Overview

The Plastic Surgery Department at Dallah Hospital accomplishes cosmetic and reconstructive operations for males and females of all ages, either in treatment of injury or for aesthetic reasons.
Rhinoplasty Surgery
Rhinoplasty is one of the oldest plastic surgeries and it is done to:
  • Improve the external appearance of the nose or manipulate the nose bone itself
  • Remove part of the cartilage from the nose and repair any deformity in the nose that is either congenital or due to fractures
  • Correct the nasal septum as it corrects the deviation of the nasal septum and dilates the air passage for better breathing


These surgeries can be done all at once, and the duration of each is two hours.

Anesthesia:

Rhinoplasty happens under general anesthesia through inside nose incisions. Sometimes minor operations can be done under local anesthesia with some sedation.
Recovery
Patient can return to:

  • Work: after 7-10 days if he/ she wishes
  • Manual and effortful work: it is advised not to bend or carry heavy objects for at least one week
  • Sports: after 3 weeks and without being exposed to injury or contact with other players
  • Exposure to the sun: should avoid exposure to the sun during the first week after the operation
  • Travel: after 24-48 hours


The outcome of the surgery can be determined after 6-12 months.
Liposuction Surgery
Not all people are eligible for Liposuction surgery. Those who are fit for this surgery are people whose weight is near the normal weight of their age and height, and who suffer from excess fat in certain parts of their body that could not be corrected with diet or exercise. Usually, women request Liposuction for the hips, thighs and abdomen, while men ask for it on the abdomen and waist.

Liposuction can also be done beneath the chin and jaw, and any other part of the body like the arms, chest, knees or thighs.

It takes around 45-60 minutes for fat that is limited to one site and around one and a half to two hours for regular Liposuction. During the same surgery, lipids can be extracted from different areas of the body and it can be combined with other procedures.
Anesthesia
There are many options for anesthesia in Liposuction surgery:

  • Local anesthesia – if the area is very small and limited
  • General anesthesia in most cases
  • Most Liposuction surgeries require additional medicines to be injected into the site along with the anesthesia in order to help restrict the arteries and veins to reduce volume of lost blood and reduce pain after the surgery.


The majority of Liposuction surgeries are performed in Day Care Centers. However, in case the surgery requires the suctioning of large amounts of lipids from many parts of the body, it is better to have it done in the Hospital with 1-2 days admission.
Expectations & Instructions
  • Use an external bandage for the nose for 7-10 days after surgery
  • During this period breathing is done through the mouth, therefore an air-moisturized room is necessary.
  • Cold packs should be used repeatedly during the first day of surgery to reduce swelling and bruising, and then use warm packs during the following days
  • Bruises may appear around the eyes, but it will disappear within 7-10 days
  • Family members should be made aware of what to expect in order to accept the appearance of the face and bandages after the surgery
  • The head should be raised all the time, even during sleep for the first week
  • When taking a bath, water should not touch the site of the surgery
  • Moisturize the nose after removing the bandages as per the surgeon’s instructions
  • Partial loss of sensation in the edge of the nose may occur, but it will go back to normal within a few months of surgery