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Rhinoplasty
and nasal
reduction
 

A humped or very long nose is a great burden for many people. Thanks to state-of-the-art techniques in plastic and cosmetic surgery and otorhinolaryngology, it is now possible to individually modify the nose and adapt it to the patient's wishes and ideas. Above all, nasal reduction is a great way to give the entire face a more harmonious and attractive appearance.

 

For this reason, rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed plastic and cosmetic surgery treatments.

"I am absolutely satisfied with the surgical results of Dr. Dacho without any restrictions. The nose now looks so natural--nobody suspected that I was operated on."

patient’s citation on jameda.de

More about nose correction and nasal reduction (nose job)

What is a nose correction or nasal reduction?

How does a nose correction or a nasal reduction work?

What criteria must be met in order to undergo a nose correction?

What are the advantages of nose correction or nasal reduction?

What complications can occur with a nose correction or nasal reduction?

What are the costs for a nose correction or nasal reduction?

Nose correction (rhinoplasty) is probably the best known nose operation. Here, the nose is changed externally by surgery according to the wishes of the patient. The nose is given a new shape during this operation, giving the entire face a new appearance.

 

Rhinoplasty can be used to correct a bump or long nose, straighten a crooked nose, narrow a nose that is too wide, or fill in depressions (like a saddle nose). Rhinoplasty is sometimes called a ‘nose job’, which refers mainly to the correction and reduction of a large nose.

 

Rhinoplasty is one of the most technically demanding operations in plastic and cosmetic surgery, which is why it should only be performed by experienced specialists with relevant experience in this field.

 

Before nasal surgery, it is imperative that the patient and the doctor clarify exactle what the patient wants. Only then is it possible for the doctor to get a clear picture of the patient's ideas.

A rhinoplasty is usually performed under general anesthesia. It can either be closed or open. Through the incisions, the doctor introduces special surgical instruments, with which he or she opens the soft tissues of the nose and thus provides access to the nasal structure. There, the bony and cartilaginous parts of the nasal bump are ablated or formed into a different shape.

 

The size of the nose can be reduced, and the shape altered. If necessary, the surgeon may also perform a nasal septal correction or a reduction of the nasal turbinates as part of the surgery.


After suturing the incisions, foils are placed in the nostrils to support the inner area and the bridge of the nose is protected with special patches and gypsum for 10-14 days.

The patient must be aware that a nose operation has a major impact on appearance and should by no means be taken lightly.

 

There are a few criteria that limit a patient's ability to undergo a nose job or nasal reduction. In general, the patient should be physically fit to achieve a rapid and uncomplicated healing process.

 

The skin structure and nature of the nasal cartilage play a crucial role in the success of rhinoplasty or nasal reduction and must be evaluated by a physician before treatment.

Together with the attending physician, the patient actively participates in the design of the desired nose.

 

In addition, in the course of a nose operation, a nasal septal correction and nasal constriction reduction can be performed, which frees the patient of difficulty breathing and can reduce chronic sinusitis.

In the first few weeks after a nose operation, the nose should be treated with extreme caution. In addition, follow-up with nose surgery is crucial.

 

It is quite normal that there is a nasal obstruction during this time, because the mucous membranes are still swollen and the wound secretion must be drained.

 

In addition, there is a temporary reduction in sensation of the nasal tip, upper lip and nasal mucosa after rhinoplasty. This numbness passes after some time.

 

How do I choose the right surgeon?

It is not easy to find the right surgeon for nose surgery or nasal reduction. There are many things to consider when choosing. In the first place should always be the quality and experience of the surgeon. You should only undergo surgery by a specialized nose surgeon who has many years of experience in the field. Especially with nose corrections it is important that the patient can trust the doctor 100%.

In medically unnecessary plastic nose surgery, such as cosmetic nose correction or nasal reduction, the costs are not covered by health insurance.

 

Prices for a nose operation depend on the nature and effort of the procedure.