5 Things You Need to Know About Rhinoplasty

By http://www.suffolkplasticsurgeon.com/author/
July 16, 2016

Q: What is a rhinoplasty?
A: Its a nose surgery in which the nose is reshaped, reduced, or augmented in order to improve appearance. It is one of the most common plastic surgery operations performed.

Q: Who is a candidate for rhinoplasty?
A: Patients should be at least 13 years of age because facial growth should be complete prior to surgery. The ideal candidate is also in good health and does not smoke.

Q: What is the procedure like?
A: It is a one to two hour outpatient procedure, that is performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia. In a closed rhinoplasty incisions are made in the nostrils. However, in an open rhinoplasty the incision is made in the tissue between the nostrils, the columella.

Q: What is the recovery like?
A: The patient should expect some bruising and swelling around the nose and eyes immediately following surgery. Full recovery takes anywhere from a few days to a week. During this time patients may experience some nasal pain or headache, in addition to some bleeding from the nose, but there is no reason to be concerned by this.

Q: What are the risks?
A: In getting a rhinoplasty you run the risk of recurring nosebleeds, difficulty breathing through the nose, or permanent numbness around the nose. Complications with the operation, however, are rare and usually minor.

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