Rhinoplasty in Iran, also known as cosmetic nose surgery, is made up of two words; “rhinos” (nose) and “plassein” (to shape or beautify).
The oldness of modern rhinoplasty in Iran dates back to 50 to 60 years before, and after world war ll. In Iran, since 1960s cosmetic nose surgery has been performing. After the Iranian revolution, the first group who performed cosmetic nose surgery were otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat surgeons). Nowadays, people who are candidates for rhinoplasty in Iran has been risen steadily which is unfortunately record-breaking in the world.
Rhinoplasty in Iran is a cosmetic nose surgery and is usually performed by an otolaryngologist, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, or a plastic surgeon.
Rhinoplasty can correct issues and defects such as:
Drooping nasal tip or small nasolabial angle
Broad or broad nose
Boxed-shaped nasal tip
Deviated nasal septum or nasal fractures
Over-projected nasal tip
Saddle nose as a result of previous trauma or nasal septum deviation surgery
Some Important Tips Before Having Rhinoplasty in Iran:
Rhinoplasty in Iran is a highly individualized surgery which can affect mental health and physical appearance of a person. Therefore, it is necessary for patients to choose a surgeon they feel more comfortable with, who actually listen to their concerns, answer their questions, and offers a treatment plan that meets their goals and expectations. Patients should never choose a surgeon who makes unrealistic promises and pushes them to have surgeries more than what is really needed.
Analysis and Examination before Rhinoplasty in Iran:
Before anything else, the surgeon determines the patient’s suitability for rhinoplasty in Iran. He asks the patient about his/her medical history, medications, and smoking and become aware of his/her other concerns. It is important that the patient be honest with the surgeon. Hiding certain information can increase risk of postoperative complications.
*smokers should avoid smoking for at least two weeks before and two weeks after their surgery.
After the surgeon determines that a patient is physically suitable for the surgery, he/she asks the patient about aesthetic or health related goals. Patients who are going to have rhinoplasty in Iran for cosmetic reasons, may bring a picture of a nose they want to look like, but it is not possible to get exactly that.
PLASTIC NOSE SURGERY CAN BE DEVIDED INTO SEVERAL TYPES DEPENDING ON THE PATIENT’S GOALS:
Reduction rhinopplasty is one of the most commonly used types of rhinoplasty to alter the shape and size of the nose.
This technique can give a patient a nose which is more proportionate to his/her other facial features. Specially, this type of surgery can affect the nose bridge, long nasal tip, and extremely irregular nostrils. the surgeon removes some bone and cartilage of the nose to achieve the desired result. To reduce the size of nostrils, the doctor may require the alar reduction technique. During this process, the surgeon removes small pieces of tissue from the area where the nostrils reach the cheeks.
Augmentation rhinoplasty is another type of rhinoplsty. During this surgery, the surgeon uses the bone or tissue grafts for the nasal tip or bridge. In most cases, he/she uses cartilage of other parts of the nose, often nasal septum. However, if a patient does not have enough tissue in this area, the surgeon may use thigh bone, cartilage of other areas, synthetic material, or other biological tissues.
Rhinoplasty After Injury
If a patient has a nose injury, rhinoplasty after injury may be performed. This technique can affect both the nose appearance and function. Doctors may use this technique for straightening and repairing nasal septum.
Patients may require revision rhinoplasty if they lose all or part of their nose as a result of an accident, skin cancer, or a serious illness. During the treatment process, a rhinoplasty surgeon reconstructs the nose using skin grafts, flap techniques, and other advanced methods.
In most cases, doctors recommend that teenagers wait until their nose growth is completed before undergoing rhinoplasty surgery. However, there are some exceptions, especially in cases of trauma or breathing problems. When young patients undergo rhinoplasty, the doctor should provide special care to protect subtle features of the nose.
Rhinoplasty in the Elderly
Although the nose stops growing at around 16 years old, its shape may change over time. Nasal tip may turn downwards or nasal passages may be tightened and cause breathing problems. So the doctor can improve these issues and also makes the patient look younger through this type of surgery.