The latest developments in rhinoplasty include new techniques and procedures, such as advanced vascular debridement (AVD), which is used for the correction of cleft palate deformities. Other newer techniques include total chronically acid therapy, which has become a popular procedure for those patients who have excessive tissue loss in the face area. New techniques such as nose reconstruction and mouth reconstruction with implant-supported sutures are also available. It’s important to realize that while these advances are beneficial, they should not be considered substitutes for a qualified plastic surgeon.
Many patients suffering from facial deformities may benefit from procedures that do not involve invasive surgery. There are non-surgical options available to help correct these problems. These include:
Implant-supported procedures are usually performed on patients whose facial features do not conform to expectations of their patient’s bone structure. This technique involves placing an implant under the skin to support a patient’s bone structure so that the appearance of the face can be corrected. A variety of procedures may be used to increase the thickness of implants, such as abrasion and bone grafting. The most effective procedures may require multiple surgeries, but the recovery time may not be prolonged.
This procedure provides patients with replacement nasal bones, which are usually located in the nasal region between the cheekbones and the tip of the nose. This method can reduce the risk of infection, improving patient comfort and reducing scarring.
Patients who have undergone this procedure often report improvement in their ability to breathe. Because the face is now much more realistic, patients are able to express their facial expressions more easily. In addition, patients are able to move more freely without pain or restriction. These improvements also create a more natural look. Some patients also report increased self-confidence because of their improved physical appearance.
All these procedures can be performed either by a plastic surgeon or a general surgeon. It’s important to understand what to expect when you make an appointment with either type. This will help ensure that you receive the best care possible. Remember, while some improvements can be achieved quickly and painlessly, others will take several months or even years to fully heal.
When you make your initial visit with a plastic surgeon, the first step is to discuss your expectations. You’ll be told how many additional surgeries you can expect in the future. The doctor may suggest several different options to repair your facial deformities. Some patients may need more than one procedure, while other patients may only need one or two.
Once you have determined which type of procedure will best suit your specific needs, you may be asked to describe any medications you’re taking. Additionally, the doctor may ask you to discuss any special activities or exercises that you participate in to maintain good overall health.
After you meet with the plastic surgeon performs the procedure, he will usually give you instructions on post-treatment care. In many cases, the doctor may provide advice on how to take care of your wounds and how to prevent infections in the future. The patient’s diet, exercise routine, lifestyle, and other activities are also discussed with the plastic surgeon during follow up visits. It’s also important to remember that plastic surgery will not remove all the deformities that you currently have.