Read about the surgery for bony noses

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Read about the surgery for bony noses

Bony noses are those which have prominent bridge that make the nose have curvy and hump-backed appearance. Many people go to the surgeon for their hump-backed nose bridge. This prominence varies in different people and the size is not the same in everyone so the method for the surgery is also different which is based on the size of the deformation/prominence. The properties and characteristics of the nose are also different in women than men so this has to be considered as well.

The nose surgery includes planning, preparation and recovery stages.

Determining the best time for the operation requires the following considerations:

  •  Reaching physical maturity:
    The surgery should be performed after the complete growth of the nose and not before it. Note the might have reached its complete growth but growth of the components still continues.

  • Reaching psychological maturity:
    Some people make rushed out decisions and regret them immediately. Such individual should decide to go for the operation after reaching to a certain degree of self-confidence and independence in opinion.

Reasons for the formation of a bony nose:

People who have humpbacked nose suffer in beauty issues as much as those who have meaty noses. The humpbacked nose problem is mainly due to genetic and hereditary issues and also the excess growth of the nasal bone and cartilage. Trauma and severe impact in young ages may also cause the excess growth of the nasal bone and lead to its humpbacked appearance. The prominence of the nose in bony noses may lead to derangement of the face symmetry which is more noticeable in a side view. This prominence can also reduce the harmony of facial components and be the reason for cartilaginous surgeries.
Meaty or bulky noses are those struggling with skin issues and bony noses are called to those which have more of a bony or cartilaginous problem

Treatment method:

There are several methods for rectifying the flaws in such type of noses. A recent technic flattens the surface of the nose bridge by injecting certain materials. This is a suitable way to get the desired nose for those who are afraid to undergo an operation.
The traditional/conventional methods could also be used to treat such prominences and other flaws as well. This operation is carried out under general anesthesia and the patient will be sent home in a few days and can use analgesics and sedatives for a week.

Chances for the recurrence of the bony nose after the operatio:

The recurrence of the humpbacked nose is quite rare and its risks could be reduced to minimum taking the necessary precautions and care. The surgeon can predict the possible outcomes of the operation by simulating it in specialized software and patients can see the symmetry of the new nose on their faces.
One should not forget that every operation has complications and adverse effects. In nose surgeries, these adverse effects are classified into 2 categories:

1. Breathing problems
2. Appearance issues

Reducing the size of nostrils may lead to breathing problems and force that person to breathe through their mouth. Reduce the sense of smell, dryness of throat during sleep and noisy breathing could also be among these adverse effects. The obstruction of nasal breathing could be due to follows:

  1. The obstruction is not corrected during the surgery:
    If there is any degree of septum deviation it has to be corrected before the surgery because the nose is going to become even smaller after the operation and this deviation, however small and insignificant, can cause problems which have to be rectified during the surgery.

  2. Inflammation of the internal nasal mucosa:
    This could be due to allergies or sinusitis which may result in obstruction of nostrils.

  3. Adhesion:
    Over-manipulation during the surgery could injure the internal mucosa and if this injuries or wounds are in a close proximity, they could adhere or stick to each other during the healing process and cause obstruction.

  4. Tightness of the nostrils.

  5. Excessive removal of the nasal cartilage.


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