The nose is considered a special part of the facial region, which adds further beauty to the face considering its central location and its protuberant structure.

Rhinoplasty is one of the commonest operations since it does not carry any major risks or side effects when done by professional medical team. The goal of rhinoplasty is to give the nose a harmonious appearance that balances well with the facial dimensions. This can be achieved by reducing the nasal ridge, correcting congenital anomalies or deformities resulting from traumatic accidents and trauma. Sometimes the operation is intended to treat medical problems such as sinusitis or septal deviation.

To achieve optimal results, our doctors examine the patients who want to undergo rhinoplasty and discuss what the changes they want to be done.

Conditions that necessitate rhinoplasty:

  • Congenital anomalies that are present from birth
    • Fractures and deformities resulting from accidents
    • Those with breathing difficulties or chronic sinusitis
  • Cancerous diseases that affect the base of the nose
    • Big nose (wide or long)

Methods and techniques used in rhinoplasty:

  1. Endonasal Rhinoplasty: The Closed Approach

This method is often intended for patients who need nasal bridge modifications or minor changes to the size or shapes of the nostrils.

The doctor makes hidden incisions inside the nose through an internal incision between the upper and lower cartilages

One of the advantages of this technique is that it takes less time and speeds up recovery.

  • External Rhinoplasty: The Open Approach

This technique is used in cases of deviation of the pace, bone fracture, bone protrusion, or operations that need to reduce the nose size.

Most doctors prefer an open nose operation because it reveals the entire structure of the nose to the doctor. Where the doctor makes a 4-5 mm trans-columellar incision, to connect the right and left nostril incisions.

In both methods, the incisions enable the skin of the nose to be folded upward and reshape the appearance of the nose and give it a more beautiful view.

Before rhinoplasty:

  • We arrange a consultation with our plastic surgeon to fully examine you and understand the changes you want to have.
  • You must stop smoking before the operation, for a period of at least two weeks, and it is preferable to be a month before the operation, in order to avoid any complications during the operation and the recovery period.
  • You must stop drinking alcoholic beverages for a week before the operation.
  • It is preferable to stop drinking drinks that cause blood flow, such as ginger or green tea
  • You must stop taking blood thinners and medicines (such as aspirin) or heavy pain relievers.

 Rhinoplasty stages:

  1. Anaesthesia: General anaesthesia is used in rhinoplasty operations. Once the patient is sedated, the doctor starts applying the procedure whether it is closed or open approach.
  2. Reshaping the nose: It is the basis of the rhinoplasty stage, in which the doctor reshapes the bones and cartilages of the nose according to what has been agreed upon with the patient, and sometimes the doctor requires the implantation of some cartilage.
  3. Re-suturing the skin: closing the incisions and installing a nasal splint to start the recovery phase in which the doctor advises the patient to adhere to the medications prescribed.

The initial result of rhinoplasty appears after a period of one to two weeks, and the stage of complete recovery continues for months, depending on the patient’s condition.

Post rhinoplasty tips

  • Commit to taking the medications and antibiotics prescribed by the doctor
    • Putting cold water compresses on the nose and around the eyes to reduce swelling and cyanosis
    • Stay away from trauma and activities that may affect the integrity of the nose area until full recovery.
    • Increase fluids and eat vegetables and fruits because they contain fiber that helps in recovery.
    • Keep the head upright and sleep on a high pillow during the first days after the operation.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is rhinoplasty painful?

Our doctors prefer rhinoplasty under general anaesthesia to ensure patient comfort during and after the procedure. Most of our patients do not feel any severe pain after the operation. The patient is always advised to use pain-relieving medications after the operation.

• Is it possible to correct chronic sinusitis and deviation at the same time?

All respiratory problems caused by a fracture accident, or a birth defect can be corrected with rhinoplasty.

• What is the recovery period after rhinoplasty?

Due to the development of the techniques that our doctors use in the operating room, a significant reduction in side effects has been observed. Also, the use of nasal wicks and cooling clamps after the operation are effective ways to control any swelling or bruising.