What You Need to Know About Rhinoplasty
Before a patient can go in for rhinoplasty, he or she must first undergo a comprehensive physical examination and a series of laboratory tests. The examination allows the doctor to better assess the changes the patient needs and how they might affect the results. It can also help the doctor determine whether the surgery will affect the patient’s breathing.
Reconstruction of a partial-thickness deformity
Partial-thickness deformities are a common complication of rhinoplasty. They result from insufficient cartilage support in the bridge of the nose and weakened middle-vault cartilage. When a patient undergoes a rhinoplasty, the surgeon may attempt to reduce these defects by removing excess cartilage. The result may be a saddle-shaped nose with a deviated septum. If the surgeon is unable to correct the deformity, a cartilage graft may be required.
Reconstruction of a partial-thick-ness deformity after rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that involves grafting cartilage from other parts of the body. The cartilage may come from the septum or from an ear or rib.
Correction of a septal deviation
A deviated septum occurs when the cartilage that divides the nasal cavity becomes deviated. This condition is fairly common, with about 80 percent of the population experiencing some degree of deviation. It can be caused by trauma or a genetic predisposition and may require surgery. Some patients can resolve mild deviated septums through medication, but severe cases may require a surgery.
Correction of a septal deviation with a septoplasty is a procedure that can correct the deformity and restore normal nasal function. The procedure may also improve the patient’s appearance. While septoplasty is most commonly performed to correct a deviated septum, there are several additional indications for the procedure. For example, septoplasty may be used to correct intractable epistaxis or to harvest cartilage for rhinoplasty.
Correction of a failed primary rhinoplasty
A failed primary rhinoplasty can be corrected using a revision rhinoplasty technique. The purpose of this second surgery is to correct the underlying deformity while preserving the natural appearance. In order to achieve this, the surgeon needs to take cartilage from another part of the body. Often, cartilage from the ear or rib is used. In addition, soft tissue irregularities may require tissue grafts to cover or camouflage. The surgeon may also use “temporalis fascia” – a natural filler that can be obtained from an incision in the hairline or remote.
The procedure requires a longer time to heal and costs more money than primary rhinoplasty. In addition, it may not produce the same result as the original. This is because the scar tissue may affect the final result. The second procedure is best performed for patients who are not satisfied with the first procedure.
Risks of rhinoplasty
There are many risks associated with rhinoplasty surgery. Some of these complications are relatively common, while others are more rare. Revision surgery is necessary in approximately five to fifteen percent of cases. There are specific postoperative risks associated with different techniques, and an analysis of these complications may help you determine the best procedure for you. The most common postoperative problem is pollybeak, which occurs when the patient has a deep naso-frontal angle or a cartilaginous hump prior to surgery. This deformity accounts for 50% of revision rhinoplasties. Other common postoperative deformities include wide and pendant nasal tips, and retractions of the columella base. Revision surgery can also result in irregularities in the nasal dorsum.
Although infections are rare in rhinoplasty, they can be severe and life-threatening. They can also affect the brain. In severe cases, these complications can lead to infection and damage to the orbital area. Discolored incisors can occur after rhinoplasty because of damage to nerves and vessels during the procedure.
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