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Esthetic Surgery

Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

Rhinoplasty surgery is very common in both men and women. A big nose, out, curved, hooked due to genetic deformity or traumatic, it makes a person feel good about themselves, so they opt for surgery, whether cosmetic or respiratory problems. We must always look for a nose that matches the face of the person, a beautiful nose naturally. 

According to the anatomical basis of the patient's nose can make different improvements: 

  • reduce the length of the nose 
  • reduce the width of the nose 
  • inject cartilage to reinforce or reshape the nose 
  • raise the tip of the nose 
  • remodeling of the wall area (septum / wall) in case of deviations 
  • reduction nostrils


There are two types:

The open rhinoplasty: a part in which incisions are made in the nasal columella may be visible, leaving a small scar. Sometimes it is necessary for best results, especially since deviations or nose surgery.

Rhinoplasty closed: incisions inside the nostrils were not appreciated and is usually done by aesthetic reasons. It is the most used.

The procedure takes between 1 hour and 1 ½ hours depending on the type of intervention, and recommended a night deposit at the clinic.

Usually performed under local anesthesia and sedation. In case redevelopment of wall area (septum / wall) is often used general anesthesia soft. As always, it depends on the patient and the technique used.

Usually placed a blockage, gauze placed by the nostrils to prevent bleeding in the area, which is removed the next day. In some cases take 2-3 days and sometimes not even need to put the buffer depends on the operation.

It also places a splint to be carrying a week. Over several months, the nose will be slightly swollen and swelling until full recovery, which is considered a year. They can leave bruises. For all the purples disappear must pass 15 days. Anyway, usually last one week we can start to return to normal life.

Luckily it does not hurt. The truth is that it tends to hurt and usually not even need painkillers just some anti-inflammatory to reduce swelling. The recovery is very good.

As with any operation there may be bleeding, bruising, swelling or poor healing.

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