Rhinoplasty

Practical information:

  • type: alters the size and type of nose
  • anaesthetic: neuroleptanalgesia or general anaesthetic
  • length of the operation: 1 hour
  • stay: outpatient or 24 hours
  • social isolation: 8 days

The advantages: It gives you a nose that looks like you…

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WHAT IS RHINOPLASTY?   

The term “rhinoplasty” refers to plastic and cosmetic surgery of the nose.

The purpose of the operation is to remodel the nose with a view to making it more attractive. It aims specifically to correct the unsightly features present, whether they be congenital, the result of a trauma or due to the ageing process:

Remove a bump, reduce a nose that is too wide or an unsightly area on the nose.

The aim is to achieve a nose with a natural appearance that is in harmony with the other facial features to suit the psychology and personality of the patient and meet his or requirements.

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Technical data:

RHINOPLASTY

The purpose of the operation is to remodel the nose to make it more attractive. It aims specifically to correct the unsightly features present, whether they be congenital, the result of a trauma or due to the ageing process.

DEFINITION, OBJECTIVES AND PRINCIPLES

The term “rhinoplasty” refers to plastic and cosmetic surgery of the nose.

The operation is aimed at altering the morphology of the nasal pyramid (either partially or entirely) and its purpose is sometimes also to correct any problems with nasal respiration.

A rhinoplasty can be carried out in isolation or may be combined, if necessary, with other supplementary procedures on the face, particularly genioplasty (alteration of the chin, sometimes carried out at the same time as an operation to improve the entire profile).

The aim is to achieve a nose with a natural appearance that harmonises with the other facial features, matches the psychology and personality of the patient and meets the requirements of the patient.

The principle involves remodelling the bone and cartilage comprising the solid infrastructure of the nose, and giving it its particular shape, from incisions concealed in the nostrils. The skin covering the nose must be adapted and redraped using its elasticity on this osteocartilaginous frame that has been modified. The latter point emphasises the importance of the quality of the skin in achieving the end result. It will therefore be understood that a rhinoplasty does not normally leave behind a visible scar on the skin.

If a nasal blockage prevents normal respiration this will be treated during the same operation, whether it is due to a deviation in the septum or hypertrophy of the nasal turbinates (osseous formations present in the nasal cavities)..

The operation carried out, either in women or men, can be performed from the time growth ends, i.e. approximately from the age of 16.

It may possibly be covered by the medical insurance policy under certain conditions.

BEFORE THE OPERATION

The motivations and requirements of the patient will have been analysed. A detailed study of the nasal pyramid and its relationship with the rest of the face will have been conducted, together with an endonasal examination.

A normal preoperative assessment is made according to the applicable regulations.

The anaesthetist will have been consulted no later than 48 hours before the operation.

No drug containing aspirin must be taken during the 10 days preceding the operation.

It is strongly recommended that the patient stops smoking before the operation.

It is essential to fast (eat and drink nothing) 6 hours before the operation.

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TYPE OF ANAESTHETIC AND CONDITIONS OF HOSPITALISATION

TYPE OF ANAESTHETIC

The operation is normally performed under a general anaesthetic. However, in some cases deep local anaesthesia by tranquillisers administered intravenously (vigil” anaesthetic) may suffice.

The choice from these different techniques will be the result of a discussion between you, the surgeon and the anaesthetist.

CONDITIONS OF HOSPITALISATION

The operation is performed on an “outpatient” basis, i.e. the patient is hospitalised in the morning and is discharged the same day after a few hours of monitoring. However, a brief hospitalisation may be preferable in the individual case.

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