The operation formally known as a RINOPLASTY is a surgical procedure that acts to modify the appearance of the nose, either increasing or reducing its size, changing its shape, modifying the tip, and/or the space between the nose and upper lip.
Apart from aesthetic reasons, this type of procedure is also suitable for cases in which there are defects due to accident or birth, as well as to resolve issues related to proper breathing.
This type of surgery is quite common, and is performed often. We proceed by starting with an initial informative session with the surgeon, in order to advise patients in accordance with their objectives, while taking into account their natural features, skin type, age, and any factors that may have an impact on the operation.
The procedure consists of separating the skin from the bone so that it is possible to mold it and give it the desired shape. To retain the new shape, plaster is applied to immobilize the treated area.
We do not perform the same procedure in men as in women given that the same result is not pursued. Most often, a female patient seeks a "sweeter" nose that rejuvenates and softens the face, while men normally seek to enhance their identity and masculinity.
Rhinoplasty can be performed with local or general anesthesia, and may last between one or two hours. It is normally an outpatient procedure, although in some cases, hospitalization may be required.
As is well known, the nose keeps growing as the years go by, so it is imperative not to perform a rhinoplasty before the face has fully developed, which is after the age of 18 at the earliest.
The patient will hardlynotice any scar, while he/she will see results within a few days. Following the procedure, nose plugs are inserted, and can removed after 24 or 48 hours.Thefinal result can be fully appreciated about three weeks later, but bear in mind that a treated nose may undergo small changes over a period of months, or even a year.
Recovery is swift, although in some cases bruising may appear, disappearing after a few days.