Frequently asked questions

about rhinoplasty

It is necessary to wait a year between two rhinoplasties.

The computer project is not to be considered as a surgical "promise". It is a help so that Dr. Carles understands your wishes and can explain to you what is possible. In the vast majority of cases, the result corresponds to the project at the very end of the intervention. On the other hand, there are each one's own healing factors that can modify the final rendering.

No, this is not a problem. The scar is placed a little lower than the infra-breast groove.


During the first week, it is possible to wear glasses over the splint. After removing the splints, it is necessary to avoid wearing glasses within 15 days.
In case of a "DCF" technique, wait a month.

It is possible to fly on a short flight (<3h) the day after the operation. It is necessary to wait 3 weeks before considering a long letter.

The Covid test can be performed after the operation.

The aesthetic modification is gradual after rhinoplasty and goes through a phase of edema that gradually resolves. Thus, patients gradually get used to their new nose.

No, Dr. Carles does not place wicks after the operation. Most of the time, Dr. Carles places two small silicone plates that make it possible to maintain the partition straight and avoid a partition hematoma. In this case, the nose is slightly blocked and it is necessary to wash the nose well to prevent crusts from settling. The plaques will be removed on the 6th postoperative day, which completely relieves breathing.

This operation is in good rule not very painful. In 95% of cases, Doliprane is enough. In 5% of cases, it may be necessary to take a level 2 analgesic (Efferalgan Codeiné or Topalgic)

Yes, it is possible to blow your nose. Of course it is necessary to do it gently, without forcing and without shaking the nose.

Walking can be resumed the day after the intervention. The bike (excluding mountain biking) can be taken back on the 10th day. swimming, running and cross-fit can be resumed in the 3rd week. Of course, it is essential not to practice combat sports during the 6 post-operative months.

It is better to avoid injecting a nose if a rhinoplasty is planned afterwards. If the nose has been injected, it is necessary to wait for the complete resorption of the product to plan the intervention (1 and a half years).

No, the pain is usually similar.

Diced cartilage is the product obtained when cartilage is chopped very finely. It becomes like a porridge that can be applied in areas in depression. This type of graft is widely used because it is easy to implement.

PRF is a technique for obtaining a biological glue from a blood sample that is taken and centrifuged during the operation. This glue, applied to "diced cartilage", makes it possible to obtain very fine grafts. These grafts will then be placed on the back of the nose, which reduces the risk of post-operative irregularities.

DCF "diced cartilage + fascia" is a technique for obtaining fairly large grafts by placing "diced cartilage" in a fascia envelope, either taken from an abdominal muscle if a rib graft is performed, or above the ear under the hair. These grafts are generally used to recreate a nasal edge in patients with very hollow noses.

The "lipostructure", a fatty graft, is used in multi-operated patients with very damaged skin and at risk of post-operative necrosis. The surgeon takes abdominal fat in the same way as liposuction. This fat will then be centrifuged and injected into the nose, either before or during secondary rhinoplasty.

It is essential to be operated on by a surgeon with a solid background in rhinoplasty, who can be an ENT, maxillofacial surgeon or plastic surgeon.

Yes, it is usual to do it in an open approach except for a few special cases.

No, the scar of an open approach is not visible if it is sutured according to the rules of the art.