Rhinoplasty: How long does the nose surgery take
How can the different deformities be corrected?
In the case of the hump nose and the hooked nose, the surgeon usually removes the excess bone or cartilage to make the bump disappear. Often only the hump is removed during the correction. With a nose tip correction, the doctor can change both the shape and size of the tip of the nose. In this way, the tip of the nose can be lowered or raised. If there is a malformation of the tip of the nose, soft tissues in particular are affected. In some sufferers, cartilage is implanted in the tip of the nose to stabilize the shape.
Rhinoplasty – When correcting a crooked nose
When correcting a crooked nose, a narrowing of the nose is often carried out. First and foremost, the nasal septum is straightened. To do this, the doctor usually makes a small incision in the area of the front nasal septum and cuts through the mucous membrane tissue to support the change in shape. In this way, the nose can be moved into the desired shape of the symmetrical center line.
When reducing the nostrils, the doctor usually operates through a closed access so that no scars are visible afterwards. As a rule, a tiny piece of skin is removed directly from the nostril in order to shorten the lateral wall of the nose. To correct the saddle nose, the surgeon surgically fills the bridge of the nose. The indentation can be filled with endogenous material, for example from the back wall of the auricle or from the costal arch, in order to create a flat nose.
How long does the nose surgery take and is it outpatient or inpatient?
The duration of the surgery depends on the extent of the treatment. On average, an operation takes between one and three hours. In the vast majority of cases, rhinoplasty is performed on an inpatient basis. However, rhinoplasty can also be performed on an outpatient basis if there is only a low risk of surgery.
The procedure should always be placed in the hands of qualified specialists, as this minimizes the risks of the operation. In itself, however, the rhinoplasty is one of the routine interventions and is quite low-risk. In addition to the general risks of surgery, there are also other side effects that you should keep in mind when making your decision.
These include, for example, bruising around the eyes and nose, impaired smell, dry mouth and swelling.
Bleeding from the nose may occur immediately after the operation. Since the bleeding is still quite sensitive in the first few days after the procedure, the nose can bleed briefly for up to two weeks. In general, however, this bleeding is rare.
Swelling of the bridge of the nose can still be visible and palpable three months after the operation. At the tip of the nose, however, the swelling can persist for about six to 12 months. Basically, hardly any pain is to be expected after the operation. However, if it does happen, it is extremely rare. Only a few of those affected experience postoperative pain in the first two days, which is completely normal and should be bearable with painkillers.
Nerve injuries can also occur as a result of nose corrections. In particular, the olfactory nerves and sensory nerves can be injured during the procedure. Despite all care, further injuries to the nose can occur. The tear duct is particularly at risk because it connects the eye with the nose. If this tear duct is damaged during the procedure, the tear fluid can no longer drain properly and the affected eye waters more as a result.
As with any operation, wound healing disorders and slight scarring can never be completely ruled out. This also applies to possible infections. These are related to wound healing disorders and usually have to be treated with antibiotics. With the right scar care, you can help the scars from the nose correction to heal optimally.
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