What Is Rhinoplasty at Colombia?

Rhinoplasty at Colombia is a surgery also called nose surgery. It is characterized by improving the appearance of the nose in a functional and aesthetic way.

Nose surgeries are different because it depends on the anatomy of each patient. It is not possible to leave one nose the same as another, but it is about giving it the best shape according to the shape of your nose.

There are Caucasian-looking noses of European origin, they are “less wide, longer, thin and upturned” noses that combine better with elongated, oval or prominent faces. There are noses with a Negroid, indigenous or Asian appearance «they are wider noses, bulbous at the tip, shorter and with less height» that combine better with round faces.

Many patients come to consultation with an ideal nose, but it should be recommended that the necessary changes be made to aesthetically improve their nose. But making a faithful copy of another person’s nose with a different build. The patient should always be advised which nose is best for them based on their facial structure.


The goal of rhinoplasty is to have a good size, a good height, a good nasal tip and dorsum. That the nose has stability of its entire anatomy and that it has functionality: that is, that it can breathe the same.



Rhinoplasty at Colombia can be of 2 types : augmentation or reduction.

  • In Negroid, indigenous, and Asian races, augmentation rhinoplasty is frequently performed due to having less projecting and wider noses.
  • In Caucasian races, rhinoplasty is usually reductive. Generally this has a bony prominence (called hump), and the tip is usually drooping.
  • During the consultation, your Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon César Fernández will analyze your nose, look at its projection, length, tip, and nasal dorsum. Based on a well-performed cephalometric analysis, Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon César Fernández will tell you what he needs and the parts of the nose that he should correct. You should always take into account which parts of the nose are most uncomfortable for patients.
  • In patients who have unrealistic expectations, they should be explained that certain characteristics are unlikely to be corrected.
  • The results depend a lot on the patient’s own anatomy; sometimes the patient does not have much substrate to work with.

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By Its Access Routes; It is considered that rhinoplasty at Colombia can be performed in 2 ways:

1). Open Rhinoplasty at Colombia:

It consists of making an external incision on the nose, in order to expose the cartilage and bone. This type of rhinoplasty allows you to correct all of the patient’s defects. This is the surgery most frequently performed by plastic surgeons. It is usually used in very complicated rhinoplasty or in surgical reinterventions. The disadvantage is that it leaves a visible scar on the skin in the middle of the nostrils.

2) Closed Rhinoplasty at Colombia:

It consists of making an internal incision on the nose, there is more limited access to the cartilage and nasal bone.

It has certain advantages such as it does not leave a visible scar.



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Indications for Nose Surgery at Colombia.

  • Patients who wish to improve the shape, length, back or tip of the nose.
  • Patients with asymmetric noses.
  • Patients with nasal deviations.
  • Patients who live with a blocked nasal passage.
  • Patients with a small nose, wide tip.
  • Patients with a large nose, drooping tip.
  • Very wide nostrils.
  • Patients with nasal deformity due to nasal fracture.

Pre-surgical of Nose surgery at Colombia.

  1. The first thing you will do is have a private consultation with the plastic surgeon. Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon César Fernández will ask you about the reasons for having rhinoplasty, the parts of the nose you want to improve.
  2. Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon César Fernández will perform a careful physical examination, studying the nose, its size, its projection, the nasal angles, and the quality of the bone and cartilage support.
  3. The skin type and previous scars will be evaluated.
  4. The presence of nasal deviations or previous surgeries will be studied.
  5. You have to look at the patient’s face type, as there must always be a combination and a good relationship between the nose and the face type.

It is possible that your Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon César Fernández will perform some studies such as life-size scale photographs. Or taking CT scans of the paranasal sinuses to evaluate spurs or some nasal pathology.

Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeon César Fernández will always take photographs to study and plan the surgery.


In the second consultation,   the surgeon will inform the patient how the  nose surgery will be carried out  , what is the best way to do it and the result that will be obtained. In addition, you must bring the money for the surgery to be able to schedule it in the surgical slot.

It is very important that the patient report a history of nasal trauma, nasal allergies or nasal obstructions.

You will always be asked about previous medical, surgical, allergic, traumatological, and medication history.

How Long Does Nose Surgery Last at Colombia?

  • Nose surgery usually  lasts between 1 and 2 hours , although in complex cases or surgical reinterventions, second or third surgeries may take longer. During rhinoplasty, the skin of the nose is separated from its bone and cartilage.
  • Cartilage grafts may be taken from the nasal septum or auricular concha to strengthen the nose. The nasal tip is then shaped with special points. Finally the wound is closed with stitches.
  • The surgery can be performed open, making an incision over the columella.
  • Or closed rhinoplasty by making an incision on the inner edge of the nostril.
  • The mucosal incisions are sutured with absorbable stitches, meaning they disappear on their own.  
  • The skin incisions are closed with non-absorbable stitches, meaning they must be removed after 5 or 7 days.
  • Nasal packing with gauze impregnated with gentamicin or nitrofurazone with oily substances may be necessary. Only in this way is it possible to reduce recovery time and avoid possible infections.
  • An external nasal splint designed with plastics or plaster is always left in all patients.
  • Then the splint is immobilized with micropore or bandages.  

Nose Surgery Recovery at Colombia

  • Just as important as nose surgery is patient care in recovery.
  • In the first 24 hours you will have abundant swelling and headache. During this time, you should lie flat with your head bowed.
  • It is normal for bruises to appear under your eyes that will worsen on the second and third day. An important recommendation is to apply cold compresses to the cheeks and the nasal dorsum to diminish the edema.
  • In the first 2 to 3 days you will have nasal plugs that will help you to have a clean cavity and prevent bleeding. Improves breathing after removing them.
  • The plastic or plaster splint will be removed after 10 days.
  • In addition, with the removal of the splint, the points of the intervention will be removed.
  • The return to daily life and work depends on the type of work the patient performs.
  • Patients who wear glasses or are exposed to the sun at work, must be disabled for up to two months.


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