Where medicine meets art
We harmonize the nose with the rest of the face considering the personality and beauty of each individual. We ensure that all functions of the nasal organ are maintained or improved. We believe in excellence in nasal cosmetic surgery. Every nose is different, and operated noses have to maintain this individuality.
Deciding on nose surgery for cosmetic reasons is not always easy. You need to consider physical, psychological and emotional aspects. We will assess your situation and help you adjust your expectations. Before deciding on surgery, we will be absolutely sure that this procedure can improve your quality of life.
If surgery is performed properly, cosmetic nasal surgery (cosmetic rhinoplasty) has a very positive impact on a person’s life. But it is also important to have realistic expectations.
I think I want to have surgery
If it bothers you to look at yourself in the mirror or appear in a photograph because of your nose; if you are looking for hairstyles that conceal your nose or have the feeling that the size and shape of your nose will affect your life, then it is likely that cosmetic surgery will give you satisfaction, tranquility and wellbeing. If you feel a lot of fear or anxiety about going into the operating theater, our team of psychologists and therapists will help you.
If your nose is not really the cause of your dissatisfaction, nasal cosmetic surgery is not the most suitable solution for you now.
In any case, your decision should be made on the basis of good medical advice, not for the approval of family, friends and acquaintances.
Your motivation for a change in appearance is very personal. It is you alone who will benefit from the results, and who must also face their own fears.
What can I expect from cosmetic rhinoplasty?
You will have a harmonious face and keep your style and personality. Typically, with small changes you can obtain great improvements.
Quality of life.
An improvement in appearance almost always provides increased self-esteem and confidence. Patients who have undergone the operation say that their quality of life has improved on many different levels: personal, emotional, sexual, social and professional.
Proper nasal function.
Maintain or improve all functions of the nasal organ. A rhinoplasty can be combined with a cosmetic intervention to solve functional problems.
What limitations does the operation have?
The success of cosmetic nasal surgery depends on the expertise and experience of the surgeon, physiological factors: age, health, skin texture, bone structure, healing ability, etc., emotional factors: emotional maturity and expectations regarding the operation.
Nasal cosmetic surgery does not look for aesthetic perfection in absolute terms. Neither does it solve psychological problems that are not actually derived from the appearance of the nose.
Can anyone have an operation?
The recommended minimum age is 17 or 18, when the structures of the nose have fully developed.
The ideal candidate wants to improve their appearance, not achieve perfection, is in a state of good health, is psychologically mature and stable, is prepared to adapt to their new image, their quality of life is presently limited due to the shape or size of their nose.
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Cosmetic nasal surgery in the hands of nasal organ specialists. You will receive excellent medical and personal care in comfort.
We aim for your satisfaction as a patient, and ours as professionals.
We work so that you like yourself more after the operation while keeping your style and personality.
In the hands of rhinologic surgeons
The nasal cosmetic operation (cosmetic rhinoplasty) is more complex than other plastic surgeries because the nose has some vital functions that must be maintained intact. In our Rhinology Clinic, all operations are carried out by Dr. Maria Colomé, rhinologic surgeon, who are expert in the aesthetic aspects as well as the functional complexity of the nose. This differentiates us from many other centers.
In every good cosmetic operations we look for a natural beauty and harmony with the rest of the face, taking into account the personality and style of each patient. We move away from the classic look of nose surgery. We ensure that the nose retains the sensitivity of the skin, the movement (avoid the rigidity that characterizes many nose surgery), a good respiratory function, smell and taste, lacrimal function.
When cosmetic rhinoplasty is provided by rhinologic surgeons, major physical and psychological problems are avoided.
Many centers apply open surgical techniques, leaving discreet but visible external scars. At our Rhinology Clinic we apply closed surgery so the scar remains inside the nose and remains invisible. If open surgery is needed, we camouflage the scar in a fold of skin.
Our aim is to make minimum intervention but which obtains maximum effects. Often a small surgical adjustment can achieve a great aesthetic improvement.
Psychological counselling when needed
There are those who want to operate but they panic at the thought of going into surgery, they may be frightened of having the nose packed, or they are afraid of not liking themselves after the operation.
The team of psychologists and therapists at our Rhinology Clinic will know how to provide you with the tools to overcome these feelings and go through with the surgery with the utmost tranquility and indeed excitement.
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Excellent treatment in a comfortable environment
We know that your tranquility and satisfaction depend on good communication with doctors. So we listen carefully to you. So we tell you all the details you need and resolve all the doubts you have.
