Rhinoplasty is one of the most common procedures in plastic surgery, being the third most performed procedure in the country. Sought by men and women because of aesthetic dissatisfaction with the nose, for correction of growth anomalies, deviation of the septum, breathing problems, in addition to distortions caused by trauma, this surgery requires great care on the part of the specialist since the appearance this organ is responsible for much of the facial harmony.
Several items make up a rhinoplasty specialist. Having taught classes at congresses, done internships, produced scientific articles, having proven experience and specializations in the area are some of the mandatory practices for this professional.
Surgical intervention can reduce or increase the size of the nose, change the shape of the back, decrease the size of the nostrils, refine the tip and change the angle between the nose and the upper lip. However, rhinoplasty is a surgery susceptible to postoperative problems, generating dissatisfaction in the patient and, occasionally, the need for a new operation. Some of the reasons for the failure of rhinoplasty are the unfavourable characteristics of the patients, such as having very thick skin, poor choice and/or execution of the surgical technique, wrong dressing placement, difficulty in turning the patient’s expectations with the possible results and the patient’s unpredictable response during healing.
Modern rhinoplasty, which must be performed by a specialist, has as its basic principle the construction of a beautiful and functional nose. In other words, the maintenance of respiratory function must be an absolute priority, and the concern with the functional part of the surgery is also fundamental. Aesthetically, the surgeon must analyze the nose measurements in relation to the patient’s facial proportions, aiming to produce an “individualized ” nose, which naturally matches the patient’s face and ethnicity. The surgeon needs to have a deep artistic sense and knowledge of the proportions of the face, in addition to always being up to date on new techniques and studies “.