Rhinoplasty or nose surgery, sometimes referred to as “nose reshaping” or a “nose job,” improves the appearance and proportion of your nose, enhancing facial harmony and self confidence. Surgery of the nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.
Rhinoplasty surgery can change:
- Nose size, in relation to the other facial structures
- Nose width, at the bridge
- Nose profile, with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
- Nasal tip, that is large or bulbous, drooping, or too upturned
- Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
- Nasal asymmetry and deviation
It’s a 1-1,5 hours procedure under general anesthesia and there is no need to stay overnight in the hospital. Surgery of the nose is performed either using a closed procedure, where incisions are hidden inside the nose, or an open procedure, where an incision is made across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. We prefer the closed procedure that gives a superior esthetic result. The steps for a rhinoplasty are reshaping the nose structures, correcting deviated septum, inferior turbinate reduction (where needed) and closing the incision lines with absorbable sutures.
The good news is that your surgeon will not use gauze tampons but intranasal silicone splints. These splints will hold together the reshaped nasal cartillages and septum for the next week and are easily and painless removed. The exterior support for the nose is provided by a plaster splint for the same period.
You will be given specific instructions to follow during your recovery period which include taking care of the surgical site and medication to take.
While initial swelling subsides within a few weeks, it may take up to a year for your new nasal contour to fully refine.
Rhinoplasty as an esthetic surgery will give you a nice nose and a easy nose breathing which are both beautiful and healthy.