Nose Surgery: Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty aims to modify the appearance and functionality of the nasal appendage either to solve respiratory problems or to change the shape of the nose, altering the bones and cartilage to improve facial appearance.

For both issues, the nose becomes an organ of vital importance in personal image.

How will the plastic surgeon evaluate me for rhinoplasty?

The specialist in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, specifically in rhinoplasty, must evaluate the aesthetic and vital circumstances of each person individually, considering the patient as a whole, not focusing only on the nose. Thus, a small, upturned nose may look good on a young girl, but the patient must be warned that she will age with it and at fifty or sixty years of age it will not be so pleasant. For the surgeon, as for the sculptor, it is essential that special sensitivity that, guided by good technique and scientific knowledge, makes it possible for the patient to bring his reality closer to his ideal. Bringing closer, not reproducing.

How should I prepare for rhinoplasty?

Prior to the intervention, a complete preoperative examination should be performed: analysis, chest X-ray and electrocardiogram, as well as an X-ray of the nasal bones to assess the nasal wings, nasal tip, ridge, as well as possible deviations.

What will the day of rhinoplasty surgery be like? What can I expect?

This type of intervention is performed under local anesthesia and sedation, and lasts about an hour, and can be done with overnight admission or on an outpatient basis, depending on the complexity of the surgery.

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The average recovery time is about a week and the return to daily life can be done in about ten days. Any bruising from the procedure disappears within this period of time.

What results can I expect?

The definitive results of rhinoplasty will be appreciated as soon as the plaster cast is removed, which remains in place for a week, although the more time passes, the better it looks, since this is when its naturalness increases.

Currently rhinoplasty is one of the most requested cosmetic surgery operations in our country, both men and women, since it is an organ of great importance in providing personality traits.