In this article we will answer a series of frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty , but first we want to emphasize that the choice of the surgeon is even more important than in other aesthetic surgeries , since the result will depend on your experience, but also on your own style. of the specialist who makes it.
- Who is the candidate for this intervention?
Rhinoplasty is indicated for two types of patients: those who seek to modify the shape or size of their nose for aesthetic reasons and those who seek to reconstruct or repair for functional reasons.
- From what age can it be made?
It is advisable to wait until the patient has developed physically , since at puberty both the body and the face change continuously and may cause a defective development of the nose or cause it to acquire again the negative characteristic that was modified with surgery .
- How is the intervention performed?
The intervention can be carried out from inside the nose (closed rhinoplasty) by making small incisions inside the nostrils, or by a small incision in the columella (open rhinoplasty) especially for more complex cases.
- What kind of anesthesia is used?
It will depend on the case, usually general anesthesia will be used , but it can also be done with local anesthesia plus sedation and on an outpatient basis, that is, without hospital admission.
- How is the postoperative?
After the intervention is normal the appearance of bruises and some swelling in the area, which after 10-15 days will disappear and the patient can rejoin their daily activities. The discomfort that the patient may have will generally be controlled with the analgesics prescribed by the surgeon.
- Will there be scars?
The scars are usually invisible or imperceptible depending on the technique. In closed rhinoplasty the incision is made inside the nostrils so they are completely hidden and in the open rhinoplasty, although the small incision is made in a visible place (in the skin that separates the two nostrils) healing usually be good and in most cases there will only be a very thin line, not very visible.
The result is permanent and in the hands of an experienced surgeon very satisfactory for the patient. It is appreciated immediately, although it will be definitive 1 year after the intervention.