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Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure done to correct a prominent, unusual asymmetric or irregular nose. It is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures. Rhinoplasty can also be used to correct an undesirable nasal tip or to reshape the span of the nostrils. This surgery can help with your self-image if you are self-conscious about your nose.


Your nose is one of the first things you stare at when you look in the mirror. It is a feature of your face of which you are intimately familiar. And if you happen to be dissatisfied with the appearance of your nose, then you are continually thinking about how you would prefer your nose to appear. Our nose is one of the essential features of our face, therefore when a nose is not shaped currently; it can be corrected and given the right shape through the help of rhinoplasty.


What does Rhinoplasty mean?


Rhinoplasty is a term originated from the Greek word ‘rhinos’ meaning nose and ‘plastic’ meaning to shape. Therefore rhinoplasty in its simple sense is a way to form the nose. Rhinoplasty is a surgical intervention done to improve the appearance of the nose or normalize the function. A surgeon does it as a part of cosmetic surgeries. The familiar name is nose shaping or a nose job because its help corrects traumatic injuries or to fulfill the aesthetic goals.


Who Gets Rhinoplasty?


You should not decide against seeking rhinoplasty easily. Rhinoplasty can help enhance your happiness, your appearance, but you also need to consider how comfortable you would be with changing your appearance. Think about how you might react to possessing a different nose. Just because you do not love the nose you have, does not automatically mean you would be happy with a new nose.


How Is Rhinoplasty Done?


With either local or general anesthesia, depending on the needs of your surgery, your rhinoplasty procedure will begin with incisions inside the nostrils and at the base of the nose. Your plastic surgeon can then sculpt the cartilage and bone in your nose to create the new shape when the nose is opened. After the structure of the nose has been completed, the skin is then stitched up, and then a split of tape and plastic is placed on your nose to help it hold its new shape while it heals.


What Is Recovery From Rhinoplasty Like?


As with most surgeries, your first one or two days after surgery will have the most discomfort. Initially, your face will feel puffy, and you may have a headache. Pain medication is usually appropriate at this point if desired. On the first day, you will need to stay in bed with your head elevated.


The most successful outcome of rhinoplasty is to achieve a nose which is in the balance with the rest of the face and looks harmonious. Locate a surgeon who you can communicate well with and who is highly skilled will significantly improve the likelihood of receiving the nose you want.

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