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What Is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is small surgical cosmetic operation that intends to minimize the size of the nose, and treat any medical conditions such as (breathing problems – sinus problems) or any defects that the nose suffers from.

Rhinoplasty has a lot of techniques that varies depending on the case of the patient. The patient must be older than 18 years old to be a candidate for a Rhinoplasty operation, and his/her facial bones must be developed and complete.

Techniques Used in Rhinoplasty

There’re two main techniques used in the Rhinoplasty operation, one is the closed nose technique, the second is the open nose technique. In both, the doctors have to use general anesthesia.

In this technique, the doctor makes an internal incision between the upper and lower cartilage to hide the cracks inside the nose. This technique takes less time and faster recovery period.

In this technique, the doctor makes an external incision through a tube. This technique is used in the cases aberrations and obvious deformities.

Candidates For Rhinoplasty

Pre- Rhinoplasty Tips

Consult your doctor and do the testes he requests from you.

Stop smoking for a period of (2weeks – 1 month) before doing a Rhinoplasty.

Don’t drink any kind of Alcohol before the operation.

Refrain from taking any blood-thinning medications.

Take Vitamin C for a period before the operation.

Post- Rhinoplasty Tips

At this stage the patient should follow the instructions given by the doctor, in order to get the desired results with no complications. Some of these tips are:

Take the medicines and antibiotics prescribed by your doctor regularly to avoid any infection.

Use cold water compresses on your eyes and nose to reduce the swelling.

Avoid violent activities until the wound is fully healed.

Eat plenty of fiber-rich foods such as vegetables and fruits.

Keep your head up for a few weeks after the operation.

Rhinoplasty Stages

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