Updated: Jul 19
Your Ultimate Guide to Septorhinoplasty: Everything You Need to Know
It is a surgical procedure under general anesthesia for altering and reconstructing the nose.
There are two types of plastic surgery used – reconstructive surgery which restores the form and functions of the nose and cosmetic surgery which changes the appearance of the nose.
How SEPTORHINOPLASTY is done?
Septorhinoplasty: correction of the deviated nasal septum to improve how you breathe through your nose and it is also an aesthetic correction of the external appearance of the nose.
Rhinoplasty: This is an aesthetic surgical procedure to change the shape of the nose and this may include correction of the external bones, the nasal bridge, the tip of the nose, and the nostrils, if necessary.
Sometimes the surgeon cauterizes the lower nasal corneas during the
Nasal reconstructive sometimes requires cartilage transplantation that may be taken from the nose, ear, or one of the ribs of the rib cage if necessary.
The thickness and nature of the nasal skin play a major role in the
possibility of shaping the tip of the nose.
Rhinoplasty is a very complicated procedure that requires great surgical skills and experience.
Why do I need to do SEPTORHINOPLASTY?
Your doctor will discuss with you the decision for septorhinoplasty and may offer the procedure in case of deviation in the nasal septum and external nasal deformity.
What to expect after your surgery?
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You will have a splint and plaster over your nose. You may have packs in your nose to be removed after 24 hours by your doctor.
You may have silastic sheets (plastic sheets) inside the nose. It is removed at the first visit to the doctor after 7-14 days.
You may notice some discoloration under your eyes or swelling of the nose that will resolve spontaneously. You may feel nasal blockage and reduce in smell sensation in the first few days You may notice blood-stained secretions in the first few days.
After rhinoplasty, the shape of the nose and the final result can be judged after about 6-12 months.
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