Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure that alters the shape or size of the nose to become more harmonious and enhance it’s propotions. This procedure can be performed for cosmetic or functional purposes, such as correcting a deviated septum
Before performing rhinoplasty, it’s important to conduct a thorough patient analysis. This should include a physical examination, medical history review, and a discussion of the patient’s expectations. During the physical examination, you should evaluate the patient’s nasal structure, skin thickness, and overall facial balance. A detailed medical history review will help identify any potential complications, such as a bleeding disorder or allergies. Finally, discussing the patient’s expectations will help you determine the best approach to the procedure.
who is candidate for rhinoplasty
Here are some general guidelines for determining who may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty:
Rhinoplasty may be a good option for patients who are unhappy with the size or shape of their nose. This could include patients who feel that their nose is too large, too small, too wide, or too narrow. Patients who have a crooked nose, a bump on the bridge of the nose, or a droopy or upturned tip may also benefit from rhinoplasty. It is important to evaluate the patient’s facial structure and skin thickness to determine the most appropriate surgical approach.
In addition to cosmetic concerns, some patients may be good candidates for a rhinoplasty due to functional concerns. This could include patients who have a deviated septum, which can cause breathing difficulties, chronic congestion, or recurrent sinus infections. Patients who have suffered a traumatic injury to the nose may also benefit from rhinoplasty to correct breathing problems or other functional issues.
Age and Health
Rhinoplasty is typically performed on patients who are at least 18 years old and have finished developing. Patients should be in good overall health and not have any underlying medical conditions that could increase the risk of complications. It is important to evaluate the patient’s medical history and medications to ensure that they are a good candidate for surgery.
Finally, it is important to ensure that the patient has realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure. Rhinoplasty can help improve the appearance and/or function of the nose, but it is not a magic cure-all. Patients should understand that the results of the procedure may take several months to fully develop and that there may be some scarring or other minor imperfections.
who is not a candidate for rhinoplasty
While many patients are good candidates for rhinoplasty, not everyone is a suitable candidate for this surgical procedure. There are several factors that may disqualify a patient from undergoing rhinoplasty. Here are some examples:
Patients who have certain medical conditions may not be good candidates for rhinoplasty. For example, patients with bleeding disorders or those who are taking blood-thinning medications may not be able to safely undergo the surgery. Patients with uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease, or diabetes may also be at higher risk of complications during and after the procedure.
Patients who are in poor overall health may not be good candidates for rhinoplasty. This could include patients who are significantly overweight, have a weakened immune system, or who have recently undergone major surgery. In order to safely undergo rhinoplasty, patients should be in good health and not have any underlying medical conditions that could increase the risk of complications.
Patients who have unrealistic expectations or who are undergoing the procedure for the wrong reasons may not be good candidates for rhinoplasty. It is important for patients to have a clear understanding of what the procedure can and cannot do, and to have realistic expectations for the outcome. Patients who are undergoing the procedure to please someone else, or who have a history of body dysmorphic disorder or other psychological conditions, may not be good candidates for rhinoplasty.
Patients who are still developing may not be good candidates for rhinoplasty. In general, the procedure is not recommended for patients under the age of 18, as the nose may still be growing and changing. Additionally, older patients may have a higher risk of complications during and after the procedure.
Rhinoplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia and takes approximately one to three hours to complete. There are two primary approaches to rhinoplasty: open and closed. The open approach involves making an incision between the nostrils, which allows for greater visibility and control over the nasal structure. The closed approach involves making incisions inside the nostrils, which results in less visible scarring. Dr Mohamed Ashraf will decide which approach is best for your case and will explain the technique in full details during your consultation.
During the procedure, you may reshape the nasal bones and cartilage to achieve the desired look. This can include removing excess tissue, altering the shape of the tip, or straightening a deviated septum. Once the procedure is complete, a splint will be placed on the nose to help it maintain its new shape.
After the procedure, the patient will need to rest for several days. It’s important to avoid any strenuous activity or heavy lifting during this time. The patient may experience some swelling and bruising, which should subside within a few weeks. Pain medication and antibiotics may be prescribed to manage any discomfort.
Follow-up consultation visits will be arranged with Dr Mohamed Ashraf in the 3rd, 8th , 11th day after surgery.
