Ästhetik am Ammersee
Dr.med.Yoram Levy
Dr.med.Christian Schrank

Nose and chin reshaping, profile design

  Due to the fact that the nose is the only vertically-positioned organ on the face, and also due to its central position, it plays a central role in the question of whether somebody is “beautiful or ugly”, “noble or common”.

Youths going through puberty often suffer in this respect. Along with ensuring that the breathing and smelling functions are not adversely affected, surgeons who perform nose-reshaping surgery must have a well-developed sense of beauty, technical know-how, experience and finesse, in order to ensure that the nose appears “natural” (!), suits the face (!) and improves the appearance of the patient.

When the nose has been damaged in an accident, is malformed (e.g. hare-lip) or above all, has previously undergone unsuccessful surgery, the situation is particularly challenging for the surgeon. This branch of aesthetic plastic surgery is the focus of the practice of Doctors Levy and Schrank.

According to the patient’s wishes, the procedure is performed under local anaesthetic or in a state of half sleep.  
Patients experience no pain either during or after the operation. A little swelling and bruising is possible, but these have usually disappeared by the time the small plaster cast is removed.
The scars are usually on the inside of the nose and are therefore not visible.
The use of tamponades is somewhat outdated, and they are therefore only used in rare cases, which means that the patient is able to breathe freely immediately after the operation. The swelling of the mucous membranes inside the nose can, however, result in the patient feeling symptoms similar to those of a slight “cold”.
Sports, sunbeds etc. must be avoided in the first three weeks after the operation.
Hospitalisation: 1 - 2 days

  Chin reshaping 
(Often referred to as profile designing within the framework of nose reshaping):

In this procedure, the profile of the chin is somewhat extended – enhanced – enlarged, in order to correct the negative impression and the protruding lip created by a receding chin. A small incision is made in the mucous membrane in front of the incisors, and a well-fitting implant that changes the shape of the profile, is inserted. That means no external scars.
A small self-adhesive bandage ensures that the implant remains in position.

The operation can be performed in the outpatients’ department or subject to one day in hospital: either under local anaesthetic or in a state of half-sleep.
Complications: Extremely rare = the implant might slip out of position.
Post operative pain occurs in about 1% of cases and can be easily treated.
Aesthetik am Ammersee Dr. Levy & Dr. Schrank • Privatklinik Dr. Schindlbeck • Seestraße 43 • 82211 Herrsching • Telefon: 08152 - 29150