About the surgery

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Among the various plastic surgery procedures currently available, rhinoplasty (the technical name for nose surgery) is the most complex type to be performed with excellence.

The nose is one of the most striking elements of a person’s face and minor irregularities in the shape can cause major problems in self-esteem. Currently developed rhinoplasty techniques can correct these imperfections in a way that harmonizes the facial symmetry and also helps in a better functioning of the respiratory system.

In addition to the harmony with the face, in practice, rhinoplasty can improve breathing, sense of smell and bring more quality of life to those who suffer from these acquired or congenital deformities.

In our clinics, we provide the support of qualified professionals to solve all your doubts, whether referring to the surgical process or to the postoperative care. If you are considering a rhinoplasty, schedule an appointment and get all the information you need to assist you in that decision.

Anesthesia

With advances in medication and equipment technology for patient monitoring, general anesthesia became the safest when well indicated.

We must take into account very important factors such as: pre-existing diseases, preoperative examinations, competent professionals, modern equipment and hospitals with adequate infrastructure for the surgical size.

It is of total relevance to know the history of the patient and to have a clinical evaluation that allows to indicate the procedure. Adequate monitoring using all the technological resources available today, allows the control of heart rate, blood pressure, oxygenation, control of the airways, maintenance of body temperature, prevention of thrombosis and even determination of the level of consciousness of patients.

Before any surgery, it is critical that you undergo a medical evaluation and align all doubts and expectations with the surgeon. In some situations, it is common for more than one doctor to evaluate the case before surgery.

In the evaluation, the patient’s age and health conditions count a lot for the next steps and it is usually necessary to perform some preoperative tests, such as blood tests (blood count and coagular), face X-rays and electrocardiograms.

In a simple or structured way, rhinoplasty is a surgery that lasts an average of two to three hours and requires application of anesthesia that can be general or local, depending on the situation. Thereafter, the surgeon separates the skin from the bone and the cartilage is sculpted so that the skin adapts to the new shape.

In general, the doctor evaluates the aspect ratio, the nasal angles, the skin characteristics and what needs to be improved also for the quality of life. That is why it is very important that the doctor’s choice is judicious, after all, rhinoplasty is a craft process and requires precise and accurate skills to make everything work as expected.

Another key point is the care that should be followed after the rhinoplasty. If the person smokes, for example, no cigarette in the mouth for two or three weeks after the procedure. In addition, care must be taken with dressings that remain in the region operated for a week.

Gripes and colds, skin infection and excess alcohol before surgery are also things that can prevent the patient from operating. It is also good to avoid medicines and teas before surgery, as these substances can change blood clotting.


Hospitals

Excellent hospitals for plastic surgery

Choosing an excellent hospital with all the necessary infrastructure guarantees quality surgery and an excellent patient experience. Nowadays for the plastic surgery process, a quality hospital is as important as a skilled and experienced staff.

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Israeli Hospital Albert Einstein

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein is considered one of the best hospitals in Latin America and regarding plastic surgery, it has a good structure offering all the security that the patient and the plastic surgeon need.

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Moriah Hospital

The Moriah Hospital that started work in 2016 came to compete with the best hospitals in the city. The hospital has excellent infrastructure, including ICU, Diagnostic Center and more attractive prices.

Common questions

Know the most common questions

With so many options for plastic surgery, some doubts are common and frequent about this type of procedure. To facilitate, we have gathered the main doubts. If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to schedule your review!

It is inevitable, once a cut or incision is made on the skin, there will be a scar. However, there are steps to take – during and after surgery – to make them less apparent.

Rhinoplasty is performed with a small incision in the lower region of the nose, which after approximately 1 month postoperatively, its healing becomes imperceptible.

In just 3 weeks you can get a good idea of the result of rhinoplasty, because it is still recent it is possible that there is a little swelling, so it is recommended the period of 6 to 12 months for the final result.

With advances in medication and equipment technology for patient monitoring and monitoring, general anesthesia became the safest when well indicated.

Today in all major procedures, general anesthesia is the best choice of anesthesia. It is superior to many other alternatives offered. General anesthesia performed in a modern surgical center, with the latest equipment and medications.

In this way we can offer more safety, better monitoring, better control of the anesthesia itself, as well as better comfort for the patient.

In most cases, a specific type of tape is used for the operated region, which contributes to the scar minimization. In cases where there was a need for fracture, a small artificial plaster species is used, which remains for up to 7 days.

It is advisable to avoid exposing the scars to the sun in the first month, even with sunscreen.

This happens because the scars do not have the same amount of pigments to protect the skin from the action of the sun rays and under exposure they are prone to darken, so it is very important the daily use of sunscreen over the operated area.

Just like any other medical procedure, plastic surgery has certain risks. However, there are always several ways to reduce these risks so that surgery is safe.

In addition to an extremely skilled team, the use of high technology equipment makes it easier to control any situation. Some of the equipment used in all surgeries to maintain the safety of our patients are:

Thermal blankets
We use thermal blankets so that the patient is always warm and body temperature stabilized. This ensures greater peace of mind and more safety in the surgical procedure.

Elastic stockings and massager
In all surgeries, our patients use elastic stockings in conjunction with the Pneumatic Compression Massager (SCD) in the legs, which prevents complications in the circulatory system.

Bi-Spectral Index Monitoring
Bi-Spectral Index (BIS) monitoring is a system that continuously analyzes electroencephalograms to determine patients’ level of consciousness, stabilizing it whenever necessary.

The level of post-operative pain and swelling of the rhinoplasty is mild, mainly due to the prescription of specific pain medications. In a few cases there is a need for a broken nose in the nose, in these cases it is common to have a little more swelling in the first 7 to 8 days, if not necessary, the swelling is mild and lasts no longer than 1 week.

As much as a good surgical technique, as following your surgeon’s guidelines are decisive for obtaining the best possible results after discharge.

If you have any surgical procedure in mind, consult our team to clarify all the particularities involved in the recovery process.