THE surgery OF RHINOPLASTY

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common procedures. It is considered successful when it corrects beyond the anatomical and functional problem of the person undergoing it.

The most important thing in rhinoplasty is that the result should be in full harmony with the shape of the face, to match the other features and aesthetic lines (dorsal aesthetic lines), looking as natural as possible without being alienating.

Target Audience

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common procedures and is addressed to both men and women.

As regards the minimum age, the minimum age should be 15 for women and 16 for men.

Results of Rhinoplasty

While the improvement is immediate, the features of the nose are gradually thinned and highlighted, so that the final result of the surgery is visible approximately 6 months to 1 year after the day of surgery.

Rhinoplasty surgery can be combined with other facial surgeries, when necessary, while any respiratory problems are also corrected.

Rhinoplasty Techniques

There are two basic surgical techniques in rhinoplasty: closed and open.

The closed rhinoplasty technique is preferred when the patient?s main problem is located in the bridge of the nose and the tip requires only minor modification. The incisions of this technique are made inside the nostrils and are imperceptible.

The method of open rhinoplasty allows greater flexibility and surgical precision, which is why it is used in cases where detailed modification of the tip is required (i.e. when the tip of the nose is asymmetrical, oversized, etc.), when there is severe post-traumatic damage to the nasal skeleton (e.g. after an accident), when reoperation is performed to correct problems after a previous rhinoplasty and in cases of congenital anomalies.

In open rhinoplasty, apart from the small imperceptible incisions inside the nostrils, a small invisible incision is made between them.

Depending on the experience of the doctor, there is a variety of grafts, from the diaphragm, the cartilaginous part of the ear, the rib and the scalp area, that the surgeon can use to solve the most demanding and difficult restoration problem.

While the improvement is immediate, the features of the nose are gradually thinned and highlighted, so that the final result of the surgery is visible approximately 6 months to 1 year after the day of surgery.

Rhinoplasty surgery can be combined with other facial surgeries, when necessary, while any respiratory problems are also corrected.

The current trend in rhinoplasty is the use of less traumatic techniques and instruments. As a less traumatic technique, the technique ofdorsal preservation has emerged, which I was one of the first in Greece to apply and when done in the right cases it has impressive results. Piezoelectric tools are now used as less traumatic tools, replacing the traditional hammers, osteotomes and rasps. I now use only these instruments in my rhinoplasties. More details about this new field of rhinoplasty can be found in ultrasound rhinosculpture.

Information about the surgery

Result

Direct. However, in some cases, it takes several months for the skin to fully regain its new shape.

Pain

Variable. You may need to take an oral painkiller for about 7 days.

Special protection for after surgery

It is recommended to apply an external adhesive tape and an external splint for 1 week.

Depending on the case, special tampons or silicone films may be placed inside the nostrils or even nothing at all. If used they are removed on day 1-2.

Suture removal

The stitches will be removed in 5-7 days.

Activities

You may shower 2 days after surgery.

Can be exercised in 2 weeks. You should avoid any activities that may cause trauma to the nose area for 4 weeks.

The patient should remain off work for 1 week (depending on the requirements of the job.)

Watch

The patient will be seen in the clinic the 1st week after surgery and then at 2 weeks, 6 weeks and 3 months or whenever necessary.

Real Cases

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No. Rhinoplasty is an operation that is always performed with correction of the septum and the sockets, if necessary. That is, first the functional problem is corrected and then the hump of the nose and other aesthetic problems are corrected.

It is preferable that the correction of the septum and the hump be done in one operation by a surgeon, because almost always pieces of the cartilage of the septum (grafts) are used to improve aesthetic imperfections and support the nose.

Rhinoplasty has no pain at all. The only discomfort is that the person cannot breathe through their nose normally for a week.

A plaster or acrylic splint is placed over the nose for one week. Inking is much less with the use of piezoelectric tools and lasts 5-7 days (when available).

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