Nose Surgery: Rhinoplasty

Written by: Dra. Begoña Martínez Santos
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Rhinoplasty aims to modify the appearance and functionality of the nasal appendix, either to solve respiratory problems or to change the shape of the nose, altering the bones and cartilage to improve facial appearance.

For both issues, the nose becomes an organ of vital importance in the personal image.

How will the plastic surgeon evaluate me for rhinoplasty?

The specialist in Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery, specifically in rhinoplasty, must assess the aesthetic and vital circumstances of each person individually, considering the patient as a whole, not focusing only on his nose. Thus, a small and upturned nose can look good to a young girl but you have to warn the patient that he will age with her and at fifty or sixty years it will not be so pleasant. The surgeon, like the sculptor, is essential for that special sensitivity that, guided by good technique and scientific knowledge, makes it possible for the patient to bring their reality closer to their ideal. Zoom in, do not reproduce.

How should I prepare for rhinoplasty?

Prior to the intervention, a complete preoperative examination must be performed: analytical, chest x-ray and electrocardiogram, as well as an x-ray of the nasal bones to assess the nasal wings, nasal tip, easel, as well as possible deviations.

How will the rhinoplasty surgery day be? What can I expect?

This type of intervention is performed under local anesthesia and sedation, and lasts for about an hour, and can be done with overnight or ambulatory admissions, depending on the complexity of the surgery.

The average time of recovery revolves around a week and the return to daily life can be done in about ten days. Any bruise produced by the intervention disappears in this period of time.

What results can I expect?

The final results of the rhinoplasty will be appreciated as soon as the plaster is removed, which is maintained for a week, although it is more pleasant the longer it passes, as it increases its naturalness.

Currently, rhinoplasty is one of the most requested aesthetic surgery operations in our country, both in men and women, since it is an organ of great importance when it comes to providing personality traits.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dra. Begoña Martínez Santos

By Dra. Begoña Martínez Santos
Plastic surgery

Plastic and cosmetic surgeon, is known for her breast surgery, both increased and reduction mastectomy and reconstructive cancer.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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