I am Dr. Fernando Jose Nuñez Proulx, plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgeon, today we’ll talk about the general things to know about rhinoplasty or nose surgery, is a surgery recommended for patients that are not satisfied with the shape of their nose, whether is very prominent or too small, too big, or whatever the patient feels is outside of proportion in his or her face.
This surgery is mostly done with sedation, local, or general anesthesia. There are two types of surgery, the open surgery and closed surgery, the most common one is the closed surgery, where tiny incisions are made inside the nose, this way they end up hidden. Depending on what the patient requires done for the nose, we might need to make a fracture on the nose or file if the dorso is very abundant to make the nose smaller and lift the tip. There are various techniques that can be used to achieve the nose that the client wants. Recovery is usually 1 to 2 weeks after the surgery, if there’s bone fracture, the patient will need to use a nose support over the bandage during 10 days whilst the bones recover.
Swelling lasts anywhere from 2 weeks to a month, the final result will be achieved at the third month, the surgery lasts about 2 hours.