Advances in medical technology means that we can wave goodbye to painful Rhinoplasty surgery once and for all. Patients who undergo the procedure to improve the appearance of their nose, no longer have to experience the trauma of a prolonged recovery and black eyes from bruising.
In the past, instruments that are used to break bones in the nose in order to reform it, have barely altered in 100 years. Recently there have been improvements in medical technology which studies show reduce the trauma. There have been developments of ultra high-frequency power tools that can reshape the nose without breaking the bone. Surgeons can now get their hands on saws that are so delicate; they can cut cleanly through the bone without damaging the surrounding tissue. Cartilage can now be reshaped or thinned; something that was never possible in the past. This new development in technology can dramatically reduce side effects such as blackening of the eye and thus half the healing time.
It is not just instruments that have improved, but the whole process. Surgeons now take blood from the patient’s own body to create organic glue; meaning that the wound can be sealed with an internal adhesive and bruising can be reduced tremendously.
If a Rhinoplasty is carried out due to breathing problems or a deviated septum, it can commonly be covered by insurance. If it is done purely for cosmetic reasons then it will have to be funded by the patient.
Preparing For Nose Surgery
Before you surgery is carried out your surgeon will help you prepare and answer any queries you may have. It is advisable that patients do no smoke during and after the procedure; smoking can increase the risk of infections and can prevent a quick recovery.
If you have a cough, cold or sore throat then is advisable to not have surgery as these factors can increase the risk of bruising and infection.
Patients will be under general anaesthesia during surgery; therefore it may be required for an overnight stay, so that doctors can keep an eye on your progress.
It essential that a patient does not eat or drink before surgery, in some cases you may be allowed a few sips of water up to two hours before surgery.
If you are considering nose plastic surgery then make an appointment with a surgeon, he will examine your nose and measure its shape and size, to evaluate if your expectations can be met.