Rhinoplasty, the process of altering the shape and structure of the nose

It is done for a primarily cosmetic purpose, which is to increase harmony and consistency between the nose and the rest of the facial features, but it is often performed for the purpose of treating breathing problems and disorders and nasal obstruction resulting from deformities or defects in the structure of the nose, and due to exposure to some accidents.

Stages of Rhinoplasty
  • Anesthesia 

The patient that is going for the Rhinoplasty gets general anesthesia then the doctors make the incisions using one of the two techniques based on the patient.

  • Nose reshaping 

This stage is considered the main stage of the Rhinoplasty process. The doctors reshape the bones and cartilage of the nose as agreed upon with the patient before the operation.

  • Correction of the nose shape 

In this stage, the doctor closes the incisions made and installs the nasal splint. Then all the patient has to do is to wait for the results.

Are you a Candidate

Yes if

  • Your facial growth is complete.

  • You are in good public health.

  • You are unhappy with your nose appearance

  • You experience breathing problems.

  • You suffer from asymmetrical features of the nose.

  • You have a deviated nasal septum, which might cause snoring.

  • You don’t feel self-esteem due to your nose contour.

Rhinoplasty Techniques
    • Closed nose: In this technique, the doctor makes an internal incision between the upper and lower cartilage to hide the cracks inside the nose. This technique takes less time and a faster recovery period.
    • Open nose: In this technique, the doctor makes an external incision through a tube. This technique is used in cases of aberrations and obvious deformities.

Before procedure Tips

  • Do the necessary lab tests prescribed by your doctor.
  • Stop smoking for at least one month before the operation.
  • Make sure to take the required medications prescribed by your doctor.
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicines, and herbal supplements, which might increase the bleeding during the operation.
  • Stop taking stimulates, such as Arabic coffee and alcohol, before the operation.
  • Stay away from blood-thinning food or drinks, which might lead to increase bleeding during and after the operation.

After procedure Tips

  • Keep addressing the splint held over your nose for a week after the surgery.
  • It is advisable to take rest up to 2 weeks for fast recovery.
  • Use ice compresses around your nose, which helps you reduce the swelling.
  • Take the medicines, including the painkillers prescribed by your doctor, to help you control your pain.
  • Support your head up with pillows for a few days.
  • Stay away from hot or Turkish bath.
  • Avoid blowing your nose.
  • Keep away from hard exercise or sports for six weeks.
  • Avoid bad weather environments or dusty places.