The nose occupies a central position on the face. It is an anatomical structure that projects from the level of the face. Rhinoplasty improves the shape and size of the nose and brings it back in harmony with the other facial structures.
Rhinoplasty includes a series of individual interventions, which are chosen according to the problem and desire of the patient, such as:
- correction of the nose size
- removal of the hump
- correction of its length and width
- lifting of the nose tip
- reduction of the nostrils
In cases of breathing difficulty, due to deviated nose septum, old fractures or hypertrophy of the lower nasal turbinate, correction of these problems is also performed (functional rhinoplasty).
Rhinoplasty is performed with general anesthesia and lasts about 1 hour. In most cases, it is done with incisions inside the nose (closed technique). In special cases the open technique is chosen, in which there is additionally a small incision at the base of the nose, between the nostrils. Through these incisions and using special instruments and optical fibers, the necessary aesthetic and functional interventions are made. At the end of the procedure, a special nasal tampon is placed inside the nose and a nasal plaster is externally placed.
Staying at the clinic lasts for 1 day. The tampons are removed in 2 days and the plaster in 1 week. Swelling and bruising recede over the course of days. Cold patches help to heal the area faster. Return to work is done after 8 to 10 days. The use of glasses is possible after 3 to 4 weeks. Early results of surgery are generally evident after removal of the plaster, but are gradually finalized after 3 months to 1 year after surgery, when the swelling is completely absorbed.
In some cases, rhinoplasty is associated with genioplasty (for augmentation or reduction of the chin).This combination of procedures is called profiloplasty, because it completely remodels the facial profile.
Rhinoplasty has excellent results, restoring the nose in balance with the rest of the anatomical structures of the face.
See also: Genioplasty