Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular procedures. Although it is commonly considered a procedure done for aesthetic reasons, it is also used for various conditions and medical purposes. If you are unhappy about your nose, you can consider undergoing rhinoplasty.
Why should I do it?
Most people seek rhinoplasty for aesthetic reasons. It can restore facial symmetry and help people feel more confident about their appearance. Others undergo rhinoplasty because of medical purposes. The reasons are:
- Change the shape and the size of the nose
- Fix results of old trauma
- Repair normal airflow
Whatever your reasons for considering eyelid surgery you should talk about it with your surgeon. It is important to hear his opinion and if he tells you that you don’t need to undergo surgery you should take some time and think about his arguments.
Who are the perfect candidates for this procedure?
The perfect candidates for this procedure are motivated patients, who are well informed and who have realistic aesthetics expectations. This procedure can improve your image but first you should be informed of all possible risks and complications as well as trust the opinion of your surgeon.
How should I prepare for the surgery?
During your appointment you would be given all necessary instructions for your preparation for the operation. All needed exams will be scheduled. The date for your surgery will be scheduled according the menstruation period. It is very important for you to strictly follow the given instructions and to inform your surgeon about all drugs and food supplements that you take. Although the usual recovery time is shorter you are advised to plan 14 days before going back to work
How long is the operation?
Usually the operation can take up to 1.5 hours, according to the used method. This time should be only for orientation since it can vary according to the severity of the case and the used methods.
Except the look of my nose, will my breathing become better?
The priority of all aesthetic operations is not to interrupt the physiologic functions. If you have a functional problem that can be solve with rhinoplasty, this will be the major focus of the procedure.
Under what anesthesia is the operation done?
In most cases general anesthesia is applied. In small corrections of the tip, local anesthesia can be also applied.
Are there risks?
Any surgical procedure hides risks. Those risk may be from general, found in all surgical manipulations to specific for your case and the type of your operation. During your consultation dr. Lafchis will explain you in detail all the risks. You will find a list of them in the inform consent you will be asked to sign before the operation.
How long does the recovery take?
The recovery usually takes 10-14 days and after that you can go back to your everyday life.
When can I see the final result of the procedure?
Although the change of the appearance can be dramatic immediately after the surgery, the next months we expect changes also. The final result can be seen 6 months to 1 year after the surgery.
When is the best time for surgery?
Dr. Lafchis advices to undergo aesthetic surgery during the winter and avoid the hot weather.
Can I combine this operation with other procedures?
Rhinoplasty can be combined with many other procedures. You can discuss this option with Dr. Lafchis as he will explain in detail everything about the opportunity to combine procedures. After the discussion you will be informed about the type of anesthesia and all risks.