Rhinoplasty | nose reshaping
Nose surgery or Rhinoplasty is performed to improve the appearance of the nose and achieve better facial harmony.
It is important to discuss one’s expectation of the outcome with the surgeon who will then evaluate the structure of the nose and associated facial proportions. Then it is possible to discuss what can be achieved and what is most suitable in terms of facial appearance. It is important to have a realistic expectation Nose surgery is performed either via incisions made inside the nose, so that no scars are visible afterwards, or in some cases, better result can be achieved with a small scar on the columella (the area between the nostrils).
Rhinoplasty is a two to three hour procedure but in complex cases may take longer.
In the first two weeks after nose surgery, there may be nasal stuffiness. Also, the sense of smell may be diminished for a few days. There may be bruising around the eyes but this will usually settle within two weeks. A splint is worn over the nose and is removed at 7 days. The swelling of the nasal tissue can take up to six months to settle fully.