Nose Surgery

What is Nose Surgery?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct mainly aesthetical problems of the nose such as bone humps, e.g. having a prominent dorsal bone of the nose similarly to a hump, any right or left deviations of the whole nose and any congenital malformations including cleft lip and palate, and other genetic factors, and those acquired in life due to traumas and diseases.

Types of Rhinoplasty

There are two types of procedures to perform rhinoplasty:

Closed rhinoplasty: it is often the technique mostly used by surgeons and it offers a great advantage: there is no visible scar. Cartilages, septum or the area on which some sort of action is to be performed are accessed through the nostrils so that the operation is conducted with no exterior incisions, and this results much more comfortable in the long run for the patient, since he does not see any mark of the operation.

The surgeon has access to most of the problematic zones, thus, he may work on the section until achieving the desired shape of the nose.

Anatomic Considerations

The nose anatomy is rather complex. The patient only locates it as the pyramid of the face center, the visible part of the nose. Nevertheless, it is such a deep and wide cavity just like the mouth with interconnections with other systems.

Aesthetical Considerations

The concepts of face balance help us easily identify which the characteristics and dimensions of an aesthetic nose should be and harmonically acceptable for a particular face. For the nose analysis we mainly consider its three basic views or projections: front, profile and nasal base. 

Pre-surgery and recovery

In one or more visits, the surgeon will listen to the patient’s desires and expectations with respect to his nose. He will investigate the nasal sinus pathology or any other by questioning, the physical examination and a CAT scan of the nose and paranasal sinuses, essential in most of the cases.

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