Nose Surgery – Rhinoplasty
Description of the procedure and the resulting effect
Rhinoplasty is most often performed by the so-called open approach. This is a small incision at the lower edge of the nasal septum and across the nostrils, which allows gentle surgical manoeuvres to be easily visible for the surgeon. During the procedure, he/she removes and reshapes cartilage or bone. The nose is then stabilized by patch and plaster splint. Finally, the surgeon inserts a tamponade into the nostrils for 24 hours. During this time, the patient can only breathe through the mouth.
No visible scars remain after the nose surgery. The scars are hidden at the lower edge of the nasal septum.