Nose correction (rhinoplasty)

Rhinoplasty is an operation that changes the appearance of the nose. The nose is made of bone and cartilage that are covered with skin. All these structures are subject to change (correction, reconstruction) depending on needs (aesthetic or functional reasons). This operation is performed after reaching 18 years of age (this is the period when the growth of bone structures of the nose ends). If you decide to carry out this operation in Bel Medic, we recommend that you consult with our surgeon about your expectations of this operation. Operation lasts 1-3 hours.


• This operation can change the size and shape of the nose, the width of the nostrils, remove the “hump” on the nose, lift the nose (change the angle between the nose and the upper lip).

• Rhinoplasty can correct birth defects, deformities after injuries or various disorders in the functioning of the nose (difficulty breathing due to inadequate nose structure).


Corrective rhinoplasty can be performed in general anesthesia or local anesthesia, depending on the extent of the surgical intervention.


• Like any surgery, the correction of the nose is accompanied by a risk of bleeding, infection or an allergic reaction to the anesthetic.

• Other complications that may occur include: repeated bleeding from the nose, difficulty breathing through the nose, pain, changes in skin color or otoscope of the nasal structure of an extended duration, scarring or nose opening (septum perforation).


• Avoid the use of medicines that affect the process of blood clotting (Aspirin, Andol, Brufen, Diclofen …) two weeks before and after surgery. These drugs may increase the tendency to bleed during or after surgery. Before surgery, you can only take medication that your surgeon gave you.

• Stop smoking. Smoking has been shown to slow down the healing process and increase the incidence of infection.


• Immediately after surgery, you should breathe on your mouth. Relax in a bed with a high head and cold padding in order to reduce the risk of bleeding and swelling. You may have a feeling of a squeezed nose due to the swelling or because of a padding.

• After surgery, the surgeon will put tampons in your nose. A mask can also be placed over the nose. Tampons are removed after 3-5 days, and the mask remains 5-7 days on the nose.

• Swelling of small amounts of blood and mucus is a common occurrence after a few days or after removal of the gauze. The surgeon can put a piece of gauze in your nose to collect this content. It is necessary to carefully change the gauze according to the instructions of the surgeon.

• In order to reduce the risk of bleeding and the swelling a few weeks after the surgery, a surgeon can suggest that you: avoid serious physical activity, extract nose content, suddenly withdraw clothes over the nose.

• It is expected that you have swelling and bruises (hematomas) under your eyes for 2-3 weeks. These changes will be withdrawn after that period. You can put cold covers over your eyes. Do not put sunglasses in the next 4 weeks.

• The shape and appearance of the nose will change during the recovery process, so the final result can only be seen after a certain period of time.