Rhinoplasty – is the general name for all surgeries, conducted for recovery or correction of aesthetics and function of the nose. First plastic nose surgeries were carried out B.C., particularly in ancient India¹. Certain technologies reached our days, nevertheless, the scientific progress advanced much further, thus today rhinoplasty surgery is developed in detail and thoroughly, hence being successfully applied in practice all over the world.
Nowadays rhinoplasty is indicated in the following cases:
• Humpbacked nose
• Curve nose
• Saddle nose
• Wide/narrow nose
• Asymmetric nostrils
• Aesthetic defective nose tip (wide, double, drooped, etc.)
• Post-traumatic deformations of nose (including post-surgical)
• For the purpose of restoration of function of nasal breath
Surgery is conducted under the general anesthesia. One day prior the operation patients are examined (blood analysis, electrocardiogram, X-ray of lungs), a hospital record card is opened. After the surgery, patient spends one night in the clinic, further – domiciliary². Plaster is removed on the 7th day. The main hypostases and hematomas disappear approximately in a month (it is possible to make preliminary estimation of surgery results). The final result is assessed one year after the surgery.
1 In ancient India there existed an execution of cutting the nose for violation of the law. In time there were too many people with their noses cut off, and this lead to ancient Indian surgeons creating a method, when with application of a frontal flap the lost nose is recovered.
2 For foreign patients luxury rooms are provided for the entire period of stay.
Instruction for patients to follow after rhinoplasty
А . Introduction
Please read and familiarize with these instructions both before and after the surgery. By carefully following instructions, listed below, you can ensure obtaining the best results. If you have questions you can contact me at any time and discuss questions, which you are worried about. Bring this leaf with you to the clinic and start to follow instructions on the day of operation.
Wipe nostrils and area of seams with 3 % solution of peroxide of hydrogen, by wadded sticks for ears, 2-3 times a day.
Use Otrivin nasal spray 3 times a day (7 days).
Don’t blow (clean) your nose during the period of following these instructions. You can wipe or accurately touch your nose with a pure tissue, if it is necessary.
Change a bandage under the nose as required.
The plaster bandage should remain on the nose not less, than for a week, and it shall be removed in hospital environment. Do not touch plaster, hold it dry.
Avoid use of food which is to be chewed thoroughly. No other food restrictions apply.
Avoid excessive physical activity. Keep more tranquil rhythm than usually, avoid physical and sexual activity.
Accurately brush teeth only with a soft toothbrush. Avoid manipulations in an upper lip not to touch the nose.
Avoid long telephone conversations and active social works at least within 10-14 days.
You can wash your face, but be careful with plaster.
Try not to laugh and do not make extensive mimic movements within 1 week.
Do not wash hair within 1 week, if there is nobody to help do you it. Under no circumstances allow the plaster bandage to get wet!
Wear clothes which are easy for putting on and taking off within 1 week. Avoid polo-necks, sweaters with narrow cuts.
It is absolutely counter-indicative to stay under the sun or artificial lamps within 6 weeks after the surgery. Heat can cause nose hypostasis.
Do not swim within 1 month.
Do not be confused if after removal of plaster will see that the nose, eyes and upper lip are edematous and reddened, it usually passes after 2-3 weeks. Some patients may need 6 months for full recovery from hypostasis.
Take only the medicine which was prescribed by your doctor.
Do not carry optical or sun-glasses which press the nasal dorsum for not less, than 4 weeks. We will instruct you how to fix glasses on your forehead, so, that they do not press the nasal dorsum.
Contact lenses can be used 3-4 days after the surgery.
After the doctor removes the plaster you should accurately clean the nose skin with a lotion.Be accurate. Make-up can be used immediately after the plaster is removed. Don’t risk! If something disturbs you do not hesitate to call me by the following numbers: (055) 33-02-10 or (091) 33-02-10.