Long nose rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to reduce the length or projection of the nose. It can improve the balance and harmony of the facial features, as well as enhance the nasal function and breathing.
Benefits of long nose rhinoplasty
Long nose rhinoplasty can address several aesthetic and functional issues, such as:
– A nose that is too long or protrudes too far from the face
– A droopy or hooked nasal tip
– A hump or bump on the nasal bridge
– A deviated or crooked nasal septum
– Difficulty breathing through the nose
By reshaping and repositioning the nasal bones and cartilages, long nose rhinoplasty can create a more proportionate and natural-looking nose that suits your facial structure and personality. It can also improve your nasal airflow and reduce snoring or sleep apnea.
Risks of long nose rhinoplasty
As with any major surgery, long nose rhinoplasty carries some risks and complications, such as:
– Anesthesia reaction
– Poor healing
– Unsatisfactory results
– Need for revision surgery
To minimize these risks, it is important to choose a qualified and experienced rhinoplasty surgeon who can perform the procedure safely and effectively. You should also follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully before and after the surgery, and report any signs of infection or abnormal healing.
What to expect before, during and after long nose rhinoplasty
Before the surgery, you will have a consultation with your surgeon to discuss your goals and expectations, medical history, allergies, medications and lifestyle habits. Your surgeon will examine your nose and facial features, take photographs and measurements, and explain the surgical plan and technique. You will also be given pre-operative instructions on how to prepare for the surgery, such as avoiding smoking, alcohol, blood thinners and certain supplements.
The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. Depending on the complexity of the procedure, it may take 2 to 4 hours. Your surgeon will make incisions inside or outside the nose to access the nasal structures. Then, your surgeon will trim or reposition the nasal bones and cartilages to reduce the length or projection of the nose. Your surgeon may also refine the nasal tip, smooth out the nasal bridge, straighten the nasal septum or graft additional cartilage if needed. Finally, your surgeon will close the incisions with sutures and apply a splint and bandages to protect and support the nose.
After the surgery, you will be monitored in a recovery room until you are ready to go home. You will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for the first night. You will experience some swelling, bruising, pain and congestion in your nose for several days. You will be prescribed painkillers and antibiotics to ease your discomfort and prevent infection. You will also be advised to keep your head elevated, avoid blowing your nose, wear loose clothing that does not pull over your nose, avoid strenuous activities and sun exposure, and follow a soft diet.
You will have follow-up visits with your surgeon to check your healing progress and remove the splint and sutures. Most of the swelling and bruising will subside within 2 to 3 weeks. However, it may take up to a year for the final results to be visible. You should be patient and realistic about your outcome, as every nose is different and there is no one-size-fits-all formula for rhinoplasty.
Long nose rhinoplasty is a complex and delicate procedure that requires skill and artistry from your surgeon. If you are unhappy with your long or over-projected nose, you may consider this procedure to enhance your appearance and confidence. However, you should also be aware of the potential risks and complications involved in this surgery. Therefore, it is essential to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty to determine if you are a good candidate for long nose rhinoplasty.