As one of very few centers in Europe, the department of Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery of Hospital Quiron Malaga has incorporated a specialist head and neck ENT consultant on a full time basis who participates in all rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) surgeries.
All our rhinoplasty surgeries are operated in conjunction by both a Plastic surgeon and a head and neck/ENT specialist in a team. This helps to achieve best possible outcomes regarding form and function.
This interdisciplinary approach to rhinoplasty has made our department a reference center especially for complex rhinoplasty, which is unique in Spain. Both shape of the nose as well as functional problems, for example septum deviation, are corrected in the same operation. We routinely combine aesthetic rhinoplasty with laser turbinectomy for better breathing wherever necessary. Our audit and review data shows without any doubt that significantly better rhinoplasty result are achieved in the team approach, both from an aesthetic as well as functional point of view.
Rhinoplasty is mostly performed in a closed technique, which means that there is no external incision.this does of course on each individual case.
For maximum patient safety we prefer a one night stay in case any bleeding occurs after the procedure. Such incidences are very rare, but we prefer to be cautious. Most patients will have a nasal pack for the first night, especially if septum correction has been performed.
Yes you can, although we will prefer general anesthesia as more comfortable for patients. Local anesthesia is usually reserved for nasal tip corrections. We do not recommend to do major nasal framework nor septum straightening under local anesthetic.
Usually after one week. Individual variances do of course apply.
Rhinoplasty is not a very painful procedure. Analgesia (pain killer) consumption is amongst the lowest of all cosmetic surgery procedures. The analgesia score (measured in a 1-10 scale) is 1,8, so about the lowest possible.
Removal of humps on the back of the nose is visible immediately, there is always some degree of swelling which may take some weeks to resolve.Swelling does usually affect mainly the nasal tip.
Usually within the first fourteen days after the procedure.
The splint is only necessary in cases where we have to reshape the nasal bones. It is removed after 7 days.
Our surgeons have experience in far above average number of rhinoplasty cases. Further to this, Cirumed is pioneering modern cutting edge rhinoplasty surgery by offering specialist team approaches. All rhinoplasty operations are carried out by a team of both a Plastic as well as an ENT surgeon.
We prefer the so-called closed technique for the majority if cases, which works with incisions inside the nose.
With this technique there are no visible scars.
Open rhinoplasty is usually reserved for those patients who had trauma and/or a previous nasal surgery.
Healthcare insurers fund rhinoplasty for functional reasons, when septum corrections are necessary.
Rhinoplasty may also be funded to correct disfigurement after an accident.
Aesthetic rhinoplasty will not usually be covered by healthcare insurers. Combination of both situations does occur, this means that we often see patients who want to make use of a functional operation to achieve aesthetic improvement at the same time.
In these cases, the healthcare insurer usually covers those expenses related to the functional surgery.