Dr Sid Mirrafati on Nose Surgery

Released on: February 5, 2008, 3:39 am

Press Release Author: Sid Mirrafati

Industry: Healthcare

Press Release Summary: Introduction:
The nose is one of the most noticeable facial features and surgery to cosmetically
alter its shape is one of the most popular procedures.

Press Release Body: Introduction:
The nose is one of the most noticeable facial features and surgery to cosmetically
alter its shape is one of the most popular procedures. Common problems including a
hump, a nose that is too long or wide, deformity, and obstructions of the nasal
cavity are all problems that can be corrected with rhinoplasty. The best candidates
for the surgery are people with realistic expectations and a good health. It is
important to remember that in rhinoplasty perfection can never be the goal, since
the nose is the most defining characteristic of the face a slight alteration can
greatly enhance ones appearance. Patients older than their mid to late teens are
normally preferred.

Prior to Surgery:

A complete medical history and a careful examination with blood tests will be done
in the initial preoperative visit to determine the general health of the patient.
The surgeon will also evaluate the shape and structure of the patient\'s nose, and
determine the extent of surgery required given the description of ones desired nose.
The surgeon will also discuss other options available to help achieve the desired
facial look such as a chin augmentation in addition to the rhinoplasty to create a
better balance of features. Photographs may also be taken before and after surgery
to evaluate the extent of improvement. Moreover, the surgeon will discuss the
procedure, realistic expected results, type of anesthesia to be used, and possible
risks of surgery. Some insurance companies will pay for a rhinoplasty to correct a
nasal obstruction. Preoperative instructions generally include taking certain
vitamins and elimination of certain drugs to minimize the possibility of excess
bleeding. Furthermore, antibiotics may be prescribed for the days prior to surgery
in order to prevent infection

The Operation:
Rhinoplasties are generally performed at an outpatient surgical facility or the
physician\'s office under general or local anesthetic, depending on the patient and
doctors preference. The complete surgery can take anywhere from one to two hours.
Two basic incision techniques are available. In the \"closed\" method the incisions
are made inside the rim of the nostrils and scars are mostly hidden. In more
complicated cases the \"open\" technique must be used, in which the incisions are made
at the base of the nose and nostrils, this procedure allows better visibility of the
surgical area. After the cuts are made the skin is lifted and certain amount of
cartilage and bone are removed or rearranged to give a new shape. Any breathing
obstructions can also be corrected at this time. The skin is then draped over the
restructured nose and the incisions are closed. A splint is then applied to the
outside of the nose and nasal pads may be used inside the nostrils to stabilize the
dividing wall between the air passages.

After Surgery:
Patients usually are free to go home after surgery but supervision will be required
to help around the house for a day or two. The nasal pads are removed within two
days and the splint and non-dissolvable stitches are removed within a week. Pain and
discomfort from the surgery can be controlled with medication and normal swelling
bruising will occur around the eyes and treated areas. However, cold compresses and
elevation of the head can reduce these side effects. It is also common to have a
little bleeding and nasal stuffiness; the physician will explain when it is safe to
lightly blow the nose. All bruises and facial discolorations will disappear within
2-3 weeks but it is important to still be careful not to hit the nose, let it
sunburn, or wear glasses. In addition, any activity that raises blood pressure
should be avoided for the first several weeks. One must remember that final results
may not be seen until after a year, although the bruises would have subsided before.


Each year thousands of rhinoplasties are performed successfully. Complications are
rare but as with any surgery inherent risks are present. Patients can minimize these
risks by carefully following the physician\'s directions.

Courtesy :

Dr Sid Mirrafati

Web Site: http://www.youngerlook.com

Contact Details: 1101 Bryan Ave. Suite G, Tustin, CA 92780
. Phone: (714) 544-8678

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