History of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty certainly has a lot of history. The surgical procedure of rhinoplasty was carried out in the year 800BC and non-surgical rhinoplasty was then carried out much later.

Rhinoplasty has certainly changed a lot over the years. When you look at the very first rhinoplasty procedure, you’ll find that it was very different to how it is now. First, a portion of the nose was covered up with a leaf. After this, a piece of skin was then dissected from the living skin of the cheek. This skin was then turned back over the nose, however it was important that a small piece was still attached to the cheek. The part of the nose which the skin is attached needs to be raw, because this helps the surgeon to then stitch the two parts together swiftly. Not only does this help to keep the skin properly elevated, because it also helps the skin to heal properly as well. On top of this, it wasn’t uncommon for two tubes of Eranda, or caster oil plants to be inserted in the nostrils either so the nose had a proper shape.

The Healing Process

The healing process for the procedure, in the year 800BC would be to use red sandal-wood, barberry plants and other herbs. A cotton piece would then be placed over the skin and oil would be applied. When the skin has granulated, if the nose is too long or if the nose is too short then the flap of skin would then be divided. This would then give the surgeon the chance to make any required adjustments while also making sure that the perfect result is achieved. Current plastic surgery is way more advanced.

The Doctor

The doctor wouldn’t really work with the patient to make sure that the job has been done to their liking, but it would help to remove any extremally prominent nasal issues. This could include severely broken bones and anything else of the sort. Rhinoplasties back in this era were done more so to try and solve any disfigurements as opposed to trying to get the right cosmetic look.


The Risks of Rhinoplasty

It is important to know that with any major surgery, that rhinoplasty can in fact carry some level of risk. You have the risk of having an adverse reaction to the anaesthesia and you also have the risk of any bleeding and even an infection as well. You also have to take into account the fact that you may have reoccurring nosebleeds, difficulty breathing through your nose and even numbness.  There is also the possibility of having an uneven nose, scarring, swelling, a hole in the septum and some unevenness in the skin.


Limiting the Risks

One way for you to try and limit the risks of the rhinoplasty would be for you to chat with your surgeon to see if they can help you with any questions that you have as well as working with you to make sure that you are happy with the end result of your nose procedure as well. If you go to a surgeon just because they are cheap then you can’t expect to get the best result out of your procedure and this is just one of the many things that you need to take into account when the time does come for you to get started for yourself. Please contact your home doctor before you’re planning rhinoplasty.

Your Recovery

Of course, the main chance of you getting an infection is during your recovery. If you do not take care of yourself and clean your wounds then you will be at a higher risk when it comes to your infection so this is something that you really do need to take into consideration when the time does come for you to get started. Your surgeon can work with you to make sure that you are more than happy with the work that has been done and they will also help you if you have any questions about the work in general. This really is the key to your successful recovery and it is also the key if you want to try and get the best result out of your rhinoplasty in general so do keep that in mind.