RHINOLOGY

 
 

DEPARTMENT OF RHINOLOGY

 
Rhinology is the subspecialty of otorhinolaryngology that focuses on problems of the nose and sinuses. At IPFace you can find an answer to all rhinology problems based on the most recent knowledge and techniques.

The most common problems in this area are rhinitis, sinusitis and changes that condition nasal obstruction, such as deviation of the nasal septum and nose deformities. Other problems include nosebleeds and tumours of the nose and sinuses.
 
 
 

RHINOLOGY AND ITS TREATMENTS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Concern with the nose function that enables a person to breathe properly has made rhinology a subspecialty that emphases rhinoplasty surgery to combine the aesthetic and functional components.

For inflammatory diseases inside the nose, rhinitis and sinusitis, a correct diagnosis is essential for appropriate medical treatment and, if necessary, surgical treatment. The current surgical treatment of these diseases is minimally invasive, called endoscopic sinus surgery, in which a 4mm endoscope is used to view the inside of the nose and diseased areas. It was precisely endoscopic sinus surgery that led to the widening of rhinology to other areas, such as, for example the surgical treatment of diseases of the lacrimal pathway and eustachian tube.

 
 
 
 
 

EUSTACHIAN TUBE DISEASES

 
The eustachian tube is the organ that establishes the communication between the nose and the ear, maintaining balanced air pressures between the ear and the outside. When this does not happen, this may lead to ear problems and symptoms such as a full ear, deafness or earache.
 

LACRIMAL VIA DISEASES

 
Lacrimal path diseases, in particular chronic inflammation of the lacrimal sac, are usually manifest by constant tearing (epiphora) or the presence of pus in the eye commonly known as rheum or sleep.
 
 
 

OTHER PATHOLOGY OF THE NASAL PASSAGES

 
 
 
 
 

RHINOPLASTY

 
 
 
Rhinoplasty is surgery that enables modifying the shape of the nose. This is performed for aesthetic and/or functional purposes, making the nose more beautiful and harmonious with the face while enabling the person to breathe well through the nose.

The term rhinoseptoplasty is used when the shape of the nose is modified associated with correction of the nasal septum deviation (septoplasty) causing nasal obstruction.

From an aesthetic point of view, the usual modifications are: straightening the nose on the face, removing the nasal hump, tapering the nasal tip or reducing the size of the nose. There are other situations, such as correction of nasal trauma or congenital deformities like the nose of patients with cleft lip.

The aim is for the operated nose to have a natural look, suitable and harmonious on the face without the appearance of having been operated on.

The objectives of the surgery are always discussed between the doctor and the patient, and a virtual simulation of the final result can be performed for better understanding.
 
 
 
IS RHINOPLASTY A PAINFUL SURGERY?
 
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WHAT IS THE RECOVERY TIME AFTER SURGERY?
 
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WHAT IS THE AVERAGE DURATION OF THE SURGERY?
 
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CAN OTHER NASAL OR FACIAL PROCEDURES BE ASSOCIATED?
 
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IPFACE TEAM HIGHLIGHTED FOR THE DEPARTMENT
 
 
 
 
DEPARTMENT COORDINATOR
 
 
 
Team
 
 
 
 
 
DR JOÃO PIMENTEL
 
 
 
PROF DR. DAVID ÂNGELO
 
 
 
DR DAVID SANZ
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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