The correction of the nose , also called rhinoplasty , corrects the shape, size and functionality of the nose. A slightly distorted nose can cause poor breathing, congestions or headaches. The extent of rhinoplasty is variable in nature, but in general, its purpose is to create a symmetrical harmony of facial features. This surgical procedure can:
â¢Radically change the shape of the nose.
â¢Refine the tip of the nose.
â¢Correct the bumps and hollows on the bridge of the nose.
â¢Change the angle of the nose with respect to the upper lip.
Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
Candidates for rhinoplasty must have good physical and emotional health. The specialist can perform rhinoplasty in women and men of all ages, as well as adolescents, once their facial development is complete (usually between 15 and 18 years). He offers patients the nose they dream of by correcting one or more of the following problems:
â¢general size, whether the nose is too big, too small or too wide
â¢a large and visible bump on the bridge of the nose or a hooked nose
â¢a bent, drooping, bulging or puffy tip
â¢nostrils that open outward disproportionately
â¢an asymmetrical nose
Correction of the nasal bone and the tip of the nose with rhinoplasty
Reduce a big nose with rhinoplasty
Correction of the nasal bone and the tip of the nose
A big nose can be easily reduced:
The bone, cartilage and nostrils are remodeled by the inside of the nose. The shape of the tip of the nose can be reworked as well as the angle of the nose with the upper lip. The cosmetic surgeon removes any bumps in the nasal bridge, straightens the nose, changes the length or width and, if necessary, narrows the nasal fossae.
Reduction of nostrils
Reduce a big nose with a correction of the nose
Reduction of nostrils
Too large nostrils can be reduced.
The scars are carefully hidden at the base of the nose, thus masking any subsequent trace of the procedure.
All noses are different, so each correction requires a targeted approach. The details of your operation are determined during a preliminary interview, in consultation with the plastic surgeon.
A nose in harmony with other parts of the face
The purpose of the procedure is to create a harmony with the other parts of the face.
Narrowing the nose
Refine the projection of the tip of the nose
Raising the edge: implant or cartilage
In addition to traditional surgical techniques, we sometimes resort to cartilage graft procedures or apply an implant, usually to support a flattened nasal skeleton. The final result must be in harmony with your morphology.
A correction of the chin
When the chin is too small, the nose appears relatively larger.
A correction of the chin or a correction of the neck can be useful in order to harmonize the structures of the face.
Correction of the nose: the surgical operation
How is rhinoplasty performed?
The procedure lasts approximately one to two hours.
It allows to change the appearance of the nose to improve the profile of the face. The bone and cartilage of the nose can be remodeled, as well as the shape of the nostrils. The tip of the nose can be corrected by changing the angle of the nose with the upper lip.
Finally, the surgeon can correct the bumps, straighten and increase the nose, change the length and width and reduce the nostrils.
Anesthesia for nose correction
Is anesthesia necessary for a correction of the nose?
Correction of the nose is done either under local anesthesia or under narcosis.
General anesthesia is useless!
He combine the safest anesthetic methods: the nose is anesthetized locally, to prevent any sensation. He administer intravenous sedation so that the patient feels nothing from the operation. This anesthetic method is very advantageous! Narcosis is safer than general anesthesia. Unlike traditional general anesthesia, the patient is not intubated to breathe mechanically. He breathes alone and swallows in his sleep, without feeling any pain.
As a rule, it regains its vigor a few hours after the operation, while sparing the unpleasant effects of a traditional general anesthesia. He returns home the same day and the recovery process is significantly shortened.
This sedation also allows longer and extended operations, while making them safer. It is also possible to combine a correction of the nose with, for example, a facelift or liposuction under intravenous sedation.
Correction of the nose: postoperative care and convalescence
Convalescence after rhinoplasty
After an operation of the nose, the nasal appendage is usually supported by a splint. Buffers are sometimes inserted to absorb bleeding. They are deleted after a few days. When the patient leaves us, we provide him with all the necessary instructions for his postoperative care. They must be followed to the letter.
In the days that follow, the face is a little swollen and discolored around the eyes. The swelling of the nose may persist for a few weeks. This must be taken into account before planning social contacts.
In the early days of recovery, it is important to avoid blood congestion in the face. It is therefore strongly inadvisable to expose yourself to extreme heat or cold, to consume alcohol, to sneeze, to squeeze your nose, to lean forward and to lift weights. For a good evacuation of blood, it is best to sleep with two or three pillows. It takes a few months before the nose deflates completely and can evaluate the final result.
Keep the telephone number of our medical service carefully. We remain at your disposal night and day. We help you and advise you until your entire recovery.
Risks of rhinoplasty
Are there any possible complications following rhinoplasty?
As with most surgical procedures, there is a risk of infection, asymmetry, allergic reaction to anesthesia, bleeding, poor healing, disturbed wound healing, or sensory disturbances. Exposure to these side effects is very low and complications can usually be corrected by a complementary intervention.
To avoid disappointment, it is important for the patient to formulate realistic expectations. Good candidates for nose surgery hope for obvious improvement without dreaming of absolute perfection. This means that the wishes expressed are clear. The patient must have a specific imperfection or abnormality. He must be in good health and enjoy good emotional and psychological stability.
How much does a rhinoplasty cost?
The costs of rhinoplasty depend on the method. Check out our price list for a nose correction .
All-inclusive price: our prices and prices are inclusive: admission, medical expenses, anesthesia and all our treatments after the procedure. Rates do not include VAT.
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