There is no consensus. It must be taken into account that until the age of 15, the craniomaxillofacial part is still in development. And the nose is the center of facial growth. After this age, there is already a stabilization. Parents must be involved in the decision of the young person since adolescence is a complicated period. But if the teenager suffers a trauma that affects the nose, surgery is indicated regardless of age.
Many people have a septum bypass operation and then have a rhinoplasty. Is it really necessary to do both?
Rhinoplasty is aesthetic surgery, different from septum deviation surgery, whose objective is to correct a functional problem. Often, those who have this problem have difficulty breathing; however, not all people who have a deviated septum have breathing difficulties. The two surgeries, when well indicated, can be performed at the same time or at different times. In the case of rhinoplasty, the plastic surgeon is indicated for the treatment; and deviated septum, the otorhino. But there are plastic surgeons trained to correct both the aesthetic and the functional aspects. However, in most cases, plastic surgeons work together with otolaryngologists.
What does it take for a rhinoplasty to be perfect?
The important thing is to preserve the structure. Making aggressive interventions incompatible with the face is abusive. It is important to harmonize the nose with the entire facial aspect. Anyone with a bigger face cannot have a doll’s nose. If the person has a big chin, the nose needs to follow. There are people who come to the office with a photo of a celebrity. If that nose doesn’t harmonize with the person, the surgeon needs to say “no.” The person cannot have plastic surgery with unrealistic or exaggerated expectations. Modern plastic surgery fights artificialization. It is ugly to look at a person’s nose and make sure they have surgery. It is necessary to correct the defects in a way that is very natural.
What is important for the patient to know before undergoing surgery?
The patient often has an unrealistic idea of the possible outcome, and this generates a very high expectation. That is why I always hit the key that the conversation before the surgery needs to be detailed and requires extreme frankness from both parties, both the surgeon and the patient.
What are the risks of a rhinoplasty?
Plastic surgery is a serious thing, and I can’t get enough of repeating it. There are people who complain about aesthetics but have no clinical conditions to undergo surgery – for diabetes, heart problems, or hypertension. Depending on the severity of these situations, surgery is no longer possible or recommended. In the case of rhinoplasty, if the surgeon is not careful, he can resolve the aesthetic complaint causing functional problems without commenting on the psychological trauma of not feeling well with his own nose.
How to reduce the risks of plastic surgery
To avoid complications during surgery or in the postoperative period, it is essential before performing the surgery:
- Perform medical examinations such as complete blood tests and electrocardiograms.
- Reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke or stop smoking at least 1 month before surgery to prevent pulmonary embolism;
- Avoid taking the pill 1 month before surgery, especially if the surgery lasts longer than 4 hours for longer, to reduce the risk of thrombosis;
- Stop taking some medications, such as aspirin as directed by the doctor to avoid complications;
- Take antibiotics before surgery, as recommended by a doctor.
To minimize these dangers, the individual should always choose to choose a plastic surgeon who is trained and reliable and choose a hospital or clinic that has a good recognition.…