Rhinoplasty (Nose Lift Surgery)
Cosmetic surgery such as rhinoplasty is very affordable in the Philippines. Lower overhead costs and professional fees makes it possible for U.S.- trained plastic & reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Carlos Lasa, Jr. to perform these surgeries at a fraction of the cost of the same procedures in the United States, U.K. and other countries, without sacrificing quality of care.
The Philippines' medical services can rival the best in the world. Most Filipino doctors speak English fluently, ensuring the good communication between surgeon and patient that is essential during consultation. There are qualified and well-trained plastic surgeons who charge relatively affordable fees, especially if they practice in Asian countries like the Philippines, where cost of living expenses are low and if they can keep overhead costs low by having modest outpatient surgery clinics. However, be careful if the cosmetic surgery provider you're considering charges much lower than others in the same country. Although price is definitely a factor when considering elective surgery, patients seeking quality medical care at very affordable prices should know that choosing the right surgeon is the single most important decision they will make. For best results for your rhinoplasty surgery, choose an authentic plastic surgeon who has had formal training in plastic and reconstructive surgery and experience in this particular procedure.
you are considering rhinoplasty...
or plastic surgery of the nose, is one of the most popular cosmetic
surgery procedures. The nose occupies the prominent central area of
the face, and thus determines to a major extent whether the face is
considered attractive or not.
is most often thought of as either a nose "lift" or a nose
reduction. In actuality, plastic surgery of the nose may involve the
following techniques, done singly or in combination:
you a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
You may think having rhinoplasty will make you look like your ideal or give you perfect looks. You may think that people will treat you differently or that you will be a happier person after your rhinoplasty. These are unrealistic expectations. Good results will help you increase your self-confidence but you won't necessarily look like your ideal.
age is also a consideration. You should be at least 14 or 15 years old
for girls and a little later for boys because it is best to have rhinoplasty
after you've completed your growth spurt. Having the surgery should
be something you want and not something other people want for you. Your
social and emotional adjustment is also important to consider especially
if you are a teenager.
Oftentimes, patients choose their surgeon on the basis of price. However, the success of the procedure is largely dependent on your choice of surgeon. There are no laws in the Philippines that regulate who can perform rhinoplasty. Thus, to avoid unsatisfactory results, it is best to choose a surgeon who has had accredited training in plastic surgery and extensive experience in rhinoplasty. This delicate operation also requires aesthetic judgement, sense of beauty, and the ability to visualize the end result.
Your surgeon's skill can make all the difference between a good result and one which will require correction and additional expense. Specially since he will be working on a very prominent feature on your face, select your surgeon on the basis of his professional qualifications and experience and not on the price.
The patient must also be able to trust the surgeon for proper evaluation and advice.
on How to Select a Qualified Plastic Surgeon
When you first consult with your surgeon, he will ask you what your expectations are and what you would like your nose to look like. He will also evaluate the structure of your nasal bones and cartilage, the shape of your face, your skin, and your age since these factors influence his decisions about what techniques to use for the surgery to get the desired result.
Your surgeon will explain what he plans to do and what anesthesia he plans to use, considering your preferences. He will discuss where the surgery will be performed, as well as the risks and costs involved. You can also ask him any questions you may have, especially those regarding your expectations about the results.
He will also ask you if you've previously had nose surgery or have had an injury to your nose. If you have allergies, breathing difficulties, if you smoke, or take medications, vitamins, or other drugs, you should also inform your surgeon.
Before you undergo your operation, your surgeon will ask you to have blood tests done to ensure that you will not have any bleeding problems as a result of the operation. If you are 40 years of age or older, you will also be requested to have an electrocardiogram done and to visit your internist or cardiologist for cardiovascular clearance. This is to ensure that you are physically fit to undergo the surgery.
are planning to have a nasal bridge augmentation (noselift), it is ideal
to have a mold of your nose done before the operation. This nasal mold
will help the plastic surgeon carve or sculpt a silicone implant that
will be specially appropriate for your face. It is important that the
silicone implant blends harmoniously with your existing nasal framework
so that the surgical result will look natural.
and position of the incisions are carefully planned so that the resulting
scars are practically invisible after healing. It is rare for a patient
to have visible scars if her surgeon is competent. However, if the operation
isn't performed skillfully, incisions that are made randomly and haphazardly
will result in visible scars and an unnatural new nose. Thus, you have
to be very careful in your selection of your surgeon. The most important
factor in the success of your surgery is your surgeon's training, skill
general anesthesia, you'll be sleeping during the operation and wake
up after it is finished. With local anesthesia, you'll be awake during
the surgery, but in a relaxed state, since you will be lightly sedated.
You will be insensitive to pain and your nose and the surrounding area
will be numb. There is less risk when the operation is done under local