Your nose is one of the most prominent aspects of your face. Its shape and size can dictate your overall appearance and can leave your facial profile aesthetically pleasing and proportional or in some cases, disproportionate and hard to look at. Every nose is unique and sometimes it doesn’t always agree with the contours of the face. In situations like these, rhinoplasty comes into play.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty or plastic nose surgery is a procedure that will ultimately improve the quality of life of our patients. This surgery is indicated if you have some aesthetic nonconformity of the nose, and you want to modify defects such as the back of your nose, improve the nasal tip to provide better definition, or decrease the size of the nostrils.
It also helps improve functional problems such as breathing problems. You can decrease the size of the nostrils, modify the size of the nose, either the nasal back, the angle, which will cause greater harmony in the face. It is also used to improve functional problems, often performed simultaneously to improve aesthetic appearance and respiratory function.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Rhinoplasty surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis. This means you won’t have to stay overnight and you’ll be able to return home soon after it is completed. To begin, we’ll administer an anesthetic to help you feel comfortable during the surgical process.
The procedure involves making incisions inside the nostrils of the nose. Some cases require incisions to be made at the base of the nose as well. Dr. Espinosa will work to restructure the bone and reshape the cartilage. The goal is to improve the contours of the nose and enhance its overall shape and proportion.
After the Rhinoplasty Procedure
You can expect the procedure to last for about an hour to three hours depending on the correction required to achieve the desired results. After the surgery is completed, it is required that you wear a splint for about a week. As you recover, you’ll begin to notice the gradual improvement in the shape and structure of the nose. It’s important that you take some time off to rest and recover as you heal. We’ll provide you with in-depth post-surgical instructions that you should adhere to in order to achieve optimal results.
Good Candidates for Rhinoplasty
Ideal candidates for rhinoplasty should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations. If you’re considering the surgery, you should be prepared to stop smoking, drinking, and taking certain medications in the time leading up to the procedure. Otherwise, the surgery is a safe and effective way for those who are unhappy with their nose to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Contact Our Office
If you’re interested in learning more about rhinoplasty in Guadalajara, Mexico, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nashielli Torres Espinosa Chiu. Dr. Nashielli is a highly-skilled plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the Mexican Board of Plastic Surgery and will help guide you through the process from beginning to end.
1. The first thing to take into account is the changes that the patient wants as well as their expectations, based on that information we will evaluate each particular case, letting you know what are the best options in each case. We will evaluate if it’s necessary to perform a CT scan to check for septum deviation problems that are causing breathing problems.
2. The second point is to conduct a medical interrogation to know the general health of the patient. Laboratory tests and a preoperative cardiological evaluation will be carried out (cardiological evaluation will be done at the doctor’s discretion).
3. The third step will be to take pre-surgical photographs with which we will evaluate and point out the points to be corrected, explain what the procedure will consist of and resolve any doubts that may be had in this regard, letting you know where we will place the Incisions. During this consultation, you will be explained the care for after your surgery and as well as the recovery time and risks. Finally, during this consultation, your surgery will be scheduled and you will be given the appropriate directions to prepare.
Recovery is gradual, and will largely depend on good post-operative care. Approximately 1 week after the surgery the patient will be able to return to their daily tasks, however, the first 3 days the patient will present light facial edema and have a splint that after seven days will be removed. It is not allowed to carry out physical activity such as exercising, running, swimming, etc., during the first 4 weeks as well as to avoid exposure to the sun for the first 3 weeks.
The surgery lasts approximately 2 to 3 hours. The type of anesthesia we use is general anesthesia. After surgery the patient will have an approximate period of 4 hours in the recovery room, afterwards the patient is to spend the night in the hospital. During the recovery time we will follow up careful of your evolution.
The incisions of this procedure are made inside the nostrils, so they are not visible.
As in any surgery there are risks which will be evaluated and discussed during consultation, since some of them depend on certain factors so it is important to know the patient’s history. Some of them may be, nosebleeds, allergic reactions among others.
* Individual results may vary.
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