The initial procedure for performing an intervention such as a rhinoplasty is for the patient to weigh what is their goal and value it together with a plastic surgeon. In addition to correcting congenital problems and trauma, this type of surgery may narrow the nostrils, change the shape of the tip or the back of the nose, change the angle between the nose and the upper lip or decrease or increase the size of the nose .
There are techniques like the actual simulation so that the patient can see the result of the surgery even before having undergone it. This technique takes into account the patient's features and physiognomy. It is not a matter of transforming but of taking advantage of the factions of each particular person and improving his face by playing with the shape of his nose.
What risks and guarantees do rhinoplasty involve?
Complications such as reactions to anesthesia, nose bleeds, or infection may occur at specific times; Although if the intervention is performed by a specialist surgeon should not.
The scars are imperceptible, whether the incisions are inside or the rhinoplasty is open.
How is rhinoplasty performed?
Depending on the complexity of the surgery, rhinoplasty can be performed with general anesthesia, which is most often, or with local anesthesia and sedation.
Normally, if there are no complications during the procedure, it is usually between one and two hours. Most plastic surgeons perform this procedure from inside the nose, with small incisions inside the nostrils. Others opt for an open rhinoplasty, especially in the more complex cases where a small incision is made in the columella.
At the end of surgery, and to preserve the new shape of the nose, a plaster and a stopper are placed in each of the nostrils to prevent bleeding and strengthen the nasal septum.
After a rhinoplasty, it is very common to have discomfort in the nose during the first 24 hours, in addition to headaches and swollen face. To alleviate these possible sequels it is important for the patient to take medication and analgesics. On the other hand, it is also important that you stay with your head elevated for the first day. To reduce swelling and bruising, which will peak on the second or third day, cold packs may be applied.
During the first few days many patients may become depressed when their face is swollen and bruised, but it is completely normal. It is also common to suffer a slight bleeding through the nose. Keep in mind that in a week or so the patient will be able to return to his daily life, except for physical exertion such as sports activities.
In any case, the plastic surgeon should monitor their evolution during the months following the intervention.
What are the results of a rhinoplasty?
The improvement is progressive, the patient will become accustomed to the result and his appearance will improve. After one or two weeks you will not appear to have undergone any type of surgery. The final results will begin to become visible after about a year.
From the Clínica Granado Tiagonce we invite you to attend a first free and non-binding visit where we will evaluate your case and offer you the solution that best suits your needs.
We have the latest technology, which will allow you to see how the results will be prior to the intervention thanks to a simulator. It is a tool that takes into account the features and physiognomy of the patient, made fundamental especially in facial surgeries.
The patient observes the different options that Dr. Granado will offer you according to its features and objectives.
Here you can find some of the testimonies of patients who have undergone a rhinoplasty with us