The nose surgery

Two noses are never the same. This means that one standard surgical method is not enough to perform surgery and alter any nose successfully and appealingly. The absolute prerequisite for obtaining excellent achievements is the ability to analyze every patient’s nose as precisely as possible. Only an accurate preoperative analysis is useful and necessary to plan the right surgical procedures, which ultimately reconcile the goals of patient and surgeon.

In the past 20 years, there has been a remarkable revolution regarding the refinements of analysis and surgical techniques in the field of nose surgery. You can see a reorientation, and even individualization, of the surgical procedures. Paramount are atraumatic human tissue dissection and augmentation methods. Standardized surgical steps and especially the radical removal of human tissue are being abandoned. Now dominating is a thorough understanding of the long-term surgical results, which leads to a determined combination of various different surgical techniques. Generally a rhinoplasty can be approached with two different methods.

Open Rhinoplasty

In this open technique a small v-shaped incision will be performed at the nose bridge in order to be able to approach the nose. The scar that results out of this process is practically invisible after a few weeks after the surgery, because the surgeon uses a special surgical incision The open technique allows the surgeon to visualize most of the parts of the nose immediately. A three-dimensional picture of the structure of the nose exists during the surgery, so that changes on all levels can be performed under visual control.

Closed Rhinoplasty

The closed technique works solely through the inner nose. This method is generally used for interventions that are less extensive.

In the world of science there is predominantly agreement that it is not important which technique – open or closed – a surgeon chooses. Important is: Experienced surgeons can achieve excellent results with both techniques.

Day of Surgery

Do not eat or drink anything at least six hours prior to your surgery.
If your stomach is not completely empty, it can happen that food or liquid out of the stomach get into the respiratory tract during the anesthesia. This can lead to a pneumonia. In case you do eat or drink in the six hours before your surgery, the surgery has to be canceled for your own safety!

Wash your face and hair with mild antibacterial soap.
If you suffer from eczema (skin rashes) in the nose area, please inform me at least 2 weeks prior to your surgery. Do not wait until the day of your admission into the hospital. If necessary, I have the chance to remove the problem and reduce the risk of infection, if you inform me early enough.

Do not, if possible, use cosmetic products on your skin or hair.
Do not wear jewelry or contact lenses.