There are two types of patients, those who seek a Rhinoplasty for purely aesthetic reasons since they want to show off a more beautiful nose, and therefore, the shape is modified, and the tip is restructured to beautify the patient’s face. On the other hand, other candidates need it for the proper functioning of the nose, such as correcting the nasal septum’s deviation to improve the passage of air and optimize breathing.
The first visit is the first contact with your Plastic Surgeon. It is an important activity since it will allow you to get to know him and be able to trust him. The clinical examination will examine the state of your nose, shape, size, and proportionality concerning the face and its features, state of the nasal septum, air passage … and in certain cases, a nasal CT scan requested.
What Is The Recommended Age To Perform A Rhinoplasty?
The recommended age to perform a rhinoplasty is from the age of majority. There may be some exceptions, but it will be the Plastic Surgeon who will carry out the medical evaluation directly.
What Kind Of Anesthesia Is Used?
Pre-anesthetic evaluation is essential. It serves to properly prepare you for the surgical act, with the time necessary to normalize any altered parameter and avoid any unforeseen complications.
How Long Does A Rhinoplasty Intervention Last?
Depending on the technique used, but the most common is that it lasts between 30 and 90 minutes. In more complex cases, secondary or tertiary rhinoplasties, the intervention time may increase.
What Items Are Important About Recovery?
After the rhinoplasty intervention, a plaster or plastic splint is placed on the back of the nose to immobilize the bone, maintain and fix the new shape. In the first 24 hours, also, nasal packing is placed to prevent bleeding and stabilize the septum.
The nose, once operated, does not hurt. During the first 24 hours, a slight headache and discomfort in the nose may appear, which subside with the usual painkillers. The area around the eyes may swell a little for the first few days. Hematomas and ecchymoses may appear, which will take about 15-20 days to disappear.
Recovery in rhinoplasty is very fast and optimal. It is possible to join work obligations in 2 or 3 days. However, it is advisable to wait a week to rejoin everyday life.
It is very important to avoid unintentional blows to the nose. To carry out any sports activity, the estimated recovery time is 3-4 weeks, always more cautious than usual with the area.