Nose surgery – Rhinoplasty

Nose surgery, also called rhinoplasty, is a procedure to change its shape or improve its functioning. The procedure can be performed for medical reasons – for example, to solve breathing problems associated with a septum curve or deformation due to injury or birth defects. Another reason for undergoing rhinoplasty is to improve its shape and appearance for cosmetic reasons. Nose surgery changes the facial features and affects the patient’s appearance after the surgery.

The nose surgery is performed under general and local anesthesia. This guarantees the security of the operation. Usually, the procedure lasts up to 2 hours and is performed as a one-day stay in the hospital ward.

Please inform your doctor about all medications you are taking and complaints during your medical consultation. All required tests should be performed as prescribed by the physician prior to surgery. It is very important to stop smoking and drinking alcohol before surgery because these substances have a significant negative effect on wound healing. We recommend giving up alcohol and cigarettes for as long as possible before and after the procedure to avoid postoperative scars. You should come to the clinic on an empty stomach on the day of your visit.

On the first day after the procedure, you should stay in bed with your head raised and apply cold compresses to reduce hematomas and swelling, which arise naturally after each run of plastic surgery.

During the first weeks after the surgery, avoid physical exertion or heavy lifting, as well as sauna visits, bathing and sunbathing. It is also worth giving up drinking and smoking nicotine-containing products as long as possible. This is important because of the proper healing of wounds after surgery and reducing the likelihood of scars.

People struggling with comorbidities or other health problems must inform their physician during the first qualification consultation. Before the procedure, perform all tests as prescribed by the doctor and follow all recommendations before and after the procedure.

What can you do to minimize swelling or bruising after surgery?

Depending on the procedure, it may be a good idea to sleep in a tilted position (not horizontal) for one week after the procedure to minimize the accumulation of fluid on your face and eyelids. Follow the instructions you will receive on preparing and serving cold and warm compresses. They not only reduce bruising and swelling, but also maximize effective healing. Avoid elevated blood pressure, limit caffeine intake, excessive physical exertion, and avoid stress.


Does a person’s voice change after rhinoplasty (nose surgery)?

Several patients notice a slight change in voice after rhinoplasty, but this is rare. Professionals who rely on their voice, for example singers, should share their concerns with the surgeon because the nose plays a role in the sound of a person’s voice.

About the procedure

The nose surgery is performed under general and local anesthesia. This guarantees the security of the operation. Usually, the procedure lasts up to 2 hours and is performed as a one-day stay in the hospital ward.

Preperation

Please inform your doctor about all medications you are taking and complaints during your medical consultation. All required tests should be performed as prescribed by the physician prior to surgery. It is very important to stop smoking and drinking alcohol before surgery because these substances have a significant negative effect on wound healing. We recommend giving up alcohol and cigarettes for as long as possible before and after the procedure to avoid postoperative scars. You should come to the clinic on an empty stomach on the day of your visit.

Convalescence

On the first day after the procedure, you should stay in bed with your head raised and apply cold compresses to reduce hematomas and swelling, which arise naturally after each run of plastic surgery.

During the first weeks after the surgery, avoid physical exertion or heavy lifting, as well as sauna visits, bathing and sunbathing. It is also worth giving up drinking and smoking nicotine-containing products as long as possible. This is important because of the proper healing of wounds after surgery and reducing the likelihood of scars.

Precautions

People struggling with comorbidities or other health problems must inform their physician during the first qualification consultation. Before the procedure, perform all tests as prescribed by the doctor and follow all recommendations before and after the procedure.

FAQ

What can you do to minimize swelling or bruising after surgery?

Depending on the procedure, it may be a good idea to sleep in a tilted position (not horizontal) for one week after the procedure to minimize the accumulation of fluid on your face and eyelids. Follow the instructions you will receive on preparing and serving cold and warm compresses. They not only reduce bruising and swelling, but also maximize effective healing. Avoid elevated blood pressure, limit caffeine intake, excessive physical exertion, and avoid stress.


Does a person’s voice change after rhinoplasty (nose surgery)?

Several patients notice a slight change in voice after rhinoplasty, but this is rare. Professionals who rely on their voice, for example singers, should share their concerns with the surgeon because the nose plays a role in the sound of a person’s voice.

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