Corrective Nose Surgery | Rhinoplasty

Dr Chris Snijman will need to perform either an open or closed Rhinoplasty

Let surgical intervention alter your nose shape

There are numerous reasons why people today have nose surgery and with that there are hundreds of surgical techniques to allow an array of changes to be made. Many people suffer trauma to their nose and need the correction but I find many patients in my practice can develop confidence issues because of minor asymmetries. These can all be corrected*.

There are some restrictions with regard to what can be achieved but Dr Chris Snijman will discuss that with you during the initial consultation.

What options do you have?

Depending on your current nose and desired outcome Dr Chris Snijman will need to perform either an open or closed Rhinoplasty (Corrective Nose Surgery).

From the chosen approach the team will be able to*:

  • Reshape the nose
  • Reshape the tip of the nose
  • Enlarge or reduce the nasal flares
  • Flatten defect to the bridge of the nose
  • Correct any deviances in shape or symmetry
  • Correct “bent” nasal bridges

What is most important when considering Rhinoplasty surgery is to work with an experienced surgeon with whom you feel comfortable. Your aesthetic needs will be taken into account but your result will be based upon what your current nose and facial structure will allow*.

How is the surgery performed?

There are 2 distinct types of Rhinoplasty surgery. Open Rhinoplasty and Closed Rhinoplasty.

There are 2 distinct types of Rhinoplasty surgery. Open Rhinoplasty and Closed Rhinoplasty. Each technique has advantages based upon your aesthetic requirements.

In both techniques the incision is made through the tip of the nose and within the nasal flare, hiding the scar inside the nasal passages. Open Rhinoplasty is a full dissection of the nose and is used for full reconstructions whereas Closed Rhinoplasty involves minor dissection and is used for more minor corrections.

Your specific surgery will be discussed in detail during the consultation process.

Rhinoplasty surgery is normally a long surgery lasting on average 120 minutes and is always done under general anaesthetic. You will be required to spend the night in hospital to ensure your comfort. You will wake with a splint on your nose and nasal plugs. These are unfortunately uncomfortable but necessary for the first 12 hours*.

Going home

Following Rhinoplasty surgery you will always be a little swollen and bruised. Your nose is a sensitive area and you will not be allowed to entertain any contact sports or physical activity risking the nose for at least 6 weeks*. You will also be advised to not bend down for too long for the initial recovery weeks.

The full extent of the result will only be visible up to 6 months later*, as the internal cartilage of the nose will take that long to recover.

Undergoing your Rhinoplasty surgery with Dr Chris Snijman is as simple as making an appointment. Call his Morningside rooms now on 011 884 9957.

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