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The procedure is suitable for those who wish to shape their nose to better suit their ideal of beauty. Aesthetic, but also functional nose sculpture is not only suitable in case of congenital irregularities, but also after a nose injury. The aim of nose surgery is to reduce or enlarge the nose or to compensate for its congenital or post-traumatic irregularities. Furthermore, a bulge may be removed, the tip adjusted, patency improved, etc.
Medical aspects of the intervention
The final appearance of the nose is determined by the interplay of many factors. Not only the actual shape of the nose, the determined size and shape of bones, cartilage, nasal septum and skin quality, but also harmony with the proportions of other parts of the face, especially the chin and forehead. The requirements for the treatment of the nose must then be assessed with regard to the appearance of the entire face. What is "big" for one can be "small" for another. The procedure can also address disorders of the functional patency of the nose (e.g. after injuries or congenital deformities).
Form of intervention
The procedure is performed under general, exceptionally under local anaesthesia. The hospitalisation is about 2-3 days.
Plastic surgery of the nose usually takes about 1-3 hours.
Method and course of procedure
Plastic surgery of the nose is performed either from incisions placed solely inside the nose, or a skin incision is added on the nasal septum. The bone or cartilage of the nose is adjusted, moved, removed or modelled in various ways. At the end of the procedure, a plaster splint is placed on the nose in most cases and seals(nasal tamponades) are inserted into the nostrils.
Postoperative course and recommendations
Analgesics are given should the patient complain of pain in the postoperative period. A supine position with a raised upper body is recommended. Facial icing is important. The nostrils are blocked with a tamponade, which is usually removed on the last day of hospitalisation. Therefore, the patient can only breathe through the mouth when the tamponade is present. The gypsum splint is retained for one to two weeks. Sutures are removed approximately 7-14 days after the surgery. The average recovery time after this procedure is about 4-8 weeks, it is not recommended to exercise during this time. The postoperative period is accompanied by swelling and bleeding around the nose and eyes. The time of their absorption is individual. Significant remission occurs in most cases within 2 to 4 weeks, mild swelling of the nose can last up to half a year.
If performed due to aesthetic reasons, the procedure is not covered by health insurance. The total price of the procedure is given by the sum of the price for the procedure itself, the price for general/local anaesthesia and the price for hospitalisation according to its length – see the price list. The procedure is only covered by health insurance in patients after accidents/injuries, and the procedure must be recommended by an ENT specialist.
This procedure is performed in our facility by all plastic surgeons.