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Rhinoplasty Surgery - An Overview
Rhinoplasty is a procedure that can change the size, angle and shape of a nose and may also correct some structural problems. It can change someone's physiognomy more or less significantly.
Statistics show that most of the people who choose to go through rhinoplasty do it because they are dissatisfied with their nose. Only a small part of the patients deal with structural abnormalities, genetic problems or issues caused by previous injuries.
Candidates for such interventions must be generally healthy and having a fully developed nose. Doctors recommend such surgeries only to females older than 15 years and to males older than 17 years, in order to avoid the complications that may appear if the surgery is done before a complete development of the nose.
Cost of Rhinoplasty Surgery
The patient should talk about the prices and the payment with their doctor, right from the start, during their first meeting, and ask for an initial estimate. There are some factors that will influence the final cost, including: the doctor's expertise, the surgical facilities, the location of the medical center, the type of anesthesia and the healthcare necessary after the surgery.
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What to expect during and after the operation
A rhinoplasty consists in an incision inside the nose, which will allow the surgeon to access the bones and cartilage and reshape them, in order to correct various problems. The surgeon will place a supportive splint, outside the nose. The procedure can be done using local or general anesthesia and it only requires a one night stay under medical observation.
The supportive splint will be removed after a week. For about two weeks, the patient will have bruises around the eyes and nose. The doctor will recommend cold compresses, antibiotics and pain killers. Other risks include infection, nasal blockage, bleeding, skin necrosis and irritations, or complications from anesthesia.