Open rhinoplasty surgery
Open rhinoplasty surgery is a surgical procedure performed on the nose to correct aesthetic or functional problems, such as asymmetry, deformity, airway dysfunction or a change in the size of the nose.
This procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia, and the surgeon makes an incision in the skin under the nose that allows access to the structures inside the nose. The surgeon may alter or remove cartilage, bone, or soft tissue to achieve the desired shape and function of the nose. After the procedure, the patient usually wears a cast on the nose for several days to prevent swelling and maintain the new shape of the nose.
Open rhinoplasty surgery is a complex procedure that requires an experienced and skilled surgeon. Before deciding to have this type of surgery, it is important to have a thorough discussion with the surgeon and understand all possible risks and benefits.
Open rhinoplasty is a surgical technique used for more complex corrections of the nose, such as major corrections of the shape, size or position of the nose, corrections of congenital or traumatic deformities, as well as corrections of functional problems of the respiratory tract.
How the surgery is performed?
Before the surgery begins, the patient is usually put under general anesthesia. The surgeon creates an incision in the skin under the nose between the nostrils (columella), thereby creating access to the internal structures of the nose. The skin is then lifted to allow access to the cartilage and bones of the nose.
The surgeon can adjust the cartilage and bones of the nose to achieve the desired shape and function. This includes removal or reduction of cartilage, narrowing or widening of the bony framework of the nose, as well as correction of asymmetry. Cartilage reconstruction or tissue grafting can also be performed to achieve the desired shape of the nose.
After the shape and function of the nose are adjusted, the surgeon places the skin back in place and places a bandage or cast on the nose to prevent swelling and maintain the new shape of the nose. Open rhinoplasty usually takes about 2-3 hours, depending on the complexity of the correction.
It is important to remember that recovery after open rhinoplasty is a long-term process. Patients will experience pain, swelling, and bruising after surgery, and it may take several weeks or months to fully recover and see the final results of the surgery.
As with any surgical procedure, open rhinoplasty has its own risks and possible complications, including infection, bleeding, swelling, nasal asymmetry, and loss of sensation in the nose. That is why it is important to choose a qualified surgeon who has experience in this surgical technique and to carry out all the preparatory measures in order to reduce the risks and achieve the best possible result.