We could define rhinoplasty as that intervention that is responsible for correcting in a harmonious way the shape, size and position of the nose in order to improve its integration with other facial features.
Now, rhinoplasty is much more than this. For this reason, it is important to answer a series of questions and answers that help patients to know in depth the possibilities of the intervention:
Can any clinic or surgeon perform the nose operation?
Absolutely. The nose operation is the facial cosmetic surgery intervention that requires a greater degree of specialization and experience on the part of the surgeon than the practice.
Before undergoing a rhinoplasty , patients should take precautions to ensure that they are putting themselves in the hands of a professional with the appropriate qualifications and training, since otherwise they would be putting their image and their health at serious risk.
Not surprisingly, rhinoplasty is a millimeter procedure that requires high preparation and skill on the part of the surgeon.
Any error in the treatment approach could unbalance the face and generate serious aesthetic problems, sometimes impossible to correct.
Does the pandemic affect the nose operation?
It is a fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we are and how we relate to each other.
But it is also true that thanks to the work of health authorities and epidemiologists, we have been able to develop prevention measures that allow us to carry out our special study, both in clinics and in the operating room, reducing the risk without any fear of contagion. , neither ours, nor of course our patients.
Is rhinoplasty an exclusively aesthetic intervention?
No. Rhinoplasty can treat breathing problems, facial aesthetics, and injuries or birth defects.
It is not the same to intervene a deviated nasal septum that affects the patient’s breathing than to remove a nasal hump for purely aesthetic reasons, for example.
We could say that cosmetic rhinoplasty would focus on improving the appearance and appearance of the nose, working on its shape and projection.
On the other hand, restorative rhinoplasty would be more focused on improving the quality of life of patients, solving deformities in the face resulting from traffic accidents and cancers, deviations of the nasal septum and nasal passages that can cause respiratory difficulties, infections … all this without neglecting the aesthetic aspect.
Is the nose job painful?
If done correctly, it doesn’t hurt at all, neither during the operation nor during the recovery process.
The Rhinoplasty is performed under sedation and local anesthesia with high precision, so the patient feels nothing. Normally, the patient goes home in the early afternoon of the same day of his intervention.
After the operation, a plastic nasal splint exclusively modeled for the patient’s nose is placed, which protects him in the recovery process and is removed without any discomfort in a week.
It is normal for some bruising to appear around the eyes, but they are completely painless and disappear “on their own” in a few days.
The patient goes home as we said the same day in the early afternoon without any medication: no antibiotics, no anti-inflammatories, no painkillers. They are not necessary, and you can return to your normal activities in 24-48 hours.
Are there less invasive alternatives to nose surgery?
There are aesthetic medicine procedures such as rhinomodelling , which allow contouring or reshaping of the nose without the need for surgery, through the use of dermal fillers that are injected directly into the area of the nose to be treated.
These substances allow to obtain fast results without having to undergo invasive interventions.
What is known as rhinoplasty without surgery usually lasts 15 minutes. Results can be seen relatively quickly, and the effects of fillers, although not permanent, are usually active for about a year.
What do you get with a rhinestones?
The Rinomodelación allows leveling deformities, disguising the nasal hump, correcting the tip of the nose fall, masking surface defects, provide greater definition to the nose, nasal bridges resolve weakened …
Does rhinoplasty completely replace traditional rhinoplasty?
No. With rhinomodeling, not all aspects that rhinoplasty treats can be covered , in addition to the fact that its effects are not permanent.
Patients with significant nasal deformities, breathing problems, or seeking to reduce the size of their nose should opt for a traditional rhinoplasty.
We must bear this in mind: rhinomodeling always increases, never decreases. That is why a previous digitized study must be done so that the patient can really see the optical effect of how it will be.
How is the deviation of the nasal septum corrected?
The nasal septum works as a kind of internal wall between both nostrils. The septum is deviated when it moves to one side of the nose, causing breathing difficulties, headaches, nosebleeds …
The septoplasty is the intervention designed to straighten the septum and improve the passage of air through the nose. To reposition the deviated nasal septum, the surgeon separates the protective covering from the septum, that is, the mucous membrane, through an incision on one side.
Depending on the complexity of each case, the septoplasty can take about 30 minutes.
We often use the septum that we discard to create specific grafts with which to better shape the nose. Or even slightly project the chin.