FAQ on Rhinoplasty
I decided to get rhinoplasty.
Is there any medicine recommended
not to be taken before the surgery?
I take medicine for atopy.
Sure. You should stop taking medicine since a week before the operation day. Medicine like adrenal cortex hormone, aspirin, red ginseng extract, and oriental medicine disturbs hemostasis and tends to bleed so that must not be taken.
However, ask the clinic if you need to take it.
Recommendation is for a week, but for 3 days could not affect on surgery.
If you caught a cold, you’d better take only antibiotics, not aspirin.
How does it go with anesthesia in rhinoplasty?
Standard anesthesia for rhinoplasty is going with sedation,
like for eyelid surgery.
Eye surgery has to check the line time to time during surgery,
but not for rhinoplasty.
That makes sedation for rhinoplasty.
If you are afraid of wakening up in the middle of operation,
general anesthesia can be an answer.
What’s important is to visit the clinic where anesthesiologists are stationed in!
I have runny nose after rhinoplasty.
I originally have rhinitis…
Is it related to the surgery?
Runny nose without stuffiness has nothing to do with the operation.
You get stiffness and runny nose if mucous membrane is swelled,
but it’s unable to make runny nose by nose surgery.
We recommend seeing otolaryngologist, then.
My eyes are far apart.
Could rhinoplasty help it a little bit?
Enhancement of nose bridge doesn’t bring drastic change on distance between eyes,
but there would be a slight difference on it,
so it seems to be changed.
I plan to get rhinoplasty, but worry about red nose.
Red nose is generated because of temperature change by capillary developed on the nose tip.
It is not related to the result of surgery.
Check your skin type!
I have short nose compared to the face length.
Couldn’t I just let the shortness be
but enhance nose bridge and nose tip?
If you get enhancement on short nose, it would look upturned.
You should extend the length using septal cartilage to improve the length
which suits on your facial ratio.
Is it possible to have eye surgery and rhinoplsty
on the same day?
Sure. It’s recommended to shorten the whole recovery period, and most of people do.
How many times do I have to visit the clinic?
It depends on the clinic, and twice for Dr.Lee.
Stitch removal would be placed on 5th day, and post check-up on 10th day.
I have blunt nose tip and my face is so flat.
I wish to make it dimensional by rhinoplasty.
The areas for making dimensional face are nose, forehead, chin tip, and midface.
High nose on flat face would give cubic effect and make face look smaller.
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