Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)
Rhinoplasty is also commonly called a corrective nose surgery.
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure which is usually performed by either an otolaryngologist, maxillofacial surgeon, or plastic surgeon in order to improve the function (reconstructive surgery) and/or the appearance (cosmetic surgery) of a human nose.
This is still one of the most common operations in the field of cosmetic surgery. Each rhinoplasty is a particular case which must be studied at different levels. It doesn’t always consist in reducing the size but in adapting it to the facial features and characteristics of each patient.
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The most common procedure is what we call closed rhinoplasty. Small incisions are made in the interior of the nose so no visible exterior scars are left. Through these incisions the surgeon can work and shape the nose bones and cartilages, creating the new structure.
Afterwards the skin draws back and adapts to the required shape. In particularly difficult cases, especially with important deformities, open rhinoplasty is performed. With this surgical procedure a small scar is left on the base of the nose.
Once the operation is completed a light tampon is placed to block the nasal orifices and a plaster cast is positioned on the nose. During the first days following the surgery oedema and swelling of the eyelids may appear. The nose tampon is removed on the second day and the plaster cast after 7 – 10 days.
Until the cast is removed no special care is necessary apart from the logical control by the doctor. To help in the skin’s recovery drainage will take place for the edemas.
Anesthesia: General anaesthesia.
Place of intervention: Hospital.
Surgery time: Between 1 – 1:30 hours.
Stay in hospital: 1 day.