For the procedure, your doctor will take into consideration your facial features, your skin type, and other important factors.
What is Rhinoplasty for?
Medical purposes include a change in the structure of the nose, or correction of disfigurement caused because of trauma or birth defects, or to improve breathing techniques. For cosmetic purposes, the surgery is done to change the shape and appearance of the nose.
Rhinoplasty can make the below-mentioned changes to your nose:
- Make the nostrils narrow
If you are doing rhinoplasty for a medical purpose, it can be done at a young age. However, if you are planning for the surgery for cosmetic purposes, it is advised to be performed only after your nasal bone is completely grown. Females above 15 years of age can perform the surgery. For boys, it takes a little longer for the nasal bone to fully grow.
What are the Risks of Rhinoplasty?
Before performing the surgery, your surgeon will inform you about the possible complications involved in the surgery. You may also be asked to sign a consent form that indicates you are completely aware of the possible risks and complications of rhinoplasty.
Risks of rhinoplasty include:
- Difficulty in breathing
- Asymmetrical nose
If you are not happy with the result of rhinoplasty, your doctor may ask you to wait for at least a year so that your nose is completely healed.
How to Prepare for Rhinoplasty?
Doctor’s assessment. Consult your doctor about all the benefits and possible complications of rhinoplasty. Your doctor will examine your medical history.
Inform your doctor about your ongoing medications, medical treatments, or allergies. Never forget to inform your doctor if you have any bleeding disorder. If you plan to perform the surgery for a cosmetic purpose, discuss with your doctor your expectations.