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Cosmetic Surgeon Alicante

Rhinoplasty surgery in Alicante

The facial profile is fundamentally determined by the projection of the nose and both auricular pavilions, and is important in the facial image we perceive of ourselves. When the nose is larger than usual or has an irregular profile, it can cause complexes. Rhinoplasty provides a solution to these aesthetic problems.

The aim of rhinoplasty surgery is to shape a natural-looking, beautiful and functional nose.

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery operation used to repair or reshape the nose.
It is a very common operation that modifies the size, shape or proportions of the nose to achieve better symmetry and balance with the facial ensemble.
Its aim is to:

Information about rhinoplasty surgery

Surgical time: 2 hours
Anaesthesia: Local or general
Hospitalisation: 1 night or not required
Recovery: 9 to 12 days
Results: Immediate

Before and after rhinoplasty surgery

Before and after rhinoplasty
Patient before and after rhinoplasty operation
Comparison before and after rhinoplasty surgery

Reasons for rhinoplasty

There are two main reasons for carrying out an operation of this kind:


The nose is a fundamental element in our image.
For this reason, most patients have it operated on when it presents a certain deformity that affects their self-esteem:


The nose is an organ of the respiratory and olfactory system. 

Occasionally, it must be operated on for health reasons rather than for aesthetic reasons.

Process prior to the operation 

Before performing nose surgery, the facial features are studied to find the perfect harmony between nose and face.

The bone, cartilage and skin structure is analysed to determine whether the profile should be reaffirmed, reduced or increased.

The results of the operation are immediate. 

What are the main benefits of a nose job?

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does a rhinoplasty operation take?

Between 1 and 2 hours with local or general anaesthesia.

From what age can a nose job be performed?

From the age of 18. And it is not advisable to have it done after the age of 60. 

This is one of the operations most requested by teenagers. The important thing is that the surgeon appreciates that the nose has completed 90% of its minimum growth (which occurs between the ages of 13, 14 in girls and 15, 16 in boys). However, this operation is not performed until the age of 18 due to the development of the nose itself and the maturity of the individual.

What should I do and what should I not do after a rhinoplasty operation?

During the first 10 days:

The first two or three months:

Will I have to stay in hospital after the operation?

As a precaution, you will be admitted to the clinic for one night after the operation.

What is the postoperative period after rhinoplasty?

It is generally performed under local anaesthesia.

After the operation, patients will wear a thermoplastic splint that will maintain the new shape of the nose and reduce postoperative swelling.

Exceptionally, plugs may be placed for 3 or 4 days to prevent bleeding.

In general, rhinoplasty is not a painful surgery, so you will not need to take painkillers.

Will my face swell or bruise after the operation?

It is not a painful operation. You will not have pain, but there will be swelling of the face (oedema) and bruising (ecchymosis) for the next 3 to 4 days (swelling) and 2 to 3 weeks (bruising).
The splint or plaster cast will protect the area for 7 to 10 days.

How long will it take to be fully recovered?

Full normal recovery takes 4 to 6 weeks.
What is the cost of a rhinoplasty operation?
It will depend on many factors, so it is important not to get carried away by other people or by the desire to have the same nose as a famous person. 

If you are considering a rhinoplasty operation, the best thing to do is to call and discuss the matter, see the options, the type of operation it will be and the most suitable results for you.

Professional advice is essential before you make your decision.

Dr. Teresa Bernabéu is a specialist in rhinoplasty surgery in Alicante. If you need more information related to this cosmetic operation, please contact us.

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