Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job,” is a surgical procedure that is used to reshape the nose. It is a popular procedure that can help to improve the appearance of the nose, and can also correct breathing problems that may be caused by structural abnormalities of the nose.
The goal of rhinoplasty is to create a nose that is aesthetically pleasing and in proportion with the rest of the face. The procedure can be used to reduce or increase the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip or bridge, narrow the nostrils, or correct a bent or crooked nose. It can also be used to improve breathing problems that may be caused by structural abnormalities of the nose.
Rhinoplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia, and takes one to two hours to complete. The specific technique that is used will depend on the goals of the surgery, the anatomy of the nose, and the preferences of the patient and surgeon. In some cases, an open rhinoplasty technique may be used, where an incision is made across the columella (the strip of skin that separates the nostrils). In other cases, a closed rhinoplasty technique may be used, where the incisions are made inside the nostrils.
After the surgery, the patient will need to wear a splint on the nose for several days to protect it and support its new shape. There may be some swelling and bruising around the eyes, but this should resolve within a week or two. Most patients can return to work or their normal activities within a week or two, but strenuous activity should be avoided for several weeks to allow the nose to heal properly.
In conclusion, rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that is used to reshape the nose. It can help to improve the appearance of the nose and correct breathing problems, and can be performed using either an open or closed technique. Rhinoplasty can be a safe and effective way to improve the appearance and function of the nose, but it is important to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon to perform the procedure.
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