Reasons for surgery
Surgery to reshape the nose is a very common plastic surgery procedure. The nose is the central feature of the face, so many people are self-conscious of it’s shape which they may regard as too big, too small or have some other feature which they dislike.
Rhinoplasty may also be recommended for those who have a permanent nasal deformation following a trauma.
If you have been diagnosed with a nasal septum deformation rhinoplasty may be combined with nasal septum correction (septoplasty).
The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia. During the procedure it is possible to remove the nasal hump, to correct the shape of nasal line and nostrils, and to change the shape and/or angle of the nose tip.
Reduction Rhinoplasty is the most common type of cosmetic nasal surgery, and involves the reduction in size of the framework of the nose. Incisions are made in the nostrils and the bone and cartilage that make up the framework are ‘cut’ away, resulting in a smoother, straighter nose shape. The skin of the nose is then re-draped over the new frame.
Things to discuss with your surgeon
Along with all your other questions, you should make sure you discuss the following in your consultations with your surgeon.
- What should I avoid before and after surgery?
- Do I need to follow any special diets?
- When will the stitches be removed?
- Will wound dressings be needed? What kind and for how long?
- When will you be able to have shower or bath?
- Will you have to use medications? What kind and for how long?
- How should you take care of your skin?
- How will you have to adjust your lifestyle?
- How long will I need to stay in Lithuania before it is safe for me to travel?
- When can you start working?
- Will additional examinations be necessary postoperatively? When and where?