Nose reshaping, or rhinoplasty, is one of the most popular types of plastic surgery. The shape of your nose affects the overall perception and changes the look of your face. Rhinoplasty is among the most difficult operations of aesthetic surgery.
The benefits of reshaping your nose are not only aesthetical, it can improve the way you breathe. The most common reason for a rhinoplasty, however, is dissatisfaction with one's appearance. The result can significantly boost the client's self-esteem, which is our main goal. The surgery leaves no visible scars.
With the change of the shape of the nose the change of facial expression goes hand in hand. It is necessary to provide the best care, therefore a thorough consultation with the doctor is necessary. The doctor will assess the shape and any deformities of the nose and explain to the client the options of the surgery, required post-operative regimen and potential risks of the treatment.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Since the operation is performed through the nostrils, it leaves no visible external scars. During the procedure, the surgeon reshapes the nose, removes irregularities, modifies the cartilage and bone supporting the nose and possibly also the shape of the tip. If required, the septum or angle between the septum and upper lip may be also adjusted. Finally, the nose is fixed with plaster and a tamponade is introduced into the nostrils (removed the next day).
Recovery from rhinoplasty usually takes 2 weeks. At some point during those two weeks, the plaster cast is removed. Post-operative bruises usually subside in this time, but some swelling may last for longer. There have been cases when the final result of the surgery only became apparent one year later due to persistent mild swelling. This swelling, however, is not in any way bothersome for the client.