29 2021 May

The nose is a central element of the human personality. It is the focus of visual attention and significantly shapes the aesthetic effect of the face. Anyone who is dissatisfied with the shape of their nose, therefore, feels a high level of personal suffering and a weakening of self-esteem. Often the disturbance of the external shape also leads to an impairment of nasal breathing. Therefore, every nose operation must check whether the inner structures of the nose also need to be corrected. A deterioration of nasal breathing due to the aesthetic improvement of the nose's shape must also be avoided at all costs.

During the operation, the nose can be straightened, reduced, or enlarged. The tip of the nose and nostrils can also be corrected. Surgical techniques have improved continuously in recent years. By opening up the nose with the help of an incision between the nostrils that is hardly visible later, the operation can now be performed much more precisely and with greater safety than in the past.

In a nose correction, an attempt is made to change the shape and size according to your ideas. The aim of the operation is above all to change the nose in harmony with the other facial operations. An inconspicuous nose shape must be created that does not show that the nose has been operated on. The individuality of the patient should not be changed as much as possible. At the same time, the breathing function must be preserved.

A decisive factor in any nose operation is the skin. In most cases, the nose is reduced in size and the skin must be adapted to the changed nasal framework. This is usually only possible to a limited extent with coarse-pored, thick skin, while a thin skin has the disadvantage that all irregularities under the skin can not only be felt but also seen.

The operation

A nose correction usually takes one to three hours. Depending on the complexity of the procedure, more time may be needed. To prevent bleeding of the mucous membranes, you will be given a vasoconstrictor during the anesthetic.

After the nose correction

Immediately after the procedure, you can expect pain in the wound area, headaches, and clearly visible swelling and bruising in the cheek and lower eyelid area. Both will disappear, but this can sometimes take longer.

What complications can arise?

Every operation involves risks. However, the risks of a nose correction can be minimized if the operation is carried out by a qualified plastic surgeon with sufficient experience. Despite the greatest care, however, as with any surgical procedure, isolated complications can occur during or after the operation. In general, there is a risk of bruising and bleeding. Infections can lead to wound healing problems. Blood clots can lead to vascular occlusion (thrombosis) or enter the lungs (pulmonary embolism). Allergies and intolerances can occur when medicines or anesthetics are administered. If blood transfusions are necessary, an infection cannot be ruled out despite all precautionary measures. After the operation, numbness may occur due to compressed nerves or other positional damage, but this usually subsides.