Nose deformities can be inherent or, more frequently, they are a consequence of an injury. The nose consists of a bony part and a cartilage system. If the surgery is made only on the cartilage part, as it is with deformities of the tip of the nose, it can be performed under a local anaesthetic. Most often however, it is necessary to correct the bony part of the nose as well - the surgery is then performed under a total anaesthetic and the patient stays in hospital. The surgery access is via the nose holes leaving no scars on the skin.
The surgery is preceded by detailed consultation with the surgeon who explains the course of the surgery, potential risks and the postoperative procedure. You will need preoperative examination which includes blood tests, ECG and evaluation of the state of your health. This examination will be performed by your GP, or it will be provided by our clinic. A week before the surgery it is necessary to stop taking any medicines such as Acylpyrin, Aspirin, Mironal which impair blood coagulation.
The patient is admitted to the clinic on an empty stomach at 8 - 9 a.m. on the day of surgery. It is not allowed to eat or drink anything since the midnight. Take with you the preoperative examination results, nightclothes, slippers, toiletries. Do not bring any jewels and valuables with you.
The surgery may take approximately 1.5 hours. You will stay at the clinic between 1 and 3 days and you may bring an accompanying person to stay with you. Please arrange that somebody drives you home on your discharge from the clinic as it is not advisable to drive a car in this state. After the surgery your nose will be fixed with plaster which you will wear for 10 days.
Your nose is filled with tamponade which is removed on the 3rd or 4th day after the procedure. Before it is removed it is necessary to breathe through your mouth. There are bruises around the eyes following the surgery to which it is necessary to apply cold compresses.
Cosmetic surgery is not covered by health insurance policies and the sickness note cannot be issued.
All complications are prevented during the preoperative preparation; some may occur rarely, but they can never be completely ruled out before the surgery. Nose surgery is a delicate procedure the result of which depends also on the particular healing ability of the cartilages and bones in each individual. It is impossible to provide a 100% guarantee regarding the surgery result. The statistics worldwide state 5 – 10% of complications. As a result of these a corrective surgery may be necessary.