Rhinoplasty in Lyon and Geneva
Nose-reshaping surgery, also called rhinoplasty, aims at enhancing facial harmony thanks to a better proportioned nose. It can either be a light procedure, involving the correction of a bump, or a more complex one, where the nasal tip requires reshaping.
Rhinoplasty is always performed under general anaesthetic and requires an overnight stay in hospital. When the bone structure of the nose is reshaped,
a small external restraining splint is placed over the nose for a week and some wadding is packed in the nostrils for the night.
The morphologic result of the new nasal structure can be observed fairly quickly for the upper part of the nose (the bone) but it will take six months to really appreciate the final result, once the initial swelling has resolved and the skin has adequately retracted.
During the initial appointment with the surgeon, pre-operative photographs will be taken to help to simulate and explain which nose profile is the most suitable according to the shape and volume of your face.
Rhinoplasty doesn’t aim at changing the pyramid of the nose, but at improving its proportions so that it is in harmony with the other facial features.