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Rhinoplasty or nose surgery is a procedure that allows to beautify the nose and to breathe better. It consists of modifying the bony and cartilaginous structure of the nose in order to correct aesthetic defects and to improve respiratory function.
Rhinoplasty improves the beauty and harmony of the face and also provides a natural rejuvenation.
This medical information sheet was written in October 2021 by Dr Ralph ABBOU.
The price of rhinoplasty depends on the complexity of your case.
Social security coverage is possible in certain cases (septoplasty, post-traumatic).
Dr. Ralph ABBOU is a plastic surgeon in Paris, specializing in nose surgery. He defended his medical thesis on the subject of rhinoplasty and has published several scientific publications on the subject.
Dr. Ralph ABBOU participates in several congresses per year in France and abroad in order to maintain and perfect his theoretical and technical skills.
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This is a facial surgery procedure that allows the shape of the nose to be modified to obtain a natural and harmonious result and a satisfactory respiratory function.
Many evolutions and improvements have appeared in recent years. The most notable are preservation rhinoplasty (conservative) and ultrasonic rhinoplasty, which provide greater surgical safety and a more natural result.
The most frequent requests for nasal surgery are :
Patients who consult us for surgery want a natural result.
For patients who do not wish to undergo surgery, it is possible to perform a medical rhinoplasty using hyaluronic acid injections in aesthetic medicine.
Current surgical techniques allow me to treat a hump, a nose that is too wide or a globular tip, for example. My philosophy is to obtain a natural look, in harmony with the other facial features and the skin.
It is important to avoid the appearance of an operated nose : the surgical look (trumpet nose, too small, too short etc…).
If you wish to have your nasal hump removed, a procedure will harmonize and beautify the top of your nose. It intervenes on the nasal pyramid, the nose bone and the cartilages.
Many patients consult us in order to embellish the tip of the nose, often by refining it or by increasing the projection in the case of an ethnic rhinoplasty.
The main modifications on the tip of the nose :
I always start the consultation by asking patients what they don’t like about their nose.
Most patients don’t like it:
For a successful rhinoplasty, you need to :
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia in the operating room. Each plastic surgeon has his or her own operating technique that is adapted to each case.
The practitioner will modify the bone and cartilage structure of the nose.
We can thus :
We wish you the smoothest and shortest recovery period possible. We are here to help you and will give you detailed postoperative instructions.
The cost of a rhinoplasty operation varies according to the type of procedure.
|Aesthetic and ultrasonic rhinoplasty||From €6000|
|Secondary Rhinoplasty||From €8000|
|Ethnic Rhinoplasty||From €8000|
Its price depends on the complexity of your case and the mode of hospitalization (ambulatory or overnight stay at the clinic)
Nose surgery and reimbursement : in certain cases (respiratory disorder, trauma) there is a coverage by the social security.
Rhinoplasty is for all patients who wish to improve the aesthetics of the nose and breathe easier. Regardless of your age, you must be in good general health, a non-smoker and have realistic expectations.
The choice of open or closed rhinoplasty is a frequent question for the consulting patient : these terms simply designate the two possible surgical approaches.
In the closed rhinoplasty approach, also called endonasal rhinoplasty, the surgeon positions the scars inside the nostrils. Although an external scar is avoided, considerable challenges and technical limitations are associated with the relative lack of surgical access.
Unlike closed rhinoplasty, the open rhinoplasty approach uses a small incision, called a transcolumellar incision or rethi route to connect the right and left nostril incisions. This allows the nasal skin to be folded upward and full visibility of the lower nasal skeleton is achieved. Thus, the hallmark of open rhinoplasty is the greatly improved surgical access afforded by the transcolumellar incision.
Some surgeons remain faithful to the closed technique, especially when the nasal anatomy is relatively simple. Open rhinoplasty allows the treatment of complex nasal deformities such as :
In fact, most rhinoplasty experts consider open rhinoplasty to be the procedure of choice for difficult nasal anatomy. For these same reasons, I prefer to use the open approach because it improves diagnostic accuracy. However, the technical requirements of open rhinoplasty are rigorous, and substantial dedication and commitment to this approach are necessary to achieve consistently superior results.
Depending on your nasal anatomy and aesthetic goals, Dr. Abbou will perform either an open or closed rhinoplasty.
For example, I would recommend open rhinoplasty if you wish to :
If you only need minor changes to the nose, closed rhinoplasty may be the best option. In both cases, the incisions are barely visible.
There are several types of operations for different objectives. It is essential to have an initial consultation to understand your needs and motivations. This first appointment will help orient you towards a specific type of rhinoplasty.
Its objective is to achieve an operation with simpler after-effects and better surgical control without any fracture of the nasal bones.
Ultrasonic rhinoplasty is a gentle technique that allows to obtain a natural result thanks to ultrasounds.
To increase the projection of the nose and reduce the nostrils in patients with thick skin of African or Asian origin, ethnic rhinoplasty is more suitable. This operation usually involves a cartilage graft to obtain a satisfactory and natural result.
