Who is a good candidate for a rhinoplasty?
The ideal candidate to undergo this intervention is a person who wants to correct small imperfections and have a more proportionate nose to achieve an improvement in their appearance and increase their self-esteem and self-confidence.
Rhinoplasty is also possible, people who require it for medical purposes due to respiratory problems or trauma, the risks are low and the quality of life of patients is considerably improved.
It is extremely important to talk to your surgeon, before you even choose to perform this surgery, explain what you want to achieve so that, in turn, you give us realistic expectations about the results of the future intervention. The Vectra X3 simulator can be used so that the candidate can see how she would look after surgery.
The simulator is Vectra X3
In general, a candidate for this type of surgery must be in good physical health, including psychological stability, not smoking and have accepted the possible risks, reaching an agreement with the surgeon on the real and possible expectations that can be had after the surgery. . Not all people who ask about the possibility of having a rhinoplasty have the necessary profile for it, even though they have absolute physical indications to receive a surgical procedure.
Age should also be taken into account. It is advisable not to perform a rhinoplasty until the “pull” has been given and facial growth is complete, that is, until 15 – 16 years of age in children. Likewise, it is important to consider the emotional and social adjustments of adolescents, and to be sure that they want to undergo this surgery.
What is nose surgery?
It is a 1 to 3 hour outpatient process, although surgeries to correct more complicated problems may take longer. It is usually carried out using general anesthesia although it is also performed under local anesthesia and sedation. Generally stays overnight.
The procedure consists of separating the skin of the nose from its bone and cartilage support, which is sculpted with the desired shape. Thus, the skin is redistributed and adapted on this new support.
The intervention can be performed from inside the nose, making small incisions inside the nostrils, or from the outside, using an open rhinoplasty, especially for more complex cases, in which a small incision is made in the columella.
When the surgery is complete, a thermoplastic resin splint is placed on the back of the nose, which will help maintain the new shape of the nose. Nasal plugs are also placed in both holes to prevent bleeding and stabilize the nasal septum.