The nose signs character, and when it is a source of complexity, it is impossible to hide. Aesthetic responses must always take into account the psychological parameter.

At what age to decide on a rhinoplasty?

When the face has finished its bone and cartilage growth, the operation is possible around 16-18 years old.

How to choose your cosmetic surgeon?

You must take at least two different opinions and verify the surgeon’s reputation by relying on word of mouth. The practitioner must be experienced and do rhinoplasty regularly. The woman, for her part, must feel confident, listened to. She must still present her request freely, without the surgeon trying to impose her choice on her.

How do I explain what I want?

This dialogue with the surgeon is essential. The keyword is “natural”, the nose must harmonize with the rest of the face. It should be understood, because otherwise, the result may be objectively beautiful, but not, please. It shows photos in magazines, making morphing simulations from photos and explaining your expectations in front of the mirror… several techniques allow you to anticipate the final result.

Can rhinoplasty correct everything?

Everything is correctable, starting with the most classic cases of a bump on the nose or too thick nose … even if some are more delicate.

  • If the skin is very thick, the operation will be more complex. These are, for example, so-called ethnic rhinoplasties, when the patient may have very short nose bones, soft cartilage, very thick skin.
  • If the skin is very thin, the risk of seeing irregularities or imperfections increases significantly.
  • If the bones are brittle: “In people over 40-45 years old, the skin does not straighten in the same way, and the bones are more brittle. “

How is the intervention going?

During a standard rhinoplasty, the surgeon will most often operate under general anesthesia for one to three hours. There are two ways to do this. First passing through the inside of the nose (closed rhinoplasty):

Second option: make a micro-incision between the nostrils ( open rhinoplasty). The surgeon proceeds openly when the nose presents factors that can be a source of difficulty … especially since the scar is almost invisible.

Are the consequences binding?

This nose operation may require an overnight hospital stay. The consequences are binding: count at least one week of social eviction. In some cases, the patient wicks to prevent bleeding for two days, a cast or splint for a week. It takes one to two weeks of bruises around the eyes.

Then, for the nose to find its final appearance, it will be necessary to wait up to a year when the edema subsides. “This edema resolves in several stages. On the upper and bony part, the final result can be seen in two or three months. “

Can I correct my nose with injections?

This is medical rhinoplasty, which allows small nose defects to be corrected with injections (hyaluronic acid).

“Even if the reference treatment remains surgery, medical rhinoplasty is justified in some cases, to soften a small bump or a small hollow… It can be proposed as a first-line treatment or to correct certain post-imperfections. early or late surgery. “

This method has several advantages: it is quick and non-invasive, and there are few consequences. “The result can last from 1 to 3 years because the nose is not a very mobile area, the hyaluronic acid can stay in place for a long time”.

Will my nose be more sensitive?

Once the consolidation period has passed, there is nothing to say that the nose will be more fragile. “Even if it is surely purely psychological, I pay more attention to my nose since it was operated, explains Marie, operated four years ago. Let’s say that, since it cost me, dear, I don’t want to damage it! “