A beautiful nose participates to facial harmony and blends into the background. Whether before a full or partial rhinoplasty, all surgery of the nose should be preceded by functional examination. Customised rhinoplasty techniques allow us today to sculpt your nose à la carte and in harmony with your face. As with non-surgical harmonization, by Hyal-Sculpt® often the harmonious integration of the nose, implies an overall rebalancing of the face. This non-surgical rhinoplasty solves disgraces of many noses in few minutes by small amounts of hyaluronic acid, placed in strategic locations. To obtain the best results, it is important that these non-surgical treatments are performed by a surgeon expert in rhinoplasty and perfectly mastering the complex anatomy of the nose.
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure used to correct or reconstruct the nose. This may be needed to:
The aims of surgery are:
to improve the nose cosmetically and to maintain or improve function
to produce a nose that is in harmony with the face
to produce a result that has a natural, non-operated appearance
In an open rhinoplasty procedure, a small external incision is made on the underside of the nose between the nostrils. Additional incisions are made on the inside of the nose that cannot be seen. An open rhinoplasty fully opens the nose, providing improved visualization of the nasal structures and a more direct route for surgical manipulation. The small scar left at the nose base is barely visible after the healing process.
In an endonasal rhinoplasty, also known as closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made inside the nasal passages. These incisions are hidden and are not visible after surgery. Endonasal rhinoplasty offers a limited view of and dissection of nasal tissues.
The rhinoplasty procedure is usually performed under general anaesthesia, with minimal scarring resulting. The specific framework for surgery is dependent on the individual and their desired results. For example, the nose can be reduced, reshaped, built up or even angled for a more youthful appearance.
We use VECTRA® 3D camera and Sculptor software to produces a three-dimensional photograph of the nose and face and able to simulate the expected average results of the proposed surgery.
What happens after the surgery?
A small cast/splint is applied to the nose for the first week post-surgery, and most of the swelling is improved by the time the cast is removed. Within two weeks, the bruising and swelling will be greatly reduced and can be hidden under makeup. Significant improvement and an 80% reduction in swelling are apparent after six weeks, 90% within three months and 95% within six months. The final cosmetic result is achieved after 12 months when the skin has conformed to its new framework.
As the nose matures, changes may occur in the elasticity of the skin and connective tissues that lead to descent of the nose over time. As the nasal tip falls, a hump along the nasal profile may be evident that was not observed at a younger age. The descended nasal tip may worsen the aged appearance of the nose but also often restricts nasal airflow.
Reconstruction of the nasal tip can serve to improve both nasal airflow and appearance. Often, in that situation simply lifting the nasal tip immediately improves nasal airflow. In that context patients can also use nasal devices like AIRMAX to improve their breathing.