Before a primary rhinoplasty, your plastic surgeon gives you consultation and examines your condition. Based on your medical needs and your desirable result, the surgeon chooses the most suitable technique.
The procedure takes up to two hours, and is done under general anesthesia. It can be done through open or closed technique.
In primary Rhinoplasty, excess bone and cartilage is removed from beneath the skin that covers the nose. Cartilage grafts may also be added to help remodel the nose.
Primary rhinoplasty procedure
Primary rhinoplasty is done through two main techniques, the open approach (open rhinoplasty), and the closed approach (closed rhinoplasty). Generally, the procedure is done under general anesthesia, and you may need to stay at the hospital overnight.
In the open approach, incisions are made within the nostrils, and the skin of the nose is separated from its supporting framework of bone and cartilage, allowing the surgeon to see the entire structure of the nose. This technique is mainly used in secondary or revision Rhinoplasty.
In the closed approach, In this technique, all incisions will be hidden inside your nose. So the scars are also hidden as this procedure is also considered to be a cosmetic one. One of the advantages of this technique is that there will be no external transcolumellar scar after the surgery.
Depending on the patient’s condition, the surgeon will decide which technique leads to the most desirable result.
After primary rhinoplasty surgery
Bruising and swelling after nose job is common like any other surgery. It may take one to two weeks for the initial swelling to subside. However, all swelling may subside after several months up to a year. Nasal packing helps reduce swelling, but you cannot breathe through your nose until the packing is removed.
You may feel nauseated after the surgery. To help relieve any pain related to the surgery, your surgeon will prescribe painkillers.
To stop the bleeding during the first few days, which is completely normal, applying a cold compress to your forehead is recommended.
For two or three weeks after the surgery, avoid blowing your nose, eating salty food, and taking showers.
You will also be advised to eat soft food, wear buttoned shirts, sleep with your head elevated, and take baths instead of showers for the first couple of weeks after the surgery.
It is also noted that recovery in revision and primary Rhinoplasty is the same.
Primary rhinoplasty in Iran
Iran is named the nose job capital of the world for having the most rhinoplasty surgeries per capita. Iranian nose job surgeons are highly skilled and experienced. The demand for rhinoplasty surgery is so high that it has made the Iranian plastic surgeons extraordinarily prolific so much so that some of them have several ops a day.
Not only is the quality of rhinoplasty in Iran exceptional, the affordable costs are also eye-catching. People from around the world are increasingly flocking to Iran to get their noses under the knife and Tehran is now the hottest destination for nose job candidates.
Primary rhinoplasty cost in Iran
Primary rhinoplasty is very affordable in Iran. While the cost of a primary rhinoplasty in the United States and the UK, for example, ranges from $4000-12000, a primary rhinoplasty in Iran costs $1200 to $4000 depending on the doctor, the technique, the current and desired shape, the clinical costs, etc.
The reason for low cost of (primary) rhinoplasty in Iran is the low living cost, low currency value of the country, high demand for rhinoplasty operations, high competetiveness among rhinoplasty specialists, etc.