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Rhinoplasty - Nose Reshaping Plastic Surgery

Rhinoplasty is one of the oldest operations in plastic surgery.

Changing the shape of the nose is performed in cases of congenital, post-traumatic nature, or after a previously unsuccessfully conducted rhinoplasty (Revision Rhinoplasty), as well as, in cases of respiratory failure, or patient desire to change the shape of his/her nose for aesthetic reasons.

The achievements of modern rhinoplasty allow changing the length and width of the nose, removal of the bump, correction of the nasal septum and the tip of the nose.

With the changing shape of the nose, the overall style of the face and its proportions change as well. The face becomes "softer", more expressive and appealing.  This, in turn, raises the patient's self-esteem and gives her/him confidence.

Depending on individual case, the operation can be is performed through "closed" or "open" methods.

Age: 18-60.

Anaesthesia: general anaesthetic.

Duration: 45min - 1.5 hours. 

Postoperative recovery:

  • Depending on the patient's condition, he/she remains in the hospital overnight or is sent home several hours after the operation.
  • Necessary to wear a special bandage on the nose from 5-7 days.
  • Sutures dissolve within 2-3 weeks.
  • Dynamic observation 1 time per week for 2 months, and every 3-4 months throughout the year.
  • Ability to return for work 7-10 days later 

Price: The pricing for the operation is determined during the consultation.  The optimal method of rhinoplasty and the scope of the operation is determined following the examination of the external and internal nasal respiratory function, facial style and proportions, as well as X-rays.

What is important to consider?

  • Rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult procedures in plastic surgery.
  • It is important to accurately predict the post-operative result in detail, in order to clarify expected changes to the patient.
  • Need to quit smoking 2 months prior to the surgery.
  • Of great importance is the psychological preparation of patients prior to surgery. The patient must be prepared to see not only his/her new nose, but also a new style of the face.
  • For successful results in re-shaping of the nose, one must consult a plastic surgeon who commands an outstanding surgical technique and an extensive experience in rhinoplasty.
Questions & Answers: 

It is theoretically possible. Many surgeons perform such procedures simultaneously. But based on my extensive experience, I would not recommend this. Doing these procedures simultaneously increases the chances of a prolonged and obvious postoperative edema, longer rehabilitation, and a long-term healing process before the desired result is achieved.