Rhinoplasty is a very popular surgery that corrects imperfections or problems in the nose. It is not always used for aesthetic reasons. Sometimes, intervention is necessary to correct malformations or defects that cause breathing problems. The procedure is delicate, so we must turn to the appropriate professionals to carry it out satisfactorily.
Who Can Resort To A Rhinoplasty?
There are no special requirements, any patient who wants to improve their appearance or treat some type of defect that causes problems. It is recommended not to perform it before puberty, although in particular cases, the doctor may indicate it during childhood since surgery is often essential to improve respiratory capacity. As for the maximum age, there is no specific limit, although it will depend on the patient’s condition and if it is a purely aesthetic procedure or is essential to improve breathing.
What Are The Techniques Used In This Intervention?
The Rhinoplasty can be of two types: open or closed. The choice of one or another procedure will depend fundamentally on the condition to be treated. In the open technique, a very small cut is made at the base, which is not usually seen with the naked eye, while in the closed technique, the incisions are made directly inside the nasal passages, which allows no visible scar to be left.
The surgery normally does not last more than an hour, when the corrections are simple, while when it is necessary to correct a defect in the nasal function, the operation can take several hours.
What Type Of Anesthesia Is Applied?
When corrections are simple, local anesthesia can be applied. However, it is not recommended; the application of general anesthesia is preferable since the operation is less traumatic for the patient. Both are safe, and the post-operative is very similar.
How Is The Post-Operative?
It is common that during the first weeks, while the area is still inflamed, you feel some discomfort such as nasal congestion, but it is not usual to feel pain. If you suffer pain or any persistent discomfort, this can be relieved with an analgesic.
When Will The Patient Be Able To Return To Daily Tasks?
48 hours after the surgery, it is possible to return to simple activities within the home, those that do not require physical effort. It is advisable to take 7-10 days off before returning to work or school. Sports or activities that require great physical effort may not be practiced for at least three months.
It is very important that you take care of the sun exposure area for the first two months or until the bruising stops. The sun will accentuate and permanently etch the bruises on the face, and these spots will be very difficult to remove later.