What is Rhinoplasty or nose job?
Rhinoplasty is commonly known as nose reshaping or a 'nose job'. It is a surgical procedure that is designed to change the shape or size of the nose. A nose surgery or rhinoplasty surgeon generally seeks to change the shape or structure of your nose, whether for a deviated septum or to realign the nasal bone.
There are two types of plastic surgery used for a rhinoplasty, reconstructive surgery which seeks to restore the form and function of the nose and cosmetic surgery which seeks to alter the appearance of the nose.
Known for being one of the most commonly requested plastic surgery procedures, rhinoplasty can either increase or decrease the size of the nose. The procedure is often aimed at people with breathing problems, however rhinoplasty surgeries are conducted for people who want to change their facial features. Candidates for rhinoplasty can decide to make any changes in consultation with a rhinoplasty surgeon. The nose design from the tip, the nostrils and the bridge can be reshaped as well as the angle between the nose and the upper lip.
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When should you consider Rhinoplasty?
Whether you are considering rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons (you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your nose, correcting a birth defect, deviated septum or nasal bone), for a medical reason due to an accident, injury to the nose or you face difficulty breathing, your board certified plastic surgeon at Maison Lutetia aesthetic clinic in Dubai will sit and discuss your best surgical options and rhinoplasty cost.
For patients who seek treatment for medical reasons, a septoplasty might be required, and the surgery will be considered as reconstructive instead of cosmetic. Septoplasty can sometimes be carried out at the same time as the work to improve the appearance of the nose. You will have to be prepared for some changes in your lifestyle in the weeks after surgery, particularly for revision rhinoplasty.
What to expect from a Nose Job in Dubai?
Your rhinoplasty surgeon in Dubai will advise you about the potential changes to the shape of the nose that revision rhinoplasty is able to accomplish. Usually conducted under either local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia, if you have issues like a deviated septum or just want to make changes to your nasal bone and shape of the nose, the process is more or less the same.
The rhinoplasty procedure takes place in a hospital and your plastic surgeon will discuss the different surgical approaches prior to your surgery. There are two general techniques for the incision: open and endonasal. Your nose size can be increased or decreased by adding or removing bone and cartilage. If a bridge hump was highlighted as a concern, then the surgeon will remove bone and cartilage to smoothen this area.
For the tip of the nose, grafts made of cartilage is used to remodel the tip, which will either be more uplifted, longer or shorter. The remodeling is done either with your skin and soft tissue or with the help of tissue fillers and fat grafts. All surgical approaches or techniques will be explained in detail during your consultation. Your plastic rhinoplasty surgeon will discuss if any additional techniques are required for your individualized plan.
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What happens during rhinoplasty consultation?
Remember to write down all your possible concerns and questions and have them ready when you meet with your plastic surgeon. You will be discussing your surgical options, the pros and cons of each, as well as your medical history. The surgeon will need to know all the current medications you are taking, if you have had any serious illness in the past and as to whether you smoke.
You will have a medical examination, including medical photography that will be placed in your confidential medical file (you will sign a consent form for taking, storing and using the photographs). Your height and weight will be measured to ensure you are physically fit for the operation.
How is a Rhinoplasty or Nose Job performed?
The surgery approach can either be performed from inside the nostrils known as ‘closed rhinoplasty’ or by making a small cut between the nostrils and lifting the skin, known as 'open rhinoplasty'. You and your plastic surgeon will discuss these and agree on the best approach depending on the concern that is being treated.
After the rhinoplasty surgery, your nose appearance, shape, size and angle will be greatly improved. If you faced any structural problems that hindered your breathing, it can be corrected at the same time. Rhinoplasty has been proven to significantly improve self-image and confidence. However, it is important to know that depending on the type of surgery and approach, you might have visible scars (which will fade over time). There is the possibility of breakdown of skin tissues associated with the use of grafting materials. For some individuals adjusting to their new look takes a little more time.
What will the scars and incisions look like?
As mentioned before, there are two surgical approaches: open and endonasal. For an open approach, the incisions are made outside the nose with a small access incision on the underside of the nose. These scars are small and once healed barely visible. For an endonasal rhinoplasty, the incisions are made inside the nose (nasal passages). As a result of this approach the incisions are invisible after the surgery as they are all inside the nose.
What is the length of the recovery time of Rhinoplasty and are the results permanent?
Your recovery time, post-operative instructions and your return to your normal physical and work will be individualized depending on your procedure and discussed prior to your surgery. It is important to note that your surgeon will share detailed instructions of how to take care of your surgical area and of warning symptoms to look out for. The amount of time it takes for recovery varies greatly among patients and this will be discussed based on your particular case. Rhinoplasty is a permanent solution therefore you need to be clear on your expectations and aesthetic goals. The surgery should not be performed on growing adolescents unless there is a serious medical indication. Ensure you never miss any follow-up evaluations and make sure to visit your plastic surgeon if you see any changes in your nose.
Bespoke treatment plans for Nose Job or Rhinoplasty in Dubai
Your surgeon will discuss your goals and lifestyle, including physical activity, and based on this a bespoke treatment plan will be shared with you. These will include the surgery approach, the outcome and risks and where the surgery will take place. Expectations will be discussed, and a post-surgery recovery plan will be shared.
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