For those patients who want to have their nose augmented, or increase the size of their noses for a better physical appearance, then they may want to take augmentation rhinoplasty as a possible option. In fact, augmentation rhinoplasty can even be done to correct a deviated septum. Augmentation rhinoplasty is not one of the 3 types of rhinoplasties, but augmentation rhinoplasty is a type of rhinoplasty that can be done in two different ways or types of rhinoplasties, the open rhinoplasty and the close rhinoplasty. It is up to the surgeon and to the patient’s wanted effect after the operation on what technique of rhinoplasty will be used to perform the augmentation rhinoplasty.
Augmentation Rhinoplasty Contraindications
Before augmentation rhinoplasty will be performed, the surgeon and the whole medical team will perform series of medical assessment procedures to make sure that the patient is in perfect shape and condition to undergo augmentation rhinoplasty. If they see anything wrong with the patient’s results, the whole medical team will discuss and decide whether the patient will still be a candidate for augmentation rhinoplasty. Here are some situations or cases that make a patient contraindicated to undergo augmentation rhinoplasty:
- If the patient is taking anticoagulants, such as clopidogrel, aspirin (ASAs), etc. Anticoagulants will put a patient at risk for bleeding during and after the augmentation rhinoplasty surgical procedure. However, most of the time, people who are taking these medications are advised to stop taking it days prior to the procedure for them to undergo the augmentation rhinoplasty.
- Herbal supplements – there are some herbal supplements that is contraindicated to various surgical procedures. Always tell your doctor if you are taking any herbal supplements and any other supplements during your consultation, for the doctor to know whether it is safe for you to undergo augmentation rhinoplasty.
- Any history of allergic reaction to non-autologous or artificial graft materials. – If the patient has any history of allergic reactions to artificial graft materials, he or she will most likely develop allergic reaction during an augmentation rhinoplasty. Patients who have known allergies with artificial graft materials will be recommended or advised to undergo Autologous Cartilage Graft Rhinoplasty, wherein the patient’s own cartilage (may be possibly obtained from the patient’s ear or the patient’s rib cage) will be used as a nose implant. Autologous cartilage graft rhinoplasty will save the patient from allergic reaction since the implant used is not a foreign object.