Perfect face with rhinoplasty. Surgical indications, consequences and more

Before and after rhinoplasty photo 1

Every tenth inhabitant of our planet is dissatisfied with his appearance. To correct aesthetic flaws and defects, people go to a plastic surgeon.

Most are dissatisfied with the shape of the nose, a hump or flared nostrils do not add to the attractiveness. The most commonly used rhinoplasty is the tip of the nose. It will be discussed in our article.

The tip of the nose is different: thin and narrow, wide and fleshy, curved up and down. Nasal tip surgery is a very subtle type of surgery that is not much different from traditional rhinoplasty, which requires a lot of experience and knowledge from the doctor.

The tip of the nose consists of several components: cartilage, alar cartilage and septum. The direction of the end section determines the direction of the tip, so it very often changes direction when injured.

In addition to injuries, congenital curvature is possible not only of the tip, but of the entire axis. In such cases, only conservative treatment will help, namely surgery.

What is the procedure?

If aesthetic defects are observed at the tip of the nose, the plastic surgeon corrects the position of the soft tissues, columella and cartilage located in the nasal area using an operative method. During the operation, soft tissue is separated from the nasal cavity and bones, the shape of the tip of the nose changes.

There are several ways to correct:

  • closed technique.
  • open methodology.
  • Non-surgical method (contourplasty).

Important! A separate decision is required for each individual case. In general, nasal tip rhinoplasty is no different from rhinoplasty itself.

Photos before and after rhinoplasty

Check out the rhinoplasty before and after photos:

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Who is eligible for a rhinoplasty?

The list of indications for plastic correction, which includes such defects:

  • Significant drooping of the tip of the nose.
  • The nostril portion or tip of the nose is wide.
  • Snub nose.
  • The nose sticks out too far.
  • nose is short.
  • Incorrect proportions of the nose in relation to the face.
  • After an injury, the nasal septum was distracted.


Every surgical procedure has its limits. This procedure is not allowed if:

  • an inflammatory process was detected in the nasal cavity or on the mucous membrane;
  • chronic ENT disease is in an acute stage;
  • the period of the menstrual cycle in women;
  • the woman is pregnant or breastfeeding;
  • The patient has a progressive infection;
  • oncological disease;
  • Diseases of the liver or kidneys are chronic;
  • diabetes mellitus;
  • herpetic rashes;
  • poor blood clotting;
  • increased body temperature, fever.

What happens?

open way

Preparation for rhinoplasty

There is a sweater between a person's nostrils. An open rhinoplasty is then performed. In this case, the incision is made in the area of \u200b\u200bthe columella in the form of the letter "M". Incisions are also made on the nostrils for the best view.

Next, the mucous membrane and skin are very carefully separated from the cartilage and all the necessary manipulations are performed.

The advantages of the methods are that the doctor can see exactly what he is doing and it is easier for him to achieve maximum accuracy. Bruising and swelling after nasal tip surgery is moderate.

The disadvantage is that there is a scar after the operation, which will go away, but not immediately.

The operation uses a supporting cartilage material that cannot be used with a closed method.

closed way

With this method of nasal tip correction, the doctor makes an incision on the inside so that the scars are not visible. The disadvantage of closed surgery is the inability to control the tissues and blood vessels normally, which is why hematomas then appear, which slow down the healing process.

But this rhinoplasty also has its advantages: puffiness is less pronounced, there is practically no cicatricial deformity. And the procedure itself, unlike the open method, takes little time.


The surgeon visually examines the patient's nasal part, determines the volume and course of the work performed, taking into account the anatomical structure of the nose, the thickness of the skin, etc.

You need to prepare for the operation in a few weeks:

  • do not drink alcohol, do not smoke;
  • don't sunbathe;
  • do not take blood-thinning anticoagulants;
  • stick to a frugal diet;
  • Do not eat or drink for several hours before the operation.

The preparation time includes the following exams:

  • examination of blood and urine;
  • calculation of the prothrombin index;
  • blood for hepatitis, HIV;
  • tumor marker test;
  • ECG, FLG;
  • Sinus tomography.


rhinoplasty surgery

Both general and local anesthesia are used. The duration of the operation is purely individual 1 to 2 hours. In the most severe cases, the operation can take up to 3 hours.

In rhinoplasty, the plastic surgeon attacks the columella, cartilage, and soft tissues of the nose.

During the operation, the doctor takes into account the anatomical structure of the patient's nose:

  • How thick is cartilage.
  • The shape of the nostrils.
  • nose strength etc.


Attention! The postoperative recovery period proceeds without complications.

  1. After the operation, the patient is allowed to drink and eat after 3-5 hours. Consume up to 2 liters of water per day. Avoid salty/spicy foods from the menu.
  2. In the first few days, the patient feels a slight weakness. Bruising or swelling of the face may occur. The last defect on the face can be observed up to a month. The swelling does not affect breathing.
  3. For some time it is necessary to abstain from physical activity.
  4. Do not sunbathe, do not smoke, do not drink strong drinks, coffee.
  5. Cold and heat are contraindicated.
  6. Pay attention to personal hygiene.


The effectiveness after nasal tip rhinoplasty is visible immediately after the operation. But the patient will be able to assess the final version when the "tissue shrinkage" fully occurs. The swelling will subside in two or three weeks. The general condition will normalize in 2-3 days.


negative consequences of rhinoplasty

After the operation, undesirable consequences can occur, which entail various complications. Here everything depends on the individual characteristics of the body and the qualifications of the doctor.

The consequences of nasal tip correction can occur due to such moments:

  • After rhinoplasty, there was swelling at the tip of the nose.
  • Bloody discharge is observed at the surgical site.
  • scarring.

Swelling is a temporary phenomenon. Edema is quite natural for this type of surgery, it occurs in almost everyone who has undergone rhinoplasty. Severe puffiness on the face disappears in a few days, and in the nasal cavity - later. Tissue scarring depends on the correctness of the operation performed and the experience of the plastic surgeon.

new plastic

Often it is not possible to improve the shape of the tip of the nose and solve the aesthetic problem the first time. I need to redo my nose job. It happens that the patients themselves remain dissatisfied with the result obtained after the correction and ask for the work to be repeated, even if there are no objective reasons for this.

There are clear criteria according to which the likelihood of a revision rhinoplasty increases:

  • The nasal septum is deformed.
  • The nasal septum was partially destroyed or unnecessarily deformed.
  • The patient had difficulty with normal breathing, headache.
  • The sense of smell is partially or completely lost.
  • An unexpected result after the first rhinoplasty: the tip of the nose drooped, the wings became disproportionate, the nose was too narrow.
  • Conspicuous scars, a hump and a depression appeared on the nasal surface, which had not been previously observed.
  • Change in skin color of the nose.
  • infection or inflammation.
  • Heavy bleeding.


The cost of a rhinoplasty on the tip of the nose can vary in each region. The price is influenced by the city, the location of the clinic and the qualification of the doctor. A plastic hospital assessment provides a combination of surgeon experience and skill, a level of service maintained in a medical facility.

There is no need to take unnecessary risks if the clinic is too cheap compared to its competitors. Running such a plan cannot be cheap. Before deciding on such an operation, weigh all the nuances.