Change your nose

The plastic surgery become in Poland increasingly popular. Last year (2013) were performed more then 30.000 plastic surgeries and a significant percentage of them were rhinoplasty.

The nose is made up of bone tissue at the base of the nose and of cartilage end. Both of them can be surgical corrected, although the surgery requiring osteotomy (bone surgery) is relevant more difficult, always require general anesthesia, and the patient enters an extended period of recovery.

Rhinoplasty is performed for two reasons: functional (e.g. curve nasal septum which prevents comfortable respiration) or aesthetic.

Nose surgery

The corrections rhinoplasty include the cosmetic reshaping of the nose, e.g. a defective tip of the nose, too narrow, pug nose , parrot beak etc.
The surgery is usually preceded by three consultations with the plastic surgeon. The doctor has to understand the patient’s expectations and motivations and know his (mental) health as well.

During the first consultation the doctor additionally makes some facial pictures and eventually send the patient for additional medical examinations.
The next consultation includes detailed analyze of the results of the medical examinations, which may disqualify from the rhinoplasty.
During the third consultation, shortly before the surgery, the patient meets the anesthesiologist to clarify the details of the treatment and anesthesia. In case of less extensive surgery and rhinoplasty of the cartilage nasal pyramid it is possible to perform the surgery in a local anaesthetic.

The dressing after the surgery consists of two parties: internal and external.
The internal part has to support the septum and shorten the healing time of nasal mucosa.
The external part prevents movements of the anatomical structures after the treatment, ensures the right adhesion of the skin to the nasal bridge and prevents of hematoma and edema.
 
To set up the external dressing is no longer used gypsum but thermoplastic material, much more comfortable for the patient. The internal dressing is removed after 7-10 days, and whereas the external one has to be changed after 3-4 days, eventually after 7-9 days the second time. Finally the external dressing is removed after 7 -14 days.
 

Nose surgery abroad

First results of the rhinoplasty are visible after 3 months, although especially in case of more extensive surgery the final results can be expected even after longer period of time.
 

 

The patient has to remember, that the first 6 weeks after the surgical rhinoplasty it will be necessary to secure the nose at night (during sleep), to avoid sudden wiping his/her nose and hot baths, and also not to drink alcohol (especially in the first week after the surgery). Very important for the four-eyes: it is forbidden to wear glasses for around 6 weeks after the surgery, therefore the lenses are very welcome.
 
The complications are very rare. The most common are: swellings and bruising (mainly around the nose and under the eyes), septum’s and nasal bridge’s hematoma as well as infections and abscesses of the treated place. From this reason it is necessary to use antibiotics after the rhinoplasty.
 
Rhinoplasty can change not only the appearance of the patient's face but often also his well-being and ... life.
 
P.Kosik