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RHINOPLASTY (NOSE SURGERY)

Nose is one of the most distinctive parts of the face. Both the shape and the size have a significant impact on the overall appearance and facial expression.

Rhinoplasty is an operation in which the shape of the nose is being changed. The main causes of this intervention are either for aesthetic purposes or to improve breathing.

Most patients who opt for nasal surgery for aesthetic reasons are either not satisfied with their congenital shape of the nose or the shape of the nose has been changed due to an injury. For these patients not only the face is optimized according to their own wishes, but also the self-esteem and the attractiveness is increased.

There is a large number of people who have breathing problems due to a crooked nasal septum. With a simple intervention, they can increase their life energy and happiness.

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REASONS FOR A NOSE CORRECTION

As unique and different as every nose and face are, so are the reasons for a nose job.
Functional impairment of breathing can be a reason for rhinoplasty. In these cases, the plastic surgeon can straighten the nasal septum and thus help to breathe more freely and more vital energy.

Likewise, many people find their nose too big, too small, too crooked or find the shape disturbing. Since the nose has a significant part in the appearance of the face and many sufferers are not satisfied with it, seek help from a plastic surgeon. This can fulfill a dream of the desired nose.

 

Indicators:
There is a variety of different nose deformities. Correction of the shape is particularly popular for the following indicators:

 

Oblique nasal septum:
A crooked nasal septum can affect breathing. A correction may also be necessary in the course of an aesthetic nose correction. With this operation, breathing will significantly improve and life energy and quality will be increased.

In order to straighten the nasal septum, the thin cartilage skin and mucous membrane inside the nose are first removed with small incisions. The crooked cartilage and bone are then straightened. In the last step, the mucous membrane is shifted back.

In the case of a particularly severely bent cartilage, it may be necessary to remove the cartilage and bone for a short time in order to reconstruct them outside the nose. Then the revised nose is reassembled. (Extracorporeal septum construction)

Hump ​​nose:
In the case of the cusp nose, the bridge of the nose forms an uneven arch and therefore not a straight plane.

Theoretically, a cusp nose can be removed with small cuts inside the nose. However since the nose would appear wider and longer then, it must first be loosened and narrowed laterally. Then a new bridge of the nose is modeled.

It is also possible that it is a pseudo supernose. In this case, the rest of the nose has sunk so that there is only an apparent hump. In this case, the rest of the nose must be built up, as removal of the cusp would lead to further deformities of the nose.

Saddle nose:
In the case of a saddle nose, there is a depression in the middle third of the bridge of the nose, which reminds the nose of the shape of a saddle.

In order to compensate for these depressions, the body’s own cartilage tissue is required. With a slight depression, tissue can be shifted from the nose. In some cases a more complex intervention is necessary, for e.g. the tissue must be obtained from the nasal septum, the ear or from the ribs. No artificial materials should be used in the area of ​​the nose, as there may be an increased risk of complications.

Crooked nose:
With a crooked nose, the bridge of the nose or the partitions are asymmetrical. The nose is laterally shifted or crooked.

In the case of a crooked nose, both the nasal septum and the bony pyramid of the nose are loosened. These are then straightened and fixed with a rail. The splint must be worn for approx. 2 weeks so that the corrected nose can heal in its new form.

Deformed tip of the nose:
The tip of the nose looks too thick, too narrow or misaligned in relation to the rest of the nose.

When shaping the tip of the nose, it is primarily the thickness and nature of the cartilage and skin that are important. If the skin on the tip of the nose is too thin, even minor bumps can be seen.

Most of the time, the tip of the nose sinks somewhat during the healing process. Most surgeons take this into account by making a slight over-correction. It depends on the particular nose whether a correction of the tip of the nose to an aesthetically harmonious nose shape and thus the desired result is sufficient. This will be discussed with your doctor during your analysis.

Asymmetrical nose:
Most noses have slight asymmetries and give the face an individual and natural effect. However, as soon as there are more striking asymmetries, they can be perceived as disturbing and thus reduce your own self-esteem. Since each asymmetry is individually different, discuss with your doctor the necessary steps that are necessary for a correction.

Broad nose:
A broad nose looks disproportionately broad compared to the rest of the face.

In order to narrow a broad nose, both the nasal septum and the bony pyramid must be loosened. These are then adapted to the future shape outside the nose and then reassembled with the rest of the nose.

Balloon nose:
The nostrils of a balloon nose are particularly pronounced.

Bulbous nose:
The bulbous nose is an inflammation of the nasal skin that appears as a bulbous growth on the nose.

METHODS

Surgical methods:
Since each nose is different, both the method of operation and the complexity of the procedure depend on each nose individually. As a rule, minor changes can easily be made with small incisions under the nasal mucosa (closed or endonasal rhinoplasty). For complex and complicated operations such as If the nostrils are reduced or the tip of the nose is shortened, incisions from the outside are required (exonasal rhinoplasty). This can result in minimal, barely visible scars, which, however, fade over time.

 

Correction of the nasal skeleton:
If a reduction or removal of the nasal cartilage (e.g. cusp nose) is necessary, a fine incision is made in the nasal vestibule on the inner bridge of the nose and there the nasal skin is lifted from the nasal scaffold to expose the area to be removed for modeling.

If parts of the nose, e.g. When the saddle nose has to be filled in, the body’s own cartilage tissue is removed from other parts of the nose, from the ear or from the rib to even out the area. The body’s own tissue is used because artificial fillers are often rejected by the body. This procedure is carried out from the inside of the nose so that no external scars can arise.

