Rhinoplasty, improves the appearance and proportion of your nose, enhancing facial harmony and self-confidence. Surgery of nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.
Surgery of the nose is performed either using a closed procedure, where the incision is hidden inside the nose or an open procedure, where an incision is made across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils.
Through these incisions, the soft tissues that cover the nose are gently raised, allowing access to reshape the structure of the nose.
Anesthesia is usually general and recovery period will require the patient to remain one day in the clinic.
Splints and internal tubes will likely support the nose as it begins to heal for approximately one week. While initial swelling subsides within a few weeks, it may take up to a year for your nasal contour to fully refine.
During this time you may notice gradual changes in the appearance of your nose as it refines to a final outcome. Swelling may come and go worsen in the morning during the first year following your nose surgery.