Rhinoplasty: What Is It, Types Of Surgery, How It Is Done, And After Surgery
Nose Surgery, also known as Rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to improve facial appearance. The nose is the part of the face that stands out the most; for this reason, it must be aesthetically harmonious. When there is no such aesthetic balance, men and women look for plastic surgery to improve and balance physical aspects and increase self-esteem.
The surgical procedure is performed on the nasal septum (nose) to improve its function and appearance.
Who Is Rhinoplasty For?
The indications for nose surgery or Rhinoplasty with cartilage (เสริม จมูก กระดูก หลัง หู which is the term in Thai) are diverse and can be repairing, functional and aesthetic. Having a nose that is symmetrical to the other elements that make up the face is a great desire for many people who find that dream come true in Rhinoplasty.
For the surgery to be performed, the plastic surgeon must first observe the aesthetic balance between the proportions of the face and nose so that the face is natural. The surgical procedure can be open or closed, and anesthesia is general.
When the procedure is open, the surgeon makes an incision in the columella (tissue that lies between the nostrils at the base of the nose) and the tip of the nose. When it is closed, an internal incision will be made in the columella region (cartilage at the base of the nose); the surgeon will then access the nasal structure through these incisions, where the skin of the nose is separated from the bone and cartilage.
Then the nose will be sculpted and shaped so that the skin is later adapted to the new nasal shape. The estimated time for performing nose plastic surgery is 1 to 2 hours, and the patient must remain in the hospital for 12 to 24 hours. It is recommended that nose surgery be performed at least 17 years of age, when nasal and facial structures are developed.
Types of Rhinoplasty
There are three techniques for operating the nose:
- Closed Rhinoplasty
- Rhinoplasty in the form of delivery, called bucket handle: you can see a little more of the structures of the nose, release a little more cartilage, but an incision is not made in the columella;
- Open Rhinoplasty: achieves complete control of nasal structures and is the most modern and most used technique. Patients who undergo Rhinoplasty usually associate it with other cosmetic surgeries.
The final result of the surgery will be noticeable after a period of 6 months to 1 year, as the healing of the region is slow. For this reason, it is essential that the patient follows all the instructions given by the doctor for the postoperative period.