Nose Reconstruction Results
The operation used for improving the specific characteristics of the nose, combined with an aesthetically harmonious relation between the nose and the rest of the face is called rhinoplasty. On the other hand, the correction of nasal deviations and upper airway obstruction is known as septoplasty. These are the two most common nose surgery interventions and can even be done as part of the same session.
Depending on the type of the issue, surgery can be performed under both local anesthesia combined with sedation and under general anesthesia. The procedure usually takes 1-2 hours, but this can increase in more complicated cases or secondary rhinoplasty. Usually, the incision is made inside the nose, so it is invisible. Even though sometimes a skin incision must be made in the lateral part of the nose the scars that remain are insignificant.
Any nose surgery requires hospitalization for at least 24 hours after surgery, when the patient will wear a mask that provides protection and stability of the new shape of the nose. This bandage is to be worn for seven days and will be brought to the clinic during the first postoperative control. The feeling of swelling and bruising around the eyes will disappear in about two weeks. In addition to this, breathing will be difficult during the first days after surgery, but will improve significantly over time.
The principle of this operation consists in shaping a new skeleton for the nose, according to the skin and nasal mucosa and then using an external dressing to strengthen the newly created structure and adjust the nose to the new form. Humps can also be removed with a nose surgery, as well as thinning the nose or changing its peak. If a nose is too small, a secondary correction intervention might impose to obtain a harmonious result. The result of the operation will be visible after the complete removal of the external bandage, which can take up to a week. After this, it will continue to improve significantly in the first 6-8 weeks with the disappearance of inflammation.
The pain associated with the surgery is minimal and can be treated with painkillers. However, a feeling of clogged nose and sinuses are normal for the first 2-3 days. You might also experience bruising and swelling, especially in the upper part of the face and around the eyes. These symptoms will begin to dissipate in the next few days after surgery. Bruises disappear, and you can return to work 7-10 days after surgery. Results are more often than not favorable and long term.