Nose operations require great technical skill
More than any other forms of cosmetic maxillofacial surgery, nose operations require a technically competent and skilful surgeon with many years of experience, who is able to visualise the result in advance.
The “nose for everyone” doesn’t exist
Professor Sailer, who achieved world fame in the field of complex facial deformity surgery, has successfully performed more than a thousand nose operations. The great art of rhinoplasty is to achieve what the patient desires, and not what the surgeon desires. Many cosmetic surgeons try to model the “same nose” for all their patients. A good surgeon, however, listens to his patients and tries to give them what they want, as long as this is in the realm of the possible and responsibly feasible.
Preparations and first consultation appointment
Professor Sailer takes both a surgical and artistic approach to his nose operations. In the first consultation interview, he answers your questions, and discusses expectations and possible results. Following this, a thorough clinical examination of your nose is performed in order to determine together which changes are desired and which are possible.
A nose operation must be planned on an individual basis
In order to ensure comprehensive operation planning, the nose is photographed from different perspectives. Additionally, a cephalogram, a true-to-scale profile X-ray taken from the side, is generated. This is the only way the result can be pre- and postoperatively assessed. The profile X-ray is a great help in surgical planning as it represents the nasal and facial structures at a true-to-scale perspective. In case of nasal obstruction and septal deviation, a CT scan of the nose and paranasal sinuses should always be performed as well. Often a rhinomanometry (measurement procedure to determine air resistance through the nose) is also necessary.
Nose corrections require a holistic approach
The shape and size of a nose is also dependent on the proportions of the rest of the face, and even the rest of the body. A very large person should therefore not have a nose which is too small, and vice versa. The nose, lip and chin make up an aesthetic unity. An undersized chin or small lower jaw causes the nose to look too big. In all cases, nose surgery demands exact and thorough planning. Depending on the level of difficulty, nose surgery is performed via minimal invasion, or openly, via surgical access in the region of the nose bridge.
Patient report after nose correction 2017
Angela Dambone, Switzerland
Many, many thanks for my super nose :)
I found out about Klinik Professor Sailer through an acquaintance, on whom he had operated several times very successfully.
10 years ago a doctor unsuccessfully operated on my nose, which had never functioned properly.
Subsequently I sought consultation from at least 7 different doctors from Zurich to Geneva and nobody was able to operate, they all said it would go wrong.
I had nearly given up hope, but then I had a car accident and had to undergo an operation on my nose. When the hospital was no longer in a position to assist me any further, I turned to Prof. Sailer and he was able to help.
On 18/02/2016 I was operated, the nose construction proving to be extremely successful.
It is 1 year ago today since the operation and I can breathe perfectly through my nose. It is also aesthetically beautiful, without any bumps or dents.
I can highly recommend it to everyone. From now on I will only go to Klinik Professor Sailer.
The receptionists and the entire team are always friendly and helpful :)
Thank you so much and the very best wishes
Patient report about nose surgery June 2016
Mrs. Maya M. Switzerland
I was unhappy with I looked from the side, my nose was to big with a hump and I had a week chin.
I discussed with my husband that I want to improve my facial appearance and believe me, my husband is not a big fan of plastic surgery and the most important for him was that I look still natural and keep my natural beauty.
He told me that he's agree with the surgery but only on the condition that we choose the best possible plastic surgeon.
After an extensive research I decided to make an appointment with Prof. Sailer. I was very impressed what I read about Prof. Sailer. My husband did his own research and realized that Prof. Sailer is one of the world’s most experienced expert in the field of maxillofacial surgery and he agreed that we should meet him.
The first visit at Sailerclinic was an amazing experience. If you plan a visit with Prof. Sailer please reserve several !!hours!! Where in this busy world doctors take still time for theyr patients??? At Sailerclinic they are really focussed in the patients needs and also one of the best Cappuccino in town awaits you! Our first meeting took more than 2 hours! Prof. Sailer, Dr. Sailer and the whole team are extraordinary personalities. Prof. Sailer presented me the ideal solution to improve the appearance of my face. I also loved the idea very much to put my chin forward by using my own bown instead of an implant.
I thought that I am the patient but when we first met Prof. Sailer he also found out the reason of my husbands sleep apnea and presented him the first suitable solution to solve this problem after all the years my husband fighted with this problem. He saw many doctors - unsuccessful.
Incredible how Prof. Sailer and Dr. Sailer care for theyr patients.
Before surgery I had several meetings at Sailerclinic and they always had an open ear for all my needs and questions.
I finally went into surgery full of confidence and trust and as expected, Prof. Sailer did not disappoint me - I am more than happy with my new face!!! I have an amazing sweet shaped nose who looks beautiful and natural and my chin was placed forward exactly the right amount and he shaped it pointier, exactly like I desired it. My face is now well shaped and balanced and I also earned a new self esteem - finally my face looks so pretty and the way I desired It all my life! I am so thankful to Prof. Sailer and I warmly recommend him!
