The most common surgical procedure sought by male visitors to the Instituto Pérez de la Romana is rhinoplasty, or surgery to correct the nose.
Men who request a rhinoplasty may do it because of aesthetic reasons in order to harmonise their nose with the rest of their face or to treat a respiratory dysfunction. It is typical for young men who spend a lot of time doing sport or suffered a trauma that led to 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 operation.
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. The reshaping surgery can improve the external aspect of all parts of the nose, whether it is an excessively aquiline nose or an excessively wide or drooping tip.
This procedure is performed under general anaesthesia, which is not strong, as we also infiltrate a local anesthetic agent, and the recovery is very fast. The down time is not painful, but the patient must wear nasal plugs for the first two days. After 7 days have passed since the procedure, the plaster is removed and the patients can return to their usual routine.
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.
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This procedure is not painful. The only inconvenience is having to wear plugs on the nostrils for two days after the event.
Once the nasal plugs have been removed, patients feel comfortable .
The latest technology has developed special nasal plugs that can be removed without any inconvenience. As a result, patients feel no pain.
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.
Usually, the plaster is removed seven days after the surgery. The removal is usually a painless procedure.
Rhinoplasty is performed under general anaesthesia It is a shallow anaesthesia because we also inject local anaesthetic agent throughout the nasal mucous and recovery is very fast.
Usually, a patient must remain at the clinic for 24 hours following a rhinoplasty so that we can monitor any changes in the patient.
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.
You should not resume physical exercise or sport until one month has passed since the procedure.
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.
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.
Yes. Normally, we perform aesthetic and functional exploration and if there is a respiratory dysfunction, our clinic otorhinolaryngologist would intervene with the plastic surgeon to correct the aesthetic and functional aspect.