Nose surgery is one of the most common, and at the same time one of the most complicated surgical procedures in cosmetic surgery.
In addition to the aesthetic, this operation can also include a functional aspect with patients who have a deviation of the nasal septum (septorhinoplasty). This surgical procedure can change the size and shape of the nose. The possibilities of correction are numerous. The most commonly corrected are the tip of the nose, kyphosis, nostrils, the length of the nose and the nasal septum. The operation is performed after the age of 18, because that is when the development of the bone-cartilage skeleton of the nose ends. It is very important to harmonize the patient’s wishes and expectations with the real surgical possibilities.
The operation is performed under general anesthesia. It lasts about 1 to 2 hours and there are two approaches: open and closed rhinoplasty. Open rhinoplasty involves a small incision in the columella (skin of the nasal septum) through which the bone-cartilage structures of the nose are accessed and remodelled. At the end of the intervention, a tamponade of the nasal passages and immobilization are performed and removed after 7 days. Postoperatively, swelling and hematoma of the eyelids are common, which recede after 2 to 3 weeks. Swelling in the area of the tip of the nose can last much longer, so the final results of rhinoplasty are visible in 3 months at the earliest, and often after a longer time.