Rhinoplasty consists in the remodeling of the cartilage and the bone of the nose to accomplish an aesthetically pleasing nose that also fulfill its functional objective and allows the patient to breathe right. It is considered to be for most surgeons one of the most difficult cosmetic procedures. It is frequently said it takes about ten years of experience for cosmetic and plastic surgeons to obtain constant good results. People look for rhinoplasty for different reasons. Some people want a straight nose and others would rather have smaller nostrils. A person also might choose to have a rhinoplasty if he or she feels that the nose is too big in proportion to their face. Plus, the tip of the nose has a tendency to loose support and tilt as a result of the normal aging process.
In Clinica de Cirugia Cosmetica, our certified surgeons examine the function and the shape of the nose, as wells as the bone structure and soft tissues. Our surgeons are able to offer an idea of that you can expect from the rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery and show you before and after images of patients to explain the results that can be accomplished.
If the nose looks better and natural after surgery and it can pass unnoticed, then the purpose of the procedure was achieved.
Rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery is performed by making hidden incisions inside the nose. In some cases, a small incisions made in the skin of the columella (the structure between the nostrils); for other rhinoplasty patients, the incisions are made in the alar base (the widening part of the nostrils).
In any of the cases, the bone and cartilage that determine the shape of the nose are carefully sculpted by the cosmetic surgeon to give the result of a nose with a natural result in an optimal-functional way. The nose surgery is ambulatory and it can be performed with regional anesthesia or with IV sedation. According also to the schematic structure of the patient, the reduction of the nasal hump and the narrowing of the width of the nose are also aesthetically modified to achieve a satisfactory and natural result.
- Your facial growth is finalized (has an age where the facial structure has been defined)
- If you have an abnormal appearance in the nose, as a result of genetics.
- If the nose is cosmetically less attractive or does not fit with other facial features.
- If a previous rhinoplasty has not been satisfactory.
- If you have a wide or ethnically flat nose.
This is an ambulatory procedure. The patient is release the same day with an external ferule in their nose. Additional to the ferule, the nose is covered with special skin tape for 24-48 hours or even up to a week. The ferule is removed generally in a week. You might present discomfort a few hours after nose surgery, nonetheless these are controlled easily with oral medication prescribed by your cosmetic surgeon. Most of the swelling and bruising disappear gradually after 2 to 4 weeks. However, part of the swelling can persist for up to 6 months. External sutures are removed in 4-6 days. Internal sutures are absorbable.
Semifinal results are evident 3 months after the surgery. The final result is evident in 12-14 months, which is the necessary time to the soft tissue to heal.
1 - 3 Hours