• Facial surgeries of Dr Rodolfo López
Rhinoplasty is surgery to repair or reshape the nose.

The purpose of any facial surgery is to obtain a greater facial harmony or to improve the sequelae produced by aging and / or weight loss, as this affects the emotional stability of the patient and improves their quality of life.

It usually takes between 1 and 2 hours, but may take longer. The surgeries are usually done under local anesthesia and made by making small incisions depending on the case. In some cases, the incision is made from the outside, around the base of the nose. A splint (metal or plastic) can be placed outside the nose, in case of rhinoplasty, which will help to preserve the new shape of the bone when the surgery is finished. Soft plastic splints or nasal plugs can also be placed in the nasal passages, which helps to keep the dividing wall between the airways (septum) stable.

Normally, you will go home the same day of surgery. Immediately after the operation, the nose and face swell and hurt. Headaches are common. The nasal plug is usually removed in 3 to 5 days, after which you will feel more comfortable.

The objective of rhinoplasty is to improve the nasal appearance, harmonizing the nose with the other facial structures or to correct nasal function that cause obstruction of the air flow. Skin type, ethnic features and age are important factors that should be discussed with the surgeon. It is one of the most frequent procedures to improve facial features.

Blepharoplasty or surgery of the eyelids. The objective of this surgery is to modify the appearance of the face to rejuvenate and reaffirm the drooping eyelids and bags under the eyes, as the effect that these generate is that the person looks older and a constant appearance of fatigue; This is done by removing excess fat, muscle and skin from the upper and lower eyelids.

Surgery of the cheeks. It is done by removing a structure from the face known as the Bichat Fat Bags. This procedure manages to outline the facial structures, to highlight the cheekbones, defining better the mandibular ridge to achieve an adequate facial profile. It is aimed at people who have excessive roundness in their face and do not improve even losing weight.

Otoplasty or ear surgery is the procedure with which it is possible to correct the deformities of the ears, such as size, position, dimension, among others. It is usually done after five or six years of age. Even in cases where the ears have a small alteration, this condition can make the child shy and hinder his adaptation in society.

It is also known as Lipolifting. It is a procedure to reduce in depth the furrows and lines of expression (legs of chicken and nasolabial furrow) in addition to providing volume to some areas of the face achieving a facial rejuvenation. It consists in injecting fat that has been extracted from some area of ​​the body to the contour of the face. It also increases the volume of areas such as the cheeks, chin or lips. This surgery is ambulatory.