The surgery is addressed for patients seeking improvement in nasal shape and function. It can improve, dorsal hump, nasal deviation and width. Nasal breathing can also be improved with this surgery. Nasal aesthetics need to be adjusted to the remaining face especially with the chin profile. The surgery is addressed to patients seeking improvement and not perfection.
Patient can expect improvement in overall nasal shape and function with better balancing of its dimension with the remaining face.
Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)
Technical aspect of nasal surgery
The surgery addresses the external nasal frame aesthetics. It can treat the internal nasal structures for breathing improvement. Incisions are done on inside with or without external extension. Surgery is done under general anaesthesia. It can be combined with a chin implant to improve facial profile.
Convalescence from nasal surgery
Patients need to rest, keep head elevated and apply cold compresses on the eyes. Shower can be taken when nasal splint is removed. Nasal mesh is removed 24-48 hours after surgery. Patient shouldn’t blow their nose during the first week of surgery. Regular activities can be started back progressively the week after the surgery.
Getting ready for nasal surgery
All patients need to stop: smoking, taking blood thinners medications. Nothing to eat and drink before the surgery. The skin needs to be cleaned with antiseptic soap.
Risk and complications
If patients develop: important nasal bleeding, redness, fever, wound discharge, they should seek medical assistance. Bleeding, difficulty breathing. Suboptimal results. Partial improvement in nasal breathing and deviation.