Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)

A nose job procedure, commonly known as rhinoplasty, improves aesthetic and functional imperfections with a patient’s nose. The operation can dramatically enhance a patient’s facial profile and fix many breathing issues. According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), nearly 65,200 (#1 in the world) nose job procedures were performed in Brazil in 2015. Rio de Janeiro is responsible for a significant amount of Brazil’s plastic surgery operations. Since Dr. Alexandre Charão regularly performs nose jobs, receiving a rhinoplasty under his care is very safe. He has a proven high success rate among patients and works hard to understand each patient’s individual needs and aesthetic goals.

A Natural Fit

Dr. Alexandre Charão calculates natural ratios of the nose and face to determine the extent of work a patient can receive. To preserve crucial anatomical elements and deliver an authentic appearance, he evaluates each patient’s needs on a case by case basis. Understanding limitations are essential for maintaining regular body functions, including breathing. Scars are virtually unnoticeable. Tiny, hidden incisions are made inside the nose. Sometimes two small scars are created when the nostrils are reconstructed. These will disappear over time. Occasionally there is scarring underneath the nose, which is hardly visible. To name a few possibilities, this procedure can straighten, reshape the tip, and change the size and angle of a patient’s nose. Whatever you decide, the results will be natural and long-lasting.

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Improving Breathing

A nose job can fix chronic respiratory problems. Issues with breathing are usually caused by the septum. If necessary, this is corrected during the procedure. It is rare for patients to require additional special treatment after receiving a nose job. However, if further problems do occur, an otolaryngologist is recommended. It is important to stress that with Dr. Alexandre Charão’s attention to detail, respiratory functions are usually improved after the procedure. In some cases, chronic coryza is fixed with a nose job.

Your Initial Consultation

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

As you are researching nose jobs, it is important for you to define your expectations. During your initial consultation, you can discuss various options which will work for your goals and current situation. To help give Dr. Alexandre Charão a clear idea of your desired results, you should send photos of how you would like your nose to look.

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Hospitalization Time and Information

Not including preparation and recovery time, this procedure takes 1-3 hours to complete. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Alexandre Charão can safely discharge patients on the same or following day. To avoid artificial-looking results, Dr. Alexandre Charão does not use quick techniques. If a septoplasty or turbinate is needed, the procedure can take up to 5 hours. Local anesthesia is commonly used for nose job procedures.

Postoperative Recovery

The postoperative recovery process is generally painless. If discomfort is experienced, painkillers will be prescribed. After the procedure, you will wear a hard cast for 1-2 weeks. This will be removed by the surgeon. Additionally, a micropore bandage, placed beneath the cast, is needed for 2 weeks. If bleeding occurs, nasal packing (vaseline with gauze) may be needed for 48 hours. Gypsum is also applied during the initial recovery period. Your nose will be swollen for up to 6 months. However, many patients achieve full results much quicker. Complications from nose job procedures are generally rare. It is a very low-risk operation.

Here are some recommendations for obtaining maximum results:

  • When sleeping, keep your head slightly elevated. You can turn on your side, but never place your nose directly on a pillow.
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure for at least 15 days following the procedure.
  • Avoid hot or cold weather for the first three days.
  • Change the bandages as much as needed.
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  • Do not touch the cast and avoid humidity.
  • Return for all follow-up appointments.
  • Do not worry about obstructed nostrils. Wait for the doctor to remove plugs.
  • Avoid tanning for 15 days.
  • Do not wear glasses until instructed.

Total Cost and Before & After Photos

Congratulations, if you have read this far, then you are really committed to receiving a nose job procedure. Your next step should be to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Alexandre Charão. During this 1 hour meeting, he will disclose further details, including total cost. Most international patients can save 50-70% by traveling to Brazil for surgery.

If you would like to see how your face can improve with this procedure, Dr. Alexandre Charão is happy to send you past patient before and after photos via e-mail. You can contact him at alex@plasticrio.com.

 

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