The profiloplasty is a plastic surgery operation aimed at modifying the profile of the face in order to restore the harmony of the face. It can be carried out by surgical or medical gestures, such as the injection of hyaluronic acid or the modification of several anatomical structures of the face, such as the nose and the chin.
The course of a profiloplasty depends on the technique used, whether surgical or medical. Before any intervention, a consultation is necessary to examine the different parts of the face and obtain a balanced result from the profile as well as from the front. In cosmetic surgery, profiloplasty is an intervention combining at least a rhinoplasty and a genioplasty. Facial surgery can require an average hospitalization of two days, with a splint on the nose for 8 days and wicks inside the nostrils for 2 days.
The postoperative course of a profiloplasty is generally simple, but may vary depending on the technique used and the extent of the intervention. It is possible to feel some discomfort for the first few days, but this can be relieved with painkillers. Edema and bruising may appear, but they usually disappear after a few days. In the event of cosmetic surgery, hospitalization for at least 24 hours may be necessary, with a convalescence of at least 7 days.
Postoperative care of a profiloplasty is important to minimize the risk of complications and promote rapid healing. After the procedure, it is possible to feel some discomfort, but this can be relieved with painkillers.
The recovery period after profiloplasty can vary depending on the technique used and the extent of the procedure. Edema and bruising may appear, but they usually disappear after a few days. In general, it takes several weeks to regain normal activity.
Risks and Complications
Risks associated with profiloplasty can include bleeding, infection, pain, bruising, swelling, scarring, asymmetries, sensory disturbances, breathing problems, healing problems, and unsatisfactory results. However, these risks are generally rare and can be minimized by following postoperative instructions, and taking care of your health before and after the procedure.
Profiloplasty offers several advantages for people who wish to improve the harmony of their face. It makes it possible to modify the profile of the face in a harmonious way by combining several surgical or medical gestures. The main procedures of profiloplasty are rhinoplasty and genioplasty, which correct defects of the nose and chin. Profiloplasty can also solve double chin problems or upper lip defects.