PLASTIC SURGEON ALBERTO AREVALO / FACIAL SURGERY
PLASTIC SURGEON ALBERTO AREVALO / RHINOPLASTY
It is the aesthetic and functional nose surgery.
This is considered the most relevant surgery within the Facial Plastic Surgery, since it corrects not only the aesthetic aspect of the nose but also its functionality. In fact, obstructive nasal pathology is very common in people (deviated septum, giant turbinates). This pathology causes many discomforts; one of them is snoring.
It is the procedure with the greatest impact in beautifying and improving the expression of the human face. This is because it modifies the most notorious and visible protuberance or projection of the face, the nose. For this reason it is the most frequent surgery in both men and women. It can be performed at any age, after having reached bone maturity, at 16 or 17 years old. In addition, in mature people, this surgery is a complement to facial rejuvenation procedures.
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Ideally, it should always be performed by an interdisciplinary team, Plastic Surgeon and Otolaryngologist. This is to be able to simultaneously and effectively correct and treat both internal (i.e. functional) and external (i.e. aesthetic) problems.
It is an outpatient surgery, to be performed under general anesthesia.
Very often it is necessary to leave an intranasal foam, during the first hours after surgery (nasal packing), which prevents the risk of bleeding. This packing is left in place for only two hours and is even removed before the patient leaves the clinic for home.
As with any facial surgery, disability does not depend on pain (which is usually moderate to minimal), but on the presence of swelling or bruising. These vary from patient to patient, depending on the type of skin, and can last between 3 days and a week.
The first days after surgery we must apply cold locally (cold gel packs). It greatly reduces swelling, bruising and pain.
Our greatest enemy in facial surgery, during the postoperative period, is sunlight, and more specifically the ultraviolet rays of the sun. They can cause dark spots in those areas where there were hematomas, especially in the area of the eye bags. These dark circles, with their dark tone, can be permanently accentuated.
Normalmente entre la 4ª y 6ª semana podemos volver a la “vida normal”, retomar las rutinas del gimnasio, ir a la piscina o a la playa. Además, casi al mismo tiempo, podemos empezar a observar el resultado final del procedimiento.
Dr. Alberto Arévalo
Dr. Alberto Arevalo has more than 20 years of experience in private practice in the city of Bogota, specializing in Facial and Body Aesthetic Surgery.
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In addition, he is accredited and certified by the Colombian Society of Plastic Surgery, as well as by the most prominent international scientific societies in the field of Aesthetic Surgery, such as the American Society for Aesthetic Surgery (ASAPS, you can check his profile at www.theaestheticsociety.org), the International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) and the American Society for Plastic Surgery (ASPS). These certifications accredit him as a qualified Plastic Surgeon at the level of any other specialist of this nature in the world.
His human quality, dedication to work and care for his patients distinguish him over time as an outstanding surgeon. He has left traces that have improved the quality of life of many faces and bodies of his patients in his daily practice, which includes procedures such as rhinoplasty surgery, facial rejuvenation, body and breast shaping, among others.
Expert in aesthetic plastic surgery and non-invasive procedures.
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