The nose is a very important part of the face. Any disproportion in the arrangement of its various elements can affect the harmony of the face. Physiologically, the nose is primarily the organ of respiration. It is also the organ of olfaction that allows us to feel and taste. It also plays an important role in moistening the air we inspire.
Nose surgery is performed for functional, reconstructive or aesthetic reasons.
Functional microrhinoplasty aims to improve the physiological role of the nose. It makes it possible to improve a nasal obstruction by rearranging the anatomical structures of the nose.
Reconstructive rhinoplasty aims to correct congenital or traumatic nasal malformations.
Aesthetic rhinoplasty consists of altering the appearance of the nose, reshaping it to make it more attractive and in harmony with the rest of the face shape.
The incisions are made inside the nose; As a result, the scars should not be visible. When it is necessary to reduce the size of the wings of the nose, it may be necessary to remove skin from the lower edge of the nostrils (which may leave a small scar visible).
Generally, nose bone surgery involves removing the bump on the back of the nose and bringing the sides towards the midline (which results in lowering the nose and making it thinner).
The remodeling of the cartilages allows to refine a wide or falling point.
In some cases, it is necessary to add an implant to achieve a better aesthetic or functional result.
Rhinoplasty can improve harmony between the nose and facial structures. It usually causes little pain, and complications are very rare. In most cases, the results are good, and the level of patient satisfaction is high.
As soon as patients decide to undergo rhinoplasty, the plastic surgeon will examine the patient to determine if he / she has breathing problems. After that, the surgeon will perform a 3D facial imaging analysis to ensure that the expected results that are appropriate for the patient’s face structure is in line with his / her expectations. The rhinoplasty procedures are performed under general anesthesia, usually take between 1-3 hours, and patients can go out on the day of the operation or the next day depending on the condition of the patient.
What is the healing process after a rhinoplasty surgery?
A recovery week is usually sufficient before the patient can resume his or her daily social life, or return to work. After surgery, the patient’s nose is bandaged, and the doctor removes them after a week. Post-operative bruising and swelling can also be expected, but these will be blurred in about 10 days. The final shape of the nose after the surgery would be apparent only after a period of time has elapsed; Even though during the removal of gypsum strips the patients are supposed to see their nose improved, the final shape would take shape about a year later.