Nez – Rhinoplastie

Rhinoplasty, nose job, fat transfer, facial implants

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to improve the overall aesthetics of the nasal pyramid, whether it’s removing a bump, refining the tip, changing the length or width, or even improving breathing. Usually, the scar is very discreet, hidden inside the nostrils, sometimes accompanied by a scar on the columella. 

Rhinoplasty has come a long way in recent times, thanks to rhinoplasty preservation techniques. Preservation rhinoplasty enables the desired changes to be made while preserving certain very important structures, both functionally and aesthetically.

If you’re looking for an overall improvement in profile, rhinoplasty can be accompanied by fat transfer or a chin implant (profiloplasty). In more complex cases, maxillofacial surgery can be used to modify the proportions of the facial bones. Some cases do not require surgery, but a simple injection of hyaluronic acid to improve a small bump or a deviated appearance of the nose.

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Closed rhinoplasty (simple cases)

Duration: 1.5-2.5 hours
Anaesthesia: General or local with sedation
Hospitalization: Outpatient, sometimes 24 hours
Time off work: 7-10 days

Open rhinoplasty (complex cases)

Duration: 2-4 hours
Anaesthesia: General
Hospitalization: Outpatient, sometimes 24 hours
Time off work: 7-10 days

Medical rhinoplasty

Duration: approx. 20-30 minutes
Anesthesia: Local
Hospitalization: none
Time off work: none


What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is a procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon to reshape or modify the shape of the nose to improve appearance or breathing function, using several techniques: hyaluronic acid injections or surgery for permanent results.

What is functional rhinoseptoplasty?

In some cases, rhinoplasty is considered reconstructive plastic surgery. This occurs when the procedure is primarily aimed at correcting functional problems of the nose, such as severe nasal obstructions due to deviations of the nasal septum or congenital malformations. In such cases, rhinoplasty is performed to restore the patient’s normal respiratory function, and therefore falls within the scope of reconstructive plastic surgery.

What are the main reasons why people opt for rhinoplasty?

Motivations for rhinoplasty can vary, but common reasons include improving aesthetic appearance (hump, deviations, unsightly tip, etc.), correcting functional problems of the nose, or a combination of both.

Who are the ideal candidates for rhinoplasty?

Ideal candidates for rhinoplasty are generally healthy adults who have realistic expectations of the results of the procedure. An evaluation by a cosmetic surgeon is necessary to determine eligibility.

What are the benefits of preservation rhinoplasty?

Preservation rhinoplasty, also known as tissue-preserving rhinoplasty, is a cosmetic nose surgery technique that aims to preserve as much of the nose’s natural anatomical structure as possible. Unlike other types of rhinoplasties, which sometimes involve the extensive removal of cartilage or bone tissue, preservation rhinoplasty focuses on subtly modifying and preserving the existing structure of the nose to achieve aesthetic results while retaining functionality and with superior stability of outcome. It is often used for adjustments such as the correction of bumps or irregularities, while avoiding significant alteration of the structure of the nose. This can lead to faster recovery and more natural results. However, the feasibility of this approach depends on the initial structure of each nose and the objectives of the surgery. 

Is rhinoplasty painful?

Post-operative pain is generally well manageable with medication. Most patients experience discomfort and pressure rather than intense pain.

Is it possible to breathe after rhinoplasty?

Yes, most of the time we use nasal swabs that allow you to breathe through your nose after the procedure.

What can I expect after rhinoplasty?

After rhinoplasty, it’s important to follow the plastic surgeon’s instructions to ensure optimal healing. The aftermath of rhinoplasty can vary from person to person, but here’s generally what you can expect:

  • Pain and Swelling: you may experience pain, swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes for the first few days. This will gradually diminish. Bruising usually disappears completely after 2 weeks.
  • Plasters and casts: a cast or nasal plaster is placed to maintain the shape of the nose during healing. It is removed after about a week.
  • Sutures: Internal sutures fall out spontaneously after a few days. External sutures are removed after a week.
  • Respiratory discomfort: Despite the silicone pads that let you breathe, you may have some difficulty breathing through your nose for a while due to the internal swelling. This will gradually improve over the weeks.

How long does it take to see the final results of rhinoplasty?

The final results of rhinoplasty can take several months, even up to a year, as the nose needs to stabilize and the swelling gradually disappear.

What is ultrasonic rhinoplasty and what are its advantages?

Ultrasonic rhinoplasty is an advanced surgical technique that uses an ultrasonic device (piezotome) to sculpt and reshape the nasal bones very precisely, while preserving the surrounding soft tissue. Although considered a gentler surgical technique, it requires more tissue detachment and a slightly longer operating time.

How can I project myself with my new nose?

We usually make a 3D simulation of your new nose. It’s a communication tool that helps us understand your expectations and explain the various modifications to be made. This is not a promise of results, as they depend on a number of factors. We can also show you before-and-after photos of previous patients to give you a realistic idea of possible results. A photo gallery is also available on our website.

What's the difference between cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine when it comes to nose correction?

Cosmetic surgery involves surgical intervention to alter the structure of the nose, while aesthetic medicine offers non-surgical solutions, such as filler injections, for less invasive corrections.

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