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Rhynoplasty

 

Aesthetic value of the nose form for the appearance perception is difficult to overestimate as the nose is the center of your face. It is the first thing that subconsciously attracts people’s attention. Unlike other aesthetic surgery manipulations where just aging changes are removed or corrected, rhynoplasty changes the nose form. But the surgeon’s potential is not at all boundless here. Breathing is the key nose function. That means that you can change the nose form only within the scope that won’t influence normal breathing.

External nose consists of cartilage and bones. Cartilage makes the nose tip, nose alae and nasal dorsum. Bones make the nasal dorsum and the root.

Aesthetic rhynoplasty can help:

Nose tip:

1. Overhanging nose tip correction;

2. Upturned nose tip correction;

3. Broadened nose tip correction;

4. Narrow nose tip correction;

5. Nose asymmetry correction;

6. Nose tip height (projection) correction;

7. Nostril asymmetry correction;

8. Cartilage hump correction.

Nasal dorsum:

1. Dorsum width correction;

2. Dorsum level correction;

3. Dorsum shape correction;

4. Nasal bony pyramid base correction;

5. Nasal bony pyramid sides correction.

This aesthetic problem often combines with nasal breath dysfunctions. Thus, the plastic surgeon has to work in cooperation with otolaryngologist.

Nasal dysfunctions:

1. Nasal breathing problems are caused by the deflected nasal septum;

2. Nasal breathing problems are caused by nasal concha hypertrophy or deformation.

There are many rhynoplasty techniques and methods. It’s no use to describe all of them here. You should just understand that all of them are performed through 2 accesses:

1. Open: the cut goes along the internal nostril side and columella base;

2. Closed: the cut goes along the internal nostril side only.

In the first case, the surgeon can make use of the entire range of the surgery options; in the second case the scar is totally masked and gets invisible.

Let us say some words about the manipulation itself: it lasts for about two hours under the general anesthesia. Immovable bandage is applied immediately after the manipulation that supports and fixes the new nose form. The patient leaves the hospital on the 3-4th day. The columella stitches are removed on the 5-6th day. The immobilization bandage is removed on the 10th day. You can see the first surgery results in 1.5-2 months and the final result can be evaluated in 5-6 months.