Cosmetic surgeries continue to gain in popularity year after year. With such simple and risk-free procedures available at their disposal, modern society is sculpting their appearance and various features to fix numerous body issues and attain more attractive proportions.
One of the most popular cosmetic plastic surgeries is rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty, also popularly known as a nose job, gives a new and improved shape to the nose.
Preparing for Rhinoplasty
You will need to consult with Dr. Felice before the date of your rhinoplasty can be set. As part of a consultation, you will discuss your requirements. Assessment of the patient’s expectations is vital. You must understand the possible outcomes and what the recovery process will be like.
During this, you will also undergo a pre-surgery evaluation in order to be declared healthy enough for the operation. Dr. Felice might choose to take a photograph of your nose from various angles; this is done to show the before and after procedure comparisons and to note the results.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, such as Advil, Motrin, and Naprosyn, are strictly prohibited during the first seven days prior to the operation. Intoxicants such as cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs are prohibited at least ten days before the operation, as they cause a delay in blood coagulation and put stress on the liver and other systems of the body.
Since the patient is going through an invasive procedure under anesthesia, these restrictions are mandatory to ensure that the patient is in the best possible health and can easily recover from the surgery without any complications.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Rhinoplasty involves reconstruction of the nose according to the patient’s goals. After the initial incisions are created, the nasal cartilages, bones, and/or soft tissue are modified, and tissue grafts may be added to enhance the structure.
Most of the times, rhinoplasty is done for cosmetic reasons (improving the appearance of the nose and the face). It can also be done to repair the nose in case of birth defects and injuries that cause breathing issues.
A special form of rhinoplasty known as septoplasty is often conducted to improve the alignment of the septum and clear away any kind of blockages in the nasal passages. When rhinoplasty is being used in the repair of nasal fractures, the surgery usually involves reconstructing the nose back to its original shape before the injury.
The patient is put under general anesthesia during the operation in order to ensure that they are comfortable throughout, and the first day after the operation requires the patient to have assistance during their daily routine. There are several follow-ups necessary with Dr. Felice to ensure that proper healing is taking place after the operation.
Find Out More About Rhinoplasty
Dr. Patrick Felice is a skilled and well-respected board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience and numerous satisfied patients. Speak with Dr. Felice during an informative rhinoplasty consultation if you would like to learn more about the details of the procedure and the recovery process. Contact us today to make an appointment for your consultation.