In continuation from the previous article, we will continue to look at other important aspects of rhinoplasty.
There are mainly five steps in a rhinoplasty procedure:
Step 1: Anaesthesia
The patient will be administered either general anaesthesia or sedation to ensure complete comfort during the procedure.
Step 2: Incision
Irrespective of whether the surgeon is performing an open or closed rhinoplasty, there will be incisions. The only difference is where the incisions will be placed. Once the incisions have been made, the surgeon will be able to raise the nasal bones and cartilage.
Step 3: Reshaping
If the nose is too large, some of the bone or cartilage will be removed. Alternately, if the nose is too small, grafts will have to be taken from other parts of the body. Grafts can be taken from either the septum, rib cage or ears.
Step 4: Correcting a deviated septum
If it is the septum that has suffered damage, then the same is straightened out.
Step 5: Closing the incision
Inside or outside, the incisions are then closed up. The nose will have been sculpted to the desired shape, and the skin will be pulled up before closure.
The costs involved:
The cost of rhinoplasty will vary from person to person as well as from surgeon to surgeon. There are actually several factors that play a crucial role in deciding how much a person’s surgery will cost.
While many people consider rhinoplasty a cosmetic surgery and there are several insurance companies who will think of it in the same manner. However, not all rhinoplasties need not be of a cosmetic nature, especially:
The ideal candidates for rhinoplasty:
There is actually a process by which candidates are considered ideal for rhinoplasty and some of the factors include:
The process of recovery:
Most surgeons will place a splint or some sort of bandaging inside your nose, immediately after the surgery, to ensure that the repaired portion has sufficient support. These supports will be left inside till the time the healing is complete. Although the initial swelling will reduce in a matter of days, the actual reshaping will take time to settle in. Over a period of time, the shaping will start to become more obvious.
Taking care post-surgery:
There are specific things that need to be kept in mind while recovering from rhinoplasty and these include:
With any and all surgeries, there is always the possibility that something might go wrong and the same is the case with rhinoplasty. There are numerous things that could be considered possible risks and these include:
It is important that rhinoplasty be done for the right reasons and not because of peer pressure or the desire to look better.