Frequently Asked Questions
What Are The Risks Of Rhinoplasty Surgery ?
It is very important to have realistic expectations about the change you are looking for. Nasal swelling can take up to a year to settle down after the operation and the final outcome cannot be completely predicted because internal scarring can subsequently alter the result achieved during surgery. Elena may use an open approach (small scar on the base of your columella – the central partition) or a closed approach (all scars inside the nostrils), depending on the modifications you are seeking. Choosing the right technique is very important and it is a decision which we will make together after a long conversation and examination in my clinic.
What Pre-Surgery And Rhinoplasty Aftercare Is Offered ?
It is normal to then have a second consultation, for you to ask any further questions, once you have had time to consider the different surgical options. Elena will talk you through all the necessary pre-surgery investigations, as well as the after-care required. She will also fully explain the risks associated with the operation. Only when we are in complete agreement that the objectives of surgery are in line with your realistic expectations will we go ahead with the operation.
Am I A Candidate For Rhinoplasty ?
In general, rhinoplasty candidates usually meet the final criteria: Healthy patients with no serious medical conditions or illnesses. Patients who do not smoke or have shown that they can stop smoking for a prolonged period of time. Patients who have realistic aesthetic goals. Most rhinoplasty patients are between 18 and 50 years old. Age matters because your face and nose don’t stop developing until your late teens or even later. If you’re too young now, you may become a good candidate in a few years.
Will I Have Visable Scars ?
Cosmetic nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, is a procedure which, to many patients’ pleasant surprise, leaves very little scarring—or even no visible scarring in some cases. Closed Rhinoplasty – Incisions are limited to areas within the nostrils, which means you will have no visible scarring.
How Long Will The Swelling Last ?
Expect significant swelling after your nasal surgery. If nasal bony work is done (infracture of the dorsal hump), swelling can persist for up to 6 months. A splint is often placed for 7 days and packing removed after 48 hours.
Will It Effect My Breathing ?
Breathing through your nose after rhinoplasty tends to become easier as early as one week after surgery. Nasal breathing will improve over the following weeks and will generally feel back to normal by one to two months after surgery.
What Is The Cost Of This Procedure ?
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