It is advisable not lower the position of the head during the first seven days for avoiding nasal bleeding. After seven days, the patient will be able to resume their daily activities but it is important to avoid the use of force or sudden physical movements. The discomfort and swelling will subside gradually as the days pass. The result can be seen from start to reduce inflammation, but it will be seen in full at the end of a month when the wound is totally healed.
Rhinoplasty is the surgical procedure that allows you to modify and improve the shape and size of the nose. But do we know what rhinoseptoplasty is? Many people seek help on this surgery for the correction of the nose and not only for aesthetic but also functional issues. The rhinoseptoplasty corresponds to a specific term that tries to say that rhinoplasty will focus specifically on correcting deviations or modifications of the nasal septum.
The nasal septum is the vertical wall that separates the nostrils and sometimes can present deviations that besides causing aesthetic problems can cause respiratory problems hindering the air outlet by the nasal passage. This can force the patient to breathe through the mouth and present periods of snoring, dry throat, among other annoyances. What rhinoseptoplasty makes is to correct deviations of the nasal septum so that the patient can breathe easily and also improve their appearance by having a proportionate and symmetrical nose with the rest of the facial features. This surgery can be done together with other own rhinoplasty procedures such as reduction of the nostrils.
Who is the perfect patient for a rhinoseptoplasty?
The ideal patient must be a person in good overall health. The ideal candidate is someone who wants a correction surgery of the nasal septum to fix its position. It is important that the patient that will undergo a rhinoseptoplasty know all the risks that may arise from this surgery. Patients should always follow the recommendations of their surgeon to eliminate the possibility of these risks.
What recommendations should follow a patient before surgery?
The patient should not take aspirin, ibuprofen or any medication that changes the clotting ability of the blood in the body. You must inform the surgeon about any medications you are taking and any supplement or syrup, including those obtained without a prescription. The doctor-patient communication is essential so that the surgeon should know if the patient is allergic to any medications or had any major illness. If the patient is a smoker, you should quit, usually a month before the surgery.
What can you expect from rhinoseptoplasty?
This surgery can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation, or general anesthesia, depending on the characteristics of each patient and surgeon preference. Incisions are made inside the nostrils so the patient won’t have visible scars. Once the surgeon has made the incision he will proceed to correct deviations of the septum to saturate later. After this surgery you can expect a nose with a straight nasal septum in the correct position. From that moment on you will improve not only your image but also your respiratory capabilities.
How is postoperative?
It is normal after a rhinoseptoplasty that the surgeon leaves a bandage on the patient´s nose which may include plugs in the nostrils. This bandage will be removed three days after the surgery. It is common to experience swelling and moderate pain that should be treated with painkillers.