WHAT IS A RHINOPLASTY OR NOSE JOB?

The rhinoplasty or cosmetic surgery of the nose is one of the most frequent procedures in facial plastic surgery. It consists of improving the aesthetic appearance of the nose by modifying the shape and size of its structures.

A rhinoplasty can be combined with other plastic surgeries, such as a mentoplasty or chin implant, to obtain a better equilibrium of the patient profile. When this occurs, the surgery is called a perfiloplasty.

It can also be combined with a functional nose surgery, such as a septoplasty, or even with the closing of a septal perforation. In these cases, it is called septorhinoplasty. When a first rhinoplasty does not have the desired result, the following rhinoplasty is called a secondary or revision rhinoplasty.

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WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR A RHINOPLASTY?

This question is more important than it seems. There are people with noses that would not fit the beauty standards, who nevertheless are happy with them, or who have never had any functional or self-esteem problems.

The point is that if your nose is an aesthetic problem that has had an influence in slowing down your personal development or your self-esteem you are probably candidate, although it is also true that this will not necessarily be the solution to all your problems.

During the first consultation with Dr. Escobar, in his office in Bogota, Colombia,  based on his honesty and sincerity, will confirm this point and will assess you in deciding if the surgery is adequate or not, and if so, what type of surgery is recommended.

AT WHAT AGE CAN A RHINOPLASTY BE DONE?

In regards to the age as of which a rhinoplasty can be performed, women can have it done from the age of fifteen and men from the age of seventeen. Nose growth stops at this age, therefore a rhinoplasty will offer more reliable results. There are exceptional cases in which it can be performed at earlier ages, especially when there has been trauma that causes functional problems, in addition to aesthetic problems.

On the other hand, a rhinoplasty can be performed in elderly people as a complement to a rejuvenation process, being that one of the signs that make us look the oldest is the aspect of the nose, which loses some of the characteristics that are typical during a person's youth, mainly regarding the position of the nose tip. The nose tip can fall with age, which will result in a much older look.

 WILL I HAVE A NATURAL RESULT AFTER THE RHINOPLASTY ?

In the first consultation, Dr. Escobar will perform a study of your face, taking measurements of the main features of your nose and its relation to the other facial structures. He will also take photos of your face, and thanks to special software, he will be able to do a simulation of the planned result, right beside you. This way, you also participate in the planning of your rhinoplasty.

These steps will help Dr. Escobar during the procedure  to obtain a natural result avoiding surprises after your surgery. 

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HOW IS A RHINOPLASTY DONE?

There are many techniques to perform a rhinoplasty; some more effective than others. As a facial plastic surgeon and a specialist in rhinoplasty, Dr. Escobar only performs the most advanced techniques that have been proven successful along the years.

During the first consultation, Dr. Escobar will explain in detail the technique which will be the most adequate for your case.

Dr Escobar´s techniques avoid external incisions that can leave visible scars, and none of them require the use of nasal packing. Such closed techniques reduce the swelling in comparision to other techniques.

Another important point of the surgery is the type of anesthesia that is used. The surgery can be performed under general or local anesthesia, but thinking in your safety Dr. Escobar always prefers using intravenous general anesthesia. This type of anesthesia guarantees your safety during and inmediatly after the procedure, as well as a fast recovery.

AFTER SURGERY

Thanks to the type of rhinoplasty that Dr. Escobar performs, his patients' recovery is very fast and comfortable.

In little over a week you will be able to go back to work and carry out your regular activities without any problem. The rhinoplasty is a surgery that is not painful during the immediate postoperative; you may feel some discomfort as a product of nasal congestion that is produced by the swelling. Nevertheless, the symptoms will disappear after a few days with the medication that Dr. Escobar will prescribe you.

On the days following the surgery Dr. Escobar will perform several follow-ups, to ensure that you are having an adequate evolution and that your final results are always the best possible ones.

The final aspect of the new nose will be defined within the course of the months; although they may vary according to the case, the final results will be able to be observed from 6 months to a year after the surgery.

After the rhinoplasty Dr. Escobar will keep track of your evolution, giving you a guarantee on the results. Also, all the checkup consultations will be free of charge.

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