I’m afraid of not recognising myself and feeling like I look strange
This is a common fear among patients before they make this decision. The changes to your nose are tiny, your nose will be more balanced but you will still be yourself, just a bit more beautiful.
Can I do sport?
For the first month after the surgery, we recommend not doing any type of sport that requires a lot of effort, as you will still have a bit of swelling. We also recommend patients avoid putting their heads under water, not diving into the pool or using scuba equipment.
How long will it take before I see the desired effects?
As soon as you leave the operating room you will notice a difference. However, because of the swelling, the final results may not be clear for a little while. After the first week, the bruising will have gone down and after a couple weeks the swelling will hardly be noticeable. The full process may take roughly six months. It is a slow, gradual progression.
I’m 16, can I have my nose done?
In general, the surgery can be done from 15 years on, but each patient is different and their development will determine whether or not it is advisable to have the surgery or wait a bit longer. We recommend setting up an appointment so we can look at your specific case.
During the operation
This operation generally lasts approximately one hour and a half, although it may be longer if the changes are more complex or shorter if only one nostril or the tip of the nose is affected.
The patient must keep their nose covered for two days and make sure to rest calmly at home, without making any physical effort.
The first days
For the first two or three days, the swelling will be more or less visible and the surgeon will prescribe an antibiotic and anti-inflammatory to reduce the swelling. It is also very helpful to apply a cold pack to the cheekbones. Bruising can often appear around the eyes and take between five and seven days to go away, depending on the intensity.