Rhinoplasty: All you Need to Know
Known commonly as a ‘nose job’ reshaping the nose is one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery, especially in South East Asia, where women typically have shallow noses with very little bridge. There are several techniques that are used to gain access into the nasal interior; the open rhinoplasty involves making incisions into the soft strip of tissue between the nostrils, and the closed form of rhinoplasty where the surgeon makes incisions inside the nostril, an area that is not visible.
The very first thing to do if you are interested in any form of cosmetic surgery is to read up on what resources you can find online. The more you know about a rhinoplasty, the less anxious you will be, and finding a clinic that carries out natural nose surgery (called เสริมจมูกธรรมชาติ in Thai) in Bangkok is not difficult. There are many such clinics, so it is important to check out their credentials and read all of the client reviews, as this will give you a good idea of what to expect.
The reason it is called natural is that no foreign materials or substances are used, and this might involve taking a bone graft from another part of the body, which eliminates the risk of rejection. It might even be possible to simply manipulate the nose cartilage to arrive at the desired shape, that very much depends on the surgeon. The sign of a good surgeon is when he or she puts the patient at ease and is very good at explaining how the process is carried out, and the specialist will help you to make the right decision when looking at possible outcomes.
Once you have found a good clinic, book an introductory consultation, which normally lasts 3-45 minutes and for which there is no charge, I might add. The aim of the surgeon is to determine exactly what you wish to alter and why, then he or she would explain the risks that are associated with all surgery and discuss anesthesia. Then the surgeon would make a recommendation, detailing how the process would happen, and should you be in agreement, a schedule for the surgery is set.
Typically, rhinoplasty surgery takes 1-2 hours, with complex operations taking a little longer, and the surgeon might request that you wear a plastic or metal frame over your nose, for protection. Then you must follow the surgeon’s instructions for a specific duration and the surgeon would schedule an appointment in a month or so, to check that all is well.