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Published on: 03 Apr 2017 by brookespenc88
Things To Know Before You Get A Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is also known as a cosmetic nose surgery or nose job. It is meant to enhance facial features so that they can achieve the same proportions with the nose. It may also be used to correct breathing problems that may be caused by structural defects inside the nose.
You are the right candidate for rhinoplasty in case:
You have completed your facial growth
You are healthy
You are not a smoker
You have realistic goals and positive outlook in mind when it comes to improving your facial appearance
The following are some of the terms used with Rhinoplasty:
Cartilage is a connective tissue which forms the nose structure.
Columella is a narrow tissue that looks like a strip and is found between the nostrils.
Deviated septum is when the cartilage that separates the nostrils get misaligned and it can cause partial airway obstruction.
General anesthesia is a gas or drug used before an operation in order to relieve pain or to change consciousness.
Intravenous sedation is an injection given in the vein that contains a sedative - it helps you to relax.
Local anesthesia is used when the drug is to be injected at the site where the incision will be done and it relieves pain.
Before you get a rhinoplasty, you should get all information possible about the surgeon who will perform it. A surgeon should be certified by the approved local authority and should be a member of the local plastic surgeon’s society. Your surgeon should also have a hospital where he can perform this procedure.
When you have decided to get a rhinoplasty; it is not the only choice you will have to make to ensure a successful procedure, you will also make a choice of the right doctor to do it for you. Always make sure to feel comfortable with your surgeon and that there is a sufficient experience with the procedure. Your doctor should also be working in a state licensed and accredited surgical facility and should be able to show photos of past patients.