Rhinoplasty is a surgical intervention that is part of the Facial Plastic Surgery specialty that we offer at ARFACIAL in Malaga. This procedure focuses on improving the shape and function of the nose, allowing it to harmonize with the rest of the face and, in some cases, to correct breathing problems.

What does a nose job consist of?

If you are interested in undergoing a rhinoplasty in Malaga, you should know that it is a highly personalized procedure that adapts to the unique needs of each patient. 

At ARFACIAL we perform this plastic surgery to improve the appearance of the nose, either with changes in the shape of the dorsum, the nasal tip, changes in the size of the nose (projection or deprojection), or changes in the angle between the nose and upper lip (rotation or disrotation). 

What is the rhinoplasty procedure like?

 With the exception of a few cases, the approach is open, which provides maximum exposure of the nasal skeleton. This superior visualization offers the surgeon a fairly broad and precise diagnostic and technical capability. 

In addition to general anaesthesia, local anaesthesia is also used for haemostasis and soft tissue dissection, with irregularities and deformities of the external contour being marked beforehand. 

Las incisiones utilizadas en este abordaje son en su mayoría endonasales, salvo la incisión cutánea transcolumelar que es la única que se podrá ver el paciente en el postoperatorio. Sin ningún problema de cicatrización o patología previa su cicatrización es imperceptible. En esta cirugía se maneja la estructura osteocartilaginosa, por lo que el paciente tendrá una férula nasal aproximadamente 15 días.  A partir de aquí podrá realizar una vida relativamente normal, que dependerá de la actividad cotidiana del paciente y la forma como vaya evolucionando, en especial el edema, tanto endonasal como externo.

Recovery and postoperative period

In the immediate postoperative period and in the following days, cold therapy will be used in addition to medication to control haematomas and oedema, thus significantly reducing recovery time. It is not a painful surgery. Postoperative medication and recommendations are mainly aimed at reducing inflammation both endonasally and externally. The greatest discomfort may be the fluctuating sensation of nasal blockage, which diminishes as the days go by.

Revision rhinoplasty

Primary rhinoplasty is the one that performs this procedure on a patient's nose for the first time, but there is also revision rhinoplasty, or also called secondary rhinoplasty, where the patient has already undergone one or more aesthetic procedures.

While rhinoplasty is a surgery more challenging because it requires accurate results, where its measures and actions are measured in millimeters, in a revision rhinoplasty everything is somewhat more complex for the healing process prior and the sometimes lack of tissue for reconstruction. In these cases, it is used grafts from other areas to compensate for this, as are the ear cartilage or rib cartilage.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Another concept to take into account is the great importance of ethnic rhinoplasty in which it is demonstrated that beauty cannot be based on fixed ideal standards.

Currently, facial surgeons are exposed to different races and mixtures of them that make even more necessary a previous study of the facial dimensions and knowledge of racial characteristics.Thus we will see not only aesthetic differences but also structural differences in terms of bone length, cartilage thickness and skin thickness, among others, which makes us decide in each case for one surgical technique or another. For this reason it is so important the deep knowledge, training and experience of the surgeon in all these aspects to be taken into account, to perform a successful surgical approach and ultimately successful, which provides a totally harmonious results to your face, the main key to beauty.

At ARFACIAL, we pride ourselves in offering personalized treatments and direct contact with our specialists. Our highly qualified medical team will make sure you feel listened to and supported at all times. If you are considering rhinoplasty in Malaga to improve the appearance and function of your nose, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us. We will be happy to guide you through the process and provide you with the best medical care to achieve the results you've always wanted.

This procedure can correct both the aesthetic and the functional part of the nose, providing not only beauty but also a better quality of life for the patient suffering from nasal respiratory insufficiency.

Contact ARFACIAL, specialists in facial plastic surgery and discover how we can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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