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One of the more popular cosmetic surgeries around the world is Rhinoplasty, a surgical procedure which enhances the shape of the nose.

It is designed to improve the nose’s shape and/or function. It is likewise performed to be able to correct nose disfigurement.

Rhinoplasty aesthetically enhances the proportions and facial harmony of the nose by resolving congenital effect, trauma or respiratory impediment.

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What are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty?

  • It improves physical appearance by making the nose symmetrical to the other parts of the face (based on the individual’s preference)
  • It improves nasal function (for instance, in those with a deviated sepum and obstructed nasal passages)
  • It boosts self-confidence
  • It can also help those with sleep apnea (or disruption in breathing while asleep)

What are the Types of Rhinoplasty?

1. Nasal Bridge Rhinoplasty

This is more commonly known as a “nose lift”. This procedure changes the height of the bridge of the nose. (Shinagawa uses Silicon or Goretex made in Japan.)

2. Nasal Tip Rhinoplasty

This is a procedure that enhances or reduces the tip of the nose

3. Alar Plasty

This is a procedure which reduces and alters the base of the nose to create narrower nostrils

Preparing For The Procedure

  • Two weeks before the procedure, avoid taking aspirin and vitamin E unless medically indicated
  • Alcohol intake is prohibited
  • One day before surgery, begin the antibiotics prescribed by your surgeon
  • You must also be mentally and emotionally prepared to undergo the procedure by being informed
    and having the right motivation and realistic expectations.

How The Procedure is Done

  • Local anesthesia is instilled which will numb the area
  • The incisions the surgeon will make will depend on the type of nose surgery that will be done

After The Procedure

  • After the procedure, a downtime of 7-10 days is expected
  • Nasal packs may also be used as needed
  • Apply cold compress up to 15 minutes every three to four hours
  • Sleep with your head raised on at least three pillows to decrease the swelling
  • Stay away from places that are dusty or filled with smoke.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Refrain from engaging in strenuous physical activities, swimming or contact sports for a month
  • Get plenty of rest and maintain a balanced diet
  • Take pain medication as prescribed
  • Avoid taking aspirin unless medically indicated
  • Avoid exposing the incision to direct sunlight
  • Minimize touching your nose for one week
  • Make sure to comply with your schedule for follow-up check ups
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