A nose job (technically called a rhinoplasty) is surgery on the nose to change its shape or improve its function. It can be done for medical reasons such as to correct breathing problems related to the nose or correct disfigurement resulting from trauma or birth defects. It can also be done for cosmetic reasons, which will change the nose's shape and appearance. After the procedure, you have to stay one day in the clinic and the total recovery is after ten days.
There are two different approaches to reshaping the nasal tip: open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty.
Open rhinoplasty is the method chosen for nose correction especially for remodeling the tip of the nose. The advantages of open rhinoplasty are:
- The surgeon is able to look at the entire anatomy of the nose, both the cartilage and the skeleton.
- He identifies all possible defects no matter how small they are.
- He achieves the correction of defects under the control of the image with a very high accuracy and at the same time he can place cartilage grafts and sutures inside the nose.
- After three months there are no marks or scars at the site of the nasal opening.
In closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made inside the nose. This technique is performed on simple rhinoplasties when there is no pronounced deformity of the tip of the nose and when only the nasal ridge should be removed. In the closed technique the evidence of anatomy and small defects of the nose is limited, this is the main disadvantage of this technique.
- Some tips for a quick recovery after rhinoplasty:
- Rest well after surgery and keep your head up while you sleep.
- Contact your doctor immediately if you feel anything unusual.
- Use cold compresses to reduce swelling.
- Avoid steam showers and direct sun exposure.
- Maintain a nutritious and healthy diet.
- Avoid strenuous exercise and strenuous activities.
- Do not blow your nose hard and clean it occasionally.
- Glasses should not be worn for at least four weeks.