Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is surgery to improve the appearance of your nose. A big nose or one with a deviated septum alters your physical appearance and may make you self-conscious. Some people consider Marrero rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, while for others, this is a needed procedure to improve their breathing. Regardless of the reason behind your decision, it is best to understand all aspects of the rhinoplasty procedure to clear any uncertainties you may have. The information below equips you with knowledge about what preparing for the procedure entails. ,
What is rhinoplasty?
It is a surgical procedure to create facial balance and the right nose proportion. Some people require the procedure to correct structural defects in the nose, which impair breathing. The following are the things that rhinoplasty can address.
- A large nose to facial balance
- Size of nostrils and the nose bridge.
- Nasal asymmetry
- A bulbous, drooping, or upturned nasal tip
How to prepare for the procedure
The first step in your preparation for rhinoplasty should be a consultation with your surgeon to discuss different factors that determine the procedure’s success. A consultation with your specialist generally includes:
- Review of medical history
Your medical history usually has important information that guides the doctor into establishing whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. Part of the content in your medical report may include previous surgeries, medications you take, and medical conditions that you have. If you have a history of bleeding disorders such as hemophilia, your surgeon may advise against the procedure. You may need to explain to your surgeon the motivation behind your decision. Although you may feel self-conscious as you discuss your appearance, be open with your surgeon about your desired outcome.
- Physical examination
Physical examination helps your surgeon determine the changes that need to be made and how factors such as skin thickness and strength of cartilage may affect the outcome. During a physical exam, your specialist will check your facial features, such as your chin. Individuals with small chins may need augmentation to avoid an illusion of a larger nose. Through a physical exam, your surgeon can determine the effect of the procedure on your breathing.
After the surgeon confirms you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty, someone will take photos of your nose from different angles. A computer software manipulated the original images into those of possible outcomes after surgery. The photos can also be used for reference during surgery, before-and-after comparison, and long-term review.
Steps of a rhinoplasty procedure
- Administration of anesthesia. Numbing medications facilitate your comfort during the procedure. The one your doctor uses depends on what is best for you, and the choices include IV sedation or general anesthesia.
- Incision. Your surgeon either uses a closed or open procedure to perform rhinoplasty. Incisions give the surgeon access to reshape your nose structure. Here is when the surgeon corrects your septum if it has deviated.
- Closing the incision. After achieving the desired nose structure, tissue and skin are redraped, and the incisions are closed with sutures.
Rhinoplasty is a major surgery that needs proper preparation. Consult with your surgeon at ENT of New Orleans to understand how to get ready for the procedure.