Rhinoplasty can help correct birth defects, nasal injuries and some breathing problems.
Tomás Darío Zapata
Cosmetic surgery of the nose is one of the biggest challenges for the plastic surgeon. It requires an adequate sense of harmony coupled with a deep knowledge of anatomy and surgical technique. The nose occupies the center of the face, forming a unique aesthetic element intimately involved with the rest of the facial structures and even personal, such as height, race, personality, etc.
WHAT IS THIS?
Rhinoplasty consists on modifying the cartilaginous bony skeleton of the nose so that the skin fits the new mold and the desired shape is achieved.
Because each case is unique and requires a different solution, it is not possible to develop “noses” preset. The ultimate goal is to obtain a harmonious and pleasant set on the patient`s face.
The procedure is performed through incisions inside the nose so that there is no visible external scar, except on rare occasions. In cases where the patient has difficulty breathing, a correction of the nasal septum or intervention in the turbinates, surgery called rhinoseptoplasty, is performed.
Rhinoplasty: Factors that determine cosmetic nose surgery
Is it necesary to stay hospitalized?
Pre-operative period indications
- Preoperative examination adapts to age and ailments of the patient according to the anesthetist and the surgeon. If the condition requires it, we will consult an internist doctor.
- Avoid aspirin and aspirin-containing medications. Ask your surgeon for further information about any medications you usually take..
- Avoid smoking and sun exposure.
- Rest and cold application in the early hours.
- Follow the instructions of your surgeon for the movements in the earlier days.
- Ask your surgeon what kind of painkillers you can take and how often.
- Cures and stitches withdrawal will be made in the doctor office with the surgeon.
- Check if you can make a treatment of lymphatic drainage of the area to avoid haematoma. They are not always positive, depending on the patient and the evolution of surgery.