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Can u give me info about rhinoplasty?

doc, I?m 22 year old women, had met with accident 20 days back and broke my nose. I recently visited ENT surgeon who suggested me to get rhinoplasty done. Could u give me more info about rhinoplasty? Whom is rhinoplasty recommended? What are the risks involved in the surgery?
Asked On : Mon, 30 Nov 2009
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Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon 's  Response
Dear Nuria,
thanks for visiting HCM.
Rhinoplasty is basically done to improve your function of breathing or the appearance of nose or to balance it with the rest of the face.
Now as you broke your nose just 20 days back, you may still be able to avail a chance of primary repair of your fractures( less chances though). Rhinoplasty is a routinely performed surgery by most of the cosmetic surgeons and if done in good hands carries minimal risks. However the detailed list of complications would depend upon the type of rhinoplasty performed upon you.
Answered: Thu, 10 May 2012
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Rhinoplasty or surgery of the nose improves the appearance and proportion of nose, enhancing facial harmony and self confidence. Surgery of the nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose. While the shape of the nose is usually the result of heredity, the appearance may have been altered in an injury or during prior surgery. The factors to determine for rhinoplasty are when in comparison to face nose appears too large, a bump on the nasal bridge is visible when viewed in profile, when viewed from the front your nose appears too wide, drooped or plunged the nasal tip, thickened or enlarged nose tip, excessively flared nostrils, off-center or crooked nose, a symmetrical nose due to previous injury. The risks include rupture of small surface vessels of the nose, infection, poor wound healing, anesthesia risks, bleeding, and nose asymmetry, cardiac and pulmonary complications can occur in longer surgical procedures and may be associated with the formation of, or increase in, blood clots in the venous system, change in skin sensation or numbness, nasal airway alterations may occur after a rhinoplasty or septoplasty that may interfere with normal passage of air through the nose, nasal septal perforation (a hole in the nasal septum) may develop but is rare; additional surgical treatment may be necessary to repair the nasal septum but in some cases, it may be impossible to correct this complication, post operative pain, unfavorable scarring, skin contour irregularities, skin discoloration and swelling, sutures may spontaneously surface through the skin, become visible or produce irritation that require removal and possibility of repeat surgery.
Answered: Fri, 4 Dec 2009
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