RHINOPLASTY SURGERY (NOSE SURGEY) IN SPAIN and NON-SURGICAL RHINOPLASTY (NOSE FILLER)
Rhinoplasty (also called nose surgery or nose job) is one of the most requested cosmetic surgeries in Spain.
With rhinoplasty the appearance of the nose can be changed and its size can be reduced.
In some cases, a less invasive option would be non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose filler). It is used in cases where nose deformities are small.
Rhinoplasty and non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose filler) require a surgeon with wide experience and who is at the forefront of the most advanced techniques. For the whole face to be harmonious and beautiful, the nose has to balance with the rest of the face and here is where good plastic surgeons stand out.
What does rhinoplasty (nose job) involve?
The objective of rhinoplasty (also called nose job or nose surgery) is to improve the appearance of the nose and at the same time maintain or improve its respiratory function.
Some small cuts are made inside the nose which can make it possible to:
- Narrow the tip by eliminating part of the alar cartilage.
- Reduce the ridge by straightening it.
- Narrow the nose
- Make the tip more turned-up, narrower or rounder.
- Place cartilage grafts to fill certain parts of the nose.
- Correct the deviations of the nasal septum.
Only in a few complex cases is the so-called open rhinoplasty carried out, when a small cut in made in the columnella (the bridge of skin between the lip and the tip of the nose which separates the two nostrils).
After the rhinoplasty a cast is placed on the nose to protect it and keep its shape, and some packing is placed inside the nose. It isn’t a painful operation. The day after the operation the packing will be removed and a week after the operation the cast will be removed. Inflammation usually occurs with swelling which lasts about a month. After an open rhinoplasty certain residual swelling could last longer. It should be noted that it could take various months to see the final result.
How is the postoperative period after rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is plastic surgery which requires patience. The postoperative period is complex because the tissue doesn’t behave in a predictable way. For this reason regular postoperative visits are set up.
Normally the cast is removed after a week. It is normal that patients look strange to themselves: Not only is the nose still swollen but also the surrounding tissue is, such as the cheeks, eyes and upper lip. Furthermore, the nose feels blocked up because of the inflammation of the internal mucous.
It is after 2 weeks when the swelling starts to decrease. Normally starting from week 3 and until the 3rd to 6th months the swelling in the nose gradually reduces. The process is a little slower after open rhinoplasty.
The result of the nasal ridge can be appreciated before that of the frontal view, which takes 12 to 18 months to get a definitive result.
To correct a deviated nasal septum using rhinoseptoplasty (or septorhinoplasty)
The deviation of the nasal septum (crooked nose) is quite a common problem that increases the complexity of the rhinoplasty. The nasal deviation can cause respiratory problems as well as aesthetic problems. It could be because of a fracture in the bones of the nose which took on a bad form during the healing process or because of a fracture in the septum.
It is necessary to do a CT (CAT) scan to see the state of the septum, to see where it is deviated and to see if there are any fractures. In these cases it is usually necessary to do an open rhinoplasty, as it is easier to see the septum and more anatomical reconstruction can be done.
The main objective of the rhinoseptoplasty (rhinoplasty of the septum to correct a crooked nose) is so that the patient can breathe better and at the same time get a good aesthetic result. On occasion we work together with a specialist in ear-nose-throat surgery so they can deal with the functional part and we can deal with the cosmetic part.
Nasal reconstruction by means of non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose filler).
Non-surgical rhinoplasty involves a technique of injecting filler which gives volume to the parts of the nose that need it. It is common to use non-surgical rhinoplasty in these cases when the nasal defect is small, like the tip of the nose, or because the person doesn’t want to have surgery to correct the nasal ridge (nasal dorsum).
Depending on the result we want to achieve and whether we want it to be more or less permanent, we usually use two kinds of nose fillers:
- Fat tissue grafts, would be the technique which gives volume in the long term and the final shape. Although frequently one session is not enough and it would have to be repeated 4 to 6 months later.
- Another option is to give filling with calcium hydroxyapatite, which is a biocompatible material which lasts from 12 to 18 months. It is an outpatient treatment that lasts between 30 and 45 minutes and is done with an anaesthetic cream. It is the perfect technique for patients who want to see how a definitive surgery would look like but aren’t completely sure about it or also when surgery, unless it is absolutely necessary, is not desired.
What precautions should be taken after a non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose filler) ?
Although normally after non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose filler) normal life can be resumed the same day that you leave the clinic, some post-injection precautions should be kept in mind:
- Preferably you should sleep on your back.
- Avoid touching and massaging your nose.
- Avoid, as much as possible, using glasses because resting them on the nose could move the filler downwards.
How will I look after rhinoplasty?
How much does rhinoplasty (nose surgery) cost?
This is one of the first questions that our patients ask. Rhinoplasty surgery cost depends on many factors. Without meeting the patient we don’t offer approximate prices as each patient is a different case. But we know that the economic factor is important when it comes to making a decision. Therefore, we offer the possibility for the patient to come to our facilities for a first free no-obligation visit. The patient can consult with the surgeon regarding all their doubts and worries. According to the characteristics of each patient, we will offer the best solution for each case.
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