Rhinoplasty Support Group, Essential To Know That:

1) There is no perfect nose: Every rhinoplasty or rhinoseptoplasty has some “but” or some small imperfection.

2) You will appear somewhat expressionless or rigid the first postoperative days: Count on wearing a plaster splint over the nose and plugs (in our case the first night, removing them before discharge). Everything is temporary.

3) You will not be able to wear glasses during the first 6 weeks after rhinoplasty: So that marks do not originate on the nasal bridge.

4) It is very possible that you will not feel a lot of pain after the operation: especially if you follow the medication guide well. However, you may be somewhat tired, and you may feel more dizzy than usual.

5) You will breathe worse during the first months: due to the inflammation inside the nose. Breathing will improve little by little in the following months.

6) Many people will not notice that you have had surgery: especially if you are well operated. Well done cosmetic surgery is one that is not obvious to everyone’s eyes.

7) It is very possible that your tone of voice is somewhat “nasal” for weeks, similar to when we have a cold.

8) When the plaster splint is removed, and the new nose is “exposed”, you may experience a first somewhat uncomfortable or disturbing sensation with your new image. It is very early and the nose, cheekbones, eyelids, etc. They are inflamed, and you may not “fit” everything right. On the other hand, although the nose is much improved, you have to bear in mind that you have been used to something else all your life, and the change can cost a bit. Immediately and as the facial inflammation decreases, everything settles down, and the degree of satisfaction progressively increases, to the point that you quickly forget exactly what the previous nose was like.

9) The definitive result of a rhinoplasty is seen at 12-18 months: it is essential not to languish in front of the mirror at the beginning expecting great changes since it is a gradual process that lasts at least one year during which the nose is settling and gaining naturalness.

10) It is very important to be physically and psychologically strong and stable before the procedure, as well as to get a good supply of things that make your life easier, especially during the first weeks.

We hope it helps!

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Rhinoplasty, The Vision Of This Surgery From My Experience

Rhinoplasty is a surgery that is increasingly in demand, especially by men, among whom it is positioned as one of the most requested. After more than nine years of experience, alongside surgeons with a lot of activity, I can say that my experience In this surgery it is not negligible, with about 450-500 nose operations, or rhinoplasties, throughout my entire career. Although, as I said, it is one of the most demanded by men, the percentage of women who undergo rhinoplasty is still higher than the percentage of men. (60% women – 40% men).

The Techniques InRhinoplasty

In the field of rhinoplasty, there are basically two differential techniques, basically depending on the ability to access the nasal structures or approaches.

Open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty?

The nose is like a house of cards.

I like to explain to my patients that the nose is a bit like a house of cards, the moment you touch a “card”, or touch the rest a little, or the castle “does not hold” consistently. The nose works like this; if we touch, for example, the tip because it is what the patient asks for, we must adjust the rest of the structures a little so that the set is perfect and in line.

That said, depending on how much we have to touch, we will choose to have a direct view of the structures or to handle them in a more intuitive way, to say the least, or less visual.

When, for more “simple” issues, we decided to work with a closed approach, that is, without lifting the skin that protects the structures of the nose, we then spoke of closed rhinoplasty.

When we need to visualize the cartilaginous and bone structures for more complex surgery, we will do it with an open approach, we then speak of open rhinoplasty.

The difference between open or closed rhinoplasty, facing the patient, is only that in open rhinoplasty there will be a very small scar on the columella or base of the nose.

Functional rhinoplasty and aesthetic rhinoplasty

We must also distinguish between functional rhinoplasty and cosmetic rhinoplasty.

One thing is a patient who comes and says that he does not like a specific part of his nose, but its functionality is total, that is to say, that he “breathes” perfectly; Another thing is a patient who comes with functional problems accompanied by some aesthetic conditioning. When the problem is merely functional, they usually visit the ENT. 

Follow These Recommendations Before, During And After Rhinoplasty To Make Your Operation A Success

Maintain Permanent And Transparent Communication With The Surgeon.

Maintaining permanent and transparent communication with the surgeon will allow you not only to resolve any doubts you may have beforehand or those that may arise during the process but also to be clear about the risks, side effects and possible complications after the operation. Being able to evaluate all the information provided by the medical team will allow you to face the operation with the maximum possible peace of mind. Knowing the pros and cons before surgery is important.

On the other hand, it is also essential that you inform your surgeon of any disease that you have suffered or suffer from, allergies, symptoms or medications that you are taking.

Do Not Smoke For At Least 15 Days Prior To The Operation.

When can you start smoking again after the operation? The medical recommendation is that you do not smoke until six weeks after the intervention. Smoking before these six weeks could make healing difficult and cause more inflammation in the intervened area.

The Day Before The Operation, No Alcohol, No Heavy Meals.

Consuming alcohol is also discouraged during the week before the nose plastic surgery operation, but, above all, you should not drink alcohol during the day before the operation. Alcohol increases the risk of bleeding during and after the operation.

Its consumption is also discouraged after the operation, at least for the next two weeks. Alcohol interferes with the effectiveness of the medications that we must take after the intervention and, in the case of rhinoplasty, it can further dry out the skin and increase swelling. Heavy meals are also discouraged before the operation.

Fast For 8 Hours Prior To The Intervention.

As in any intervention, be it aesthetic or not, you must maintain a fast for the eight hours prior to the intervention. In addition, the previous days it is recommended that you do not eat copious and heavy meals. A light and balanced diet will be the most appropriate.