A surgery to improve the nose, making it more harmonious with the patient’s face, while maintaining its respiratory function, which is the most important thing, since a beautiful nose with respiratory failure is a problem that should be avoided.
Types of Rhinoplasty:
- Primary: Typically performed in patients who have not undergone previous nasal surgery.
- Secondary: Typically performed in patients who underwent a nasal procedure and require refinement.
- Closed rhinoplasty: A surgery that does not require any type of visible incision, since its performed inside the nose without leaving evidence on the skin.
- Open rhinoplasty: Performed through a discreet incision in the angle between the nose and the lip, whose main objective is correcting large defects in nasal shape or function, as a consequence of any previous nasal surgery.
- Anyone who wants an aesthetic/functional change of the nose.
- Modifying the size of it.
- Improving the shape of the tip or the back of the nose.
- Improving the angle between the nose and the upper lip or forehead.
- Narrowing the width of the nasal base by reducing the opening of the nostrils.
- Improving a congenital or traumatic defect or injury
- Correcting respiratory problems.
Duration of the procedure: 1:30 min.
Recovery time: immobilization splint for 7 days.
- It should be done when the growth and development of the nasal cartilage and bones have been completed (approx. 16 years).
- In the case of secondary rhinoplasty due to dissatisfaction with the result of a previous surgery, it is advisable to wait a year for the healing to be completed and to be able to see the defined problem and solve it.
- Do not place liquid silicone or biopolymers anywhere on the nose or face, as there is a high probability of this implant coming out through the skin with unfortunate aesthetic results