Rhinoplasty for Men and Women
A high forehead and an aquiline nose may characterize the “scholar from antiquity” prototype. But especially the latter – namely the nose – may be a source of great unhappiness for a lot of people.
A nose that has a bump, an upturned pug nose, a knob nose or any other kind of nose deformity resulting from illness or injury can not only have a negative impact on an individual’s self-esteem but may also impair the nose’s functionality.
The reshaping of a nose through rhinoplasty is one of the most common aesthetic plastic surgery procedures. Depending on the scope of the procedure, it is performed either on an out-patient or in-patient basis. The nose can be corrected – in terms of reshaping – by removing some of the bone or cartilage. A nose augmentation can be achieved by transplanting endogenous cartilage or bone to it. As the incision is largely made inside the nose, visible scars can be avoided.
Post-operative care may require the wearing of a nasal splint, if needed, and a nasal tamponade as well as regular monitoring of the wound healing process, which is essential. Furthermore, dispensing with nicotine is urgently recommended to avoid endangering the healing process. Physical activity and sunbathing must not be resumed until at least 12 weeks after surgery. It may not be possible to judge the final results until 6-12 months after the operation.
General risks of surgery
- temporary effects of surgery may include swelling, bruising, pain, loss of sensation
- bleeding, infection, wound healing disorders
- side effects from local or general anesthesia.
- very rarely, thrombosis and embolism (especially among smokers and overweight individuals).