nose surgery

Rhinoplasty is cosmetic surgery of the nose, is a surgical procedure to change the size and shape of the nose. The benefits of this type of operation are not only aesthetic, but also can correct congenital disorders, trauma and respiratory problems.

Fundamentally consists in modifying the nasal cartilage and bone structures to achieve a new way to improve facial harmony. When also corrects the deviated septum to improve breathing function is called septorhinoplasty.

In the first consultation, Dr. Martínez Gutiérrez perform a physical exam and a photographic analysis of the front view, and basal profile, to see the features and symmetries of his nose, and accordingly propose the most appropriate surgical technique to achieve the results you want.

What is the procedure?

Nose surgery is performed in an operating either in a clinic or hospital. Generally required hospitalization, receiving a medical discharge the next day. Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia. It can be done via closed (inside the nose) or by open surgery in such cases is a small faint scar at the base of the nose (columella).

nose surgery - incisions

The surgery usually takes between one and two hours. After the operation, the patient wears a cast or splint thermoplastic and plugs in the nostrils to prevent bleeding and stabilize the septum during healing.

During the first weeks, the swelling will persist in the nose, but gradually decreases. The final results can be seen from the second or third month.


» Are there risks?, When rhinoplasty is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, it is rare for complications, especially if the patient follows all the instructions given by the surgeon. Complications that can arise are mild infections, nosebleeds, etc. .

» When I can get back to work?, After the operation, the patient must accept the discomfort of nasal packing for one or several days, and must wear a plaster cast for a week. The postoperative period is not painful, but it is usual to form small hematoma around the eyes and that this may be inconvenient. So you could go back to work after a week, but you should avoid physical exertion for at least two weeks.

» To what age should rhinoplasty?, Age is a factor taken into account and it is usually best to wait until after the age of 18, when we consider that it has full physical and mental development of the patient.