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Rhinoplasty is a procedure that aims to enhance the appearance of the nose, correcting aspects like shape and size, also, the height and nose tip shape, nostrils thickness, deviations and curvature of the nose etc.

By other hand, rhinoplasty is also performed when a patient has respiratory problems, due to accidents or genetic factors. In a same esthetic procedure, it can be get the esthetic corrections and functional corrections of the nose performed.

How to know if you are a candidate for surgery?

This surgery is recommended for both men and women over 18, these people may be complexed for their nose and want to give it a better look, but also it's a candidate for this surgery, if the person want to correct respiratory problems, like nasal obstruction, due to accidents, septum deviation or excessive tension.

It is recommended that a person under age, or until it reach 16, do not get a rhinoplasty done, due to the corporal changes that the body have during adolescence.

This surgery need to be a conscious decision and without any type of social pressure, because, talking about a so central and visible spot of the face, it need to be present that the face will change drastically, and can present a disagreement.

Advantages of rhinoplasty

  • Correct the shape and size of the nose.
  • Enhance the general aspect of the face.
  • Correct respiratory and snoring problems.
  • Allows to correct birth defects or injuries suffered.
  • Scars are less visible (if the procedure is performed inside the nose, the scars are not visible).

How rhinoplasty is performed?

As is usual, it need to assist to assessment query, where the patient will tell to the surgeon him or her unconformity, then the surgeon will realize a plan that allow him to treat the problems.

You have to keep in mind, that this surgery need to preserve the main functionality of the nose, thus, all the changes that are made to the nose, need to be in pro to preserve or, even better, enhance the respiratory functionality.

In the assessment query, you need to allow the surgeon to advise you about the final results. As each person is unique, the shape and size of the nose need to be according to the patient face proportions, and respecting his or her ethical qualities, thus do not expect to those assessment, and request the nose of a celebrity, conversely, aim to results that favor your own look.

In the assessment query is also discuss if the surgery will be closed or open rhinoplasty, also, if it will be use local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia.

  • In closed rhinoplasty the incisions are realized inside the nose through the nostrils, then are realized the relevant corrections to achieve the desire size and form, and correct the respiratory problems, finally the incisions are suture.
  • In open rhinoplasty, the incisions are realized from the tip of the nose to the base, then skin is separated from the bone, then are realized the relevant corrections to achieve the desire size and form, and correct the respiratory problems, finally the incisions are suture.

In both cases, the surgeon will plug the nostrils with purpose of stop bleeding, and will put a splint in the nose. In total, rhinoplasty have a duration of 1 to 2 hours, and being outpatient basis, the patient can go to the home the same day but will have a disability of 1 week.

What are the postoperative cares of the rhinoplasty?

As we mentioned before, is an outpatient basis surgery, but require a week of disability. The surgeon will put a splint to help the skin to adhere again, and will plug the nostrils to control bleeding.

The first day, you need to maintain lying down with the head slightly inclined, and need to avoid sleep face down.

Is normal to have swelling after the surgery, after two to three days this swelling will disappear; Also is normal to have minor bleeding but controllable, if the bleeding is persistent, you need to consult your surgeon.

To have the nose shut, you need to breathe from your mouth, if you want to sneeze, you need to do it with the mouth open to avoid pressure in the nose and avoid damage to the surgery.

At the 6th day, the surgeon will remove the plugs and the splint. You can return to your normal activities after two weeks and you can make exercise after 4 weeks; remember to use sunscreen at least six months until end the surgery recovery.

Rhinoplasty is a good surgery to correct those problems that you don't like of your nose or to correct respiratory problems that you may have. If you are interested in book this surgery with us, you can do it through our website making click here.

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