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What Is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a facial cosmetic procedure, performed to enhance the appearance or reconstruct the nose to make it aesthetically more appealing. During the process, nasal cartilages and bones are modified, or tissue is added, to achieve the desired look. This procedure is also done to repair nasal fractures and restore pre-injury appearance of the nose. Septorhinoplasty is a related procedure performed for patients who also have nasal obstruction. Septorhinoplasty not only improves the appearance of the nose, but it removes any internal obstructions and stabilizes structures that may be blocking nasal breathing.

Like all cosmetic procedure, it is important that one understands and resolves all cosmetic concerns and expectations before opting for this surgery. Preoperative tests need to be conducted prior to scheduling the surgery. Smokers need to stop smoking at least a month before the surgery as it will help in reducing postoperative coughing and bleeding. Difficulty with tissue healing has also been noted in smokers during the postoperative period. There would be swelling and bruising of the nose, upper lip, cheeks, or around the eyes for several days after surgery. It would gradually go away over the next 7 to 10 days. Applying ice packs to reduce swelling is recommended.

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