What is rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a type of surgery aimed at correcting the structure, function, or appearance of the nose. Rhinoplasty is a combination of Rhino means nose and plasty means correction. Rhinoplasty also called nose job is a specialized medical field that deals with different changes in the nose. The surgery is performed by ENT surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, or plastic surgeons.
Types of rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is performed for different purposes, including:
• Making the nose bigger or smaller
• Making the nose thicker or thinner
• Nose Hump Removal
• Correction of the asymmetry of the nose
• Correction of bifurcation of the nose
• Correction of angle between the nose and upper lip
• Correction of deviated nose
• Minimize the nostrils
• Reduce the distance from the tip of the nose to the face
• Polyp Surgery
• And other purposes
Overall, rhinoplasty is able to correct most congenital disorders or nasal defects. Rhinoplasty is divided into two general types, open and closed methods. In the closed method, surgical incisions are made inside the nose and in the open method a small incision is made between the nostrils.
Results of rhinoplasty
Cosmetic nose surgery can change the size and angle of this sensitive organ and make it more suitable for people. On the other hand, respiratory problems caused by nose structure are also improved by rhinoplasty. Balancing and enhancing facial beauty with nose tip deformation are other results of rhinoplasty. But self-confidence can be called the main outcome of rhinoplasty.
The advantages of Modern Rhinoplasty
Traditional rhinoplasty focused only on shrinking the nose by removing cartilage and crushing the bone, While removing a large portion of cartilage had various side effects, the most important of which was post-operative respiratory problems. But in modern rhinoplasty, instead of removing cartilage, they shape it to improve the appearance or function of the nose. Modern nose job methods improve post-surgery breathing. Usually there is no need for tampon insertion into the nose and therefore the patient does not experience nosebleeds, dry mouth or pain. Post-operation bruising and swelling also decrease significantly.
How is rhinoplasty performed?
First of all, depending on the degree of difficulty and complexity of the surgery, local or general anesthesia is performed on the patient. The surgeon then cuts into the nose to access the bone or cartilage of the nose. That is why post-operative surgery on the skin is not visible. The surgeon then performs the necessary changes on the cartilage or nasal bone. Depending on the type of surgery, a bone or cartilage transplant may be required. At the end of the procedure, splint and bandage are also used to protect the nose. The final results of rhinoplasty will be determined after one year, while some people expect to see a favorable outcome after a few weeks, which is a misconception.
The best time for rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty should be performed at the time of complete physical development. This is because if the person’s growth is not complete, they are more likely to have adverse effects. Although rhinoplasty can be performed for ages 17 to 60, the best age for it is 20 to 30 years. Also, after 50 years of age due to the aging of skin and body tissue, the chance of getting a positive result is very low.
If the surgery succeeds, the pain and swelling of the anesthesia will disappear within or less than a week, also cold water compresses or painkillers can be used to reduce them. Observing tips and instructions before or after surgery can greatly reduce the risk of complications and reduce the risk. Complications of rhinoplasty may include bleeding, ulceration or infection, skin problems, nasal congestion, and so on.
Tips to know
• Patients should not insist on exaggerating nosebleeds, dolls or other forms of fantasy. This is because they can have various complications, including severe nasal congestion. So it is best to follow their doctor’s approach and be cautious.
• It is important to take a standard color image before and after rhinoplasty to compare skin thickness and nose angle.
• Patients requesting nose surgery should carefully examine their breathing after surgery.
• Seeing the final result depending on thick or thin skin may take several months or a year.
Rhinoplasty in Iran
Rhinoplasty in Iran has been around for half a century, that is when Dr. Asanloo, the father of Iranian plastic surgery, performed the first plastic surgery in the country. Then, the number of specialists and surgeons in this field increased with the establishment of plastic surgery field at Tehran University. In the last three decades, the number of rhinoplasty surgeries in Iran has grown significantly, making Iran one of the first countries to have the largest number of this today.
Of course, Iranians are not the only applicants for rhinoplasty in Iran, but a significant portion of those who have their nose operated in Iran are non-Iranian and from other nationalities and territories. In fact, the high expertise of Iranian physicians along with advanced medical facilities, equipped hospitals and clinics, and most of all the affordable costs, has made many people in many other countries apply for rhinoplasty in Iran.
Rhinoplasty cost in Iran
Since medical treatments costs in Iran are lower than in other countries, the cost of rhinoplasty in Iran is much lower than in other countries. In fact, cheaper rhinoplasty in Iran does not mean a lack of quality, but the main reason is that most medical costs in this country are low. The high quality of nose job in Iran, along with its very low price, makes it possible to select more people from other nationalities, especially the residents of the Middle East, as a destination for rhinoplasty each year.
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