Rhinoplasty or nose job can be performed from the time that the bone stops growing, i.e. from 17 years of age to correct specific aesthetic or congenital defects or those resulting from a trauma, by operating on either the inside of the nostrils without leaving a scar or on the tip of the nose via the columella, which leaves a minimal scar after healing. The surgeon will ensure that the natural appearance of the nose is retained and that the face’s harmony is restored.

During the first consultation at our rhinoplasty surgery clinic, a blood test will be carried out to detect any contraindications and a pre-anaesthesia consultation will be planned. In the first consultation patient will know the approximate rhinoplasty cost. It is important to stop smoking, avoid sun exposure and arrive in a good state of health without any skin infections on the day of the procedure, which will last on average 1.5 hours, is generally performed under general anaesthetic (or sometimes local with the administration of sedatives if osteotomies do not need to be performed) and does not necessarily require hospitalisation. A 2–3 month wait is required before a good idea of the result can be seen and this will not be final for 6 months to 1 year.

The patient can resume their activities after approximately ten days. After the removal of the compression plaster, the nose will still look very large owing to the oedema and respiratory problems may be experienced owing to the swelling of the mucous membrane and any scabs in the nasal passages, but these scars will gradually fade. The bruising and swelling of the eyelids, which is generally minor, will disappear in the space of one week and a splint must be worn for 7–8 days.

This procedure is sometimes combined with mentoplasty. More rarely, nose rhinoplasty service may be considered at the same time as a face and neck lift or any other procedure on the body.
Complications are extremely rare; any infection will be treated with antibiotics

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DR MICHEL PFULG

DR JEAN-CHARLES BAYOL

PROF. DR PHILLIP BLONDEEL

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