Rhinoplasty – Nose job

Ideal candidates

People who aim to correct the appearance and/or the function of their nose. Functional and aesthetic rhinoplasty (nose job) are performed at the same time if needed. During the first one, we correct any septal deviation, inferior turbinate hypertrophy and the nasal valves harvesting cartilage which is valuable to improve nasal appearance as well.

The procedure

The open rhinoplasty technique allows for binocular vision and subtle manipulation of the nose. A small incision is placed on the columella and nasal skin is elevated in order to obtain access and perform the following steps:

  • Hump reduction: Dorsal septum and nasal bones are reduced, while upper lateral cartilages are typically secured and used as spreader flaps to improve breathing.
  • Septal reconstruction: in cases with deviated septum – cartilage grafts are harvested at this stage
  • Osteotomies at the lateral surface of the nose
  • Tip rhinoplasty: Lower lateral cartilage reduction and remodeling with sutures
  • Improvement of tip projection and rotation using columellar strut graft and sutures.
  • Nasal base reduction performing Weir excisions.

Anesthesia

General.

Recovery

Septal silicone splints and an external nasal splint are placed for 1 week. Bruises subside completely after 1-2 weeks. Heavy exercise and glasses should be avoided for 2 months.

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