Rhinoplasty is a separate area of plastic surgery to correct congenital or acquired nose defects. With the help of rhinoplasty, you can solve the problems of nasal breathing, correct the external consequences of injuries, and also make a correction of appearance according to aesthetic indications. For many people who are unhappy with the shape of their own nose, this surgery can become a salvation. However, this is a rather expensive and complex plastic surgery, requiring tremendous professionalism from the operating surgeon.
Rhinoplasty can be recommended by a doctor in cases of congenital or post-traumatic deformities of the nose or a violation of nasal breathing. The presence of nose defects is determined by the surgeon with the help of special measurements, the results of which are compared with the average indicators. Patients with a psychiatric disorder (a person is overly concerned about a minor defect or feature of his body) need a psychologist’s consultation.
According to aesthetic indications, rhinoplasty is done only by adults, because at the time of the operation the organism must be fully formed. Contraindications to rhinoplasty are diseases of the cardiovascular system, liver, and kidneys; diabetes; mental and oncological diseases; bleeding disorder. Also, it is not recommended to perform surgery for people over 40 years of age, whose ability to regenerate tissues is significantly reduced.
Open and closed methods of rhinoplasty
Currently, there are two methods of surgical intervention to correct the shape of the nose: open and closed. The open method assumes an incision on the dermal part of the nasal septum about 5 mm wide in order to improve the visualization of the nasal skeleton for further manipulation. It is used in complex operations when full visual control over all stages of rhinoplasty is necessary. It allows easy removal and movement of cartilage. The closed method uses the possibility of performing surgical manipulations through incisions in the nostrils, which are subsequently not visible.