What is Rhinoseptoplasty?
Rhinoseptoplasty is a very sensitive and delicate nose operation, that corrects deviations of the nose to restore functionality and harmonize it with the other features of the face. It requires great skill and artistry on the part of the surgeon as plastic nose surgery is one of the most difficult plastic procedures to perform.
Secondary rhinoplasty is nose surgery performed on patients who have already had an operation on the nose but are not satisfied with the results. As the structure of the nose has already been altered, these cases require a surgeon of great experience, technique, and artistry to restore functionality and reshape the nose tissue. These procedures can last for several hours.
Is Rhinoseptoplasty Right for Me?
To be a good candidate for nose surgery, you should be physically and psychologically healthy and have realistic expectations about what it involves and what can be achieved. The procedure will improve your appearance and self-esteem, but it will not make you look like another person, nor will it make others treat you differently.
If you are considering a nose job, we would be happy to discuss your expectations and options with you. Each nose, and indeed, each face is unique, and the aim of rhinoseptoplasty is to harmonize the two. The result of the operation is a nose that is fully integrated with the other features of your face, not a copy of somebody else’s. Therefore, it is of utmost importance to communicate with your surgeon and agree on the expected results before the operation.
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.