Nose job (rhinoplasty) Vienna
Nose job of humps, crookedness or the tip of the nose
The nose is a central part of our face, and we cannot hide it in our interactions with others. Studies show that during the first encounter with a person, our gaze instinctively moves back and forth between the eyes and nose, “checking” whether the proportions, distances, and measurements are in harmony—we cannot resist this. It is therefore all the more understandable that changes in the shape and function of the nose are perceived by many people as particularly restrictive and burdensome.
Nose surgery (septorhinoplasty) is an option:
Nose job - Rhinoplasty - Septorhinoplasty
All these terms essentially cover the surgical correction of the nose to a greater or lesser extent.
Which method is required and to what extent for each individual patient varies greatly and must always be discussed and determined on a case-by-case basis.
For one patient, it may be sufficient to correct the tip, while for other patients, tip correction, hump reduction, straightening of the nasal septum, repositioning of the nose, and possibly other details may be necessary.
Rhinoplasty in Vienna
In the Western world, noses are often considered too large, with or without a hump (commonly known as a “hump nose”), and too long for modern aesthetic perception. In many cases, there is also a more or less pronounced impairment of nasal breathing. Aesthetic changes to the nose are often associated with functional limitations.
Therefore, many people seek ways to influence and change the shape and function of their nose.
Nose surgery - What you should know!
How permanent is rhinoplasty?
The result of rhinoplasty (nose correction) depends, in addition to the surgical procedure itself, on numerous other factors. Factors such as the texture and thickness of the skin on the nasal tip and bridge, genetic factors affecting wound healing and scarring, age and general health condition, as well as external influences like sleeping on the stomach, engaging in sports with increased nasal breathing, and potential traumas to the nose, among others, play a role. This explains why rhinoplasty is referred to as a 4-dimensional operation. The nose undergoes changes not only in the three spatial dimensions but also in a fourth dimension—over time. This process can also extend over several years.
What happens during a nose job / rhinoplasty?
There is no simple answer here. As diverse as the shapes and sizes of noses are, the potential surgical requirements to correct a nose are equally varied. Redefining the nasal tip may be sufficient for some patients, while others may require hump reduction, and for yet others, both procedures may be necessary, perhaps along with the correction of the bony structure of the nose. Following a thorough consultation, a customized treatment plan will be created for you.
In general, however, it can be said that the surgery usually takes place under anesthesia on a day-case basis, meaning you wake up shortly after the operation and can go home soon afterward. Mostly, you will have a splint that you need to wear for 1–2 weeks. Tamponades are often necessary, which are removed after a few days. Thanks to the use of modern materials, this is possible without pain.
How does the healing process proceed after a nose surgery?
The acute course lasts about 2 – 3 weeks. However, even after that, there are residual swellings that gradually subside in the following weeks. Depending on the required correction, the sutures are removed after one week, and the splint is removed after 1–2 weeks. In general, you can return to work after about 2 weeks. Pain is generally minor and can be well managed with the pain medication prescribed by us.
What are the risks of rhinoplasty?
The operation is performed as gently as possible. Nevertheless, in individual cases, there may be more or less pronounced swelling of facial tissues and eyelids, as well as bruising. Postoperative bleeding, requiring a second operation, is very rare. Wound infections are also rare due to appropriate antibiotic protection. We will inform you separately about other rare risks.
When is it possible to resume sports and sauna after a nose job?
Light physical activities can be resumed around 4-6 weeks, and for extensive corrections, it may be even later. Sauna and solarium should be avoided for at least 3, preferably 6 months.
How do I prepare for a nose operation?
Preparation for the operation begins after you have decided to have the procedure.
Before a rhinoplasty, we will discuss the following points together in order to positively influence the success in advance and avoid risks:
- Good general state of health. This is a prerequisite for rhinoplasty. There should be no acute or severe chronic illnesses that contraindicate a surgical procedure.
- Depending on the findings, a CT scan of the nose and paranasal sinuses may also be necessary.
- If you have hypertension or diabetes, you must be well-controlled with medication.
- Blood-thinning medications must be discontinued well in advance of the surgery and, if necessary, replaced with suitable alternative medications.
- Avoid aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs, as these greatly impair blood clotting.
- The same applies to herbal medicines and food supplements, as these can also affect blood clotting.
If necessary, please indicate this when making the appointment.
- There should be no febrile infections or fever blisters present.
- Smoking constricts blood vessels and thus leads to circulatory disorders. This can lead to serious wound healing disorders. For this reason, I strongly recommend not smoking for 6 weeks before and 6 weeks after the operation.
- Prepare everything you will need after the operation at home and put the most important things within easy reach so that you can devote yourself to your recovery after the operation.
- Organize your transport home, as you are unable to drive yourself.
- Also avoid excessive alcohol consumption during this time.
- Regardless of the type of procedure, drinking enough water before and after the procedure is necessary for recovery.
What is the cost of a nose job?
The price for a nose job is € 5,690 and includes all services:
- Preliminary discussions
- OP clarification
- Anesthetist, surgical nurse and all follow-up checks
- Medical photography and photo documentation
Price valid from 01.01.2024
Guide to rhinoplasty - The path to your new self
Our procedure for your nose surgery
It is very important to me to support you in your decision by providing you with comprehensive information. In addition, a trusting relationship with your doctor is necessary.
Simply arrange an appointment via "Book consultation" or by phone on +43 1 417 05 05. We are happy to be there for you personally.
Talk to Dr. Roland Resch
A first consultation where you will be thoroughly informed by me about the procedure you are planning, and where you can ask any questions. After that, we will provide you with all the documents to take home.
Take your time to consider. Additionally, the legislator prescribes a contemplation period of 14 days.
In a second meeting, we will once again explain all aspects of the procedure, and I'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
If you decide to proceed with the procedure, we will find a suitable date for the operation that works for you.
4 steps to a nose correction (rhinoplasty)
Anesthesia in nose job
A nose job (septorhinoplasty, rhinoplasty) is almost always performed under anesthesia, except for very minor corrections.
Methode of a nose job
Nose correction is one of the most challenging aesthetic surgeries. As diverse as people's noses are, the potential variations in the surgery and which surgical steps are necessary for a good result are also varied. The guiding principle is always: as much as necessary, as little as possible to cause minimal trauma, scarring, etc.
Closed or open rhinoplasty – nose job
This is determined on a case-by-case basis and after a preoperative examination. In closed rhinoplasty, endonasal access to the nose is created through the inside of the nostrils. Certain corrections can be made without an externally visible scar on the nose. However, for other and more complex corrections or specific work on the nasal tip, open rhinoplasty may be advisable. This allows for a better view of the surgical area. The external scar is located on the nasal bridge and is only a few millimeters long. After complete healing, the scar is often barely visible.
Aftercare and recovery after nose job
Tamponades are usually required at the beginning (splints or absorbent compresses in the nostrils), which will be removed a few days after the operation. We will schedule specific appointments for this. All stitches inside the nose are self-dissolving. If stitches are required on the nasal bridge, they will be removed after 7–10 days. A splint for external stabilization of the nose can be removed after 7–14 days. Please refrain from blowing your nose for 14 days and avoid sneezing for 2–3 weeks ("empty" sneezing through the open nose). Light activities can be resumed after 1–2 weeks, and heavy physical activities after 4–6 weeks, depending on the activity and the extent of the operation.
The result of a nose job
The result of a nose job becomes apparent after approximately 12 months.