(old-Greek ῥίς, – nose + πλάσσειν – plastic) – is the correction of congenital and acquired deformities of the nose.
Rhinoplasty is an aesthetic surgery designed to change the size and shape of the nose. One of its main objectives is the harmonical change of the nose’s shape while preserving individual characteristics of the face. Nose plasty can be performed both in case of medical indications, in case of birth defects or injuries, as well as for aesthetic purposes, when the patient is not content with the form of the nose.
Rhinoplasty is indicated in the following cases:
- bump on the the external ridge of the nose
- an overly pointy or thickened tip of the nose
- hooked tip of the nose
- excessive length of the nose
- enlarged nostrils
- saddle-shaped nose
- curved nasal septum
- congenital and post-traumatic deformities of the nose
- disruption or complete incapability of nasal breathing.
Contraindications for rhinoplasty
- until 17 years old (in some case exceptions are possible, for example, in case of injury rhinoplasty can be performed at an earlier age).
- after 65 years old (because of the increased risk of complications, as well as slowed healing of tissue due to weakened regeneration processes).
- cardiovascular system diseases, particularly, ischemic heart disease, heart failure and arterial hypertension
- pregnancy and lactation period
- atrophic rhinitis
- liver and kidney diseases
- bleeding disorder
- folliculitis in the area of the planned surgical intervention
- acne in the area of the planned surgical intervention
- severe viral diseases
- oncological diseases (cancer)
- mental illnesses
- hepatitis B, C