Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty

The surgical intervention of rhinoplasty, aims to improve the aesthetic appearance of the nose and consequently the entire face by harmonizing proportions. At the same time, rhinoplasty surgery will improve nasal functionality in terms of breathing and other nasal defects.

The modern concept of rhinoplasty is completely different from the interventions performed in the past when there was a general and excessive reduction of the nasal supporting structure.

The art of rhinoplasty nowadays consists, above all, in respecting the functional integrity of the organ (nasal breathing) while, at the same time, improving its aesthetics.

KEIT exclusively utilizes the closed techniques. This guarantees optimal results without any visible signs. Moreover, this technique is performed by specialized surgeons and is completed in a shorter period than the open technique.

The results are much less traumatic, resulting in fewer bruises and swollen areas, fewer anesthetic drugs, and the least chances of vomiting and dizziness. Finally, the closed technique is scientifically proven to have a faster and natural postoperative recovery.

This intervention is considered as one of the most complex in the field of cosmetic surgery. This is because of the location and small size of the nose, given that it is in the central position in all of the face. For these reasons, this particularly difficult surgery must be performed by specialized surgeons. After all, the damage that could be caused by irresponsible surgeons may be irreversible.

Often, these deformations are permanent, completely visible, and it is impossible to cover them.In cases when breathing is difficult, (deviated septum as a result of trauma or congenital deviation) it is advisable to settle the deviation through septorhinoplasty intervention, which consists in adjusting the nose in aesthetic and functional terms.

What do we need to know about the surgery of Rhinoplasty?

  • Before the intervention, preoperative examinations are performed (hemochrome and blood group, blood coagulation tests, biochemical tests, viral, pregnancy test, urine tests, visits to the cardiologist and ECG of the heart, visits to the anesthesiologist, etc.).
  • KEIT applies general total intravenous anesthesia which keeps blood pressure low, minimizes bleeding and bruising, minimizes the risk of vomiting and dizziness, and for this type of surgery, it is safer and more comfortable for the patient. It also allows the surgeon to work in optimal conditions.
  • The intervention is performed with the closed technique without any visible signs.
  • Duration of surgery is between 40 – 90 minutes.
  • One night stay in the clinic.
  • Recovery Symptoms: No pain at all, or mild and very tolerable pain.
  • Bruising and slight swelling around the eyes that gradually disappear in 5 – 10 days.
  • Holding nasal tampons for 3 – 5 days (KEIT uses the latest generation tampons that allow free breathing immediately after surgery).
  • Retaining plastic support for 7 – 10 days.
  • Retaining steri-strips (thin adhesives that are placed after removing the plastic support) for 3 – 5 days.

Post-Surgery tips:

  • Use of antibiotics usually up to 5 days after the intervention.
  • Use ice during the first night after the intervention for 10 minutes, every 1 – 2 hours.
  • Wash with physiological water inside the tampons as well as the day they are removed for the next 3 – 4 weeks.
  • Massage the area to help flush the nose after removing the plastic support.
  • Glasses (optical or sunglasses) can be worn immediately after the intervention by relying on the plastic support. Once the plastic is removed, the glasses can be worn by applying a small piece of cardboard on the nose where the glasses should rest for up to 1 month after the intervention. Afterwards, the glasses can be worn normally.
  • Use of sunscreen with SPF: 50.
  • Restart physical activities (gym, sports) one month after the intervention.
  • Follow-up appointments with KEIT staff according to the clinic’s protocols.