Rhinoplasty can be performed either for aesthetic or functional reasons, or a combination of both. At the Klinik am Rhein we specialise in the surgical correction of the nose. A bump on the nose can be removed, the nose can be thinned out and straightened, the tip of the nose can be refined and the nostrils can be made smaller. We also offer more extensive corrective procedures to shorten or lengthen the nose and improve breathing through the nose. The personal consultation beforehand is just as important as the experience and surgical expertise of the surgeon. This is where the patient’s expectations and wishes are discussed in detail and all questions are answered.
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The nose is the central point on the face. Deformation or other deviations from the norm can have a negative impact for the individual. A nose operation is also possible in a few critical cases. However, it is necessary for patients to be healthy, both physically and mentally, before undergoing the procedure.
A special feature of our clinic is VECTRA XT, the world’s most advanced computer-aided 3D camera system. In addition to precisely analysing the initial anatomical shape of your nose, this technology provides a realistic 3D simulation of the results.
Before the treatment, the system takes images of the nose from several angles and combines them to make a natural 3D model that can then be adjusted. It is used as the basis for the surgeon and the patient to get a fairly accurate image of the final result before the actual procedure.
The necessary changes to the bone or cartilage are generally performed by making incisions on the inside of the nose. This usually involves removing and/or moving the cartilage and bone. If, in certain cases, more extensive changes are required, a fine, inconspicuous incision on the bridge of the nose is made. This direct access is particularly helpful if adjustments to the tip of the nose are to be made.
The procedure takes between 60 and 90 minutes and is usually performed under general anaesthesia. Thanks to state-of-the-art anaesthetics, the subsequent wake-up phase is gentle. After the surgery, the patient spends one night at the clinic for observation. Afterwards, all patients receive the mobile telephone number of the surgeon to ensure availability around the clock. The patient has to wear a skin-coloured plastic splint for 1 to 2 weeks. The final check-up visit occurs after 12 weeks. Since the rhinoplasty is normally performed inside the nose, no scars can be seen from the outside.
As with every plastic surgery, the risk of complications cannot be completely excluded. Bleeding or wound healing disorders only occur in very rare cases after the surgery on the nose. When performed by an experienced specialist, the procedure is very low-risk. Slight swelling may appear during the first few days. However, this is no cause for concern and disappears by itself.
Most health insurance providers do not usually cover the costs of cosmetic procedures. This includes external deformations such as a bump or curving of the nose, unless these issues restrict breathing. Health insurance providers may cover some or all of the costs if the deformation verifiably causes difficulties in breathing or has a severe emotional impact.
If you are interested in rhinoplasty, you can make an appointment for a personal consultation at the Klinik am Rhein.
Many people, men and women alike, do not like their nose. They look at themselves every day in the mirror and are unhappy with their appearance, particularly their facial profile. Despite this dissatisfaction, many hesitate to see a plastic surgeon. Uncertainty due to a lack of information, possible impairments, pain and risks or even financial aspects stop patients from getting advice. However, a consultation and examination of the nose by an experienced surgeon for plastic surgery can particularly help in the analysis of the problem. For this reason, the Klinik am Rhein offers a 3D analysis of the shape of the nose.
Not every patient needs a complicated procedure under general anaesthesia. Sometimes, injecting hyaluronic acid to restructure the shape of the nose is enough to make a vast improvement. For example, if the bridge of the nose is too low, it can be raised by injecting hyaluronic acid. A small bump can also be evened out by injecting it into the nasal root. Injecting hyaluronic acid can also make a nose that is too wide appear thinner or the bridge of the nose can be straightened. The results are sometimes astonishing. Small quantities can be used to transform a plump nose and make it look more delicate. You will find out everything about possible results as well as limitations of the procedure during a consultation.