What should you know before surgery?
Repeated consultations with these purposes only contribute to the quality of the proposed procedure. Very important for the surgeon during the analysis such anatomical points as quality of nasal skin, the thickness of the subcutaneous tissues, cartilage and nasal cavity condition. It should be emphasized that now indispensable help provide computer digital images in the animation mode, which have become a popular and useful means of communication for the surgeon and the patient, that is, they allow a better idea of the final result. Of course, we must add that computer images are not fully reflect or provide surgical results. Computer visualization is only important guiding tool. With proper use of digital images provide future patients a better understanding of the aesthetic ideals, which the surgeon intends to achieve. At the same time the surgeon can get a detailed understanding of the ideal aesthetic image, which the patient would have wanted. Also performing of a complete physical examination, and laboratory testing will be appointed. At least 2 weeks before surgery to avoid smoking and alcohol intake, calculate the menstrual cycle, agree on taking any medications with the surgeon.
Patients often ask the question: Will the scars be visible after the rhinoplasty? Scars are not visible externally, as the operation is performed through incisions inside the nostrils, except for the open rhinoplasty, when there is a small cross-section scar on the columella. Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia and lasts approximately 2 hours. After surgery on the nose is imposed for the purpose of fixing the plaster cast, the patient spends in the hospital 3-5 days. About a week later a plaster splint is removed.
Possible complications of rhinoplasty:
Swelling, which always appears after surgery and persist up to several months after the surgery, but gradually disappear in the future.
Bruising around the eye, which is usually observed in patients after surgery (with bone skeleton correction).
Scars after surgery remain where they are hidden under the nostrils edge.
Reduced sensitivity or numbness in the tip of the nose (rarely the whole nose) has a temporary nature.
Infectious complications (rare)
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