1. Is there more than one type of rhinoplasty?
Yes, there is more than one type of rhinoplasty. There are several types of rhinoplasty. For example, there is tip rhinoplasty that reduces the size of the tip of the nose. There is bridge rhinoplasty that involves reducing the size of the bridge of the nose. There is rhinoplasty that involves reshaping or removing cartilage in the nose. There is also rhinoplasty that will correct a deviated septum.
2. Who are the typical good candidates for rhinoplasty?
People who are psychologically healthy and who seek to improve but not necessarily perfect their nasal appearance are good candidates for rhinoplasty. Also, people who are fully grown who are not likely to grow taller or have further growth-related changes in their facial bone structure are good candidates for rhinoplasty.
3. What will happen at the rhinoplasty clinic when it is time to actually get the rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty can be done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia. If you get general anesthesia, you will be a asleep during the surgery. The doctor will separate your nose skin from the cartilage and bone and there will be cutting of the tissue that is between the nostrils. The doctor will reshape your nose bone and pull your skin down over the newly shaped nose bone. The doctor will then put a splint in place over your nose to help your nose hold its shape until it heals from the surgery.
4. Are there risks if one gets rhinoplasty?
Yes, rhinoplasty does have its risks. However, it is very rare that complications occur. When they do occur, complications of rhinoplasty are usually minor complications.
5. How long does recovery from rhinoplasty take?
Rhinoplasty clinic patients are usually advised to not go back to work or school for at least one week after the rhinoplasty. Patients are also advised to make sure that they do not do strenuous activities for at least two weeks.
6. How long will the results last?
The results of rhinoplasty are permanent. The new nose shape that occurs as a result of the rhinoplasty will be a permanent change in the physical appearance of the nose.