Rhinoplasty is the medical name for a nose job. This is the process of improving the shape and size of the nose for either aesthetic purposes or in order to correct a breathing problem caused by a deformity in the nasal passage. People get this for aesthetic reasons because it can boost their self-confidence. But despite this, and the fact that nose jobs can solve nasal problems, there are also risks that have to be looked into.
One of the benefits of getting a rhinoplasty is the improvement of their facial symmetry. Rhinoplasty is considered art as much as science. It is art because it brings out the beauty of a face by making its parts more in proportion with each other. Since the nose is a very visible part of the face, it can be a source of dissatisfaction for a lot of people. Having a nose too big for their face can lead to low self-confidence.
Rhinoplasty is not just about reducing or increasing the size of the nose. It also involves changing the width and the orientation of the nasal tip. It can also be useful for people who have problems with breathing because of structural defects in their nose. Breathing problems can happen when the nasal passages are too narrow or too constricted. Male rhinoplasty is also becoming more and more popular.
But similar to all surgeries, rhinoplasty also comes with some risks. It also usually takes a while before the patient can fully recover. There are some complications that can arise even if all the right analyses have been made prior to the surgery. But the good news is that these complications are usually small and easily treatable. There are few instances when the complications are somewhat severe so anyone who is considering getting a rhinoplasty should review the risks before pushing through with the procedure. Most hospitals or surgery centers would ask that a consent form or a waiver be signed before the surgery.
Some of the common problems that can occur after rhinoplasty are swelling, breathing problems, hematoma, infected wounds, recurring nosebleeds, scarring, nerve damage, and several others.
Before undergoing rhinoplasty, make sure that you ask your rhinoplasty specialist regarding all the potential risks so that you can make the best decision for yourself. You will also be given instructions on how to prepare for the surgery which you have to follow so that you can recover from the operation faster.