With complex corrections such as a strongly curved bridge of the nose or an asymmetrical septum, the bones and cartilage are disassembled, corrected and then reassembled.

 

Correction of the tip of the nose/ala:
Basically, corrections of cartilaginous tissue can achieve better results than corrections of the soft tissue. If the tip of the nose is corrected, the incisions are made in the atria so that no scars can occur. The cartilage at the tip of the nose is then corrected.

Nose shell reduction:
Since the nasal conch is an important factor for the olfactory function of the nose, this is reduced by gentle resections under the important mucous membrane. An endoscopic or laser surgical technique is recommended. An enlarged turbinate is often connected to a crooked nasal septum. A correction of both would be advisable.

 

Duration of surgery, anesthesia, stay:
In general a rhinoplasty takes about 1 to 2 hours. This can take longer for particularly difficult or complex interventions.

The operation is usually performed under general anesthesia. For very small interventions, local anesthesia or a night’s sleep may be sufficient.

Especially after general anesthesia, it is advisable to spend a night in the clinic. This ensures that medical specialists and optimal healing are guaranteed, especially in the first hours after the operation.

HEALING PROCESS

  • Depending on the complexity of the procedure, the nose is fixed for 5 to 14 days using a bandage and stabilizing splints. This ensures that the operated nose is held in its new position and can heal as desired. The removal of bandage and splints is determined by the type of operation and individual healing process.
  • Bleeding inside the nose is absorbed by tamponades, which can be removed after 1-5 days.
  • Swelling and bruising may be visible for 2-3 weeks, so it is advisable to take a vacation during this period.
  • The healing is usually completely painless. If pain occurs, the doctor should be contacted immediately.
  • For 6-8 weeks after the operation, the nose can still be very sensitive to pressure and cold.
  • It may take 6 to 12 months for the final result to be visible and the healing process to be completed.

POSSIBILITY OF RISKS

Even though the rhinoplasty is one of the most complicated operations, the procedure is generally classified as low-risk. Just like with any other operation, we can not guarantee that everything will go according to the plan. Choosing a well-trained and experienced surgeon like Dr. Kufa, however, minimizes risks and promises the best possible operating result. The normal side effects of rhinoplasty include swelling and bruising around the nose. However, these heal within the first few days. Since the patient initially has to breathe through the mouth due to the nasal tamponades, dry mouth and secretion drainage into the throat can occur. The swelling can also cause a feeling of tension on the nose and face. There may also be a slight headache, but this can be remedied with pain relievers. In the first two weeks nosebleeds are also possible, but can be stopped with tamponades. The olfactory function can also be temporarily impaired. In rare cases, infections, bleeding and disturbances in the healing process can occur, but these are often based on insufficient follow-up care by the patient. In particularly serious and rare cases, asymmetry of the nose or overgrown scars can occur. It is advisable to consult the doctor immediately if any of the complications mentioned above occurs or you feel uneasy.

As general anesthesia is usually used for rhinoplasty, complications with the anesthetic cannot be excluded.

The majority of patients who opt for a nose job for aesthetic reasons are extremely satisfied with the final result. It rarely occurs that the outcome does not correspond to the desired result, But if it happens a follow-up operation is possible after 12 months.

Before the operation, you will be comprehensively informed about all risks and you will be given answers to your questions. To ensure optimal healing, the instructions for follow-up care should be followed.

FAQs

1. At what age can I have my nose straightened?

Girls under the age of 16 and boys under the age of 18 should wait to get a rhinoplasty done because the development of the nose is not yet complete.

2. How can a Rhinoplasty help me?

Rhinoplasty can change both the aesthetics of the nose and its breathing function. Both have a positive effect on quality of life, health, self-esteem and your own satisfaction.

3. Is the surgery painful?

You will receive either general or local anesthesia for the operation. As a result, you either notice nothing or little of the intervention.

After the operation, there is usually no or only slight pain, such as a headache. However, these can be treated well with pain relievers.

4. When will the final result be visible?

After about 2 to 3 weeks most of the swelling has healed. However, it can take 6 to 12 months for the healing process to complete.

5. Can scars develop?

In the event of an intervention in the inside of the nose, e.g. the partition, there are no scars. No long-term scars will be seen during an aesthetic operation on the outer part of the nose. Fine scars can only be seen in the first few weeks after the operation, but these fade over time and are then no longer visible.

To support the healing process, we can recommend the nutritional supplement “Curetin”, which provides the body with important nutrients for optimal wound healing.

6. Can my breathing worsen after nose surgery?

As a rule, breathing should not be impaired after an aesthetic nose job. It will more likely improve. During the first few weeks swellings can lead to temporary impairments.

7. When are you "socially acceptable" again?

Depending on the type and scope of the operation, a bandage with a splint is required for 1-2 weeks. After it has been removed, the skin needs a few days to “breathe” and regenerate. As a rule, you are socially acceptable after about 2 weeks.

8. Is a hospital stay necessary?

For operations performed under general anesthesia, we recommend an overnight stay in our clinic. In the first few hours after the operation, care by medical professionals and optimal healing are guaranteed.

9. When does the health insurance cover the cost of a nose job?

If the nose job is required for medical purposes, such as in the event of impaired breathing or smell, the costs are covered by the health insurance at the agreed rates. In such case, a written confirmation from the health insurance company for a cost / partial cost transfer should be obtained before the operation.

The health insurance does not cover costs for purely aesthetic interventions. That is why our comparatively inexpensive clinic in Czech Republic is particularly popular for aesthetic operations.

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