The nose is one of the most important structures on the face’s general aspect. In fact, as this facial structure is in the middle of the face, its size and shape have an impact on an individual’s appearance. This can explain the reason why according to the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, at least 223,000 people underwent a rhinoplasty in the USA in 2016 and it is the 3rd most common plastic surgery in that country. Europe has the best rhinoplasty clinics according to 123.clinic ranking where rhinoplasty in Europe is performed.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, also called ‘nasal reshaping or nasal surgery’, has been defined by the American Association of Plastic Surgeons as the surgical procedure that has the main objective of improving the facial symmetry by changing the nose shape, size, and overall appearance. This procedure also allows the surgeon to improve the relationship between the nose and other facial structures. There are also many health problems that can be control by rhinoplasty.
How Is Rhinoplasty performed?
Nowadays, the surgeons have developed various techniques to be able to do a rhinoplasty. Each technique has advantages as well as disadvantages and will be selected by the patients (following surgeons advise) according to his/her needs, expectations and the outcomes that are desired.
What is the Recovery time after rhinoplasty?
The time of recovery for rhinoplasty can very between a patient and the changes that was done and specific technique that was used. But, in general, during the immediate recovery time for rhinoplasty, the patient is taken to a recovery room to check his/her vital signs and to detect any possible problems while he/she is waking up from anaesthesia. After waking up with good vital signs, the patient can go home and should be healed within a week before returning to have packing removed.
How to pick a surgeon?
To increase the opportunity of having an outcome that is positive outcome these are some of the things to look for in a surgeon:
- Performs around 100 rhinoplasty procedures in a year;
- Has good before and after results;
- Has been doing rhinoplasty for at least 5 years – preferably 10-15 years;
- Has experienced in various advanced rhinoplasty methods for example an open rhinoplasty;
- If seeking a revision, surgeon should be experienced in rib cartilage grafting and ear cartilage grafting.