Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery is a surgical technique of reshaping the nose depending on the face (reduction or increase in size, correct deviations…), both for aesthetic reasons, such as to correct alterations that make it difficult to the breath of the person.

Duration of the intervention

The surgery is carried out using local anesthesia and sedation, generally. The duration of this surgical technique may vary depending on the complexity of the intervention, but it is usually around 1 or 2 hours. Usually this procedure does not require hospital admission and a recovery in 2-3 hours is carried out in the clinic prior to discharge.

Description of the technique

This type of intervention is based on the incisions as needed depending on the case. Normally these incisions are made inside the nose so that there are no scars at the sight, leaving a minimum minimum scar at the base.

Mainly there are two types of intervention approaches: open Rhinoplasty: leave a nearly imperceptible scar in the area of the columella. An incision is made in this area to enter the nose and be able to correct it. Currently, is the most popular technique because it allows to see on the structures that are working. Closed Rhinoplasty: all incisions are internal, Endonasal and not shown any visible scar. Each type of intervention in Rhinoplasty is completely different, depending on what the patient needs.

Recovery period

Post-operative tends to be bit painful. The minor inconveniences that occur will be treated with medication. However, should emphasize that it is uncomfortable during the first 48 hours in which nasal tamponade occurs. You should keep the head elevated the first days and avoid sudden exercise during the first week. Also, it is advisable to not blow your nose during the first few days or do so gently, not use glasses until you authorize and sleeping on your above.

Recovery is variable environment 5 to 8 days.