Rhinoplasty –Benefits & Risks

  • April 12, 2019
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Rhinoplasty, also known as ‘nose job’, is a nose surgical procedure to improve the nose shape, so that it balances well with the facial features. The surgery is generally performed for cosmetic reasons, which helps to better enhance the nose’s appearance. Otherwise, it can be conducted for medical reasons, such as restructuring nose due to breathing problems. During the procedure, anesthesia will be sedated to minimize the feeling of pain and it will make you groggy, but not asleep. If you are considering about getting a ‘nose job’, here are some useful knowledge regarding the possible benefits and risks of Rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty, also known as ‘nose job’, is a nose surgical procedure to improve the nose shape, so that it balances well with the facial features. The surgery is generally performed for cosmetic reasons, which helps to better enhance the nose’s appearance. Otherwise, it can be conducted for medical reasons, such as restructuring nose due to breathing problems. During the procedure, anesthesia will be sedated to minimize the feeling of pain and it will make you groggy, but not asleep. If you are considering about getting a ‘nose job’, here are some useful knowledge regarding the possible benefits and risks of Rhinoplasty.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

As the surgery is done to improve one’s aesthetic appearance by reshaping the nose, it will certainly help to boost their confidence level. People tend to notice another person’s eyes first and then their nose. What nose shape do you have? Usually a straight and sharp nose naturally looks attractive as compared to a crooked nose. Thus, Rhinoplasty procedure can be used to enhance beauty attractiveness and let you feel more confident about yourself.

Besides beauty enhancement, the surgical procedure is often conducted to correct structural problems that make it difficult for individuals to breathe through the nose. These sinus related symptoms include constant blocked nose, severe headaches and difficulty in breathing. This is usually caused by a crooked septum, which is the wall between the nasal passages. If it’s crooked, it makes either one of the nasal passages small and difficult for air to pass through. Through Rhinoplasty procedure, these symptoms can be alleviated easily. The surgery can also be used to fix broken nose – from falling, an accident or any physical damage. A reconstructive Rhinoplasty can fix any damage on the nose.

This ‘nose’ job can also help to reduce snoring. While snoring can be a common sleeping problem, it can be a significant health problem. The noise caused by snoring can affect others, especially your sleeping partner. It can be caused by structural nose problems. Thus, Rhinoplasty can be used to fix such problems.

Generally speaking, most procedures are done to either improve overall appearance or to fix an issue caused by a structural nose defect. As you have realized in the article, Rhinoplasty can be a considerable solution for many issues. Most importantly, you have to understand how it can be used to solve your problem(s). Once you have finally decided on the procedure, try to research online for professional clinics that provides Rhinoplasty procedures and consult the doctors personally. To help those of you who are interested, there are some personal recommendations such as Allure Plastic Surgery, which is located at Wisma Atria, Orchard and Dream Plastic Surgery at Paragon, Orchard. The average cost of rhinoplasty surgery in Singapore can range from $7000 to $12000, depending on how the nose procedure needs to be performed. To gather exact surgical cost, it will be best to find out at your desired clinic personally.

Risks of Rhinoplasty

Just like any surgical procedure, there are certain risks that you need to know before undergoing it. The risks include infection, bleeding, difficulty in breathing, numbness or pain and swelling. In fact, before the procedure, talk to your plastic surgeon and ask him/her to explain about the different expected risks after Rhinoplasty. The surgeon is also required to check your medical history – whether there is a history of nasal obstruction or difficulty. Then, you will go through a physical test and photo session arranged by the surgeon (photos of your nose from different angles). You are required to sign their consent forms to ensure that you fully comprehend the procedure and is willing to go through any potential risks after the surgery.

After the surgery, you will need to rest in bed with your head raised higher than your chest (preferably sleep with high pillows). This is done to minimize bleeding and swelling. It is likely that the nose might be congested because of swelling or from the equipment placed inside the nose during surgery. To prevent further complications after Rhinoplasty, you can try to avoid doing strenuous activities, do not blow or massage your nose too hard. Too much pressure on the nose after surgery can cause bleeding or swelling.

Results

Most of the time after surgery, the results are satisfying (depending on how professional your surgeon does the work). But in some cases, you might think that the changes are not enough. Thus, you might decide to consult your surgeon and undergo a second surgery for better changes. If this is the case, you must wait for a required duration of time for the follow-up surgery, as your nose can go through changes at these periods. Ensure that your surgery will be performed in a professional clinic with reputable plastic surgeons. In addition, look for a surgeon who can properly explain to you about the terms and expected procedures during and after the surgery. Hopefully, you are pleased with your new and fresh image!

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