Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgeries done today and it is also known as nose surgery. It can be both performed for personal aesthetic choices and for deformity of the nose, birth defects or other health problems such as having hard times while breathing. The main difference of this surgery between men and women is their angulation of the nose. According to the individual and shape of the face, the nose can be restructured and it is essential to have desired results from it or else the surgery might be repeated.
There are different types of procedures according to different needs and the most common surgical technique is closed rhinoplasty and the scars occur during that process may be completely hidden, however, for less common open rhinoplasty, it is harder to hide scars but it will heal in time.
What are the Side Effects of Rhinoplasty?
The most common side effects of rhinoplasty are bleeding, bruising that depend on the individual endurance and differences in their anatomy such as patient sensitivity, numbness, scarring on the nose, swelling around the eyes and nose. Patients need to take great care of their nose in that process to avoid more side effects.
Sometimes people suffer from surgical operations if it is not done in an expert place and the surgery might turn into an endless painful cycle. In order to avoid that, it is important to decide what you want beforehand and find a surgeon that can fulfill your desires. A good surgeon will evaluate the structures of your nose and provides you the best techniques according to your wants.
What Can be Done After Rhinoplasty Surgery to Promote Healing?
As a final step to your nose surgery, a splint may be put inside the nose and your nose will be covered in bandages to protect and promote the healing. After the surgery, patients may suffer from breathing, skin discoloration and swelling. In order to avoid such complications or to lessen them and promote healing after rhinoplasty surgery, you should take some advice from your doctor, keep your head elevated even when you’re sleeping, rest as much as you can, maintain a healthy diet and consume plenty of foods that are nutritional and beneficial to your recovery stage, don’t blow your nose, don’t wear glasses, do not put anything on your nose that cause pressure, avoid sun and don’t exercise heavily. In the first 72 hours, you should apply cold compress to reduce swelling. As nicotine in tobacco products limits the blood flow, it makes it harder for your body to heal itself so it is better for you to stop smoking if you do. The last step is to be patient. In the end, if you take care of your nose with care, you will achieve the results you want.