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Overview on Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is a type of surgical procedure performed on the nose. It’s a procedure that corrects and/or reconstructs the form of the nose for the purpose of restoring functions or aesthetic enhancement. It can be done to patients who make a personal choice in changing their nose’s shape or to patients who have congenital defects, nasal trauma or respiratory impediment.
It has easily become one of the most common surgical procedures, not for medical or corrective purposes but, for aesthetic purposes. Believe it or not, this procedure is even given as graduation presents or as anniversary presents. You will see this trend, especially, in East Asia where a lot of people have opted to make their noses “higher” and pointier.
European/Western Facial Features VS Asian Facial Features
It might be the influence of Western culture that has brought about the popularity of the procedure. Although the standard of beauty in the West and in East Asia is vastly different, there are, still, key features by Western standards that Asians generally consider as beautiful. Let’s take a closer look at Western or European Features VS Asian features (eyes and nose).
European / Western Features
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There are a lot more differences between the Asian and European/Western features in terms of the shapes of the chin, the mouth, the cheeks and the jaw but let’s stick to just comparing the eyes and the nose because these are the main facial features that are altered in East Asia.
Types of Rhinoplasty
Moving on, let’s take a look at the types of Rhinoplasty that patients often go for. We’ve compiled four but there are a lot more based on what the procedure entails, what specific technique will be used and so forth. Here are the basic types:
From the word augmentation, which means to increase, this type of Rhinoplasty is done to increase the size or height of a particular part of the nose. When you want to heighten your nasal bridge or correct the depression on your nose, you go for this type.
This is the opposite of the first type. From the word itself, it’s aim is to reduce – reduce the size, reduce the flare and so on.
Again, from the name of this type, closed Rhinoplasty involves making incisions only inside the nose. The advantage of this is that there are no visible scars externally. This type is primarily based on the technique used during the procedure but it can be done for nasal tip and cartilage reshaping and bumps or humps removal.
Here’s another type of Rhinoplasty that’s based on the technique. While closed Rhinoplasty incises on the inside, the open type incises the lower or mid collumela which is the middle part of your nose, between your nostrils.
The Pre-op & Post-op Phases
If you’re thinking of going through the procedure, here’s what you can expect pre-op and post-op:
Basic Pre-op Instructions
- Two weeks before the surgery, you will be given instructions to refrain from unhealthy habits like smoking and drinking. You will also be advised to stay away from aspirin.
- Refrain from eating or drinking anything after midnight.
- On the day of the surgery, you may shower and shampoo in the morning. Do not wear makeup, hair sprays or gels, or nail polish.
- Limit your activity sharply over the first week following surgery.
- You can walk around the house on the day of surgery and thereafter. This will help prevent blood clots from develop in the legs.
- When you rest or sleep, keep your head elevated 2-3 pillows higher and avoid turning on your side.
- Take deep breaths often when you get home for the first 24 hours after surgery. This helps to expand the base of your lungs.
- Avoid bending, lifting, pulling, pushing, straining and aerobic activities for 3 weeks.
- You will be instructed on specific nasal exercises at your postoperative appointments (which you should not miss).
Why are Thai clinics good for this type of procedure?
Except for pre-op and post-op instructions, you might also want to know where the best place is to get such a procedure. The answer is a Thai clinic. There are different reasons why a Thai clinic is the best place to get Rhinoplasty done and one of the reasons is quality. You can practically get the same quality in surgery in Western countries or even better. Also, Thai clinics have had their fair share of Rhinoplasty patients going in and out. This makes the staff experts on predicting a patients’ need, emotionally and physically.