Dr. Catherine Bergeret-Galley
Catherine Bergeret-Galley is one of the few female plastic surgeons in Paris. She is married, with three children. Dr. Bergeret Galley is passionate about her work in plastic and reconstructive surgery. "Enhancing, and making patients more attractive is my goal. I take the time to listen to their deepest concerns, to evaluate the defect they are worried about and often see as a handicap. I want to enhance the lives of my patients.
I started training as a plastic surgeon during my internship in 1984, first in general surgery, then specializing in cervico facial surgery, microsurgery, plastic and reconstructive and aesthetic surgery, both in France and in the United States." More...
One doesn't have to own a nose like Cyrano to want to hide from the world. However, this obvious central appendage can cause many mind-sets and inhibitions. A cosmetic nose surgery or rhinoplasty may then change many things!
One will definitely feel more self-confident with a harmonious face; the improvement will also help interaction with others. Rhinoplasty is certainly one of the most frequent operations in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Anyone suffering from hereditary problems, or following an injury , can be treated with cosmetic nose surgery.
Rhinoplasty can improve a particular defect for purely aesthetic reasons. As in any other form of surgery, it is essential for the patient to have a trusting relationship with the surgeon, and to be prepared to candidly discuss all aspects of the procedure during consultation . For example, your health, desires, expectations and lifestyle. The surgeon will then be able to ascertain what can be achieved, possibly with the help of (non-contractual) computer simulation, and what will be the most harmonious option for the patient's morphology facial physique. The surgeon will also assist the patient through the psychological aspects of the procedure.
There are two types of rhinoplasty:
Rhinoplasty can change:
All of the above is possible within certain limitations, for example, a short thick nose will never become long and thin.
No aspirin based medication should be taken fifteen days prior to surgery.
Surgery will last between two and three hours and will be carried out under local or general anesthesia.
Hospitalisation will last one day, plus maybe one night.
Splints and internal tubes or packing will likely support the nose as it begins to heal for approximately one week. Bruising and swelling may occur around the lower eyelids, and will disappear after two to three weeks. Breathing may be impaired by the internal supports and bandages (to prevent bleeding) for a couple of days following surgery.
Complications are generally linked to general anesthesia, but exceptional.
Even if it is not a medical consideration, nose surgery may not meet the patient's expectations. For this reason the thoroughness of the consultancy is very important. Occasionally, even if the nose is technically and aesthetically perfect, the patient may be unsatisfied because of a change of mind. A patient may suffer from body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) a condition marked by excessive pre-occupation with an imaginary or minor defect in a facial feature or localized part of the body. The result is a pathological and permanent incapacity to accept oneself. The fear or conviction that one has an imperfection has to be treated in psychotherapy rather than by cosmetic surgery.
In other cases, the nose may aesthetically perfect, but may present technical problems due to the individual’s capacity to heal (skin tissue, bone, cartilage).
A specific complication can also occur, such as secondary displacement of bone or septal cartilage, which can be taken care of with revisional surgery.
The new nose will appear after three months. A close to definite result will become visible after six months. The final result will become apparent after a year and a half because of the healing procedure, causing the skin to retract and expand, the bone structure and cartilage to settle.
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