Steps of Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries in the world, usually performed to correct the appearance or function of the nose. Like other surgeries, rhinoplasty has its own steps that can improve the success rate of the procedure. Understanding these steps is essential for people who want to have rhinoplasty. This way they get a better assessment of their surgeon’s performance and pre-operative stress is also reduced.
Iran is one of the countries where many rhinoplasty, also called nose job or cosmetic nose surgery, are performed each year. The success rate of rhinoplasty in Iran is usually high, because the steps for rhinoplasty are carefully and correctly performed. On the one hand, surgeons have high experience and skill in performing surgeries, and on the other hand, pre- and post-operative nasal care is provided to patients properly.
What are the steps involved in performing rhinoplasty?
In general, nose job can be divided into three distinct steps:
What to do before rhinoplasty?
• Initial consultation
One of the most important and first things to do before rhinoplasty is a careful examination of the nose by the doctor. At the first session, which is also a consultation session, your doctor will examine the appearance of the nose, the condition of the nasal septum, the conditions of the nasal apricots, and give you the results of the examinations. Your doctor will explain what your nose is like and what type of operation and what model of nose are best for it. If you want to know more about various models of nose after rhinoplasty, click here.
• After final decision on rhinoplasty
If you have a definite decision on surgery, your doctor will refer you to approved centers for preoperative photos. He/she also requests requires tests, CT scans, and anesthesia advice.
At this point, you can ask your doctor to fully explain the procedure, including the type of anesthesia, the type of operation, and so on. For example, if your doctor determines that your surgery is in open type, get the necessary guidance on why to choose this procedure and its advantages and disadvantages
How to successfully complete the preoperative step?
If you want to have a successful surgery, be honest with your doctor. Tell your doctor what you expect of rhinoplasty. If so, your doctor will guide you easier and better. If your expectations are reasonable, they will help complete your information and awareness. But if you have false positives about yourself or have excessive expectations about the outcome of surgery, your doctor will help you dispel the false assumption by providing scientific explanations.
Fortunately, applicants for rhinoplasty in Iran have fewer problems at this step. This is because skilled Iranian surgeons carefully examine their patients and provide them with the necessary advice.
How is nose job performed?
The duration of rhinoplasty varies between one and two hours depending on the operation and is performed under semi-anesthesia or complete anesthesia. The surgeon has more focus and precision in complete anesthesia, such as in the semi-anesthesia, which may interfere with the patient’s coughing.
After anesthesia is injected and the necessary conditions are provided, the surgeon makes the necessary incisions on the patient’s nose. The location of the incisions is determined by the type of operation that can be open or closed.
In the open method of rhinoplasty, the incision is made in the middle column of the nose. In this case, the doctor will remove the nasal skin and have more vision. In closed method, incisions are not made outside the nose, but rather within the inner edge of the nostrils. In this method, the doctor has less vision. Closed rhinoplasty requires more skill and experience. After the incisions are made, the surgeon accesses the cartilage or nasal bone and makes necessary changes such as shaving and repairing the nasal septum, excision or grafting, etc. For example, cartilage transplant is done by ear cartilage or other parts.
The doctor then examines the size of the nostrils and their fit to the new shape. If the shape of the holes does not conform to the new nose pattern, cuts are made on the nose to form the holes. In new ways, however, nasal cartilage is reconstructed so that it no longer needs to repair the holes.
Finally, the surgeon returns the nasal skin, sutures it, and then splints or splits it in and out for further protection. Depending on the patient’s condition, absorbable sutures are sometimes used to suture so that the sutures do not need to be removed after surgery.
The success of rhinoplasty depends on the skill and skill of the surgeon so you should be careful about choosing your doctor. Thousands of rhinoplasty surgeries are performed in Iran every year and Iran has experienced surgeons and experts in this field. The large number of nasal surgeries has made Iranian doctors experienced in varied patient conditions. As a result, rhinoplasty in Iran is performed with the least number of injuries and the percentage of medical errors during surgery.
What happens after surgery?
The patient is usually discharged several hours after surgery. Of course, the patient may need to spend one night at the clinic/hospital. In order to have less hassle during recovery, you need to follow the advice of nurses and medical staff. Use ice compresses to reduce swelling or bruising. Sleep halfway. Eating liquids such as muscle water, pineapple juice and celery juice can help heal wounds and reduce the effects of swelling and bruising.
Do not rush to see the result. Don’t expect too much, especially in the first few weeks. Drastic changes have emerged after months, and it may take up to a year to see the final result.