Plastic nose surgery or rhinoplasty is one of the most requested interventions worldwide.
This surgery is very common among young people where it has had a greater acceptance of its results, unlike other plastic surgery procedures, and is performed in a very similar proportion, both in men and women.
Many people turn to this operation in order to change the size or shape of their nose in order to improve their appearance. It is a surgical intervention in which mainly aesthetic problems such as bone humps, deviations, and congenital malformations are solved.
There are also those who need a rhinoplasty to improve the nasal functioning and to control possible respiratory difficulties or traumatisms suffered.
This procedure tries to bring a balance to the nose so that it looks harmoniously with the whole face, that is, to obtain an optimal result where the nose follows the structural features of the face.
Our surgeons achieve very natural results. But when the patient seeks surgery for deviation of the internal bones, we are usually referring to septoplasty.
Expected results and risks
The results are not immediate; they can be observed between 1 and 2 months later. The procedure is not free of risks, there is the possibility of asymmetry, scarring problems, loss of sensitivity, damage to a facial nerve and necrosis.
Traditionally who performs the septoplasty is the otolaryngologist who solves the functional problems, while the aesthetic rhinoplasty is performed by the Plastic Surgeon.
Ideally, the intervention should be carried out by the two specialists. In Las Condes, this surgery is performed with both specialists, an otorhinolaryngology and a Plastic Surgeon, in order to solve both problems in a single surgical time.
Cares after the intervention
The patient should use nasal plugs for a couple of days and a cast for a week. Then you can continue with daily routine normally. During the first week, it is recommended to take anti-inflammatories and antibiotics to avoid any risk of infection or discomfort. You should also avoid sun exposure, wear glasses and exercise, you should not smoke or drink alcohol.
Rhinoplasty is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women. It is also not recommended for patients with circulatory, cardiovascular, respiratory, coagulation problems, or with autoimmune, metabolic or systemic diseases.