusion of a larger nose. It's not required to have chin surgery in those circumstances, but it may better balance the facial profile.
Rhinoplasties are usually carried out under a general anaesthetic meaning you would be asleep through out the procedure. You may be given antibiotics to keep the wound clean. You might be able to go home the same day, or stay in hospital overnight. If you do go home on the same day, be sure to arrange for somebody to stay with you for the night.Your nose will feel tight and sore initially. Simple painkillers should be enough to keep you comfortable. If your nose was broken as part of the surgery, there will be noticeable bruising around the eyes for about seven to10 days, with yellowing around the eyes for 10 to 20 days.You should be able to back to work or school in about 1-2 days. It will take around 2-3 weeks before you can perform strenuous activities and it will take around a year to fully see the effects from the surgery
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All surgery carries risk, and you should be fully aware of the medical risks associated with this procedure before you consent to surgery. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you during your consultation, and you are encouraged to ask questions if there is anything you do not understand. Risks and risk rates vary from patient to patient depending on a range of factors. No two people are alike. The risks listed below are possible risks associated with this type of surgery and are mentioned regardless of how remote the possibility:
Nerve damage (cranial nerve dysfunction).
Partial or total loss of bone grafts.
Need for follow-up surgery.
POST SURGICAL SIDE EFFECTS
Temporary discomfort, Bruising around the eyes and nose
Some bleeding and stuffiness
Aching and swelling
Redness and numbness
Who are the best candidates for rhinoplasty?
Healthy adults / Adolescents over the age of 14
What is the difference between an open and closed rhinoplasty?
An open rhinoplasty is when the facial plastic surgeon makes an incision on the inside of the nostrils and on the outside of the columella, which is the external strip of cartilage that unites the nostrils. This procedure is much easier to perform than a closed rhinoplasty because it makes it easier for the surgeon to be able to see what they're doing. A closed rhinoplasty is when all of the incisions are made from the inside of the nasal passage. This is the more popular option because all of the scarring-as minimal as it is-appears on the inside of the nose. The recovery time is also usually a lot shorter.
Is rhinoplasty a permanent procedure?
A rhinoplasty is permanent in the sense that as long as your facial features are fully developed, then your nose won't change shape on its own. That being said, rhinoplasty is also reversible and unpleasant results can be corrected through revision rhinoplasty if necessary.
What is the best age for a rhinoplasty?
Most 13-year-old girls and 15-year-old boys are old enough physically for a rhinoplasty-that is, the nose is adult size. However, a patient's emotional maturity also plays a role in timing a rhinoplasty. Teens and young adults need to approach this procedure for what it is: a better nose. For elderly patient's, there is no predetermined cutoff age for having rhinoplasty. An elderly adult in good health may be perfectly fit to have the procedure. There have been cases of patient's 70 - 80 years old having a Rhinoplasty performed with minimal to no complications. The ideal age range for Rhinoplasty are patients aged 20 - 40 years old, during this time your facial skin is still mostly elastic and can accommodate surgical procedures without complications.
Will my breathing be affected by a rhinoplasty?
After surgery for up to one year, there will be swelling that will occur inside the nose. This often results in some minor trouble breathing early on but quickly resolves within 1-3 months. Most swelling usually resolves within 6 weeks after surgery, but can last up to one year. During recovery, you can treat the swelling that may occur with ice or ice packs. This will help relieve inflammation and may help if you are experiencing any problems breathing. As internal swelling resolves the internal space becomes more open and breathing becomes much better.
Will my nose become more vulnerable after a Rhinoplasty?
The nasal bones regain their strength by about six weeks post-rhinoplasty. After six weeks or so, the nose should be able to sustain an injury in the same fashion as it did before your procedure. The only caveat is in rhinoplasty cases were significant amounts of cartilage has been removed from the lower part of the septum. In such cases, the lower part of the nose may become slightly weaker.