It happens that some patients contact us after a first nose surgery that does not satisfy them. To remedy this, it is possible to perform a secondary rhinoplasty to improve the results of the first failed operation.
Today, it is possible to beautify the nose without surgery : this is medical rhinoplasty. This is made possible by injections of hyaluronic acid and botox at the tip and back of the nose. Medical rhinoplasty allows the removal of a bump or the embellishment of a hollow on the nose. The advantage is that the result is immediate and lasts one (1) year.
Conservation rhinoplasty or preservation rhinoplasty involves reshaping the existing anatomy of the nose, using very little tissue resection and no grafting to achieve a more natural look to your nose without destabilizing the nose.
It preserves the anatomy of the patient’s nose and can convert a hump into a straight or concave nose and reshape the cartilage to create an attractive nose without compromising nasal function or support. The result is a natural looking nose and reduces the number of patients requiring secondary or tertiary surgery.
Years ago, in rhinoplasty, significant amounts of normal cartilage and bone were removed to reduce the size of the nose, but this resulted in artificially pinched hollow noses. In modern rhinoplasty surgery, a good surgeon will retain the important structural components to refine the nose and improve its definition.
This procedure is considered to be the next revolution in plastic surgery !
Conservative rhinoplasty is based on :
This type of nose surgery is intended for people who want a very natural result and simpler postoperative procedures. The objectives can be multiple :
Endoscopic rhinoplasty allows performing a rhinoplasty under visual control thanks to the use of a mini camera that is introduced through an incision inside the nose. It allows improving the safety of the surgical gesture and to control step by step all the sequences of the rhinoplasty in order to obtain a natural and harmonious result and to reduce to the maximum the risks of irregularities and defects on the final result.
It allows concretely :
In case of impact on the nose that results in a fracture, the nasal pyramid, bone and cartilage may be damaged. A post-traumatic rhinoplasty is an operation that restores the breathing function of the nose, as well as improving the aesthetics of the nose.
Before embarking on a rhinoplasty operation, it is possible to simulate the desired result using morphing. This is a software that allows you to simulate the results on the nose. An excellent way to preview the result before the operation !
One year after the operation. During the first year, very progressive changes will occur. An edema of the tip of the nose may persist for several months.
The decision to have nose surgery is a very personal one. Only you can make this important decision. For many, a successful rhinoplasty can be truly life changing. It becomes an interesting and rewarding experience for both the patient and the surgeon.
Realistic expectations are the key to happiness. There is no such thing as the perfect body or the perfect nose. The most attractive nose is the one that blends with the rest of your features. Small changes can do wonders for your confidence.
Proper nasal function should never be sacrificed for aesthetic enhancement.
The plastic surgeon is trained in both medical and functional rhinoplasty. He is able to achieve a smaller, more attractive nose and improve nasal function through septoplasty.
Rest and relaxation are recommended during the first week after nose surgery. People with sedentary jobs can return to work after 7 days. Those whose work requires physical exertion or who are in contact with their clients will return to work after 15 days.
In addition to proper surgical technique, rhinoplasty requires favorable healing conditions. Prolonged inflammation and excessive soft tissue swelling complicate healing.
Therefore, control of swelling and inflammation after surgery is paramount. Although some surgical swelling and inflammation are unavoidable, proper follow-up can minimize the inflammatory effects and optimize cosmetic results.
I recommend staying overnight at the clinic. Of course, you can leave the same day (ambulatory) if you wish.
After the cast is removed, you should massage your nose at least twice a day.
How to massage?
Start from the root of the nose and slide towards the wings, going towards the tip.
Start from the root of the nose and slide under the eyes following the lower edge of the orbits.
Pinch the tip symmetrically.
These different massages will make the swelling disappear much more quickly.
The next day, you can wash the inside of your nose with saline solution. This will bring you great comfort during the first days until you can blow your nose properly after 15 days.
Most often, the final result is in accordance with your wishes and quite close to the project established in preoperative. A delay of two to three months is necessary to get a good idea of the result.
It is important to keep in mind that the final result will only be obtained after six months to one year.
The operation brings a morphological and aesthetic improvement that is often quite appreciable. It also brings a significant psychological benefit.
The goal of this plastic surgery is to bring an improvement and not to reach perfection. If your wishes are realistic, the result obtained should give you great satisfaction.
If you have a breathing disorder or after a trauma of the nose, the surgeon makes the request for reimbursement by a form. The patient sends the form to his primary health insurance fund by registered mail with acknowledgement of receipt.
How long will the nose remain swollen after rhinoplasty?
After your nose job, it will remain swollen for several months. The final result is assessed 12 months after the operation.
The nose remains blocked for 7 to 15 days after rhinoplasty, until the swelling of the nostrils diminishes.
To remove the crusts after rhinoplasty, it is necessary to wash the nose with physiological serum several times a day and apply a greasy cream vitamin A which helps to eliminate the crusts.
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