About the procedure
Nose correction (Rhinoplastiy) is one of our most common corrective procedures in the area of facial aesthetic surgery and it is definitely one of the most challenging and dynamic surgical procedures. The surgeon’s experience and aesthetic sense of the entire face is particularly important in this procedure, and the results can improve the entire facial harmony and beauty. Aesthetic nose surgery can often be combined with the so-called functional correction of the nasal partition – SEPTOPLASTY, thus taking care of both the aesthetic and functional aspect of the nose in one procedure. Using a surgical incision inside the nostrils ensures that there are no external scars and the recovery itself is faster and generally painless.
Prior to any procedure, including nose correction, it is necessary to make all the required laboratory tests after the surgeon’s examination, including an ECG and sometimes an RTG image of facial bones (generally only in those patients that have suffered a significant nasal trauma). Besides laboratory tests, it is advisable to that an internist and/or anaesthesiologist performs an examination, granting you permission to undergo an operative procedure. On the day of the surgery you should come to the POLYCLINIC on an empty stomach, bring all your documentation, and our staff will give you all other necessary information prior to your appointment in order to facilitate the whole procedure.
Nasal correction is generally performed with general anaesthesia, enabling complete comfort and a painless procedure. Anaesthesia is administered and monitored by a specialist anaesthesiologist, using the latest anaesthetic equipment, monitoring and anaesthetics of highest quality ensuring complete safety of the patient.
After the patient is fully asleep, the nasal correction operative procedure is started by entering the anatomic structure of the nose through micro-incisions inside the nostrils, thus avoiding any skin scarring of the nose. By using a whole range of specially designed instruments, the nose is slowly formed in accordance with the desired new form, taking into account the complete facial structure, in order to achieve a harmonious and natural facial and nose appearance. After the procedure, incisions within the nostrils are carefully closed using absorbable sutures which do not have to be removed, and small nasal packs are inserted in order to secure an adequate adaptation of the nasal mucosa and prevent possible bleeding through the incisions. A special material called AQUAPLAST is placed on the outside to fixate the new nasal bone position, as well as the whole newly designed nasal structure. Aquaplast placement signifies the end of the operative procedure and the patient can be awoken.
After a nasal surgery and waking up from local anaesthesia, patients generally stay at the POLYCLINIC for 2-3 hours under the staff’s supervision to awake and stabilise completely, after which they can be accompanied home or to their accommodation. Each patient will receive our “emergency” phone number which can be used to reach the polyclinic personnel at any moment. Two days after the surgical procedure nasal packs are removed from the nostrils and the patient is able to breathe through the nose. Five or six days after the surgery the outside fixture – AQUAPLAST – is removed as well and patients can return to their everyday activities. Physical efforts should be avoided for the first two weeks after the surgery, as well as wearing glasses 4 weeks after the surgery. Lymphatic drainage is recommended in order to reabsorb any possible postoperative edema. All other details of your postoperative recovery will be provided to you by our staff which is at your disposal.