Rhinoplasty, commonly known as the nose job, is one of the most popular types of cosmetic surgeries. In fact, only breast augmentation surgeries are more common that the nose job when it comes to the USA. Because of the high interest about it, this kind of surgery has become one of the safest and fastest to be done.
Who’s the ideal candidate?
The answer to this question is – anyone. If you feel your nose needs an operation due to ecstatic reasons, you are free to do rhinoplasty. Luckily for you, every clinic for cosmetic surgery includes this procedure in their offer. That means that if you look hard enough, you will be able to find great professionals whose services do not cost much.
Plastic surgeons usually recommend not doing the nose surgery until you reach 18-19 years, because until the end of puberty, the growth of the nose is not yet complete. When it comes to upper limit, if you have a good general health, nothing’s stopping you from doing this kind of surgery.
How is Nose Job Done?
Cosmetic nose surgery is performed under general anesthesia, which allows the surgeon to perform the surgery with greater comfort. During the nose job surgery, monitoring equipment needs to be used in order to monitor the patient’s heart rate, blood pressure and so on.
After the nose surgery, in order to achieve an immobilization of the tissues, the surgeon will place a splint on the ridge of your nose. When the operation is completed, you will be transported into semi-intensive care unit, where you will be still monitored for a certain period of time. Usually, you can go home after a few hours, unless the surgeon or anesthesiologist says different.
Generally, the bruising around the face and eyes is only visible during the first five days after the nose job. You can use makeup to hide the bruises if necessary. On the other hand, swelling may last for longer than a month.
The goal of rhinoplasty is making the nose look more natural and to harmoniously fit in with your face. Because the healing process is rather long, you may need to wait for up to a year to see the final results of the nose job. In most cases, the results of rhinoplasty are permanent, except for changes that are associated with the normal aging process.