Rhinoplasty operations are surgeries that aim to restore the shape of the nose to its natural appearance by reducing or increasing its size or modifying the shape of the tip of the nose due to the presence of an increase or decrease, according to modern cosmetic techniques such as laser, filler or French nose threads or through traditional plastic surgeries.
It may be performed for health problems such as breathing problems, deviated nasal septum, broken nose, or frequent sinus infections.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at changing the shape of the nose, improving its appearance, and correcting a prominent or asymmetric nose, by modifying the nasal bones or cartilage.
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Conditions for performing the operation
You must speak with the doctor to know the conditions for performing the operation, and to know whether you are a good candidate for this operation or not, as the doctor will discuss the following: –
Medical history before surgery
Have you had previous operations on the nose, or you have a history of stuffy nose, or you have blood problems such as hemophilia that causes bleeding, you may not be a candidate for the operation.
The doctor asks you about the medications you are taking as well. If you are taking medications such as aspirin, you must stop taking it two weeks before the operation; Because it may cause severe bleeding.
Among the candidates for Rhinoplasty surgery are:
- People who suffer from a crooked or hooked nose, or a tilt or blockage.
- People in good general health.
Older adults. The aging process causes the skin to lose its elasticity, which leads to an elongated nose. The tip of the nose lift surgery may give the patient a younger appearance.
Types of Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is divided into three types, which are as follows:
Closed rhinoplasty: a procedure that is performed without any external incisions, and the recovery is faster.
Open rhinoplasty: The surgeon makes an incision between the two nostrils so that he can see the internal structure of the nose, but healing takes longer, and the scar is very small.
- Laser nose correction.
- Non-surgical rhinoplasty.
- Cosmetology with French threads.
Laser rhinoplasty in Egypt
Laser rhinoplasty is a safe and easy technique, and it does not have any major complications, and it is possible to obtain the same results as traditional nose surgeries, but with a higher degree of accuracy during the operation.
Rhinoplasty without surgery
A non-surgical rhinoplasty is a temporary dermal filler procedure that changes the shape of the nose for a period of 6 months, and may reach two years, depending on the type of filler used and the body’s ability to filler, and this procedure takes about 15 minutes.
This procedure is ideal for people who are looking for a temporary solution to soften the bumps in their nose, are not ready for surgery, or are concerned about its risks.
A nose filler is a temporary cosmetic procedure that only lasts for 6 months, and you need to repeat the procedure to maintain the results.
It is performed by injecting one of the components of the filler, such as hyaluronic acid, under the skin to temporarily change the shape of the nose, and is used for some simple cases that do not require surgery, such as lifting a hanging nose, or correcting a small bump.
Rhinoplasty experiences with celebrities
Rhinoplasty is one of the most common surgeries in the field of plastic surgery, as it is performed by many people, especially celebrities, and they get great results. Approximately 10 percent of nose restoration operations are performed on people under the age of 19.
Celebrities who underwent rhinoplasty include the media, Radwa El-Sherbiny, the artists Nancy Ajram and Houria Farghali, and the foreign artist Tom Cruise.
Rhinoplasty before and after
Before the rhinoplasty surgery, the doctor may ask you for some tests and medical examinations, to make sure that there are no diseases that prevent the procedure, then a date is set for the plastic surgery, and the process takes approximately 60 minutes to 90 minutes and is performed under local anesthesia.
After nose surgery, your doctor may tell you to avoid the following until you recover:
- Exercising and strenuous sports activities.
- Chewing vigorously.
- rubbing the nose;
- Laughing or other facial expressions that require a lot of movement.
Tips before the surgery
- You must know the costs of the operation before performing it, as it was for cosmetic reasons only.
- Avoid medications that cause blood thinning, such as aspirin, before and after surgery.
- Avoid smoking before and after the operation, as it slows down the healing process.
- Conducting medical examinations before the operation to check on the health condition.
The results appear about a week after the surgery, and it may take several weeks for some people, and sometimes it may reach a whole year until you can see the final result, and it is worth noting that the results of nose surgery are permanent.
Possible risks and complications
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that results in some risks and complications like other surgeries, and these complications include the following:
- Nasal congestion.
- Swelling and bruising.
- Perforation of the nasal septum.
- Scars and difficulty healing wounds.
- Numbness in the nose.
- Swelling or discoloration around your eyelids for a few weeks.
Sometimes patients are not completely satisfied with the surgery, and they want to do another plastic surgery, but after the first surgery, they must wait for a period of no less than a year, until the nose is completely healed.
Rhinoplasty prices in Egypt 2021
The price of rhinoplasty in Egypt varies according to the type of operation, the doctor’s competence, and the place in which the operation is performed. The cost of rhinoplasty varies depending on a group of factors that affect the total costs, which are as follows:
- The medical center where the operation is performed.
- Anesthesia fee.
- Pre-operative examinations.
- Medications before and after the operation.
- The experience and competence of the surgeon.
- Operation type.
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