Rhinoplasty presents many techniques to treat minor imperfections restricted to specific areas – elevated back, bulbous and fallen tip, enlarged nostril, etc. – to significant deformities – congenital disabilities, post-trauma, or post-cancer. Things to know before undergoing a Rhinoplasty

1)   Who Should Perform The Functional Part Of The Surgery?

Changes in turbinates’, tonsils, and posterior septum require the monitoring of an ENT. When the respiratory complaint is restricted to the tortuosity of the cartilaginous septum (anterior septum), this procedure can be incorporated into rhinoplasty, is performed exclusively by the plastic surgeon.

2) Is It Necessary To Use Tampons Postoperatively? If Yes, Until When?

We usually do not use any tampons after surgery. The improvement of suturing techniques in the nasal septum makes it possible to stop using the packing. This means that nasal breathing is maintained after the surgery is completed.

3) And What About Using Plaster Or Splint Over The Nose In The Postoperative Period?

Whenever there is a nasal fracture associated with the surgical procedure, it is recommended to use a splint for one week.

4) What Is A Splint? Do I Need To Use It? Until When?

The splint is a semi-rigid plastic sheet that is placed on each side of the septum. If part of the septal cartilage is removed during the surgical procedure, the use of a splint will be indicated. It serves to hinder the formation of bruises. Its withdrawal takes place within a week usually.

5) What Are The Early Complications Of Rhinoplasty?

Frequent runny nose, crusting in the opening of the nostrils with partial or total respiratory obstruction, edema (swelling) in the nose and face as a whole, ecchymosis (purple spot) around the eyes, mild pain with or without headache, minor bleeding from the scar, among others.

6) What Are The Possible Late Complications In A Rhinoplasty?

Persistent edema (swelling), especially at the tip, small fibrosis or slightly elevated area in the nose detachment region, asymmetry in the nostrils, cartilage graft absorption or migration, etc. check for perfect nose shape for your face (เสริม จมูก ให้ เข้า กับ รูป หน้า which is the term in Thai)

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