Rhinoplasty is more popularly known as nose job, a surgery on the nose to improve its function or change its shape. Aside from cosmetic surgery performed for aesthetic purposes, nose jobs are also done for medical reasons, like correcting breathing problems or disfigurement caused by birth defects and trauma.
For those who want to have a Nose Job in Sydney, scheduling appointments with different surgeons is advised. On one of those consultations, a patient should discuss with the doctors the desired goals- the part that needs to be changed and how this should look like. Though surgery has the ability to enhance the features of the nose, the patient must always remember that the mythical perfect nose does not exist, let alone is impossible to achieve. The surgeon will have to discuss the features that make the face unique, project or at least virtually show the desired changes and tell right there and then if the patient’s desires are realistic or not. There are many ways on reshaping the nose, and once the patient decides with one, the surgeon will discuss with a few more things: a description of what he or she is going to do, health risks, recovery time, and the cost.
Risks should be thoroughly explained. Nose Job may sound very inviting, but people who decide to go through this surgery should know the things that may happen to them. The procedure does not usually require the patient to stay overnight in the hospital. There are two types of anaesthesia to choose from: the local and the general. With local anaesthesia, the nose will become numb. Throughout the whole process, the patient will remain relaxed because he will find it unable to feel the pain. When general anaesthesia is used, the patient will sleep during the operation.
The surgeon will make cuts within the nostril during the operation. There are also times when the surgeon makes cuts across the base of the nose. The inner bone is then reshaped together with the cartilage to make the appearance more attractive. After the procedure, patient is advised to wear a nasal splint for the first week. Bruising around area of the eyes should be expected. Bruising will show signs of improvement after the third day. This can last up to two weeks.
Swelling should also be expected but the shape of the nose will become clear if the healing has completely taken place. Strenuous activities should be avoided three to six weeks after the surgery although the patient is free to move around and do light routines once scars have disappeared. Since this is surgery, it pays to be very careful right after the procedure. Patients need to stick to the things that the surgeon tells before and after the surgery for best results. It is advised to visit the health insurance and discuss with them what’s covered and what’s not. Usually, health insurance companies do not pay for cosmetic procedures, although there may be instances when they will agree to do so.
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