Rhinoplasty (nose job) - Septoplasty
Rhinoplasty or nose shaping is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the function or appearance of the nose. Rhinoplasty is performed to achieve certain esthetic goals, to restore a traumatized nose to correct breathing problems, and for rejuvenation (for example, nose tip lowered).
When you think of rhinoplasty, it is best to take all aspects into consideration. You should find exactly what you don’t like about your nose and how you want it to look. Even if the opinion of your friends and family is important, you should decide what should be improved. During the consultation you will be asked about your motivation. The aim is to provide complex healing, taking into consideration both aspects, psychological and physical.
Is rhinoplasty for me?
- My nose is too large compared to my face.
- Viewed from the front, my nose looks wider and with enlarged nostrils.
- My nose is crooked.
- The nose tip is too high or too low.
- My nose has an irregular shape.
- My nose was deformed after an accident.
Please be prepared to answer some questions about your health, and it would be good to bring all relevant documents. Of particular importance are the medicines you take, breathing problems, and allergies causing breathing difficulties. The internal structure of the nose will be thoroughly assessed, the shape and size of the nose, and the skin quality. The changes that are necessary for achieving a smooth integration with the rest of your facewill be explained to you. You will receive specific instructions about diet, smoking and taking certain medications. Other procedures, such as deviated septum, can be corrected during the same intervention.
Surgical intervention of rhinoplasty / septoplasty
The procedure depends on the defects you want to be corrected and lasts about one hour. Rhinoplasty can be done with general or local anesthesia.In the first case, you will be asleep during the operation, while local anesthesia assumes local area numbness and intravenous administration of sedatives. The type of anesthesia will be determined before the operation.
In modern rhinoplasty there are two major surgical approaches: opened and closed interventions. The open structure allows visualization and diagnosis of nasal obstructions or subjacent deficiencies. The incision is hidden in the tinniest area of the nose trills, the columella. Postoperatively, its presence will be unnoticeable. In case of the closed procedure, a marginal incision will be made inside the nose. This technique fits patients who want changes at the peak and in the middle of the nose. If changes are needed on a larger scale, other surgical techniques are preferred. In both cases the existing tissue is removed, added or repositioned. The surgery ends with fine sutures and the tissue around the nose is immobilized to protect the new form.
After rhinoplasty or septoplasty
It is advised to keep your head in an elevated position after surgery. Contusions and swelling under the eyes will be increased in the first 2 or 3 days after surgery, and the application of cold compresses is useful in such cases. After 3 or 4 days the temporary residual staining can be masked with makeup. Swelling around the nose will retreat constantly and continuously.
More details about the intervention and postoperative recommendation will be received at the consultation.