Nowadays, rhinoplasty is very popular due to the foundation of Asian people. Asian’s people tend to have wide, flat nose and large disproportionate nostrils size, unlike European people. Therefore, doing rhinoplasty would give more dimension to the facial feature. Rhinoplasty is among the five most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in Thailand because it can greatly improve the balance of facial features as well as improve breathing.

Rhinoplasty at Lelux Hospital

Lelux Hospital has high reputation on rhinoplasty for a period of time, all the surgeon are specialists along with a skillful experience and a commitment to maintaining our standards through continuous quality. With all this advantages brought the hospital to become popular and gained the customer trust widely. Not only that, the word of mouth and a review online created a massive hit for the hospital, leading the hospital to become one of the top hospital for rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty Procedure

The doctor will use a local anesthetic inject to the patient nose. Therefore, NPO (nothing per oral) is not essential for rhinoplasty or in other word the patient does not have to avoid food and drink before the surgery. There are two main techniques available at the hospital, which are external(open) and endonasal(closed) rhinoplasty.

Endonasal(closed) rhinoplasty – all of the surgical incisions are positioned inside the nostrils, no part of the incision can be seen externally and visible scar is avoided.

External(open) rhinoplasty – this technique employs a small bridging incision called a trans-columellar incision, to connect the right and left nostril incisions. Trans-columellar is one of the most important technique, it is the aspects of using the open approach precisely suture realignment of the trans-columellar incision. If the technique is performed correctly, the healed of trans-columellar incision will possibly can be invisible and seldom results in an objectionable scar.

Different people comes with different facial foundation; therefore, the nose foundation can also be different. Each patient need to be considered personally which means the shape of their silicone would be different, depending on their needs, along with alarplasty can be recommend for those who has extensive nostrils size.

Material used in Rhinoplasty

Silicone bar is regularly used in rhinoplasty; the bar can be either ready-to-use silicone bar or hand carved silicone done by the surgeon. Liquid silicone or any other liquid elements can be harmful to your body because they do not pass the FDA (Food and Drug administration). These liquid elements can cause an inflammation in your nose, rotten nose or a disproportional nose shape. Moreover, the procedure of taking them out is very tough and some part of your tissue can be taken out whereas, silicone bar is easier for removal.

Another alternative material for rhinoplasty can be by using body tissue such as ear cartilage. Ear cartilage is recommending for rhinoplasty because it is structurally stronger cartilage and much less likely to bend its shape.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty at Lelux Hospital

  1. All the operation conduct at the hospital will be by a specialist surgeon certified by the board of “Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Thailand” and “International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery”.

  2. Our hospital offers an operating room which are equivalent to the standard of universal hospital, this is because the safeness of patients is our first priority. The facilities include a lifesaving equipment, a sterile operating room with an air filter system called “Hepa Filter (High Efficiency Particulate Air Filter)” and a high level of sterilization for the equipment and instruments.

  3. Lelux Hospital offers “Beauty Dreams” technique. The patient will be put to sleep by an anesthesiologist which can only be done in a hospital. With this technique the patient will not feel anything during the operation.

  4. Variety of nose shapes can be chosen by the patient.

  5. The premium grade silicone from USA and South Korea is available.

  6. The hospital offers 6 months of warranty after the surgery.

Pre-Operative Care

  1. Please inform the doctor or staff of any allergies or special dietary requirements to avoid any problem.

  2. Have you ever done any operation before? What operation did you have? Did you use any gas passer during the operation? Were there any significant side effects?

  3. Doctor strongly recommend stopping smoking and drinking at least 2 weeks before surgery.

  4. Please rest well and take care of your health before getting a surgery.

Post-Operative Care

  1. Apply cold pack to the swelling area which are your forehead and cheekbone about 5 times a day each time for 15 minutes for 3 days. Avoid compressing the cold pack directly on the nose bridge.

  2. There will be only minimal swelling on the first day. However, the swelling can be increased 2-3 days after the surgery.

  3. The will be healing after 3-4 days and will get into shape after 1-2 months.

  4. Avoid soaking the wound, but clean the wound using soft towel.

  5. Remove the plaster after 2 days.

  6. Avoid sleeping on one side. Sleep on high pillow for good blood circulation so the swell will heal faster.

  7. Do not wear glasses for 2 weeks.

  8. Avoid any activities which can harm your wound.

  9. No spicy food, seafood, fermented food, alcohol drinks and smoking.