Written by: Dr. Julio Puig
Published: | Updated: 23/02/2018
Edited by: Alicia Arévalo


Rhinoplasty surgery is designed for each patient depending on their needs. 

Nose surgery or rhinoplasty is an operation performed frequently by Plastic Surgeons. With this surgical procedure we can produce changes in the appearance, structure and function of the nose.

Usually rhinoplasty Can reduce and sometimes increase the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip, narrow the width of the nasal wings, or change the angle between the nose and upper lip. This operation can help correct birth defects, nasal injuries, and some breathing problems.

Tips Before Undergoing Rhinoplasty

The nasal anatomy goes far beyond its central location on the face, as it is a deep, wide cavity with a large amount of interconnections with devices and systems. There are several ways to take into account for a rhinoplasty depending on the internal structure of the graves , whether or not there is a deviated nasal septum , the projection on the forehead and chin, etc.. Also keep in mind that rhinoplasty can be performed in conjunction with other surgeries.

Rhinoplasty Procedure and Recovery

There is no universal type of rhinoplasty that meets the needs of each patient.. Rhinoplasty surgery is designed for each patient, depending on their needs. The incisions are usually done inside the nose, or hidden in places not visible to the nose when performing an open rhinoplasty. Internal nasal surgery may be performed to improve breathing at the same time as rhinoplasty in cases of deviations of the nasal septum. This solution is called septoplasty and consists of the correction of the alterations of the nasal airway, by deviation of the nasal septum.

The recovery and postoperative period is usually fast and easy, and most patients usually perform their daily tasks one or two days after rhinoplasty. After about 10 days of the operation and after adequate rest, the patient can rejoin his work life. To avoid any visible external scarring, the incisions of the cosmetic surgery intervention are generally practiced and, in most cases, inside the nose.

The nose is one of the most characteristic facial features due to its central position in the bony structure of the face, which determines the facial beauty of each person. The patient may notice a change in nasal shape at the time of removal of the nasal splint at 7 days. However, the definitive result is done progressively and is fully achieved over 2 or 3 months.

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By Dr. Julio Puig
Plastic surgery

Dr. Puig is a renowned plastic surgeon who has worked for more than 25 years of experience in the profession of medical excellence centers in Spain and the United States. Among his many accomplishments he was noted that founder and director of the Home Hospitalisation Unit of the University Hospital La Fe de Valencia in 1990. It is medical specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic by opposition MIR at the Hospital de Bellvitge in Barcelona. He was also head of the unit of Plastic Surgery Clinic of Pilar de Barcelona between 2004 and 2015.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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