Nasal surgery applies to many cosmetic or functional operations. Thus, to find a better aspect of this aesthetic attribute located in the middle of the face or to find comfort in life by restoring normal breathing, rhinoplastic surgeons today master a wide range of techniques and technologies which make it possible to reduce the maximum scarring and postoperative pain.
Here are some of the most common rhinoplasty procedures:
The hump of the nose results from a slight protrusion that deforms the bridge of the nose and gives it an unsightly appearance. The hump surgery of the nose consists of an osteotomy, that is to say, a grating or removal of the prominent bone on the bridge in order to refine the profile. It will then be necessary to stabilize the bone and cartilage structure so that the result is lasting over the years.
The tip of the nose
Innate or following a trauma, a nose can have an unsightly tip due to a drooping structure, prominence, too pronounced cleft, excessive width, or asymmetry. The operation of the tip of the nose consists of a restructuring of the cartilaginous structure, but also of the skin which rests on it in order to have a harmonious and symmetrical result.
The wide and flat nose
The flat, broad nose is an anatomical feature that many people wish to refine. The rhinoplasty of a wide nose consists not only of reshaping the bridge, the point, and the nostrils but also in reworking the skin, which is often thicker.
Deviation of the nasal septum
Deviation of the nasal septum, which can be natural or the result of a shock to the face, sometimes causes difficulty in breathing or excessive snoring during the night. In addition, it is possible that the external appearance is affected. Its correction is, therefore, both functional and aesthetic.
With several thousand procedures performed each year in France, nose surgery is one of the most common cosmetic operations. Men and women can, without distinction, reshape their noses and thus erase the complexes linked to unsightly aspects. A psychological assessment is, however, necessary before any intervention to ensure the usefulness of the operation for the patient. Adolescents from 16 to 17 years old can consider rhinoplasty if moral distress linked to unsightly forms of the nose is proven. At this age, in fact, bone growth in the face is over.
Is nose surgery reimbursed?
Rhinoplasty is reimbursed if and only if it aims to correct a malformation that affects the patient’s health. Therefore, the correction of a nasal septum in order to breathe better is taken care of by Social Security. Otherwise, for purely cosmetic operations, there is no reimbursement.