How Is A Rhinoplasty Performed

If you are going to have a rhinoplasty, you should know that it will require your hospital admission for one day. It is normally carried out under general anesthesia or at least localized anesthesia in the area and sedation. You can rest easy, since it is an intervention with many years of experience, and the new techniques used, minimally invasive, allow the postoperative to be more bearable, reducing possible pain, while minimizing the appearance of edema and bruising. In fact, you can get back to your normal routine in just seven days.

The surgeon’s objective should be to ensure that the result is natural, integrated into the face, and individualized for each patient. For this, on the first visit to the consultation, the role of computer prediction programs is fundamental, which helps both the specialist and the patient himself to visualize the final result, with very high precision. It is at that moment when it is made very clear to the patient that the result must be individualized: each person must have a nose with their own personality, knowing the changes that the intervention will exert on the shape of their nose and bearing in mind the conditions such as the rest of its physiognomy, the characteristics of its skin … It is not about following a model, nor that all patients leave the intervention with “the same nose.”

The patient receives local or general anesthesia. This is decided based on the complexity of the intervention and other factors such as the general condition of the patient, his predisposition to the operation, etc. In any case, it should be noted that during rhinoplasty, the patient does not feel any pain.

Regarding the technique, there are two main types of rhinoplasty: open or closed. In the first, a minimal incision is made in the part of the skin located between the tip and the base of the nose; It is separated from the bone structure, and once the procedure has been performed, it is replaced by making a small suture. The brand is imperceptible. In the second type, the closed one, the intervention is carried out inside the nostrils themselves, without any trace of the operation.

Goals Sought When Performing A Rhinoplasty

Aesthetic changes determine the rhinoplasty itself. In some cases, the goal is to end the curve of the nose (the so-called ‘ aquiline noses ‘). In this case, the main function, through specific instruments, is none other than to file the bone to reduce this curve.

In other cases, the aesthetic problem is in the width of the nose. When what is intended is to tune it, work should be done on the bones of the nose, which are first broken and later rebuilt, achieving a narrower structure.

The last step of a rhinoplasty procedure consists of placing a splint to protect the nose and ensure the support of the new structure after the procedure. In a few days, the bones will be welded and can be removed. It is common to accompany the splint with other elements such as gauze or cotton to reduce bleeding and help in this stabilization phase.