We offer functional and aesthetic nose surgery, cosmetic surgery, snoring correction, wrinkle treatment and skin rejuvenation, laser hair removal, medical cosmetics, permanent makeup and ENT treatment. PCA SKIN is a leading producer of quality products designed to improve and enhance the skin’s appearance. This American company has been working with physicians for over 20 years to provide quality care to consumers. Dr. Boenisch will present her own surgical technique for septal reconstruction as faculty member at the Rhinoplasty course in Chicago in may 2013.
In addition to vital breathing functions – filtering, warming and adding moisture to the air we breath – as well as the sense of smell, the nose is also a very important part of our appearance, click here.
Although functional problems with the nose are generally accompanied by cosmetic changes, there has been a relatively strict division between functional nose surgery and cosmetic nose surgery since the middle of the 20th century. The former has mainly been the domain of ear, nose and throat specialist and has focused on the inside of the nose, the aim being primarily to improve function, while plastic surgeons were involved in aesthetic improvements and focused on more external work.
The division often meant that a number of compromises were required of patients, for example patients undergoing cosmetic nasal surgery experienced no improvement in their breathing restrictions…and sometimes such conditions were even worsened. Likewise patients who underwent correction of a functional problem might have been less that satisfied with the results as the appearance of the nose was not adequately addressed.
Nasal surgery with a combined functional and aesthetic focus involves a combination of techniques. This method means that it is possible to optimally correct problems, taking into account both nasal function and the appearance of the nose.
After the Operation
After the operation our patients are cared for on an outpatient basis. I carry out the first follow up examination; this takes place at the already familiar Medicent Linz.
One week after the operation the splint is removed. You’ll be completely ready to face the world again 10-14 days after your surgery. In spite of the normally short recovery phase, you should nonetheless follow a few specific behavioral guidelines in order to achieve the best possible outcome. For six weeks after the procedure you should avoid direct sunlight. You should also take care to avoid stressing your body as well as any type of sports or more strenuous activity for 3-4 weeks. Once the acute healing phase is over, you can continue care with the trusted ear, nose and specialist of your choice.
The procedure itself takes place in the surgical ward of Medicent Linz, a health care facility in upper Austrian, where you will receive quality individualized care.
This facility is known for its high standards for care and relatedly its guarantee to handle all patient-related matters with the utmost discretion. The operation is usually carried out under general anesthesia. Normally all incisions are made inside the nose with the exception of a small cut between the nostrils meaning that they are not externally visible. As a result of this, the procedure leaves no unpleasant scars. In the case of more severe deformities, especially those caused by injury, additional external incisions may be necessary, though these are also barely visible after healing is complete.
These incisions allow the structures of the nose to be addressed on rhinoplasty surgery. Any excess bone, cartilage or connective tissue of the nose is removed, unwanted curves are corrected and depressions due to the shape of the bone or cartilage are filled in. Improvements in the position of nasal structures are held in place internally with surgical thread that dissolves by itself over time. At the end of the operation, the nose is additionally splinted from outside.
One of the most uncomfortable things about nose surgery is the so-called “nose tampon” – the inside of the nose is filled with a sponge or gauze material. The surgical techniques we use allow us to avoid using nose tampons so our patients are able to breathe through their noses immediately after the operation.