Post-Traumatic Rinoplasty

This rinoplasty method corrects damaged bone and cartilage. After an accident in the nose, the bone and cartilage support are most often damaged. The shape of the nose changes, there are deviations of the cartilage (septum), asymmetry, and often there are problems with the respiratory tract. These deflections of the cartilage and bone can be successfully restored within the first 10 days after the accident.


After an accident in the nose, the cartilage of the middle part of the nose, that is, both sides of the septum, can bleed. After bleeding under the mucous membrane, blood coagulation separates the septum and the mucous membrane. Cartilage in the septum is deprived of mucous vessels and dies. This indicates a septal hematoma and should be evacuated in the event of an emergency after an accident. This protects the septum cartilage.


The destruction of the septum, which is the cartilage support under the bridge of the nose, is called “deformation of the saddle nose” or “deformation of the nose of the boxer.”


The advantage of waiting at least six months for corrective surgery is greater in patients with deviations that occur after an accident after 10 days. Over time, the tissue settles, softens and becomes less vascular.


After an accident, the nose is assessed both in form and in the respiratory tract. Often septo-rhinoplasty is required for a complete result. Bones and cartilage must be resized to make the nose a flatter outline. Before that, you need to draw up a detailed plan and get help in computer modeling. In difficult cases, all structures in the nose are corrected by an open operation.


In What Situations Should A Nose Aesthetics Be Performed?


Aesthetics of the nose is an operation that is used both visually and for health. In general, aesthetically, nose operations are performed because the shape of the nose is not visually pleasing. In addition, aesthetic surgery of the nose is performed to correct deformities due to injuries. This post-traumatic rinoplasty can be performed due to complaints such as an arched nose, length of the nose, low tip of the nose, size of the nostrils or asymmetry.


Are There Any Age Restrictions For Aesthetics Of The Nose?


The musculoskeletal system is expected to complete adequate development in the field of aesthetic nose surgery, and it is expected that bone development in children will be completed. Aesthetics of the nose is not based on age, but on the development of the structure of bones and cartilage. However, surgery on the auricle, which completes its development faster than the nose, can be performed even at the age of 6 years, given the psychology of the child. Although there is no upper limit in plastic surgery for post-traumatic rinoplasty, it should be borne in mind that anesthesia and postoperative complications may increase in subsequent years. However, aesthetic surgery can be performed if the patient has no other conditions that may prevent him / her from receiving anesthesia by looking at his / her general condition.


Is There A Difference Between The Aesthetics Of The Male Nose And The Aesthetics Of The Female Nose?


There are aesthetic differences between the male nose and female nose. The criteria for this are usually the angle of the nose with the lip. In men it is up to 90 degrees, in women – a little more. In other words, the female nose should be more elevated than the male. In plastic surgery, the principles of surgery used in the aesthetics of the nose in men and women are the same; however, the measurement value and angles vary. The tip and width of the nose are more pronounced in men. The back of the nose and the tip of the nose should be fuzzy, and the angle of the nose should not be feminine.