The nose, centrally positioned on the face, is an organ of great importance in the physiognomy. Closely related to other structures such as lips, eyes, the apples of the face and chin, the nose has a determining role in the face’s aesthetic balance. The nose surgery aims to correct aesthetic defects such as deviations, hump on the back, tip changes and/or functional defects such as septal deviation, turbinate hypertrophy and spurs that may cause breathing problems – the nose’s main function.
According to Dr. Fabio’s opinion, rhinoplasty is one of the most gratifying procedures for a plastic surgeon. Its finesse and subtlety pose many challenges to the surgeons. Sculpting the nose and making it more proportionate with the rest of the face and, thus unique to that individual, is fascinating. There are several surgical techniques and possibilities. We can increase it, reduce it, and change angles. The scars may be internal or there may be only a minimal (0.5 cm), inconspicuous scar in the region that divides the nostrils, called columella. If prescribed, the nose bones can be cut to make it thinner and the nostrils can be reduced. Nasal tampons are left, usually, for 24 hours. A plastic bandage is maintained for 7 days, the period of time after which the stitches are removed. Although significant changes can been noticed since the very first week, the final results will only appear around the sixth month, due to the natural edema (swelling) that gradually reduces.
This procedure is done under general anesthesia and the discharge occurs 24 hours after surgery.