Nose Reshaping Rhinoplasty

If you don’t like your nose, if you want to change something on it, if you just want to improve it, rhinoplasty can change the appearance of your nose and improve your look and your self-esteem!

Duration 60 to 90 min
Anaesthesia General Anaesthetic
Hospital Stay Overnight
Downtime 2 weeks
Final Result Initially 4 weeks though final results may take a year

Rhinoplasty is a very common procedure in plastic surgery, with which we can increase or reduce the length and projection of the nose, alter its shape, change its edge or width, improve its profile and generally to correct problems in its appearance. It is important to remember that there is no “perfect nose”, so the doctor will help you set realistic goals and expectations of the operation.

The technical details of the operation are determined by the patient’s history and by factors such as the structure and architecture of the nasal bones and cartilage, the shape of the nose, the skin, the age, and the past surgical history.

Access to the nose is made by a small incision, externally (open rhinoplasty) or internally (closed rhinoplasty). During surgery, we manage the skin in such a way that we have access to the skeleton of the nose (bone, cartilage), shaped into the shape we desire. In the end, we restore the skin to its place on the new shape of the skeleton and place a plastic splint on the nose, which needs to stay for a week.

  • Does it need some special preparation for the surgery?

    It is very important to tell the doctor if you are taking pills, vitamins or medicines that affect blood coagulation. You also need to tell him if you smoke or if you had injured your nose in the past. The doctor will give you instructions about your admission to the hospital and the need to stay fast for six hours before the surgery.

  • What kind of anaesthesia is required?

    Rhinoplasty is a procedure that requires general anaesthetic and usually need to stay for one night in the hospital.

  • What care will I need after surgery?

    After surgery, you will have swelling on your face and maybe a few bruises around your eyes. It is helpful to sleep with 2-3 pillows to prevent edema accumulation around the eye. In the first few days you may have a slight headache, treated with mild analgesics.

  • How long will it take to recover?

    Swelling and bruising begin to recede after 2-3 days. The splint is removed after a week and the bruising leaves within 10-14 days. Most of the swelling will subside within 4-6 weeks.