What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is surgery to change the shape of the nose. Unlike Rhinoseptoplasty, which is performed to correct functionality of the nose, Rhinoplasty is performed for purely aesthetic reasons, although the two may be performed simultaneously. The aim of this surgery is to make the nose look more balanced and in harmony with the other features of the face. This may involve lengthening the nose, widening it, strengthening or straightening the bridge, correcting the angle of the nose or any of a number of other aesthetic improvements.
What does it involve?
As an operation, Rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult and challenging of all. The nose is a complicated three-dimensional structure that is situated in the center of your face. Even the minor changes that are usually made during the procedure have a big impact on your overall appearance, so, in this operation, there is no room for even the slightest error.
And as every nose is as unique as the individual it is attached to, every operation is equally unique, and there is no set procedure or steps to follow.
The procedure is usually performed under general anesthetic and can require an overnight stay in the hospital.
Who is the ideal candidate for rhinoplasty?
To be a good candidate you should be physically and psychologically healthy and have realistic expectations about what it involves and what can be achieved.
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.
Post – Op Care
After the surgery, you will need bed rest with your head elevated higher than your chest in order to reduce swelling and minimize bleeding.
Your nose will feel congested as the surgeon will place dressings inside it to protect the wounds, and hold everything in place after the surgery. Your nose will also be splinted after surgery and the dressings will remain in place for about a week.
In order to reduce the chances of bleeding or swelling, it is advisable that you follow these precautions for a month or two after the surgery:
- Avoid exercising and other strenuous activities
- Bath, instead of showering, while the dressing is still in place to avoid wetting it
- Don’t blow your nose, despite the feeling of congestion,
- To avoid constipation, which can make you strain your facial muscles, eat a high fiber diet with lots of cereals, fruits, and vegetables
- Don’t pull clothing on or off over your head, wear shirts etc., that fasten from the front or back
- Don’t rest glasses on your nose for a month after surgery, if you need eyeglasses, try cheek rests or taping them to your forehead until your nose is healed
- Try not to smile or laugh
- Brush your teeth gently to avoid agitating the nose.
At Adcure, we have extensive experience in this most complicated and delicate surgery, so book a consultation today, and we will be happy to provide you with a clear picture of what can be achieved and the benefits of this procedure, explained by the leading experts in Rhinoplasty in Madrid.