Rhinoplasty: What You Should Know About Nose Surgery

One of the most popular cosmetic surgeries among celebrities is rhinoplasty, we tell you everything you need to know about this operation!

Rhinoplasty is a surgical intervention that aims to solve cosmetic problems in the nose. The most common procedures are to fix deviations of the bones, congenital malformations and hump.

Multiple celebrities come to this surgery to achieve facial harmony, where the dimensions and characteristics of your nose match the rest of the features of your face.

Wide Nasal Tip

It is known as “box tip” or “boxy tip”, and is characterized by having a rounded and extremely wide nasal tip.

Dropped tip

It occurs naturally, mainly due to aging. However, in other cases it is a birth characteristic that can be corrected with a nasal support through a surgical procedure.

Deviated nose

This type of nose is often “crooked”, usually as a result of a blow or trauma. It is essential to perform an operation to avoid nasal obstruction.

How Much Does It Cost To Have A Nose Job?

The cost of this aesthetic operation varies according to the complexity of each case, the medical team and the hospital unit. However, according to some plastic surgeons , the average cost in ranges from 45,000 to 75,000 dollars.

Nose with imperfections on the nasal dorsum

One of the most common reasons for this operation is due to the deformations that exist in the profile of the nose; it may have ‘humps’ or be too long.

With prominent nasal hump

This type of nose is usually exaggerated in size, so it is sought that there is a balance in its dimensions to achieve a much more natural and delicate proportion.

Are there complications?

Because the nasal area is extremely small and delicate, there could be some complications during or after rhinoplasty, such as bleeding, inflammation, broken blood vessels, infection, and nasal obstruction. For this reason, it is vitally important to undergo this procedure with a professional and expert on the subject.

What Happens During Nose Surgery?

Step 1: Anesthesia

Medications are given for your well-being during the surgical procedure. Among the options available are intravenous sedatives and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best one for you.

Step 2: The Incision

Nose surgery can be done through a closed procedure, in which the incisions are hidden inside the nose, or an open procedure, in which an incision is made along the columella, which is the narrow strip of tissue. that separates the nostrils.

Step 3: New Shape For The Structure Of The Nose

Nose surgery can reduce or enlarge the nasal structures with the use of cartilage grafted from other parts of the body. Usually, fragments of cartilage from the septum, the division in the middle of the nose, are used for this. Occasionally a piece of cartilage is taken from the ear and, rarely, a section of rib cartilage.

Step 4: Correction Of Deviated Nasal Septum

Nasal septum is straightened at this time and the internal projections of the nose are reduced to improve breathing.

Step 5: Closing The Incision

After the structure of the nose has been made into the desired shape, the skin and nasal tissue are put back in place and the incisions closed. Additional incisions may be made in the natural folds of the nostrils to change their size.

Step 6: View The Results

The nose will probably be supported by splints and internal tubes in the first stage of healing, for about a week. Although the initial swelling subsides within a few weeks, it can take up to a year for your new nasal contour to be definitively cleansed. The swelling can come and go and even be worse in the morning for the first year after surgery.

Nose surgery aimed at correcting a blocked nasal passage requires a careful evaluation of the nasal structure due to its relationship to air flow and respiration.…

Things About Rhinoplasty And Its Results That No One Tells You

I believe that there is no ideal nose and that the result must match the patient’s face, it does not necessarily have to be “perfect”.

Preoperative

The most important thing is consultation. There you need to clearly state what bothers you, aesthetically and functionally in your nose, to find out the doctor’s opinion on how your nose should change. It is important to know if you are breathing well or not. Many patients come with pictures of celebrities. You confuse the doctor, because not all those noses are operated on, or, if they are, it is not known if they looked like the operation before you. I do not offer simulations, because there is a huge difference between what you can do in the picture and on the real nose.

Surgery

We operate in the afternoon, so we let the patient eat lightly and drink until 9-9,30. Not valid for everyone, so expect fasting. Everything takes place under general anesthesia. There will be pictures, the doctor will have a final discussion in which we will recapitulate the objectives. Good luck!

Awakening from anesthesia is usually easy, but I use the meshes for 24 hours, so you won’t be able to breathe through your nose. A little exercise in the days before surgery helps. You will sit with ice on your eyes to reduce edema (swelling). Usually the nose does not hurt. It will just be a tense feeling. The service assistant will help you to spend the first 24 hours well and comfortably. Sometimes a mass moves and you will feel it in your throat, behind your mouth. The nurse will take her out. It doesn’t hurt, it’s a routine thing.

You Will Receive Directions For Home:

  • sleep with your head up;
  • clean your nose with sea water and cotton swabs;
  • apply arnica gel to bruises;
  • do not blow your nose, use Vibrocil if it is too clogged.

The First Week After Surgery

It is also the most difficult, but it is easier than many other surgeries. A few words about cleaning your nose. First, gently soak and remove the blood crusts that form at the entrance to the nostrils. Then use the chopsticks to clean the inside as well. The direction of the stick should be horizontal (along the airway) and not upwards. The swelling of the face increases the next day, then begins to pass. Add more ice (through a textile material) until it passes. And the bruises are starting to lose their color. Fortunately, it doesn’t hurt much. Don’t expect to be able to breathe well already. There is also mucosal congestion, blood clots.

At 7-8 days

It’s time to see each other again. What’s harder is over. We remove the threads and the splint. Many patients are scared of this maneuver. Rest assured, it doesn’t hurt. Maybe a little pinch. And removing the splint is easy to bear.

Healing The Nose And Getting The Final Shape

As with many cosmetic surgeries, getting the final look takes time. On the nose maybe more than in other situations. So rule number 1: BE PATIENT! You will see in some pictures how a nose that did not look very good at 9 months became almost perfect at a year and a half. Of course, the time to healing is variable. Noses with thicker skin, those that have been intervened more, which had more defects to solve, will stabilize more slowly.

Another difficult or sometimes impossible to correct element is asymmetry and a deviated nose. If the deviation also includes the upper part of the septum, the bony one, the nose cannot be brought completely on the midline, because that part of the septum cannot be directed without great risks. You will breathe better, your nose will be more central, but not perfect.

Sometimes, the nose is straight on the midline after the intervention, but it progresses crookedly for up to a year. Sometimes it is the fault of the soft part (ie not bone or cartilage), which have the memory of the incorrect position or the “over deformity type” that we talked about above. If you are careful and realize that the nose tends to twist again, we can do something by massaging or taping.

When the nostrils are asymmetrical, they cannot always be perfectly symmetrical. The most difficult is when the place where the side wall of the nostrils touches the face (place of insertion) is higher on one side. This is difficult to correct. I only went out once, but these cases are very rare.

If you experience persistent breathing difficulties after surgery, you may have cornet hypertrophy. The cornets are “outlets” in the side wall of the nostrils that regulate the flow of air (the mucosa on them swells or deflates). Sometimes, in response to the trauma of the operation, they become permanently swollen or “hypertrophied”. The problem is solved, but it takes patience and sometimes short intervention (cauterization). You need to know that it’s not anyone’s fault, that’s how your body chose to react.