The Rhinoplasty involves reshaping the cartilage and bones of the nose.
Below the skin of the nose alar and triangular we have cartilage, along with the nasal bones themselves are those that form the nasal scaffolding, responsible for the particular form of each of our noses. Therefore, through a series of incisions inside the nose, the mucosa, we can access these cartilaginous and osseous structures modifying, either cutting them, repositioning the invigorates ...
Goal of rhinoplasty
The goal of rhinoplasty may be twofold: either aesthetic or functional, ie can perform a rhinoplasty in order to improve the aesthetics or appearance of a nose or to improve respiratory function. Similarly, this procedure may be performed with the aim of improving both the aesthetics and respiratory function.
The fundamental risk of rhinoplasty is that it is not done properly. If done by a facial surgeon properly handle the facial structure the risks are minimal.
Also, the fundamental complication following rhinoplasty is sobrerresección their structures, namely, that too cartilage or bone is removed, as it will have taken support this nose and safely sink over the years, each increasingly evident that this nose was operated.
Preparing for Rhinoplasty
The fundamental preparation is the analysis of the scaffolding of the nose by measuring their structures and photographs. If it is also made with a functional target, to be determined it is how are their internal structures, septum and turbinates, for which you can opt for direct viewing by rhinoscope, a nasal endoscopy or CT.
Besides this analytical, coagulation tests and an electrocardiogram to confirm that the patient 's general condition is optimum for an operation it should be performed.
Postoperative rhinoplasty is not painful, indeed important to stress, but it is uncomfortable, since it will be to wear a nasal splint on the back and nose plugs for 1-2 days. In any case, this discomfort is well bearable, never exaggerated.