If you feel your nose is too long, long, humpbacked or has any other defect that concerns you, rhinoplasty can change your overall appearance and self-confidence. It is also the only way to correct your breathing through functional rhinoplasty.
Functional Rhinoplasty has the ability to correct any imperfections you have in your nose. Depending on the area to be corrected, we select the corresponding method. Two are the most widely used methods – “Open” Rhinoplasty and “Closed” Rhinoplasty.
Their difference lies in the fact that in the Open Method there is a small incision in the penis (skin between the two nostrils) of the order of three millimeters, but which after three months is virtually eliminated, but offers much better results than Closest. For this reason is the method chosen by Mr. Konstantinos Benetatos in 95% of cases of Rhinoplasty.
Nose Cartilage: The foremost ridge of the back is the most frequent problem with 60-70% of the Greek patients who come seeking a solution through Rhinoplasty. When correcting the hump, the cartilage and bone part of the back is removed, offering the desired shape.
Tip of the nose: If the problem is found at the tip of the nose (more bulky tip – “boxy tip” – or more round) rhinoplasty will again provide the solution. This is accomplished by removing a part of the cartilage that supports the top or remodeling it. The way you choose will be followed by a thorough clinical examination by Mr. Konstantinos Benetato during your visit. This correction can be performed either by Closed Rhinoplasty or by a small incision done in Stylix with Open Rhinoplasty.
Functional rhinoplasty is one that involves interventions in both the diaphragm and the nasal nasal valve, in order to improve breathing. A complete clinical examination will reveal the underlying problems and Mr. Constantine Benetatos will recommend appropriate and most appropriate surgical intervention.
About 10% of worldwide rhinoplasty needs a second surgery to improve the effect or correct complications that are related to either breathing or appearance. Mr. Konstantinos Benetatos is able to improve problems that exist after an unsuccessful rhinoplasty surgery using cartilage or bone grafts from other areas of the body. A thorough clinical examination will reveal the underlying problems and the doctor will suggest appropriate and more appropriate surgical intervention.
Both Closed and Open Rhinoplasty surgery will result in the absence of visible scars. Closed Rhinoplasty surgery is performed inside the nose and scars created internally after a period of time disappear. In patients who have undergone Open Rhinoplasty surgery, the incision formed in the stoma (skin between the two nodules) has excellent healing and is very difficult to distinguish.
A complete medical history should be taken before each surgery. As a precautionary measure, doctors without prescription or herbal products / drugs should not be taken before surgery and for 3 days afterwards. Also, strict non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as salospir, ibuprofen (Nurofen), diclofenac (Voltaren) and any other anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy should be avoided in consultation with the treating physician. It would also be very useful to bring a list of any prescription medicines you receive for your preoperative control.
If you are a smoker / smoker, try to quit smoking at least five days before and after surgery, as this will dramatically reduce the chance of post-operative complications.
Surgery, depending on the technique used, lasts about one and a half to three and a half (1.30 to 3.50) hours.
Usually the patient’s stay in the hospital is for one night.
A narthex will be placed in the nose area and held by a tape. When there is interference in the diaphragm, two thin sheets of silicone are placed inside the nose and removed in a week, and a special gauze is removed in two days. The sutures of the penis will be removed in one week along with the narthex, which however should be used for another month during sleep.
Although recovery time varies from person to person, patients should be given a two-week interval for complete recovery. Although most patients after three to five days will feel much better, but there may be bruises (disappear within a week) and a relative difficulty breathing from the nose that lasts for up to a month.
Patients are usually able to recover a mild physical activity within three to five days, swim in three weeks (if they have fully recovered), while vigorous exercise (aerobic exercise, etc.) should be avoided for four to six weeks.
On the first day you have to relax and rest in your hospital or home.
From the second to the seventh (2-7) day, though you can get up and move, you will still feel some inconvenience, and you should protect your nose and narthex.
From the seventh to the fourteenth day (7-14) most of the swelling and bruising will have subsided. From now on, you will begin to feel much better and after ten days, you will be able to start a mild exercise gradually increasing the intensity.
From the third week onwards you will almost return to your normal pace.
60% of edema will escape in one month and the nose will continue to improve for up to one year.
Patients should avoid driving until they are completely relieved of pain and restraint. This is suggested for patients to secure coverage from their insurance company. They may take one to two weeks to fully recover.
The dressing will be removed from the nose in two days and suture, narthex and silicone sheets will be removed in one week. You will have scheduled visits with Mr. Constantine Benetatos for ten days and then after three months, six months and one year to see your smooth postoperative course. There will be no extra charge for any monitoring associated with your rhinoplasty.
After rhinoplasty, swelling in the nose area is routinely progressing over two to four weeks, and the final outcome of surgery will continue to improve over the first 12 months.
Rhinoplasty surgery is a routine surgery and crowns with absolute success for the overwhelming majority of patients. However, as with any surgery, it is very important to understand that there may be complications. The complications that may occur are listed below.
The occurrence of slight bleeding is frequent and stops in the first twenty-four hours. In a small number of cases (less than 1%), bleeding may be such that the patient needs to return to the operating room for control.
Both Closed and Open Rhinoplasty surgery will result in the appearance of very small / not visible scars. For more information, see “Scars” at the top of the page.
The onset of inflammation is very rare but, if it occurs, the patient will need to be treated with antibiotic medication.
Although it is considered rare to occur, if the ridge is removed from the back of the nose, the remaining bone and cartilage may have minor abnormalities that may be discernible-palpable under the skin.
The skin in the nose may become a little more pink, but this tends to occur only in patients who have undergone repeated Rhinoplasty surgical procedures.
There may be thin differences between the two sides of the nose from the different position of the bone or cartilage.
A small group of patients experience some pain for several weeks after surgery.
It is usually transient, and when it happens it comes back completely after a few months.
Usually, patients have a slight swelling in the nose area, and if they have undergone Open Rhinoplasty, swelling is more intense and takes longer to recede.
If you feel any symptom that may be of concern to you, please do not hesitate to contact us.