Rhinoplasty Surgery – Nose Job To Reduce Hump And Refine Tip
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Details for this nose surgery for hump reduction and tip refinement include:
1. Open rhinoplasty with a rim incision
2. Skin was separated from the cartilage
3. Fat was carefully trimmed from the tip
4. Fat was also trimmed from the columella to reduce width
5. Upper level cartilage of the dorsum reduced
6. Nasal bone removed and rasped to smooth the angle of the septum
7. The tip and nasal bones are refined to narrow the width of the nose
8. Fat was grafted onto the radix
9. Closure was achieved with internal chromic suture and prolene suture to the columella incision
10. Patient’s mole just above her left nostril excised
11. Steri-strips and an appropriate splint were applied
Seven days after the patient’s rhinoplasty surgery, she is back in the Westlake Plastic Surgery office for her first post-op evaluation where her splint and exterior sutures are removed. Our resident nurse, Lacy, removes her splint while taking special caution to not disturb the scabbing where the patient’s mole was removed. Lacy explains that the splint only covers from about the nasal bridge to just above the nostrils, which forces swelling towards the tip of the nose. Patients often question whether the appearance of their tip at this point is permanent, but this is only temporary and due to the concentration of swelling directed towards the tip. As recovery progresses and swelling subsides, the true results of the rhinoplasty procedure will be more evident. It is also shared that the internal sutures are not removed, as they will over time be absorbed by the body or fall out on their own without any danger to the patient. The patient is also shown how to tape the nose, which should be done at night for first couple weeks after the seven-day appointment, up until the third week of recovery. Taping helps put pressure where the bones were broken and force swelling to the tip.
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Dr. Caridi explains that despite the common belief that when the splint is taken off a patient will have a “wow” effect, a rhinoplasty usually does not have that effect. It has a large psychological energy that needs to be weighted through and is a process that takes time for the patient to fully comprehend the effects of the results, as changes to the nose make the face look completely differently. After a while, patients don’t even remember how their nose used to look and their new appearance is their new normal.
At the patient’s 9-week post-op appointment, her swelling has decreased, and we are shown how her nose looks compared to before her rhinoplasty surgery for hump reduction and tip refinement. There is a noticeable improvement, especially with the removal of her mole, and the hump reduction and tip refinement are evident. Despite the major improvements, the patient explains that others, including a coworker, seem to notice a difference in her appearance, but have not said anything about it. This is truly the goal of a rhinoplasty procedure, making subtle improvements without “over-doing it.” It’s still early in the process of healing, so more subtle improvements will appear as the process continues and the patient will further appreciate the results of her nose job.
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