You look in the mirror and literally turn up your nose? You don't like its shape, size or curvature? You have trouble breathing because of the build of nasal septum? If the answer to at least one of the questions above is ‘yes’, then perhaps nose surgery, so called rhinoplasty, is ideal for you.
Usually, the external appearance of the nose and its septum is affected by genetic issues or past traumas. In each case, we approach our patients individually to make changes that fit the looks, the facial shape and appear natural. Depending on the extent of the procedure, rhinoplasty can be performed under local or general anaesthesia, although the latter solution is more commonly used. To obtain the desired effect, the skin, bone, and cartilage are modelled through an incision inside the nose.
After the surgery, many patients experience oedema and bruising of the area around the nose and eyes. This is a normal, temporary, reaction of the body that can be alleviated with the use of analgesics. Approximately 24 hours after surgery, tampons – internal dressings – are removed. Until then, the patient must breathe through the mouth. Within a few weeks of the surgery, patients return to normal activities. However, the nose and the surrounding area remain sensitive for about a year, so be extra careful to avoid injury, exposure to the sun, solarium, pressure changes, and sometimes also wearing eyeglasses. After this period, the nose retains its final shape and the patient can enjoy the end result of the treatment.
- relatively simple procedure
- lasting effects
- relief in breathing (nasal septum correction)
- slight change affecting the look and proportions of the entire face
Time of surgery:
7-14 days, 3 check-up visits
Ask the specialist for details. Schedule an appointment with our plastic surgeon.
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