Rhinoplasty one of the most common cosmetic surgery of nose performed world wide. It is surgical procedure performed to correct shape of nose or medical problems like deviated nasal septum. Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. Specific facial and nasal evaluation record the existing scar and symmetry and asymmetry of nasal subunits. The complete physical examination of patient determines if patient is fit to undergo surgery. Rhinoplasty is of two types closed or open. In open rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes a small, irregular incision to the columella, the fleshy, exterior-end of the nasal septum; this columellar incision is additional to the usual set of incisions for a nasal correction. In closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon performs every procedural incision endonasally (exclusively within the nose), and does not cut the columella. The procedure is usually performed under general anaesthesia. Postoperatively patient is given antibiotic and analgesic to reduce the pain and help in wound healing.
How much pain will be there after surgery?
There will be little pain after the procedure, for which you will have to take medications for couple of days.
How will patient feel after procedure?
Patient will feel uncomfortable after the procedure for one or two days after surgery. Patient may have to breathe through the mouth as the nose is packed with netcell which is usually removed after two days. There may be increased watering from both eyes.
Do patient need to wear bandage and if yes, how long?
Patient will usually have bandage and sterile tape. Patient will be expected to keep bandage dry. Bandage and stitches are removed after 7 days.
What kind of care patient will need to take at home?
Patient will need to keep his head elevated and cold compresses over both eyes to reduce swelling. Patient is given nasal rinse kit to keep nose moist.
Is there any special diet which patient need to take after surgery?
There is not any specific diet, patient should have healthy and balanced diet.
Bed rest is advised for how many days?
Adequete rest will help in recovery process.
What medications do patient need to take after procedure?
Patient is given antibiotics (for preventing infection), analgesics (to reduce pain) and anti-inflammatory (to reduce swelling) for about one or two week.
When can patient resume work?
After about a rest of two weeks (after surgery), patient can resume work.