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From the first visit to medical discharge
We follow a scheduled and clear procedure, and we adapt to the needs of individuals so that everyone feels comfortable and safe. Dr. Maria Colomé personally visits all patients.
The relationship between patient and surgeon is important for the success of a cosmetic operation. Therefore you be will be personally attended at our Rhinology Clinic by Dr. Maria Colomé, director of the clinic and rhinologic surgeon. All visits are carried out in a relaxed and quiet environment.
We follow an effective protocol that adapts to the needs of each patient. If you need more visits before the operation, we can provide them.
First visit. Initial assessment
This first visit will consist of a medical examination and you can speak at length with Dr. Maria Colomé about your motivations for and concerns regarding surgery.
Dr. Maria Colomé
• Will listen actively to understand your dissatisfaction and your goals.
• Will perform an otorhinolaryngologic scan to assess the functional aspects of the nose and detect whether to combine rhinoplasty with other cosmetic techniques to solve the nasal obstruction problems.
• Will schedule specific tests to study the function and shape of your nose.
• Will perform preoperative photographs to customize your surgical project.
• If deemed appropriate, she will schedule you a visit with a psychologist to help you come to the best decision.
With all the information gathered, Dr. Maria Colomé will then advise you as to whether cosmetic rhinoplasty is the perfect option for you right now, whether you should wait, or whether you should consider alternatives.
Second visit. Surgical approach and proposal
On a second visit, Dr. Maria Colomé will present a personalized surgical plan and will discuss it with you so that it fits as closely as possible with your desires. It is very important that you create realistic expectations.
With the help of the preoperative photographs, Dr. Colomé will show you an approximation of the expected results of your operation. If you choose, we can make a cast of the nose, to see different options.
On this second visit Dr. Maria Colomé:
• Will deliver and discuss the test results.
• Will present a custom surgery proposal.
• Will explain all the surgical process in detail.
• Will schedule preoperative visits and the day of the operation.
Before undergoing a cosmetic rhinoplasty, you must undertake at least three medical tests:
- blood test
- chest X-ray
You may also be advised of a psychological evaluation to refine the surgical approach most appropriate in your case. Optionally, you can elect homeopathic treatment in preparation for surgery.
Third visit. Preoperative preparation
The third visit is with Dr. Colomé and a clinical assistant. This is a preoperative visit.
On this visit we:
• Will evaluate preoperative tests that you have undertaken.
• Will explain in detail what you need to do on the day of surgery.
• Will deliver a dossier with all the information you need clearly set out.
There is always time for questions. If after the preoperative visit you feel the need to make another visit before the intervention, we will schedule an appointment with Dr. Colomé.
We are always at your disposal to answer anything you need to know.
Day of operation
The day of your surgery is a day of many emotions. You usually go through this day with feelings of hope, and sometimes with a certain anxiety. These contradictory feelings are completely normal.
At the Rhinology Clinic we are well aware of the mood of patients before and after surgery.
We will be at your side at all times to accompany you and resolve any doubts, and of course will keep your companions informed while you are under the effects of anaesthesia.
After the operation you will have nasal packing in place for between 1 and 3 days, and a splint for 10 days approximately.
After 3 days of surgery, a postoperative visit will take place. The packing is removed (unless it had been removed prior) and the splint changed. We recommend that you come with a companion.
A week later you will have another postoperative visit and the splint can be removed.
Between one and two weeks after the operation, the slight discoloration that may have appeared will disappear completely. In some cases, a small level of swelling can remain for up to months.
The final results are obtained between 6 months and 2 years after the operation. During this time, postoperative visits are necessary.
Postoperative recovery of a cosmetic rhinoplasty varies with each patient, and depends on whether functional surgery is also performed. The process is common to all rhinologic nasal operations under general anaesthesia.
At first the face is a little swollen, and may leave some bruising or discoloring. This can lead to disappointment in some patients who think they will not improve their appearance. This reaction is completely normal and disappears progressively with the improvement in appearance.
You have to be between one and three weeks off.
The use of complementary therapies such as acupuncture or homeopathy can speed up recovery.
Our Breathing and Oxygenation Workshop is useful to restore respiratory function after surgery.
In the case of internacional patients, we recommend that you calculate from one week to 10 days in Barcelona to ensure you receive adequate preoperative and postoperative visits and get the highest level of quality care and patient satisfaction.