Rhinoplasty: Cosmetic surgery of the nose in Tunisia
Rhinoplasty is one of the most common procedures in cosmetic surgery that treats a nose that is too long, wide, hooked or swollen,...
It consists in changing the shape of the nose according to a rational and thoughtful request approved and advised by a confirmed cosmetic surgeon.
Cosmetic surgery of the nose, must preserve the breathing function of the nose and the perception of odors, it is for this reason that the name of a nose operation is "septorhinoplasty".
Anatomical components of the nose:
The skin, covering the nose may be more or less thick, which will condition the postoperative deflation.
The cartilages of the nose, are found at the level of the nasal tip and the nostrils. They form the resistance frame that allows the dilation at the time of the passage of the air, these are the alar cartilages.
There is also a cartilaginous support at the level of the middle third of the nose called the "triangular cartilages".
The bones of the nose, which are located on the upper half of the nose and form a rigid corridor, which can suffer fractures as a result of trauma or as a result of impacts during violent sports activities, such as boxing.
The nasal septum, is a central and deep bearing wall, composed both of cartilage more or less deviated congenitally, and a bone portion that supports the bones, this structure is called the vomer.
We find in depth, attached to the side walls of the nose, the nasal turbinates which are a kind of radiators heating the air that passes, they can represent an obstacle when they are hypertrophied.
Reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the nose must therefore correct the abnormalities of each of its anatomical components.
Primary rhinoplasty and secondary rhinoplasty
Primary rhinoplasty is said to be a nose procedure performed for the first time.
Secondary rhinoplasty concerns the repair of a nose that has already been operated on before, and whose result is not satisfactory.
The surgical method makes it possible to correct a bump, adjust a droopy nasal tip, refine the tip of the nose, to correct the column of a nose , symmetrize the nostrils, etc.
Surgical rhinoplasty aims for a stable and definitive result
When the deformations are moderate or to improve the appearance of the nose we can use injections of hyaluronic acid that allow to fill in the hollows, to reduce a bump or to inject at the level of the tip of the nose to raise it.
Medical rhinoplasties last two years at best.
A simultaneous correction of a large nose and a recessed chin, or the opposite situation.
The importance of this step, lies in capturing the patient's request and refocusing unrealistic desires with the help of photos that allow to visualize the transformation of the nose.
A blood test is carried out in accordance with the prescriptions.
It is recommended that the patient stops smoking a month before and after the operation as well as any medication containing aspirin during the 10 days preceding the day of surgery.
Depending on the extent of the improvements to be made and the need for possible additional gestures, the rhinoplasty operation lasts between 45 minutes and 2 hours, it takes place under general anesthesia and requires a one day stay in a clinic.
The cosmetic surgeon, makes short incisions inside or outside the nose to fully reveal the nasal structure and be able to reshape the structure of the nose:
- Reduce the bump,
- Raise or stretches the tip,
- Refine the tip,
- Adjust a nose that is too long or too wide,
- Correct a deviated nose.
- Improves the appearance of the bridge of the nose.
- Rebuild an entire nose.
This operation is sometimes associated with a genioplasty in order to redefine the complete profile of the face as part of a profiloplasty operation.
The wicks are removed the day after the intervention.
The patient, will feel some pain relieved by simple analgesics.
Bruises on the lower eyelids, persist for 13 weeks.
The nose, will deflate after 1 month.
A period of 6 to 12 months is necessary to estimate the final aesthetic result of the cosmetic surgery of the nose which would be adapted to its new shape and new size.
In case of dissatisfaction with the result of primary rhinoplasty, a retouching is possible after a year as part of a secondary rhinoplasty.
Although they are rare, some complications related to the surgical procedure are to be taken into account:
Hematomas, in the form of blood accumulated in the area of the intervention,
Unsightly scars, which concern only external scars.
The operation of cosmetic surgery of rhinoplasty, takes place in Tunisia in a renowned clinic and in compliance with international standards of the quality of care for a price from 1800 euros as part of an aesthetic stay of 6 days in Tunisia, 50% cheaper than in Europe.