Nose correction



The aim of the operation is to harmonize the parts of the nose and to adapt the nose to the face. Existing nasal obstructions may also be corrected in the same session.

The nose consists of a bony and cartilaginous scaffold that is covered by a skin coat and lined with mucous membrane. The operation can be performed in almost all cases from the inside of the nose so that no visible scars occur. It is necessary to lift the skin coat from the bony and cartilaginous nasal skeleton. This leads to swelling and discoloration. While the latter usually subside in two, at the latest three weeks, low swelling conditions may persist for some months. Swelling and thickening, even one-sided, are among the most common symptoms that require treatment after surgery. Particularly affected is the area above the tip of the nose, especially with very thick skin. On the other hand, with thin skin, in rare cases externally visible constrictions can be caused by the scar.

Especially in patients prone to circulatory disorders, the skin of the nose or nose tip may show a reddish or bluish discoloration after surgery.
Crooked rabbits are particularly troubled because they tend to return to their old position after straightening. Here, the nasal septum must be mitkorrigiert to counteract this tendency.

If the nose is to be made smaller externally, it can not grow inside. Under certain circumstances, this must be reserved for a second, usually much smaller intervention.
Just as little as two sides of the nose and two nostrils are absolutely symmetrical before surgery, they will often not be the same as a mirror after surgery. With slight, barely noticeable asymmetries one must expect.

In the case of a saddle nose, cartilage is used to build up the nasal septum, the auricle, the rib cartilage or foreign cartilage. Unfortunately, while these implants heal properly in most cases, they are also known to be broken down or even repelled.
Very rare events in all nasal surgeries are increased rebleeding or infection. Just as rare are pressure points under the plaster cast after the surgery, because they usually show pain in time.

Occasionally, there is a slight fall in the tip of the nose after the operation, less often a connective tissue-like swelling above the tip of the nose.
While there is not a slight nose correction in the true sense, many nasal intrusions cause the surgeon extraordinary difficulty. For the patient itself, experience has shown that it is impossible to judge them correctly. As you can see from the possible complications listed above, it is important for the surgeon to control the dynamics of the postoperative healing process. The surgical result is only secured by careful post-treatment.

Extreme cold and sunshine should be avoided for about six months.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia by a specialist anesthesiologist.

If you are interested in an intervention, you can arrange a meeting appointment at the telephone number given above. You then have the opportunity to discuss the procedure as well as your wishes and expectations in detail with the surgeon. This will inform you in detail about the possibilities and limitations of surgical treatment. This explanation includes not only the nature, meaning and consequences of the procedure in its essential features, but also the reference to the possible complications, as they u. a. also described above. You also have the opportunity to visit the clinic.

Treatment spectrum::

  • Raising and / or lowering the nose tip
  • Dilation or narrowing of the nostrils
  • Correction of a misalignment
  • Straightening the nose
  • Narrowing of the nose bridge

At the beginning of the doctor-patient contact is a detailed consultation. In this an analysis is carried out e.g. the nose, I explain in detail the operation method, take a detailed position on risks and the healing process and can then also make statements on the prospects of success. Only then should you decide on a possible operation.

How important a detailed and honest consultation is can only judge who gets it!


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