Every year, half a million people, interested in improving the appearance and function of their nose, visit a plastic surgeon. Whatever the cause is –deformity or dysfunction- the fact is that nothing influences a person’s appearance more than the shape and size of the nose. The nose is the most defining feature of the face, as it is the vertical axis around which all other features of the face are placed, so even a minor change can greatly alter a person’s appearance.
If someone wants to learn how nose surgery improves the appearance, the self-esteem, the confidence and health, he should know what exactly rhinoplasty is and what to expect from it.
Normal breathing through the nose, acquired after a successful functional rhinoplasty, helps the patient feel well and have greater strength in his activities, as he sleeps peacefully, without snoring and nightmares.
The cessation of breathing during sleep, known as “sleep apnea” is effectively treated, thereby avoiding unpleasant effects on cardiopulmonary function.
The sinusitis and otitis crises are being reduced or even eliminated, as poor patency of the nasal cavities is often the root cause. Finally, good breathing through the nose results in better functioning of the lower respiratory tract.
At the same time, the aesthetic correction of nasal problems helps the patient mentally, provided that any deformity concerns him significantly.
Success in functional rhinoplasty depends on proper doctor-patient communication. Trust based on realistic expectations and good medical experience is the beginning of a successful outcome.
Key point on the aesthetic surgery of the nose is the conservative treatment in order to achieve:
- Small changes in its shape and volume
- Symmetry and harmony with the other features of the face
- Non-recognition of the nose as operated
The specialization in the field of rhinoplasty enables in a single surgery and by the same surgeon to achieve the excellent restoration of the nasal function alongside with its aesthetic improvement. The surgeon must place the problem in its true basis and explain the patient what is right or not for him, so expectations for the outcome to be realistic. The surgeon should not implement his patient’s wishes, when he considers them inappropriate in him, nor borrow standards of the modern idols, since each face is unique, has its own structure, under which any aesthetic intervention should be designed. Every rhinosurgeon is something between an artist and a sculptor with an increased sense of lines and shapes. For a surgery to be successful, the rhinosurgeon must be well trained, with full knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the nose, because his object is not a painting or a stone or a metal, but a living tissue that follows certain rules of nature and reacts to exaggerated effects.
Nowadays, the rhinoplasty has the 80% of the total aesthetic surgeries performed on the face and is considered as the most difficult procedure, when of course is done properly, because after the surgery the nose has to function well and to be aesthetically acceptable.
It is a painless surgery without post-operative complications, post-operative swelling and bruising, provided that a specially trained surgeon performs it. The patient returns to work in six days with a full aesthetic and functional nose restoration.