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What You Need To Know About Nose Jobs

Mar 1, 2008
We all like to look good and this is the reason why so many people will opt for having some form of plastic surgery, including surgery to alter the shape of their nose. Surgical procedures however, are not always straightforward and a nose job is no exception.

Rhinoplasty, like every other form of surgery has both an upside and a downside. You need to be clear about the fact that although there are problems associated with having a nose job, it is also the case that more often than not these operations are successful. When you have any operation there are usually some side effects, and there are a number of procedures where there will be swelling for a short period after the operation. Swelling after rhinoplasty is quite common unless it continues after a certain time period or if the swelling shows no sign of slowing down.

Most people don't have any more than the usual post operative effects when they have rhinoplasty, but there are exceptions. Just as when you knock your nose you experience some sort of trauma and your nose swells, so swelling after rhinoplasty is a result of the surgical trauma to your nose. Whether you have a general or a local anaesthetic doesn't really matter, most people will find that they have some swelling when they have a nose job.

Usually the area around the eyes looks bruised and swollen as well as the nose itself, but this should go down fairly quickly and after two weeks or so there should be no swelling at all. This type of swelling is a normal post operative effect, but when it lasts beyond the expected time it could signal some other problem.

Sometimes swelling is more than just the operation trauma on your nose. It could be that the splint which the doctor applied straight after surgery was not applied correctly - this can lead to an imbalance in the nose shape so that one side looks bigger than the other.

If this happens then you may need revisionary rhinoplasty to put it right - nose surgery is not an easy thing to do, sometimes the surgeon can only guess that he hasn't the cartilage in the right place - if he hasn't then problems may occur.

Swelling after rhinoplasty may also occur if there is a significant amount of scar tissue inside the nose. This sometimes happens when a person has had several such procedures, but maybe due to some other imperfection in the nose before surgery began.

Again this is put right with more surgery but you may be required to have a general anaesthetic in case of any further complications.
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