What is Rhinoplasty?

What Does Rhinoplasty Mean

A rhinoplasty is a surgical intervention that is carried out with the intention of correcting certain defects of the nose. It is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries .

When the operation aims to resolve functional issues, it is called a septoplasty . There are certain interventions that combine both aspects (aesthetic and functional) and are called functional rhinoplasty or septorhinoplasty .
Before performing a rhinoplasty, the surgeon must perform a pre-surgical analysis and talk with the patient to find out what their claims are. Once the possibilities have been analyzed, both (surgeon and patient) must agree on how the intervention will be carried out. The surgeon also has the obligation to explain to the patient the effects of rhinoplasty and to inform him about the characteristics of the post-operation stage. Possible complications of these surgeries include infections, postoperative bleeding, and nasal obstruction.

The rhinoplasty itself can be carried out in different ways, which will be determined by the surgeon according to the patient and his own experience. Once the intervention is complete, the surgeon uses plugs and bandages that, over time , he will remove until the rhinoplasty process is complete.
It is important to note that, although rhinoplasty has a high social acceptance and is a surgery that celebrities tend to pursue , it is a surgical intervention that carries risks and eventual complications, like any other. That is why it is not advisable to promote rhinoplasty among minors or present them as the only way to physical acceptance.
False myths
Since rhinoplasty is not a simple procedure and, depending on your point of view, it can be considered very violent for the body, many people who want to show off a new nose hesitate long before taking the last step . But, in addition, there is a long list of myths that scare the undecided even more, since they tell them of terrible experiences, painful postoperative periods or irreversible changes in lifestyle due to certain restrictions. Let's see some of them below:
* You will no longer be able to laugh out loud : this is one of the most common fears, since the nose also moves when we laugh . Some people claim that it is not even possible to smile after a rhinoplasty. However, it is known that plastic surgeons trace the stitches in such a way that they can be stretched in the proper direction to move the face as before the intervention;

* the scars will be very visible : first, it is important to note that there are always scars, no matter how small or how well the surgeon knows how to hide them. This statement is also a myth, since it is normal for the procedure to be carried out in such a way that the scars are very well hidden, either inside the nose or along the natural lines that can be seen in the eyes. sides of the nostrils;
* Rhinoplasty can lead to cancer or allergic reactions : this is especially true of interventions that require the placement of an implant, in the same way that many say that it almost always brings complications and leads to the need for a replacement soon after. According to experts, these problems are not inherent to the operation , but can occur if the surgeon uses an inappropriate or damaged product ;
* The postoperative pain will be terrible : it is also said that pain is felt during the operation , but the truth is that in many cases local anesthesia is enough and some patients do not even take the prescribed analgesics for the recovery period.

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