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What Is Rhinoplasty?

Melbourne Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular types of facial plastic surgery in the world. Many people call this procedure a nose job. It is commonly performed to improve the appearance of the nose, but many people get this procedure performed to correct breathing problems. It is estimated that 500,000 people get a rhinoplasty performed each year.

What Is The Procedure For Performing A Rhinoplasty?

Prior to this procedure, the patient will be given general or local anesthesia. The surgeon will then make an incision. This incision is usually made within the nostrils. The surgeon will then shape the inner cartilage and bone.

Who Is A Candidate For Rhinoplasty?

People who are interested in rhinoplasty should be physically-healthy. They should also be non-smokers. Teens who want to get rhinoplasty will have to wait until their facial growth is complete, which is usually between the ages of 13 and 16. Furthermore, patients should have realistic expectations.

What Are The Benefits Of Rhinoplasty?

  • A better-looking nose can greatly enhance a person’s overall appearance
  • Improved self-confidence- If people like what they see in the mirror, then they will most likely feel better about themselves.
  • Improved breathing- Some nasal problems, such as a deviated septum, can interfere with breathing. Rhinoplasties can correct common breathing problems.

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What Are Some Of The Risks Involved In Getting Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is very safe, and most people do not suffer any complications from it. However, it is not a risk-free procedure. Infection, poor wound healing, persistent pain, reactions to the anesthesia, unfavorable scarring and bleeding are some of the possible complications of this surgery.

How Long Does It Take To Recover From A Rhinoplasty?
People will need to wear a splint for at least one week after their surgery. Patients can expect some bruising and swelling, but those problems will begin to improve three days after surgery. The swelling should subside completely six months after surgery, which is when the final results of the nose job will be noticeable. Strenuous activity will need to be avoided for three to six weeks after surgery.

How Do I Prepare For A Rhinoplasty?
People will need to meet with a plastic surgeon prior to getting rhinoplasty. The plastic surgeon will discuss the patient’s medical history as well as the risks and benefits of the procedure. Before photos may also be taken. Furthermore, patients will be asked about their medication and supplement usage. They may be advised to discontinue the use of certain supplements and medications.

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What Elements of the Face May Benefit From a Face-Lift?

  • Lower face and neck
  • Contour of the chin and neckline
  • Appearance of the cheek and jowls
  • Some lines and wrinkles
  • Deep creases and facial folds
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