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.
Rhinoplasty at Aesthetic Center Jan van Goyen
- Free consultation with the plastic surgeon with extensive advice
- Our ENT doctor / facial surgeon is "board certified" by the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
- Nose reshaping with a natural result.
- Personal treatment plan based on your complaints and/or wishes
- Patients usually experience minimal pain and are often able to resume their social and work activities after 10 days.
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.
Rhinoplasty: the operation
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 after rhinoplasty
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.
Rhinoplasty recovery time
You can take a shower but your face must not get wet
Check appointment where tampons are removed
Swelling and redness increases
Check-up appointment in our clinic and removal of stitches
You may perform light physical work
You are allowed to perform physically heavier work
The end result is becoming increasingly visible
The end result has been reached
The price of your rhinoplasty depends on the type of procedure and the complexity of the operation. After the consultation you will receive a non-binding offer from us.
|Rhinoplasty surgery||€ 5.000,-|
Rhinoplasty before and after photos
Risks and Complications
Rhinoplasty surgery generally involves few complications and risks. Our plastic surgeon performs the corrective procedure meticulously and with great care. Nevertheless, as with any type of surgery, there are some risks such as:
- Bleeding after the correction
- Swelling of the nose
- Bruising under the eyes
- Decreased sense of smell
- Impaired nasal breathing
- (Temporary) numbness of the tip of the nose
- We aim to achieve symmetry, but we cannot guarantee this for 100%
- Wound that is not healing as it should
- Excess scar tissue
DO I NEED GENERAL ANAESTHESIA DURING THE RHINOPLASTY SURGERY?
In most cases, the rhinoplasty surgery is performed under general anaesthesia.
WHEN CAN I GO OUT IN PUBLIC AGAIN?
After the corrective surgery, we will place an aluminium cap on your nose which must be worn for six to ten days. In most cases, we also place nasal tampons inside your nose, which the assistant at the clinic will remove the next day. The area around your nose and under the eyes will be swollen and sensitive for a few days after the procedure. After 10 to 15 days you can resume your daily work activities again. We advise you to wait four weeks before resuming physically heavy activities.
Is the end result of the rhinoplasty visible quickly?
The ultimate result of a rhinoplasty will only be visible after about one year. Naturally, you will see immediately that your nose has changed, but the bone, cartilage, and skin tissue need time to recover.
Can I wear glasses after rhinoplasty?
When the nose bridge has been corrected, you are not allowed to wear (sun)glasses that rest on the bridge during the first 6 weeks after the surgery. There is a solution for this when wearing your glasses: you can attach your glasses to your forehead by using a plaster.
Meet one of our plastic surgeons during the intake consultation. Our experienced and specialised surgeons are here for you before and after the surgery.