Rhinoplasty and rhinoplasty

The nose is the focal point of the face and receives special attention in our society. Because of its appearance and function, it affects people both psychologically and because of its functional disability (impaired breathing and illnesses). These important components of the nose can be surgically removed. Due to the progressive increase in knowledge of medical treatments and surgical procedures, it is now possible to operate on functional disorders and disturbing forms of the nose together and therefore make appropriate and expedient changes in one operation. However, the shape of the nose is subject to individual ideas. Therefore, a professional examination and consultation must be carried out before any surgery on and in the nose in order to be able to provide patients with appropriate advice. This includes an ENT examination of the inside of the nose with regard to its function and an assessment of the face with regard to the nose. This also includes computer imaging, computer-aided image analysis and, if necessary, further diagnostic imaging using computer tomography to rule out pathological changes. In particular, corrections for humped nose, crooked nose and other traumatic or congenital deformities are performed endonasally (see also www.nasenkorrektur-luzern.ch). They therefore leave no external scars, which occasionally remain disturbingly visible and are only required for special cases in rhinoplasty surgery. The aim is to use the body’s own material for these procedures and also for the correction of the saddle nose due to various causes. As emphasized above, great importance is attached to maintaining function and restoration. Typically, these procedures are performed under general anesthesia (intubation anesthesia) and the nose is splinted for a few days after the operation. Pain does not normally occur. Of course, it is understandable that the nose is swollen for a few days after the operation.

Aftercare

A nasal cast is required for 10 days after the operation. A plaster is then worn for around a week to protect the sensitive skin of the nose. Due to the operations performed, patients should not engage in any sporting activities that could injure the nose for at least two months in order to protect the newly operated nose. It is also very important to ensure that the nose is not exposed to strong sunlight for two months, which could lead to sunburn. Glasses should not be worn for at least one month. However, we can give you advice on how to proceed if you need to wear glasses.

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