The rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that restores a more harmonious appearance of the nose by correcting the width, the tip and the osteo-cartilaginous hump.
The rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that restores a more harmonious appearance of the nose by correcting the width, the tip and the osteo-cartilaginous hump. This surgery is also indicated to improve breathing and can be combined with a septoplasty.
It takes place at the medical office. You will discuss with Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH in order to specify your expectations and he will determine with you the best possible option.
From additional examinations will be prescribed (adapted according to each patient) as well as preoperative photos will be taken.
At the end of the consultation, the plastic surgeon will give you an estimate and an operating consent.
Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH will proceed to a thorough examination of your nose in order to use the best technique corresponding to your anatomy and your wishes .
For primary rhinoplasties:
Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH essentially performs preservation rhinoplasty by a"closed" surgical approach , without visible scarring. This is a new rhinoplasty technique described by Teoman DOGAN which allows to avoid irregularities of the dorsum. The hump is treated by collapsing the nose by osteotomy. The nasal structures are preserved, unlike "traditional" rhinoplasty which cut the hump and caused irregularities and respiratory problems.
For secondary rhinoplasties:
Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH uses the "open" surgical approach (scar at the level of the columella) to allow better exposure of the structures .
All structures of the nose are freed and must be repositioned, sutured and reconstructed one by one by the surgeon. A costal cartilage graft (sub mammary scar) may be necessary to reinforce the strengthen the nose if the septal cartilage was removed during the last operation.
Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH will see you again on theday of surgery to make the preoperative drawings.
Type of anesthesia
General anesthesia performed by an anesthesiologist
Duration of the intervention
2:30 hours for primary rhinoplasty. 5-6 hours for secondary rhinoplasty (with costal cartilage graft)
Type of hospitalization
Ambulatory (same day discharge)
Not very painful
Postoperative consultation with the surgeon at D-7 for splint removal and 1 month. Dr Alexandre G. LELLOUCH can be reached in case of additional needs
8 days on average until complete healing
Possibility to work from D-1 according to the work (telecommuting) because bruises are present a few days to a few weeks post-op. Possibility of applying make-up after the removal of the threads
The results are immediateHowever, it is necessary to wait a few months for the final results
The scars have their final appearance around 12-18 months
The Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH is a surgeon specialized in Plastic Reconstructive Aesthetic Surgery, registered with the Order of Physicians of the city of Paris 16 under the number 75/89697.
The Dr. Alexandre G. LELLOUCH is a specialist in cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and aesthetic medicine injections, which he practices at the MAISON ABEILLE in Paris 16.