Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure which aims at modeling the nose. It can be done in two ways, depending on the location of the incision, through which we access the nasal skeleton, namely open and closed (endonasal). The most commonly used is the closed method. It is an extremely delicate procedure that is performed through small incisions hidden in the nostrils, which are invisible after healing. With open access, incision passes through "columela" (strip of skin between the nostrils), leaving a small fine and hardly noticeable scar. Open method is typically used in operations after injury or reoperation after rhinoplasty.
By rhinoplasty we can correct the overall shape of the nose. This involves removing the "hump", correct the peak and the width of the nose and the size of the nostrils. All this can be done at once or only some of these adjustments, depending on the desired result.
Due to the fine structure of the nasal skeleton, the mandatory requirement to preserve the functional anatomy and physiology, work without visual control for the closed method, rhinoplasty is a challenge for every surgeon. This operation requires experience, exceptional skills and knowledge in order to achieve a good aesthetic result.
Rhinoplasty significantly changes the vision of an individual. It can be combined with other facial enhancements, such as modeling the chin and / or cheek.
Candidates for rhinoplasty are people who:
- Are willing and motivated to undergo surgery.
- Have a deformity of the nose
- Have undergone trauma and therefore need adjustment
- Have undergo changes of the nose with age
- Are aged 18 years and over. Frequently asked question is whether children can undergo surgery. The answer is no, because the nose generally grows and changes over the years, but up to the first 16 years.
The results of rhinoplasty depends on many factors. First, to meet the wishes of the patient is important as the operational planning and individual approach to anatomy and aesthetic characteristics of each one.
Because of its position in the nose, even a small correction can lead to dramatic results.
Consultation for rhinoplasty starts with a conversation in which the patient describes what he/she wants to change on the nose. Then a picture of the patient is taken and a discussion takes place about this image adjustments.
Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia. The duration of the intervention is about 1-2 hours. Usually there is no pain, but possible swelling and bruising, which are significant in the first 2-4 days and then disappear for 1-3 weeks. Tampons are placed into the nostrils for 2-4 days and this is the biggest discomfort. A splint is placed on the nose. Wear it for 10 days. In practice, after this period the patient can return to work and social life. Do not allow the wearing of glasses within approximately one month.
Please read the informed consent, which gives additional information about the procedure and possible risks: