Aesthetic Operations

If you are not satisfied with the shape or size of your nose, an aesthetic rhinoplasty can be performed. This is a big step for many people because the nose is always visible and therefore determines the balance in the face and your entire appearance. That is why it is important that you are well informed and that you receive honest advice about the options. Any functional complaints can also be resolved during an aesthetic rhinoplasty and may be reimbursed by your health insurer.

The consultation

During the first consultation, we will discuss your wishes and requirements with regard to the rhinoplasty surgery. We will examine your nose and use a mirror and, when necessary, photos and drawings to explain more about the possible changes in shape and/or size. We then inform you about the treatment, the surgically technical aspects, possible complications, and the aftercare during the postoperative trajectory. We will also ask you some questions about a number of health aspects and your use of medication. All information will be documented in the Electronic Patient File. The consultant will then discuss some other practical issues and will give you a possible date for the surgery. Issues that will be discussed are:

Your medication use, allergies and medical conditions
Your tobacco, drug and alcohol use
Any previous surgeries

During the intake interview, we also take photos to make a clear analysis of your facial profile.

The surgery

On the day of the operation you can report to the desk. You will then be escorted to the operating complex by a nurse.

No rhinoplasty is the same. The aim of the operation is to optimize the aesthetics of the nose and to bring it into balance with the rest of the face. The starting situation, ethnic background, skin type and age play an important role in this. Sometimes a simple procedure is enough to make the nose tip or nostrils narrower. Sometimes complicated operations are required on the bridge of the nose or the entire nose. The duration of the operation depends on the extent of the operation and is discussed in advance.

In general, a rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia. The rhinoplasty is performed open or closed, this is discussed by the plastic surgeon during the first consultation. With an open rhinoplasty, small incisions are made that are hardly noticeable afterwards, and with a closed operation you do not get any scars on the outside of the nose. If necessary, you will be given wound tampons in both nostrils after the operation. After the operation you will relax in the recovery room.


Aftercare and recovery

The surgeon and nurse will decide If you can go home after the procedure. Please arrange for someone to collect you and take you home as you will not be allowed to drive yourself. You will need to drop by the clinic the next day so we can remove the nasal tampons. The next appointment will be a week later, when we will remove the nose splint and the stitches.