Rhinoplasty is plastic surgery of the nose. It is indicated both for the correction of aesthetic imperfections and the treatment of functional deviations, helping patients breathe better.
In general, the procedure takes about 03 hours and can be done with general anesthesia or local anesthesia and sedation. Hospital stay is short. If everything goes as expected, the patient is discharged between 12 and 24 hours — but it is often possible to go home the same day.
To decide the type of rhinoplasty indicated for each patient, the responsible physician performs a clinical examination in the office itself. He usually inspects the inside of the nasal passages with the help of an endoscope before and after using a decongestant spray. This allows the professional to assess the conditions of the nasal septum (median partition) and the mucosa placed beside the channel through which the air passes (cornes).
To conclude, it is necessary to talk about the professionals who can perform rhinoplasties. Not everyone knows, but besides plastic surgeons specializing in facial surgery, otolaryngologists trained in facial plastic surgery, focused on rhinology, can also perform procedures on the nose.
The advantage of this category of physicians is that they have the necessary knowledge to promote the refinement of nasal shapes and facial harmonization. They also understand all about the nasal cavities’ functionality (physiology and anatomy) and interconnected structures (ears and throat). In other words, they offer a complete diagnosis and treatment to the patient, combining aesthetic and restorative approaches whenever indicated.
To find an expert in this jig near you, look on the websites of medical associations and societies. On the ABCPF page, there is a practical “Surgeons Guide,” with professionals able to improve respiratory functions and facial esthetics.
As the last guideline, if you want to have a rhinoplasty, don’t hurry and plan your procedure with all the necessary calm and care. In addition to the risk of esthetic dissatisfaction, submitting to a surgeon without expertise in nasal functions can lead to internal injuries and various complications. When the surgical strategy is well indicated and correctly executed, the postoperative satisfaction rate is exceptionally high, impacting self-esteem, well-being, and quality of life! Search for nose shape for women (ทรง จมูก ผู้หญิง which is the term in Thai)