Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)

When is it indicated and what can I get with a rhinoplasty?

The main benefits of Dr. Bukret’s rhinoplasty method are natural results, minimal scarring, and a safe surgery nose with a short recovery period.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most frequent and subtle procedures of all aesthetic surgeries. With a rhinoplasty you can reduce the size of the nose, change the shape of the bridge or nasal tip, reduce the nostrils, or change the nasolabial angle; can also give harmony and proportion to the nose and face.

A septoplasty may be performed during aesthetic rhinoplasty for reconstructive purposes such as birth defects, following trauma to correct a nasal deviation, or to correct a breathing difficulty.

In most cases it is possible to achieve subtle aesthetic changes, to modify the size and shape of the nose according to the wishes of the patient if the expectations are realistic. Consequently, it is very important that you discuss in detail with your plastic surgeon the changes you want to achieve.

When is it necessary to have an open rhinoplasty?

Open rhinoplasty allows better exposure and visualization of the internal nasal anatomy. This approach is preferred in secondary or complex rhinoplasties.

An inverted V-incision is made in the columella, which is the skin between the nostrils; This incision leaves an almost invisible scar after a few months.

How long does a nose job last?

It is a 2 to 3 hour surgery.

What type of anesthesia is used for rhinoplasty?

Dr. Bukret uses general anesthesia to protect the patient’s airway during rhinoplasty; Always in combination with local anesthesia for a comfortable and painless recovery.

How long is the recovery time after a rhinoplasty?

You should estimate 7 to 10 days of recovery.

When is it necessary to have an open rhinoplasty?

Open rhinoplasty allows better exposure and visualization of the internal nasal anatomy. This approach is preferred in secondary or complex rhinoplasties.

An inverted V-incision is made in the columella, which is the skin between the nostrils; This incision leaves an almost invisible scar after a few months.

How long does a nose job last?

It takes 1 to 3 hour of surgery.

How is the recovery after a rhinoplasty?

After the rhinoplasty are left for 24 hours soft nasal plugs to prevent bleeding; In addition a plastic splint is placed covering the nose to protect it, maintaining the new shape.

The nose and periorbital area show bruising and swelling (edema) that disappear after one or two weeks. A slight bleeding is possible during the first 48 hours.

What are the measures of postoperative care?

  • Antibiotics
  • Anti-inflammatories to reduce edema and discomfort
  • You should keep the headboard raised for 48 hours to reduce swelling
  • The capping is removed at 24 hs
  • The splint is removed within 7 days
  • Physical activity is restricted the first week
  • You should avoid traumatizing or blowing your nose
  • Contact sports can be done after a month
  • These pre and post surgery care measures also apply to rhinoplasty.

Is it possible to perform other facial surgery during a rhinoplasty?

If it is possible to combine a rhinoplasty with most facial surgeries such as mentoplasty to balance the facial proportions.

How can I get an evaluation from Dr. Bukret about rhinoplasty?

If you are in Buenos Aires, it is best to schedule a personal consultation; If you are not in Buenos Aires, Argentina, request an Online Evaluation. Dr. Bukret will be pleased to recommend the best for you!

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