Rhinoplasty & Functional Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is an operation that aims to change the shape of the nose, to correct imperfections and to give the desired balance to the face.

An aesthetically unacceptable nose may be due to hereditary and genetic factors or may have resulted from injuries, diseases or even failed previous surgeries.

Due to its position in the center of the face the nose directly affects its proportions, symmetry and harmony.

It is a fact that an elegant nose highlights the beauty of the whole face, while on the contrary every deformity of it negatively affects its aesthetic proportions.

It is a fact that an elegant nose highlights the beauty of the whole face, while on the contrary every deformity of it negatively affects its aesthetic proportions.

In addition to the external appearance and the aesthetic part, rhinoplasty restores at the same time with the aesthetic deformities of the external nose, the anatomical abnormalities inside.

This operation is called Functional Rhinoplasty and at the same time treats the problems of nasal function, restoring proper breathing.

It is the ultimate solution to problems caused by bad breathing, such as headaches, sinusitis, sleep apnea, snoring and other problems that greatly complicate the patient's daily life.

In these cases, restoring the proper function of the nose is a necessity and not a luxury.

All of the above make rhinoplasty one of the most common and popular surgeries in the world.

Chronologically it is considered to be the oldest form of plastic surgery.

The purpose of the plastic surgeon is to shape the nose as it suits the specific and unique face of every person seeking rhinoplasty.

The desired result should bring an attractive nose shape that follows as much as possible the aesthetic proportions and the uniqueness of each person's face.

So every rhinoplasty performed by the plastic surgeon differs from person to person, because no nose is exactly the same as another.

In rhinoplasty, the individualized approach to the problem of each person, plays the most important role.

Rhinoplasty can correct the following problems:

  • The size of the nose (reshaping).
  • The size of the nostrils.
  • The shape of the tip (thinning of the tip).
  • A crooked nose.
  • Scoliosis of the nasal septum.
  • Hypertrophic niches.
  • Problems that may result from injuries or be congenital.

By correcting the shape of the nose, the appearance of the face changes radically and it becomes more beautiful because harmony returns to the tertiles of the face.

The face becomes more beautiful and expressive.

This results in the patient feeling a psychological harmony and increasing their self-confidence.

The minimum age for rhinoplasty is 16-17 years.

Before the operation, the plastic surgeon will analyze in detail the procedure of the operation as well as the expected shape of the nose postoperatively.

Rhinoplasty is rightly considered "the operation of the millimeter", as it requires precision in the shaping of the cartilage and bones of the nose.

The operation is performed by the plastic surgeon and lasts on average one to one and a half hours depending on the size of the candidate's problem.

It is performed under general or local anesthesia and usually requires an overnight stay in the clinic.

It usually takes about 1 week for someone to be able to return to work after surgery.

Impressive modern techniques make rhinoplasty very affordable for all patients, as it does not require long-term hospitalization and has a low cost.

Rhinoplasty is divided into:

  • closed rhinoplasty
  • open rhinoplasty

> Closed or simple rhinoplasty treats simple correction conditions of the hump and finesse tip.

> Open rhinoplasty is often used on difficult, oversized noses or reoperations in the area.

It involves an external incision in the skin of the nose in the area between the upper lip of the mouth and the tip of the nose which is barely visible after suturing.

Also in the case of large nostrils (mostly men), they can be reduced to aesthetically acceptable limits by using very small incisions on the sides of the nostrils.

After the operation, the plastic surgeon places a soft bandage inside the nose to maintain the structure and removes it after 24 hours.

For a very short time there may be a feeling of bloating locally or a mild headache.

During recovery, if osteotomies have been performed during the operation, then there will be some swelling and bruising in the area of the lower eyelids for a few days which gradually subside and disappear within the week.

At Medical Excess we address and treat individually each of our patients who needs rhinoplasty surgery. We assess their peculiarities, their problem, their aesthetic point of view and with special care and safety we accomplish the most accurate, functional and beautiful result. Our main goal is to give you the smile of satisfaction and glow on your face!