Why have rhinoplasty? The nose is one of the most prominent features on the face, making it a focal point. If a person feels uncomfortable because of the shape and size of their nose, and it’s really having an impact on their self-esteem, then rhinoplasty might be a viable option. Some individuals also require rhinoplasty if their nose is crooked and they are having difficulty breathing through one of their nostrils. It’s also a surgery that is undertaken when physical trauma of some kind has caused damage to the nose.
Who is eligible for rhinoplasty? Unlike other forms of plastic surgery, there is no upper age limit for having your nose reshaped. As long as you are a healthy individual, surgery will in most cases be an option for you.
Recovering from rhinoplasty
Once you’ve had the surgery you’ll be able to get back to work and regular activities within approximately 10 days. Most people who have rhinoplasty don’t experience too much pain after surgery, but if you are in pain your surgeon will be able to prescribe pain medication for you. There are also a number of important steps your surgeon will tell you about in order to reduce pain and ensure you heal as quickly as possible.
Here are a few tips you’ll be advised of during recovery:
- Avoid touching the nose, and sniffing and blowing your nose.
- Try to sleep on your back - a recliner chair can be really helpful for this.
- Avoid lifting heavy items or bending over, as this can cause swelling and could also cause bleeding.
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