Rhinoseptoplasty is an operative intervention which purpose is to change the shape of the external nose with the simultaneous restoration of the septum of the nose in the normal anatomical position.
The nose is a functional element occupying a central position on the person’s face, performing the vital function of breathing, and also plays an important aesthetic role.
Nose damages entail not only the deformation of the external nose, but also the displacement of the anatomical structures of the inner nose. As a consequence of these disorders, nasal breathing becomes difficult, and sometimes it becomes completely impossible through one or two nostrils.
Inadequate ventilation of the nasal passages causes chronic colds, rhinitis, snoring, and various diseases of the hearing.
With the purpose of simultaneous restoration of external and internal structures of the nose, the surgical operation called rhinoseptoplasty (reconstruction of the nose) is performed.
When carrying out an open rhinoseptoplasty, the incisions are performed on the column of the nose and continue in its cavity. The skin is separated from the cartilage and bones of the nose, all stages of the operation are carried out under external supervision. After the operation, sutures are applied to all incisions, which are removed after a week. Internal sutures are made of self-absorbable material and do not require further removal. Special tampons are placed in the cavity, and a plaster bandage is applied to the back of the nose.
Advantages of the method: plastic surgery is performed under external supervision, due to which it is possible to perform complex reconstructions of the nose.
Disadvantage of method: external incisions (scars become invisible over time).
When carrying out closed rhinoseptoplasty, incisions are performed in the nasal cavity. All stages of rhinoplasty are performed without external observation. After the operation, a plaster bandage is applied on the back of the nose, special tampons are placed in the nasal passages, through which uncontrolled nasal breathing is carried out.
Advantages of the method: minimal injuries, absence of external scars.
Disadvantage of method: due to difficult view of the nasal cavity, there is no possibility of complex reconstruction of the external nose.
At the meeting, we will discuss your medical history, especially as regards previous injuries (damages), allergic reactions and previous plastic surgeries, if any.
We will consider in detail all the problems that you are experiencing, which, you think, are undesirable and must be corrected.
After examining nose, we will discuss in detail your wishes and on how much, in our opinion, the operation will meet them.
Also you will be informed about all the details of the upcoming nose reconstruction, its duration, rehabilitation period and possible complications.
All of the above-mentioned complications after rhinoseptoplasty are exceptions that arise periodically despite the leading standards in surgical practice. We have outlined them for the purpose of informing you properly and in no way intimidating.
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