NUMBER 1 IN MALE SURGERY
The most common surgical procedure sought by male visitors to the Instituto Pérez de la Romana is rhinoplasty, or surgery to correct the nose.
FOR AESTHETIC REASONS OR TO IMPROVE BREATHING
Menwho request a rhinoplasty may do so for aesthetic reasons, to harmonise their nose with the rest of their face or to address a respiratory dysfunction, in particular among young people who spend a lot of time doing sport and who suffer a trauma that results in a deviation in the nasal septum, preventing them from breathing properly through the nose.
There are also cases in which a nose operation is performed for two reasons at once (aesthetic and functional). Such a procedure is known as rhinoseptoplasty, and has the advantage of correcting both types of problem in a single procedure.
HARMONISE THE FACE
The most common situation is one where young people have surgery on their nose because they do not like its shape or size: any disproportionality that is not in harmony with the rest of the face is a cause for concern for a patient. Surgery to reshape the nose can improve the external appearance of all parts of the nose, whether the perceived fault is an excessively prominent bump or an excessively wide or drooping tip.
RAPID, PAIN-FREE RECOVERY
This procedure is performed under general anesthetic, a shallow anesthetic given that we also infiltrate a local anesthetic and recovery is very fast. Recovery is not painful, but the patient must wear plugs for the first two days . Once seven days have passed since the procedure, the plaster is removed and the patient can return to their usual routine.
IT INCREASES YOUR SELF-ESTEEM
Rhinoplasty is one of the most common aesthetic surgery procedures due to the fact that the nose is an important determinant of the beauty of the face and the fact that the results achieved are very positive. Young men are very satisfied with the result and receive a boost to their self-esteem. In cases of rhinoseptoplasty, we work in coordination with our otorrinolaringologist to perform the first correction to the septum in order to resolve problems with their respiratory function. In the same procedure, the plastic surgeon then performs the aesthetic correction. Thus,both anomalies are corrected in a single procedure.
Real-life cases - Dr. Perez de la Romana
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Does this procedure hurt?
This procedure is not painful. The only inconvenience is having to wear plugs on the nostrils for two days of the event.
Once the nasal plugs have been removed, patients comfortably take a seat.
Does it hurt to remove earplugs?
Technology has developed special earplugs that can be removed without any inconvenience. As a result, patients feel no pain.
Will I have a swollen face?
During the first few days, it is normal that the face (in particular around the eyelids) will have a slight inflammation and, in some cases, can present with minor equimosis (soft hematoma) which will disappear during the first week.
How long will I wear the plaster for?
Usually, the plaster is removed seven days after surgery. Said removal is usually a painless procedure.
What type of anesthetic is used?
Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthetic. It is a shallow anesthetic because we also inject local anesthetic throughout the nasal mucous and recovery is very fast.
Should I remain at the clinic after the procedure?
Usually, a patient must remain at the clinic for 24 hours following a rhinoplasty so that we can monitor any changes in the patient.
How long do I have to take off work?
After two or three days, you will be able to resume your normal family life and seven days after the plaster is removed, you will be able to return to work.
When will I be able to resume sporting activities?
You should not resume physical exercise or sport until one month has passed since the procedure.
When will I have a definitive result?
You can see approximate results after about two or three weeks. However, it will not be until one month afterwards in which the result is more or less definitive. Your nose may undergo minor changes for months, even a year.
From what age can I have a rhinoplasty done?
We normally wait until bone growth is complete. This usually occurs between 16 and 18 years. However, the most correct approach would be to observe the end of bone growth in a hand x-ray.
If I have problems breathing, can this be corrected in the same procedure?
Yes. Normally, we perform aesthetic and functional exploration and if there is a respiratory dysfunction, our clinic otologist would intervene with the plastic surgeon to correct the aesthetic and functional aspect.