What is a Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly done procedures over the past decade. A well-proportioned nose is an essential component of facial beauty and attractiveness. Rhinoplasty can also be performed to address breathing problems and asymmetry.
For a rhinoplasty performed using the open method, once the medication is properly administered, an incision is made through the columella, allowing access to the structure of the nose, which the surgeon will reshape and make the necessary corrections to achieve optimal results.
Your doctor might opt to use the closed method, where the incisions are hidden inside the nose. You should discuss in detail which method is the best one for you and the exact shape you wish to achieve during your consultation with your surgeon.
Suitability for Rhinoplasty
You are an ideal candidate for a nose surgery if you:
- Have a nose bump you wish to get rid of
- Want to have a smaller nose
- Had an injury that affected your nose and breathing
- Want to improve your breathing and sleep better
- Want to reshape the tip of your nose of the alar area
- Are unhappy with the size or the position of your nostrils
- Are healthy and at your ideal weight
- Have done your research on the procedure and the possible risks
Recovery After a Rhinoplasty
For a few days after rhinoplasty, your nose is secured with splints and gauze packing, which will be refreshed during your post-op visits. You may resume most activities after about a week, which is when the gauze and stitches are removed. You may still have some visible bruising, especially around your eyes, but it will mostly be gone after about 2 weeks. You can use a cold press to reduce swelling and bruising.
As the Voila health care team, we will ensure that you have gone through all the necessary health checkups before your surgery, and always be there for you during recovery to ensure you feel your best the whole time.
Aftercare is as important as the surgery itself when it comes to boosting the effects of the procedure.
Quitting smoking and drinking during the healing process are recommended, as smoking and alcohol intake might slow down the healing and potentially affect the surgery results.
Make sure you keep yourself propped up with multiple pillows while lying down or sleeping.
Swelling is expected but it will start to go down after day 2 and 3, which are the most challenging. Just trust the process.
If necessary, your doctor may prescribe you painkillers.
Patience is key. A better you is on the way!