This surgery, also known as rhinoplasty Is the surgery that changes the shape and size of the nose, it can change the opening of the nostrils, nasal dorsum, the tip of the nose, and the angle between the upper lip and the nose. It is one of the most common procedures for both men and women.
Corrects a congenital or post-traumatic alteration, to improve respiratory problems and shape the ideal nose for you.
It starts with incisions inside the nose, the surgeon then gently lifts the soft tissues that covers it to reduce or increase nasal structures with grafted cartilage if required. If the nasal septum is deviated, it is corrected to improve breathing.
Once the new structure of the nose is sculpted the incisions are closed.
The surgeon places a splint on the outside of the nose for two weeks. In some cases, nasal plugs are required for a few days to maintain wall dividing the nostrils stable.
Inflammation will disappear in 4 to 8 weeks and through the first 6 months you will notice slight gradual changes in terms of the appearance of your nose until the permanent result is completed. It is normal during the first months to have inflammation once in a while, especially in the mornings.
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There can be similar shapes but the final outcome depends on the type of skin, scarring and genetics of each patient. During the consultation, it is very useful to bring pictures of what you want, in order to clarify what is feasible from your expectations and make a surgical plan according to your characteristics and desires.
You may be sleeping in a half-seated position during the first few nights, put cold compresses over your eyes from time to time for three days, and follow the instructions that your doctor prescribes.
Rhinoplasty changes the external shape of the nose and rhinoseptoplasty also modifies internal structures to improve respiratory function. Both procedures are performed at The Riviera Institute For Plastic Surgery