Nose correction surgery also known as rhinoplasty is among the most popular cosmetic procedures to be performed in Dubai and all over the world. Also known as rhinoplasty, it serves to reshape minor proportional aspects of the nose. Size can be corrected by making the nose smaller (removing tissue) or larger (grafting tissue), the shape can be corrected (bumps or depressions in the tip or bridge) and nasal surgery (the nostril area and what lies between the nose and the upper lip) can be performed for functional or aesthetic correction. Nose correction surgery in Dubai can be facilitated with the help of highly professional and skilled surgeons as well as through the availability of cutting-edge technology like the latest equipment and instruments.
Since nose surgery is becoming very popular, it is necessary for you to learn about this procedure in detail. For this purpose, we have decided to discuss the procedure, candidacy criteria, revision surgery and some other facts of the treatment in this blog.
Traditional rhinoplasty is performed by creating a minor incision at the bottom of the nose. Today it is called ‘open rhinoplasty’, whereas more contemporary methods create the incision within the nostrils and it is termed as ‘closed rhinoplasty’. Septoplasty is an associated procedure that may be carried out along with rhinoplasty if necessary and addresses the issue of closed or deformed nasal passage to facilitate the easy flow of air through the nasal structures. It should be kept in mind that there is no gold standard procedure for all noses and each patient has to be individually evaluated by the plastic surgeon before the surgery takes place.
In this evaluation, the patient’s past medical records, their motives as well as needs for surgery and their expectations are discussed before the possible treatment is outlined. Due to these reasons, a surgeon can never guarantee perfect results since the outcome is based on an estimate that includes variables such as the effect of aging on a treated nose. A good plastic surgeon will be as close as possible to his/her estimated guess and most patients end up being satisfied with the surgery.
Secondary or revision rhinoplasty is undertaken when a patient has already undergone a prior nose surgery that was either not satisfactory enough or was overdone. Secondary procedures are usually minor procedures and basically serve to refine the look achieved from the primary surgery. For instance, grafts of cartilage may be taken from other parts of the body – such as the ribs – to reshape an excessively de-sized nose. In revision rhinoplasty the limitations and other variables are different and some of them are beyond the surgeon’s medical prowess. Even the best nose surgery specialists have revision rates between five to ten percent.
Revision rhinoplasty is a lot more complicated than primary rhinoplasty since there will be a minimal amount of original tissue left to work with and grafting is an extensive and complicated procedure. Functional properties of breathing are also among the many variables that should be taken care of so that they don’t get adversely affected.
Candidates for Revision Rhinoplasty
- People who are still unhappy with the shape and size of their nose to an extent that it makes them feel physically unappealing and their self-esteem is getting affected.
- Bumps on the ridge of the nose, a droopy tip, thickened nostrils, and twisted/broken cartilage resulting in asymmetry make people apply for the procedure.
- People looking for improvement in their nose shape and not perfection. They should also be in good health and have realistic expectations from surgery.
Rhinoplasty may be carried out in the presence of local anesthetic and mild sedation but most patients prefer general anesthesia. The choice, however, should be made by the surgeon to see if the patient will not suffer extensive complications under general anesthesia. Techniques of surgery may vary depending on the outcome being achieved. For instance, a narrower nose means the removal of cartilage and sub-dermal tissue. An incision would also be made at the junction of the nose and cheek. Straightening the nose would involve the removal of bone as well. Incisions are always designed to be made in natural anatomical creases of the face to prevent visible scarring and these incisions to disappear with time.
Recovery from nose correction surgery takes between 4-6 weeks. During this time the patient has to follow the doctor’s instructions in order to get the preferred results. It involves abstinence from smoking and strenuous physical activity. Sleeping with your head elevated and wearing a nose splint is also a part of those instructions. Medications to reduce swelling, bruising and pain should also be taken timely. Post-surgery checkups are also of utmost importance.
Hence, nose surgery is the most popular and complicated cosmetic surgery procedure that requires a lot of expertise. You need to choose the most experienced surgeon to undergo rhinoplasty. After all, only an expert can guide you accurately about the procedure and will help you in obtaining the desired shape of the nose. You should discuss everything related to the treatment with them before making a decision.
Dubai Cosmetic Surgery® is one of the leading cosmetic surgery clinics that is offering nose surgery treatment to all the patients in need of it. Find out more about rhinoplasty in Dubai by filling in the short form and receiving a free consultation in return. It will help you in discussing your concerns and conditions with the surgeon. SO, book your appointment now.