It’s important to advise your patient that the final results of the procedure may not be visible for several months. During the recovery period, it’s important for the patient to follow all post-operative instructions to ensure a successful outcome.
what is the cost of a rhinoplasty procedure
The cost of rhinoplasty typically includes several different components, such as the Dr Mohamed Ashraf fee, facility fees, anesthesia fees, and the cost of any necessary medical supplies or medications.
However Dr Mohamed Ashraf will give you a definite quotation during the consultation. All previously mentioned fees will be included in the package with no additional costs.
Overall, the cost of rhinoplasty can be significant, but many patients find that the benefits of the procedure are well worth the investment. By choosing a skilled and experienced surgeon and carefully researching the costs and potential outcomes, patients can feel confident that they are making the right decision for their health and appearance.
what are the side-effects of a rhinoplasty procedure
Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure that can help improve the appearance of the nose. While it is generally safe and effective, like all surgical procedures, it does carry some risks. As a plastic surgeon, it is important to be aware of these risks and take steps to minimize them. In this article, we will discuss some of the risk factors associated with rhinoplasty.
Bleeding and Infection
Bleeding and infection are two of the most common complications associated with rhinoplasty. Patients may experience bleeding in the first few days after the surgery, which can be managed by keeping the head elevated and avoiding strenuous activity. Infection is another risk that can be minimized by taking proper precautions, such as ensuring that the surgical area is clean and using sterile instruments.
Complications with Anesthesia
Rhinoplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia, which can pose some risks. Anesthesia complications can include allergic reactions, breathing difficulties, and even death. It is important to carefully evaluate patients before administering anesthesia and to closely monitor them throughout the procedure.
Scarring and Skin Discoloration
Scarring and skin discoloration are potential risks associated with rhinoplasty. Scarring can occur both internally and externally, depending on the approach used during the surgery. Patients may also experience skin discoloration or bruising, which can take several weeks to fade. Proper wound care and close monitoring of the healing process can help minimize scarring and skin discoloration.
One of the biggest risks associated with rhinoplasty is an unsatisfactory outcome. Patients may be dissatisfied with the final results, which can lead to additional surgery or emotional distress. This risk can be minimized by careful patient selection and by setting realistic expectations for the outcome of the procedure.
Revision rhinoplasty, also known as secondary rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure performed to correct the results of a previous rhinoplasty procedure. Revision rhinoplasty can be a more complex and challenging procedure than primary rhinoplasty, as the surgeon must work with the existing structure of the nose.
Here are some important things to know about revision rhinoplasty:
Why is revision rhinoplasty performed?
Revision rhinoplasty is typically performed to correct issues that arose from a previous rhinoplasty, including:
- Unsatisfactory cosmetic results
- Breathing difficulties
- Nasal deformities
- Structural abnormalities
- Scar tissue
Why choose Dr Mohamed Ashraf for your Rhinoplasty
Choosing the right surgeon for your rhinoplasty is an important decision that can greatly affect the success of the procedure. Here are some reasons why you should consider choosing me as your surgeon for rhinoplasty:
Expertise and experience
I am a certified consultant plastic surgeon with more almost 2 decades of experience, had an MD degree from Cairo University with extensive experience in performing rhinoplasty procedures. I have undergone rigorous training and fellowships in rhinoplasty, have performed numerous successful surgeries for cosmetic reasons.
I understand that each patient is unique and has their own individual goals for the rhinoplasty procedure. I take the time to listen to your concerns and work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that will help you achieve your desired outcome.
I stay up to date with the latest techniques and technologies in the field of rhinoplasty, and I use the most advanced surgical techniques and equipment to achieve the best possible results.
Attention to details
I believe that attention to detail is key in achieving optimal results in rhinoplasty. I pay close attention to every aspect of the procedure, from the initial consultation to the post-operative care, to ensure that you have a safe and successful outcome.
I understand that the decision to undergo rhinoplasty can be a significant one, both physically and emotionally. I provide compassionate and supportive care throughout the entire process to help you feel comfortable and confident in your decision.
If you are considering rhinoplasty, I invite you to schedule a consultation with me to discuss your goals and concerns. I would be honored to help you achieve the look you desire through a safe and successful rhinoplasty procedure.
Combining Rhinoplasty with another procedure
sometimes it is combined with a facelift, upper eyelid lift, chin augmentation, also liposuction and other body contouring. However it during your examination Dr Mohamed Ashraf will explain all the scenarios according to your case, health condition and lab results and the possibility of combining another procedure or not.