Rhinoplasty is the nose reshaping surgical procedure. This is a complex intervention that targets the optimization of its shape and functionality.
It can be performed with an open or closed technique. Open rhinoplasty allows a direct view of the nose’s subcutaneous anatomical structures, cartilaginous structures and bones. In this way, a deviation or deformity may be accurately diagnosed and corrected.
This surgical procedure is performed under general anesthesia in certified aesthetic clinics. The procedure lasts between 3 and 5 hours depending on the degree of difficulty and existing issues. There is no well-determined duration, the procedure is done when the desired results is obtained.
Generally, osteotomies (controlled fractures) are necessary to reposition nasal bones, to straighten the nose or to preserve contour. Reducing a voluminous dorsal base will always require an osteotomy.
Most of the plastic and cosmetic surgery practices are professionally done by Dr. Claudiu Filip.
The only external scar is that at the level of the columella, the skin incision between the two nostrils. This generally heals very well and is hardly visible. The other access incisions are internal and hidden inside the nose.
Rhinoplasty can be performed on an outpatient basis, but it is usually preferred for the patient to stay overnight to have the certainty of comfort and avoid any potential bleeding issues. It is necessary to consider having two weeks off from work and refrain from social activities, however, this situation can vary from patient to patient. The level of swelling and bruising, as well as edema will depend on whether osteotomies are necessary or not, still, the minimum two-week recovery period will be necessary.
Bleeding, infections, issues related to healing and scars are the potential complications of any surgical procedure. General anesthesia also has its risks, and although low, they still exist. Breathing can be affected if the internal gauge of the respiratory tract suffers changes. Asymmetries, bone or cartilage contour can sometimes appear under the skin. It is essential to discuss with a cosmetic surgeon when taking the decision to undergo a rhinoplasty, as this is the best way to find accurate information on options, results, risks, complications and correct aftercare.
You will receive more information about the surgery and postoperative advice during the consultation with Dr. Filip Claudiu.