Rhinoplasty

«My nose is too long»
«I do not like my profile»
«I would like to reduce the hump of my nose»
«My nostrils are too large and the tip is too bulbous»

Nose surgery is a very common procedure that can improve the appearance of women and men and contribute to developing their self-esteem. Most patients say that the intervention had a positive effect on their life.

Rhinoplasty allows remodelling the nose to give it a more harmonious shape. In most cases, the nose size is reduced by thinning its tip and by eliminating visible humps on the bridge. Sometimes, it is necessary to reduce the nostril size.

Several techniques – sometimes associated – can be proposed in function of the identified problem and the patient’s aspirations. Your plastic surgeon will carry out a detailed assessment of your nose and your face to determine the better option for you. Practically, a good result must be natural, without obvious signs of surgery and in harmony with the rest of the face.

Rhinoplasty complications are rare, but in about 5% of patients, a new touch-up intervention is required to correct minor irregularities or an asymmetry.

If you are thinking about undergoing surgery on your nose, please read Dr Franchi’s information on cosmetic surgery for the nose (rhinoplasty).

 
 

[Nota bene: the photographs presented above are only for information purposes. They are the results of a previous intervention. They do not predict in any case a future result.]

FREQUENT QUESTIONS (RHINOPLASTY)

Please, remember that only a consultation with a plastic surgeon can give you personalized information.

WHICH KIND OF EXAMS ARE REQUIRED BEFORE THE INTERVENTION?

A blood test will be performed to assess your blood coagulation. In specific cases, a specialized ENT («ear-nose-throat») examination is required to study the quality of the nose mucosae and the appearance of the nasal septum.

WILL I HAVE A SCAR?

In most cases, there will be no visible scar because the incision will be done inside the nose.

WHAT KIND OF ANAESTHESIA WILL BE USED FOR A RHINOPLASTY?

Most often general anaesthesia, but it may be local anaesthetic infusion when the nose bone is not touched.

HOW LONG WILL SURGERY TAKE?

Between 1 and 2 hours, depending on the importance of the operation.  

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO STAY AT THE CLINIC?

For 24 hours in the case of complete nose surgery.  

A few hours in the case of nose tip correction.

WHEN CAN I GO BACK TO WORK AFTER A RHINOPLASTY?

Five to ten days after surgery. However, you recovery time depends on the natural healing capacity of your body.

WILL I FEEL PAIN AFTER SURGERY?

Nose is usually not painful after this intervention.

MUST I STOP DOING SPORT?

All physical activities should be avoided for two weeks after surgery. Contact sports should be stopped for two months after the intervention.

DO I HAVE TO STOP SMOKING BEFORE AND AFTER THE INTERVENTION?

Smoking can increase the risk of infection of the respiratory tract and can slow down the healing process.  Smoking can also increase the risk of infection of the areas directly affected by the surgical procedure. If you smoke, we will ask you to reduce or stop smoking for one month before and one month after the intervention.