Rhinoplasty is a type of plastic surgery that makes it possible to eliminate aesthetic disturbances in the shape of the nose and restore nasal breathing, as well as lost olfactory, resonator and other functions. Rhinoplasty can help correct various deformities of the nasal septum, maintain or restore the ratio in the area of the nasal valves, ensure the best position of the turbinates, etc. This operation, which usually lasts no more than an hour, is performed under local anesthesia. How true are these myths? We will try to find the answer to this question.
1-2 months after rhinoplasty, the nose takes its final shape. Unfortunately, this is not the case. For five to six months, and sometimes longer, in the area of the tip of the nose, moderate swelling and induration will remain, although not very noticeable externally. This is due to the peculiarities of blood supply and lymph outflow in this area. At the same time, in the area of the nasal dorsum, the result will appear much earlier. However, only after a year has passed, it is possible to fully assess the effect of the operation.
Rhinoplasty is not such a complicated operation that even a plastic surgeon with little experience can handle. In fact, this operation is quite complicated both from a medical and aesthetic point of view. The surgeon must have considerable experience in order to accurately represent the goal, extensive knowledge in the field of the internal anatomy of the nose, allowing you to thoroughly understand the features of the respiratory system. Only in this case, the result of the operation will not only achieve the desired aesthetic effect, but also ensure the normal functioning of the nose. In addition, the rhinosurgeon must show an artistic taste and aesthetic flair in order to achieve the desired result, that is, to make a nose that ideally matches the proportions of the patient's face. After all, the nose, which determines the beauty of the face as a whole, is located exactly in the center, therefore, the slightest defect or asymmetry will be very noticeable. An incorrectly performed operation can negatively affect not only a person's self-esteem - it can seriously harm the patient's health. Therefore, it is best to entrust this operation only to very experienced and highly qualified specialists.
After rhinoplasty, breathing is difficult, patients are more likely to catch colds. If the operation is performed by a professional, it does not lead to a deterioration in health. And if during the examination carried out before the operation, diseases that impede breathing are detected (for example, polyposis, curvature of the nasal septum, hypertrophy of the turbinates, etc.), an ENT surgeon is involved in the operation in order to eliminate these defects.
Rhinoplasty is extremely traumatic and painful. This is not true. Rhinoplasty is not the most painful procedure among cosmetic surgeries. During the operation itself, carried out under anesthesia, the patient does not feel anything. Unpleasant sensations in the nasal area persist for seven to ten days (a feeling of a stuffy nose is possible, swelling and bruising may appear in the area around the nose and eyes, especially if the shape of the nasal bones has been changed). However, severe discomfort forcing the use of pain relievers is extremely rare.
Computer simulations cannot provide accurate predictions about the outcome of rhinoplasty. This is not entirely true. Indeed, it is thanks to computer modeling that a plastic surgeon can not only determine the optimal shape of the future nose, but also outline a plan for a future operation, choose techniques that can help achieve the desired result. That is why it is important that the modeling is carried out by the surgeon who will perform the operation. Of course, the result of the operation cannot be one hundred percent consistent with the computer model, since the tissues of the nose are not an ideal plastic material, in addition, the process of tissue repair and scarring is very individual and not always predictable. This should be taken into account in the process of assessing the feasibility of using computer modeling.
It is better not to do rhinoplasty in winter, as you can get a chronic rhinitis. Completely erroneous opinion. Nose correction surgery can be done at any time of the year. And in order to avoid complications due to unfavorable weather conditions, one should only strictly adhere to the doctor's advice given for the postoperative period.
Nose trauma is a contraindication for rhinoplasty. In fact, it is injuries and fractures of the nose that are quite often an indication for rhinoplasty (after all, a deformity of the nose can not only cause a person's dissatisfaction with his appearance, but can also greatly impede or even completely block nasal breathing, for example, with a fracture of internal structures, can become the cause of inflammation of the paranasal sinuses). If assistance (correct reposition of broken fragments) is provided in a timely manner (within ten days), there may be no need for rhinoplasty. Otherwise, surgery is most likely inevitable.
Rhinoplasty can be done at any age. Not entirely correct opinion. It is best to do this operation only after the bone skeleton of the nose is finally formed, i.e. upon reaching the age of 16-17 (sometimes sooner or later, depending on physical development). In any case, only an experienced doctor determines whether rhinoplasty is necessary for a young patient or it can be postponed. It should be remembered that only injuries or illnesses can become an indication for rhinoplasty at a young age, but not aesthetic factors.
If, for some reason, the cartilage of the septum is destroyed, such a defect is difficult to eliminate. Of course, cases are different, sometimes quite complex. However, there are many methods for eliminating congenital or acquired (for example, due to a failed operation) nose defects, and one of them is ear cartilage transplantation. But the best grafting material is cartilage extracted from the nasal septum (as a result of which nasal breathing may even improve if the septum is curved).
You cannot perform several cosmetic operations on the face at the same time. In fact, in parallel with rhinoplasty, it is possible to perform plastic surgery of the eyelids, ears, lips and endoscopic operations on the face.