Rhinoplasty in Thailand
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries available. The plastic surgeons at our clinic in Bangkok have performed hundreds of rhinoplasty surgeries, helping patients change the way their nose looks.
RHINOPLASTY IN BANGKOK, THAILAND
The face is the most visible part of the body and a significant part of a person’s identity. Facial symmetry also plays a large role in how attractive we appear to other people. For this reason, satisfaction with one’s facial appearance is extremely important to a person’s self-image and a healthy self-esteem.
Occasionally, people are unhappy with the size or shape of their nose and seek to change that. It may be too large or too small, or they feel that it doesn’t sit well with the rest of their facial features.
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to alter the shape or size of the nose. The surgery can be performed for either aesthetic or health reasons, for example, to correct breathing problems or to fix nasal fractures or broken bones. A well-executed rhinoplasty can be the key restoring facial harmony, as well as having a dramatic impact on your self-confidence and self-esteem.
Typically, rhinoplasty involves making minor changes to one part of the nose. Sometimes you might want to change the shape of the entire nose for a more radically altered facial appearance. At our plastic surgery clinic in Bangkok, Thailand, your wishes are always the decisive factor in the choice of surgery.
Nowadays, the most common rhinoplasty technique is open surgery, where the opening of the nostril septum allows for repair of nasal structures. In open surgery, an incision is placed across the columella – the cartilage bridge that separates the nostrils. A small scar after the operation is unavoidable, but this will fade over time and become completely inconspicuous in most cases.
Closed surgery is performed through the nostrils, so there are no externally visible scars. This type of surgery can correct most issues related to the nasal spine and septum
Different type of Rhinoplasty surgery
Reduction rhinoplasty is a common plastic surgery procedure carried out to reduce the size of the nose. Reduction rhinoplasty aims to create a well-balanced nose by reducing the dorsal hump, narrowing the bridge and improving the nasal tip projection as well as definition.
The incisions are placed on the rim of the alar of nose. Soft tissues of the nose are then separated from the underlying structures; the bone and cartilage are reshaped and the skin re-draped over the surface. Patients who have a deviated septum may benefit from the correction of this problem at the time of surgery.
Typical patients for reduction rhinoplasty include men and women who are unhappy with the size or shape of their nose, and they often feel self-conscious because of it. To be considered for the surgery you should also be in good physical health with realistic expectations of what rhinoplasty can do for you.
Before the Surgery
- Read the pre-surgery instructions They will help prevent complications and improve outcomes for your surgery.
- Plan to take 10-14 days off work and your normal activities.
- Wash your face thoroughly before surgery and remove any piercings and jewellery.
- Have someone to drive you home after surgery.
- Bruising under the eyes and cheekbones can be expected after surgery; these symptoms often peak on the second day after surgery and will gradually begin to subside thereafter.
- You may experience mild to moderate discomfort and pain, but this can be controlled with analgesics.
- Using a cold compress can help reduce swelling in the first few days after surgery. You can do this by wrapping a thin towel around an ice pack and placing it over the cheeks and the eyes.
- You will need to wear a molded external splint to support the bones and cartilage at first; this will also help minimise swelling and help protect your nose.
- The splint should be left in place until your surgeon removes it. Most splints are removed about one week after surgery, although in some cases it may be necessary for the splint to stay in place for longer than that.
- The surgeon may also place an internal splint; this may remain in place for up to 7 days after surgery.
- Sleep with your head elevated for the first week after surgery – this will help minimise swelling.
- Take all medications as prescribed by your doctor.