The surgeon has to change the shape of the nose, while preserving intact both its support (outside walls) and its breathing function (inside wall).
Dr. Fanous’ Used Technique: «The Mini-Incisions»
Dr. Fanous uses a technique that he taught, called « The Mini-Incisions »
Tiny incisions and minimum surgery are used to achieve maximum results with minimal swelling and speedy recovery.
Details of surgery
Nose surgery consists of removing the excess cartilage and gently filing down the excess bone.
The scars are hidden inside the nose. If it is necessary to decrease the size of the nostrils or in case of an “open” approach, a tiny scar is left at the base of each nostril or between the two nostrils.
Occasionally, implants (made of a synthetic sponge-like material), or grafts made of cartilage (from the nose or ear), or fascia (from behind the ear), may be used to augment parts of the nose and to improve the final result of the surgery. Infection of the implants is possible but uncommon. If an infection does occur, the implant is removed and replaced again a few months later.
On the average, nose surgery is performed within one to two hours.
Anesthesia without general anesthesia
In general, local anesthesia with sedation is used.
After the surgery
At the end of the operation, a small plaster cast is applied to the nose. After a week, the cast is painlessly removed.
Most of the swelling and discoloration around the eyes tend to disappear within the following week. Your nose will continue to improve slowly for to 2 to 4 years following surgery. Therefore, do not expect to see your final result when the cast is removed. Do not be alarmed if the shape of your nose keeps changing during the first few months.
On the average, you are presentable and may return to work one week after surgery.
Numbness of the upper teeth and mild nasal blockage may be experienced for a few weeks following surgery.
Thick nasal skin makes the surgery more difficult, limiting somewhat its final result and prolonging recovery. This is because thick skin does not shrink as much as thin skin (therefore the nose cannot be made much smaller). Special injections may be administered following surgery in order to shrink the skin If you have thick nasal skin, your nose may be improved by surgery, but you must be patient while awaiting the final result and realistic in your outlook.
In the case of revision surgery, when the nose has undergone one or more previous unsuccessful operations, improvement is possible but the surgery is technically more difficult and the results more limited than in the case of a virgin nose.
In some cases, the appearance of your nose may also be influenced by the weakness of the features that surround it, such as a week chin, flat cheeks, thin lips, a double chin, etc. These features can be corrected at the same time as the nasal surgery to enhance the final appearance of your nose. Even a slightly weak chin can make your nose look bigger. In such a case, increasing the size of your chin by a few millimeters is recommended to improve the appearance of your nose.
As for any surgical intervention, complications are possible but not common, such as injection, bleeding, excessive scarring, sensory changes, cutaneous necrosis, asymmetry, numbness, pain, implant rejection, etc.
How much does a rhinoplasty cost?
To get a rough idea of the costs of rhinoplasty and to get answers to your other questions, please contact us today at 514-935-9513 It would be a pleasure to discuss everything with you.
Depending on the esthetic problem, the city where the clinic is located and the reputation of this clinic, the cost of a nasal plastic surgery ‘rhinoplasty’ can vary.