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frequently asked questions Rhinoplasty

Written by: Dr. Agustín Granado Tiagonce
Published: | Updated: 21/12/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®


1) What type of anesthesia is used in rhinoplasty?

In rhinoplasty it can be used both sedation or general anesthesia. However, we prefer to always perform the procedure under general anesthesia because it is as safe and definitely less traumatic for the / the patient.


2) How long does rhinoplasty?

The rhinoplasty surgery is performed in approximately two hours. Sometimes it lengthens because there are more complex cases that require more surgery time. Moreover, sometimes it is required to correct nasal function or an associated pathology, increasing the operating room time.


3) Where rhinoplasty surgery performed?

Rhinoplasty is always done in the operating room of the hospital and never in a medical office. Time total income is usually an hour earlier and later spending the night in the hospital to monitor the patient prior to discharge.

Before the operation, the patient must sign the surgical consent and, thereafter, will be given specific postoperative instructions.


4) Postoperative Rhinoplasty

At the end of the operation a small splint is placed on the outside of the nose, on a small sticking plasters. a slight nasal packing is also done.

After spending the night in the hospital it is natural that are discharged in 2-4 days and blockages are removed. The external splint will be removed between 7-12 days. Points fall alone or can be removed the same day.

It is recommended to work without physical effort and not start until after sporting activities 3 weeks.

During the first 48 hours you may perform activities indoors and effortless. To resume activities outside it is recommended to wait 7 to 10 days.

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5) Tracking rhinoplasty

In the clinic of Doctor Granado Tiangonce we consider important the first visit and we believe it is essential that the patient talk to the Doctor clearly stating their desires and doubts.

Explore the external nose and internally, by palpation and endoscopy, etc.

Digital Photography, preoperative analysis and clinical documentation.

We will review changes that require correction and we will make a customized surgical plan for you.

And finally, we will give an estimate of the total process of rhinoplasty.

After this first informative tour you can decide when to perform a second surgery and preoperative visit.


6) Can you make a rhinoplasty to a minor?

Yes you can. However, it must be carefully analyzed and determined by the specialist in Plastic Surgery. It is recommended that operations of this kind are in older people, as they have developed their bone structures completely.


7) Can you make a second rhinoplasty if the result of the first has not satisfied the patient?

Normally no problem. In this case would be a "secondary rhinoplasty" consisting only correct some pretty specific details.


8) How long you have to wait to see the final results of rhinoplasty?

Normally, the result will be entirely between 6 months and year. As in rhinoplasty whole tissue of the nose and surrounding areas is altered, it is common that the area to swell considerably.

Swelling after rhinoplasty is a natural sign that the body is healing and restoring after surgery.

Unfortunately, this normal symptom can be delayed for a while time to fully enjoy the results of rhinoplasty.

The most significant inflammation should go away in a week or two, but it will be a small swelling that can last up to one year. For this reason, it is recommended to wait for that time elapses before judging what were the results of nose job.


9) When you can sunbathe after rhinoplasty?

The first 15 days are critical in that, in the presence of bruises still visible, sunbathing involve leaving a mark on the skin color (like a tattoo).

Use sunscreen (FPD 30 or SUP) is advised even short exposures. To sunbathe directly is advised to wait at least 40 days.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Agustín Granado Tiagonce
Plastic surgery

Doctor Cum specializing in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Laude. Dr. Agustin Granado Tiagonce has formed internationally and has authored numerous articles published in national and international journals. Currently he is Head of the Unit for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Hospital Nisa Pardo de Aravaca.

He has over 25 years of experience and is a member of various associations as SECPRE, Ispas And ASAPS. He is an honorary professor at the Complutense University of Madrid.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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