The aim of rhinoplasty surgery is to correct imperfections of the nose. This procedure is used to correct a marked hump or an excessive tip on the nose, in order to restore harmony with the proportions of the face. In the event of breathing difficulties, it may be combined with septoplasty and a procedure to reduce turbinate hypertrophy. It is very important to conduct a specific, in-depth pre-op assessment of the face in order to recreate a pleasant, proportioned profile (profiloplasty), working in other areas, if required, such as the cheekbone or chin. For defects located in a single area of the nose, although these are rare, a partial rhinoplasty can be performed to correct the individual imperfection.
After an initial period of swelling, which may last anything from a week to ten days, the patient will be able to enjoy both the aesthetic and functional benefits of the operation. It is very important to carefully follow the doctor’s post-op instructions; often the patient will have small intra-nasal swabs in place for the first twelve hours and will have to wear a thin plate for the first six days, followed by remodelling patches for another six days. The patient can begin mild intra nasal washes after the swabs have been removed.
Outpatient procedure / overnight stay
TYPE OF ANAESTHESIA
General anaesthetic or sedation
RETURN TO SOCIAL LIFE
Dr. Leonardo Rossati
Doctor Rossati specializes in reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgery. He graduated from Verona University and completed his specialization at the University and in the hospital of the city. Part of his training took place at the University of Bordeaux and Utrecht, and he has worked as a clinician in both Mexico and Brazil. He worked as a plastic surgery consultant for the ULSS 9 Scaligera local health authority, and at the Plastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery Unit in the San Francesco Hospital in Verona. He works with and in a number of non-hospital clinics in the Veneto, Trentino and Lombardy regions, dealing with aesthetic medicine and surgery.