If people say you have character, it’s a compliment. But if they say your nose has character, they’re usually just trying to put a positive spin on things. If your nose has character, it may be time to do something about it.
Cutting-edge research has revolutionized the field of plastic surgery, and today, almost every part of the human body can be corrected or enhanced, including the nose. One of the most common plastic surgery procedures is rhinoplasty surgery, also known as a nose job.
Simply put, rhinoplasty is the correction of nasal issues using a medical procedure. The main reason why rhinoplasty is performed is aesthetic reasons. It helps correct the nose’s shape and eliminates any defects associated with it. It may also be used to cure breathing problems in individuals who suffer from chronic congestion due to their nasal anatomy.
Depending upon the patient’s aesthetic goals, many corrections can be made to the nose during rhinoplasty. It is usually used for correcting bumps, indentations, or any other defects that make the nose look odd. The nose can be made larger or smaller, the nasal bridge can be made wider or narrower, flared nostrils can be corrected, and the nasal tip can be changed.
Rhinoplasty results vary from individual to individual. In some, only minor changes might be visible, while in others, the change might look significant. A lot depends on what one is expecting from the surgery and what their goals are.
Rhinoplasty can be done under local anesthesia. During the process, the bones and cartilages that make up the structure of nose are modified through incisions made on or inside the nose. If required, the surgeon can add grafts for support. The skin is redraped and then a small splint is used to support the new structure of the nose until it fully heals.
The Recovery Process
Although the procedure may not take long, patients are required to stay overnight in the hospital. The bandages and splint are removed after about a week when the nose has completely healed. Initially, the region around the eyes and nose will feel puffy, and this puffiness will take about two weeks to reduce.
The most important thing to remember about rhinoplasty is that the nose is still quite sensitive for a time after surgery, so any amount of pressure can damage it permanently. That is why care must be taken to ensure that the nose is kept under bandages and that the splint is in place. Also, changing or shifting the splint can change the shape of the nose in a way that you may not be happy with.
Learning More About Rhinoplasty
Overall, rhinoplasty is an excellent way of correcting nasal defects. The procedure is safe and the results are long-lasting. So if you feel your nose has “character,” then rhinoplasty may be the best option for you.
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