Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip.
Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. It may also correct a birth defect or injury, or help relieve some breathing problems. Large nostrils may be reduced through tiny incisions at the outer base of the nostrils with either type of rhinoplasty. Procedure are performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the procedure. After surgery overnight nursing facility is required.
Rhinoplasty is a technically difficult procedure. Expertise and experience is required to obtain favorable cosmetic results. The most frequent untoward effect of nose surgery is an unsatisfactory cosmetic (appearance) or functional (breathing) result. A secondary or touch up surgery may be required to obtain the intended result. Secondary procedures may be minor, some may be performed under local anaesthesia and/or as an outpatient procedure. The need for a secondary procedure does not signify poor quality of the initial surgery. Even in the most experienced hands, rates of secondary procedures of 5% are expected. Secondary or touch-up procedures are typically performed one year or later after the initial surgery.
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- Bleeding: may occur after the surgery and last for up to 4 weeks. Most bleeding is self contained but if your nose is bleeding uncontrollably then you need to present to your surgeon
- Infection: the risk of infection is very low after rhinoplasty. If swelling, redness or pain increases or you have a fever after surgery, you should notify your surgeon.
- Hypertrophic scars: if you have undergone a closed technique rhinoplasty your scars will be hidden inside your nose. If an open technique rhinoplasty has been performed you will have a small scar that is usually hardly visible between the nostrils. Rarely this scar may not heal properly and leave a perceptible scar requiring scar revision.
- Discoloration: after surgery there may be bruising around the eyes and occasionally on the nose. This bruising usually subsides after 2-4 weeks. Very rarely the color of the nose skin may become darker or redder, which may persist up to a year.
- Loss of smell: this occurs rarely after surgery, is almost always temporary and can last 6-12 months.
- Numbness of the nose: a certain amount of numbness on the nose is expected after surgery and is almost always temporary. The numbness usually subsides after 6-12 months.
- Implant extrusion: many surgeons use your own cartilage but sometimes implants made from synthetic material may be utilized. During surgery to overcome some deformities your surgeon may use an implant to correct them. Rarely these implants may extrude from your skin and cause deformities.