By now almost everyone has heard of a Rhinoplasty, more simply put as a ‘nose job’. We know that Rhinoplasty is done in order to reshape or restructure the nose, but apart from this, how much do we really know about it? Not much, for sure!
In case you are curious about the procedure or looking forward to undergoing it, these are the topmost interesting Rhinoplasty facts you probably did not know:
1. Over 2000 years ago, the first Rhinoplasty was performed.
Sushruta in his ‘Sushruta Samiha’ dated around 5000 BCE, discussed about the various techniques of rhinoplasty that are still used today! Back then, Sushruta researched on Rhinoplasty and used these tehcniques to repair the noses of people who lost them in battles or simply damaged them.
In Egypt, an even older papyrus was found, the Ebers Papyrus, that discussed on restoring a nose that was cut off during punishments. In their culture, this was a common punishment.
In turn, these brought the technique to England in the 18th or 19th centuries.
2.Other parts of the body are used in Rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty is not just about the usage of implants in order to reshape the nose. It is more common in a rhinoplasty technique to use cartilage and skin from other parts of the body in order to graft it into something suitable for the nose structure. A very common form of Rhinoplasty is the usage of skin from the forehead as well as cutting and shaping it into what the nose needs.
3.Demand for Rhinoplasty is growing and is more common than you think.
Rhinoplasty is a very common form of plastic surgery in the contemporary world with an increasing demand for nose correction. In fact, 12 million plastic surgeries were performed in the United States alone in 2007. Since then the number of people opting for this surgery has been increasing considerably.
4.Rhinoplasty techniques vary for men and women.
Rhinoplasty is not just any surgery. It is a work of art. A woman’s nose is different than a man’s when it comes to the structure of the nose. The slope and angle are different and professional plastic surgeons make sure that it is different for a man and a woman.
5.Rhinoplasty actually does not take too long! It is pretty quick!
It takes just 1 to 2 hours at the most for the surgery to be carried out! Not just that, the recovery time is also very less. Patients are needed to wear only a cast for up to five days in most cases.
6. It is not just for aesthetic purposes, there are real-issues concerning health as well.
Many people suffer from a deviated septum in which the nasal septum or the thin wall between the nasal passages has deviated to one side. This leads to problems in breathing, alongside a congested nose, nasal bleeding or infection.
7. Sleeping with two pillows after surgery.
This is recommended after the surgery so that while sleeping, the patient’s head stays in an elevated position, thus, reducing swelling at night. This technique is very useful in keeping the recovery time on track for the rhinoplasty healing stages of Rhinoplasty surgery.
8. One size will not fit all.
Many people bring in photos of the celebrities they admire to get an exact replica of the nose structure that the particular celebrity has. It is important to understand that the main purpose of a rhinoplasty is to reshape your nose in such a way that it looks completely natural and not something that has been glued to your face. Not all kinds of nose shapes will suit everyone. It is important that it looks natural.
9. To accelerate recovery, pre-surgery medications need to be steered clear.
For 7-10 days, Aspirin and Advil among other drugs need to be avoided before surgery. These drugs can lead to bleeding so homeopathic herbs like Arnica Montana and Bromelain can be used for a speedy recovery as well as decrease swelling and make the bruises disappear quickly.
10. Rhinoplasty demands are the most during winters.
Winter months see the most number of patients opting for a rhinoplasty procedure. This is because it is easier to heal during cold weather. Many people also do not want to take days off from the regular working hours which is why winter vacations are the best time to go through rhinoplasty and rest.