Rhinoplasty is a procedure which is used to correct an anomaly in the internal or the external parts of the nose. The procedure is used after the surgeon has a discussion with the patient about his goals, the expected results and the surgical limitations associated with it. The surgery is usually carried out under anesthesia, which is followed by several visits to the clinic for a follow-up. It is commonly known as Nose Job Surgery.
More about Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty surgery is a cosmetic procedure which is used to enhance the appearance of the nose. Reconstruction of the nose can also be done by it. Through it, the modification of nasal cartilages, the addition of tissues, and the improvement of the visual appeal can be done. It is also used for nasal fractures. Another procedure, Septorhinoplasty is used to rectify the patient’s problem of nasal obstruction. It improves the appearance of the nose and removes internal obstructions which may be blocking the nasal passage.
Consultation for Rhinoplasty
Prior to the surgery, the patient and the surgeon have a thorough discussion. The various aspects of the surgery such as the suggestions of the surgeon and the expectations of the patient are discussed. The surgeon also explains the limitations that the surgery might encounter due to the present structure of the nose, face and the skin. The surgeon also examines the photos of the patient to get help with the preoperative planning and show the postoperative results.
The procedure is generally performed at the out the patient center. The patient need not spend the night at the center as this is comparatively a minor procedure. The preoperative procedures begin several days before with the laboratory testing to know the health status of the patient. The anesthesiologist reviews the medical history a day before the surgery. Transportation needs to be arranged for the post surgical period. It also requires one person from the family or friends to be present for taking care of the patient. The anesthesiologist stays throughout the surgery to assess the vital parameters of the patient.
After the Surgery
The patient should not take any medicine without the doctor’s consultation. Aspirin is totally prohibited for a period of 10 days after the surgery. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications should also be avoided for a week. Medicines containing aspirin or Advil should also be avoided. The surgeon will be prescribing the medicines before the surgery. Usually, Tylenol is the preferred pain killer to be used after surgery.
The patient should refrain from eating or drinking anything 6 hours before the surgery. Even water, candy or chewing gum is to be avoided as anything in the stomach might lead to anesthetic complication. Smokers need to refrain from smoking prior to the surgery as it helps in curbing postoperative bleeding and coughing. Smokers might also face difficulty with tissue healing post-surgery.