What does it involve?
For this procedure, the patient must be fully anesthetized. Incisions are made on the inside of the nose through which the surgeon can access the tissue of the nose structure. In some cases, external incisions might also be required. The fracturing of the nose bone is also often necessary. After the surgery, the nose is splinted and plugged, and the patient brought out from under anesthesia.
Post – Op Care
The patient will remain in hospital overnight and be released the next day. The nose will remain plugged for between one and five days. If the procedure requires external incisions that were stitched, the stitches will be removed in 5 to 8 days. The splint will remain on for at least a week.
Slight inflammation and small bruises around the nose and eyes are normal and will clear up in about a month. There might also be some discomfort in the form of dryness and scabs during this period as well. Although all noticeable swelling will disappear in about a month, the internal swelling will persist for between 6 and 12 months.
Rhinoseptoplasty is a complex and costly operation, yet it can bring great benefits if undertaken for the right reasons, and with realistic expectations. If you are considering this procedure schedule a consultation with us now, and our expert team will provide you with a clear picture of what can be achieved.