Surgery of the nose (Rhinoplasty)
Healing after plastic surgery of the nose is quite a long term process – starting with that complete stabilisation of the operated parts is achieved only after several months. You can however join the common daily activities and work immediately after removing the cast, i.e. after approximately two weeks post-surgery. As a prevention of the complications, it is good to carefully perform pressure massages of the nose, which accelerate healing. Nose has usually a nice shape as early as after one month post-surgery; there can be however occasional oedemas or redness during the subsequent months – consider this possibility mainly in winter and during a sudden change of temperature.
The procedure is performed in general anaesthesia.
The actual performance of the surgery is based in releasing soft tissues, release of cartilage and bone structures and reshaping them so that the original deformity was removed. The procedure lasts for approximately 2 hours based on the extent of reshaping. Smaller procedure is only reshaping of the nasal soft tissues without any intervention to bones. Surgery is accomplished by internal tamponade and external reshaping cast or plastic splint.