Head and neck
No other structure changes the nature and appearance of a face to such an extreme extent than the nose after correction. A person can be significantly stigmatized because of a crooked nose, nasal hump, a flat nose, an overly long nose or overly large nostrils.
Before surgery respiration impairment has to be checked and during the operation if needed.
The objective of the nose correction must be a harmonic appearance with all other structures of the face.
The surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia.
Two techniques are available for this procedure: open and closed access.
After surgery bluish discoloration and swelling of the eyes for about 1 week must be expected, since the eyelid skin is very thin.
Simple corrections are performed through a closed access (no visible scars).
The more difficult corrections (secondary surgeries) are performed through an open approach. For this purpose a V-shaped incision is made along the nasal ridge, followed by an incision in the nostrils. The skin is lifted off the nasal framework and, depending on the goal, the structures (bone and cartilage) are corrected.
Duration of surgery: approx. 2.5 hours
Anesthesia: Local or general
Duration of stay: Outpatient or 1 night
Tamponade for 1-2 days, plaster cast for 1 week
Bluish discoloration of the mid-face and eyes for about 1 week
Inability to work: approx. 2 week