The preparation for a nose surgery
Make sure that you are ideally in optimal health and rested constitution just before the nasal surgery.
Under no circumstances should you take aspirin or similar medicines fourteen days before the procedure because they inhibit blood clotting. If you regularly take other medications, discuss this with the doctor first.
Restrict the consumption of alcohol and nicotine a few days before the operation to a minimum. It is best to stop smoking altogether.
Allow seven to ten days off after the procedure. In the first few days after aesthetic surgery, you are physically still not fully operational.
Before the operation clarify all questions in detail, it is best to make a note of any questions. Before each intervention, the patient must sign a so-called consent form. This form documents the planned procedure and the associated risks.
The nose correction operation
Depending on the size of the procedure, rhinoplasty can be planned on an outpatient or inpatient basis. In any case, Vitalitas offers you the advantage of safe care by trained and professional staff. The duration of the operation depends on the extent of the planned procedure. However, it usually takes one to two hours.
For the operation, the skin of the nose is loosened from the cartilage and bone to bring it into the desired shape. Each procedure is performed to fit the circumstances and depending on what is required With a crooked nose, the nasal septum usually has to be corrected. If this is possible, aesthetic plastic surgeons in these cases will choose access from the inside, with incisions inside the nostrils. By doing so, no externally visible scars of the skin arise.
In other cases, especially with a complicated nose correction and very thin skin, an open technique is preferred. Then a small incision is made on the bridge of the nose.There is a limiting factor in the success of the nasal reduction operation if the skin of the nose is too thick.
At the end of the operation, the skin is re-applied to the newly formed nose and the incisions are closed. Then a forming bandage of plaster or aluminum splints is applied. Soft tamponades serve to stabilize the nasal septum and take off any ensuing fluid.
The anesthesia in rhinoplasty surgery
Rhinoplasty is usually performed under general anesthesia. This has the advantage that you as the patient will not suffer the stress of the procedure. Whether someone is anesthetized or not, the anesthesiologist decides after an in-depth investigation. He is present throughout the operation and monitors and controls the anesthesia.
If general anesthesia is not considered for an individual reason, rhinoplasty can also be performed under local anesthesia. In addition to the anesthetic, sedatives are also administered, which cause a kind of twilight sleep. Although you are awake and relaxed as a patient, you will not feel any pain other than light pressure, pulling, or similar sensations during the procedure. The soothing drug can be taken as a tablet or injected into a vein in the arm.