Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and reconstructing the nose. Rhinoplasty can be performed to change the appearance of the nose, to correct birth defects or injury, or to improve breathing. The surgery is performed by a plastic surgeon who makes incisions in the skin to access the bone and cartilage underneath. The surgeon then sculpts the bone and cartilage to create the desired shape of the nose.
It can balance your facial features by making your nose more proportional.
Rhinoplasty is a an outpatient surgery, so you go home the same day.
Prior to the procedure, it must be clarified whether you have other illnesses or whether you are using medication that may affect the operation or anesthesia. It is particularly important to consider blood-thinning drugs. This must be clarified before the day of the operation, either with the ear-nose-throat doctor, ear-nose-throat outpatient clinic or your GP.
Good communication with the surgeon is essential to get the result you want. At the initial consultation, the surgeon will ask you how you would like your nose to look. You are welcome to bring pictures of your nose to give the surgeon an understanding of what you want. The surgeon assesses the shape of the nose and face, as well as the proportions, and discusses the possibilities with you. The surgeon also explains which factors can affect the operation and the outcome of the operation. This could be, for example, the structure of the nasal bone, the design of the nasal cartilage, the shape of your face, the quality of your skin and your age.
Which changes are possible to achieve depends on your unique circumstances. The surgeon and you must agree on the goal to be achieved with the rhinoplasty. It is not unusual for a plastic surgeon to have several consultations with the patient prior to a rhinoplasty. This is done to get to know the patient’s wishes better and avoid the patient having unrealistic expectations of the result.
In the hands of a competent surgeon, a nose operation carries the same risk as any major operation. It is crucial to find a plastic surgeon with good experience in nose surgery.
Yes, before all nose operations, a thorough examination will be carried out on you to determine whether you have a crooked nasal septum. If this also gives you problems with tightness and air passage, we will discuss straightening the partition at the same time
Generally, the same techniques are done regardless of the patient’s gender. However, the objectives of the nose surgery are different.
The final shape of the nose after rhinoplasty is not complete until one year after the operation. When the cast and bandages are removed after about a week, the swelling will still be evident. After approx. two weeks, most people will feel comfortable living as normal. About. 75% of your result will be visible after 3-4 weeks. Unfortunately, it is usually the tip of the nose that takes the longest for the swelling to go away
It is common for nose surgery patients to notice small swellings here and there which can quickly be interpreted as if the operation was not completely successful. Most likely this is normal swelling which will eventually disappear within a year after the operation is done.
It is recommended that you sleep with your head elevated after the procedure to reduce discomfort and swelling. It is also recommended that you avoid sleeping on your side, because this can lead to movements that can potentially pinch the nose area.
If you have to clean out congealed blood after the procedure, it is recommended that you use a cotton swab dipped in saline solution to soften it, and then use a dry cotton swab to remove loose blood.
This can be a result of swelling and fluid retention (edema) and can be resolved with filler injections. A more thorough investigation is necessary to decide what to do in your case.
Continuous touching of the nose can lead to minimal changes in the thickness of the nasal skin, but not to a noticeable degree.
A rhinoplasty can be performed on patients with thick skin, but there may be some limitations. Rhinoplasty is performed by lifting the skin, adjusting the underlying muscle and cartilage, and then pulling the skin back into place. However, the skin must be taut in the final step, which can be more difficult to do on patients with more elastic, thick skin. In these cases, there may be a need for additional thinning of the underlying tissue.
Most of the swelling goes down within the first 10 days, almost all of it disappears within 3-6 months. Full healing can be expected after 1 year.
This is definitely possible. Trauma to a bone-dense area can cause calcium to be released in the affected area as part of the body’s work to strengthen the site of the injury in question.
There is a small proportion of fat in the sides of the nose, but it is not in the part of the nose where the surgery is done. The nostrils, nasal bone, and other typical surgical areas for a nose job are generally bone and cartilage, meaning that weight gain or loss does not greatly affect the results of a nose job.
Sometimes a bump on the nose can be “hidden” by using fillers around the bump, so that it doesn’t stand out as much. However, this method generally increases the overall size of the nose, and thus only works for those with smaller noses. If you have a larger nose, a surgical rhinoplasty will be the most suitable.
Yes, this can be done with an alarplasty, where a crescent-shaped wedge of skin is taken out from the nostril via an incision inside/or around the nostril. The resulting hole is then closed to reduce the size of the nostrils.