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RHINOPLASTY LIMA PERU– NOSE SURGERY

A rhinoplasty, also called nose job, is an invasive surgical procedure that aims to reshape form of the nose to enhance facial harmony, and sometimes, correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose.

This technique is used to treat:

  • The position of the nostril.
  • Nose width.
  • Nose profile with humps and depressions.
  • Enlarged, dropping or upturned nasal bridges.
  • Nasal asymmetry.

So that this is the perfect method for those who feel uncomfortable with specific sections in the shape of their nose. Also, correction of a deviated septum, one of the most common causes of breathing impairment, can be achieved by this kind adjusting of nasal structure.

HOW IS THE RHINOPLASTY PROCESS

There is not only one kind of rhinoplasty and, as well, there is no only one kind of method to reshape the nose.

The alternatives are:

REDUCTION RHINOPLASTY

Is the most common type of reshaping surgery for the nose. It is used to give the patient a more proportionate nose to other facial features. It is particularly frequent for humps reduction in the bridge of the nose. During the surgery, the doctor removes small amounts of or cartilage to achieve the desired results. A technic called alar base reduction is usual, it consists in the removal of small wedges of tissue in the area where the nostril and the cheeks connect. Computer software is used often to plan the surgery to generate better results.

AUGMENTATION RHINOPLASTY

Many people might find their nose as to little, that’s why this treatment is the another popular one. To achieve the goal, the doctor performs bone or tissues grafting to build up the nasal tip or the bridge. Cartilage of other parts of the nose and the body is used to rise the size of the nose. As in the reduction rhinoplasty, computer software is used to plan the operation.

POST-TRAUMATIC RHINOPLASTY

This procedure is done to whenever patients suffer from injuries to the nose. It can address both appearance and functionality. During this procedure, doctors might try to straighten the nose and to correct the nasal septum. Doctors are capable of setting simple broken noses just a few days after the incident, but if the fracture is severe, the operation might have to wait until it is completely healed.

RECONSTRUCTIVE RHINOPLASTY

This kind of nose intervention is used when the patient has lost some part of the nose during an accident, skin cancer or any other serious illness. Surgeons rebuild the nose using special technics such as skin grafting and flap technics. The complexity of the method led patients to need more than one surgery, that has to be done by a specialized surgeon.

A video of the process of a rhinoplasty surgery in Lima Peru

COSTS OF THE SURGERY

A rhinoplasty is rated between $3,000 and $15,000, this can vary by factors such as the country in which the surgery is performed, the facilities, the doctor’s reputation, the kind of anesthesia and the cost of postoperative care.

It is usual for the initial cost of surgery not to consider the costs of hospitalization, anesthesia and postoperative care, however it is important that the patient knows that he must also pay these expenses, so it is always advisable to ask about the costs of these factors To have a more accurate estimate.

When rhinoplasty is performed as a cosmetic surgery it will hardly be covered by health insurance.However procedures such as deviated septum corrections and others respiratory problems are regularly paid for by insurance, so medical staff could determine if the patient is eligible for health insurance coverage.

Because most of the rhinoplasties are  performed for cosmetic reasons and they are not eligible for health insurance coverage, many surgeons offer financing options for their patients, so people can opt for fee payments with very low interest rates And even discounts for the advance payment of the procedure.

POST-OPERATORY AND RECOVERY

After having a rhinoplasty, the recovery process can take several weeks and patients should be prepared for this. Usually after surgery, is recommended an absolute rest of 2 weeks, in which the patient will need help with basic daily tasks.

After the surgery it is advisable to heed the doctor’s recommendations and take a lot of rest to have a faster and more effective recovery.

THE MOST COMMON RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY DOCTORS ARE:

  • Put cold compresses on the nose
  • Keeping the head high even when the patient is sleeping
  • Wear button-down clothes, which should not go over your head, for a major comfort
  • Brush your teeth slowly to avoid getting hurt
  • Do not eat food that is difficult to chew
  • Do not blow your nose or sneeze
  • Change the dressing of the nose under the direction of your surgeon

Following the indications and postoperative care recommended by the doctor, the patient should retake his daily activities in 2 weeks, however there are still cares that must be taken into account to achieve full recovery.

THE MOST COMMON RECOMMENDATIONS AFTER THE SECOND WEEK ARE:

  • Avoid physical exertion or exercises that require force
  • Minimize dietary sodium to reduce the swelling
  • use sunscreen with a minimum of 30 SPF
  • Do not wear glasses, sunglasses that could injure the septum
  • Attend consultation with the doctor periodically.

The side effects after surgery will depend on the care that the patient has, and the visualization of the first results are usually visible after three weeks, although the final result will be shown after a few months.

WHAT BENEFITS CAN I HAVE FROM A RHINOPLASTY

A rhinoplasty has aesthetic and healthy benefits for the person who undergo the surgery, since both aspects are affected.

AESTHETIC BENEFITS

Many people are not happy with the shape of their nose, they feel that it does not fit with the rest of their facial features. Due to this they use a rhinoplasty to improve the shape and give that harmonious balance to the face that they are looking by changing the septum and even the tip of the nose. Among the most important cosmetic benefits are:

  • Facial Symmetry: Rhinoplasty can create a more balanced appearance, so it is easy to get attention in other areas of the face.
  • Proportional size: Reducing the width of the nose, can have a significant effect on how the nose fits with the rest of the features of the face.
  • Elimination of knocks or sprains: Whether congenital or caused by previous injuries, rhinoplasty can correct imperfections.

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Improves breathing difficulties: Rhinoplasty can correct structural abnormalities and improve respiratory abilities.
  • Congenital defect correction: The nose surgery can address external abnormalities and birth defects like a deviated septum.

It is important to say that beyond the health and aesthetic benefits that rhinoplasty can have, there are psychological benefits that greatly improve the lives of patients. People who undergo this surgery for aesthetic reasons indicate that after this they had an increase in their self-confidence and of course an improvement in the life quality.

FACTOR TO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT BEFORE HAVING A RHINOPLASTY

Before undergoing a rhinoplasty, it is necessary to consider several things. Every surgery has risks and rhinoplasty is not an exception. If the surgery is performed by  good surgeon, the procedure is highly safe and with low probabilities of long-term complications, however knowing the risks can help patients notify their doctor if they see anything unusual.

THE RISKS OF RHINOPLASTY MAY INCLUDE:

  • Infection
  • Difficult breathing
  • Unfavorable scars
  • Adverse reactions to anesthesia
  • asymmetry
  • Chronic nasal haemorrhages
  • A perforated septum
  • Bruises
  • The possibility of revision surgery

These complications are unlikely. However, patients should take steps to reduce the risks. First, they must choose a qualified surgeon, and of course follow the precise indications during the postoperative.

WHAT TO DO NOW

If you want to have this surgical procedure of the hand of a plastic surgeon in Lima Perú as the Dr. Cesar Calderón, contact us at: 951685382 o  tlf: (044) 422760 and get a date.

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