Here you are in save and best hands and best results are guaranteed.
And the best - my husband is in love again with me thanks to my new sweet face!!! :)
Also the care after surgery was more than anyone could expect. You don't feel like in a hospital - you feel more like in a 5 star hotel :) and that helps you to forget about the discomfort after surgery!
Prof. Sailer & Dr. Sailer are there 24 hours / 7 days for theyr patients.
Nose operation report April 2016
Patient from Zuerich, Switzerland
I had this nose. A nose I didn’t like, although I had once had no problem with it. Somehow this chunky and crude part no longer seemed to match the rest of my otherwise delicate face.
So I decided to change it and said to myself, the sooner I do it the longer I can enjoy the result. My first move was to consult an ear, nose and threat doctor. He took a current photo of me and sent me an edited picture the same evening. The picture was meant to show what kind of correction I could expect. The correction shown was not the one I had hoped for. I continued my search. As is typical for my generation, I searched in Google for a facial surgeon in Zurich. Finally I came across the Professor Sailer Clinic. I found the pictures on the homepage very appealing and so agreed to a non-binding initial meeting with Ms Sailer. Ms Sailer was great. She analysed my whole face, showed me numerous before and after pictures and spoke to me in detail about Prof. Sailer’s expertise. As I was heading for the door to leave I made a firm resolution: I’d like to have my correction done here. The very next day, we agreed a follow-up meeting during which we also took X-ray images.
My big day soon arrived: The operation. It lasted four hours. When I woke up from my general anaesthetic I felt fine. Although my face was extremely swollen, I was otherwise free of nausea and did not have any pain. I gave myself 10 days rest. I would advise anyone else to do the same in this situation. I needed the 10 days. Afterwards you can look forward to a great result. When I returned to the office, I was showered with compliments. Even staff members who I had not told about it noticed the change. Many could not say exactly what was different. It takes a little patience until the swelling has gone. But the result is certainly worth it. I wholeheartedly recommend the Professor Sailer Clinic. The staff at the Professor Sailer Clinic are simply fantastic and really take time for you. They always discuss the face as a whole and you’re treated as a person, not merely a statistic. Professor Sailer has an extremely good eye for aesthetics and makes consultations truly special thanks to his humour and charm. Ms Sailer and Ms Tejic are so welcoming with their helpful and positive manner. After walking into the clinic you feel like you’re part of a family.
It’s small changes that make us look great. It’s also little things that make the difference between a normal clinic and the Professor Sailer Clinic. Don’t be surprised if everyone calls you by your name, right from the start.
Nose operation longtime result, April 2016
Mrs. Jayne Cloutier, Hawaii
When I was a child of 7 years I broke my nose. I didn't get any treatment until I reached the age of 23. I couldn't breath through my nose, and got it corrected in a clinic. Twelve years later again I couldn't breath anymore through my nose.
Then I met Dr. Prof. Sailer.
He was the blessing of my life ! He took the time to take exams, research my first surgery in the other clinic, and checked my nose carefully. He asked me for older photos of mine before I broke my nose. And Dr. Prof. Sailer helped me with his detailed report and got my insurance to pay for the nose surgery. He gave me exactly the perfect nose according to my old photos, how my nose would have been if I hadn't had broken it at the age of seven. My nose is great and looks absolutely perfect.
Afterwards he saw that I also had a major issue with my upper jaw. I have lost all my teeth at the age of nineteen and got dentures. Since then I always was shy of showing a smile. Thank God to Dr. Prof. Sailer, who operated and saved my upper jaw bone with implants holding the bone together and holding a beautiful row of artificial teeth. He gave me my Smile back, and gave me more joy I ever could have imagined.
I am one lucky woman with a big smile on my face every day of my life thanks to the incredible dedication of Dr. Prof. Sailer.
The nose correction as well as the upper jaw implants are still looking great and feeling great after almost thirteen years.
Dr. Prof. Sailer is a genius in what he does. He has patience, he listens, explains to you every step in "normal" language, he helps you in every way he can, he emphasizes and brings out your natural Beauty, he is very professional, respectful, and carrying for your wellbeing. He is awesome, and I am so happy I had the privilege to meet him, and to get help from him. He changed my life for the better.
Happy Greetings from Hawaii,
Patient report Oktober 2015
Magdalena Wallhoff, Seattle USA
The experience in Professor Sailer's clinic was exceptional in every way. From the first telephone call with a staff member to the operation, I was struck by the highest level of excellence. Everything was clear, precise, and permeated by a genuine care. It would be enough if everything would be operationally perfect; but Prof. Sailer and his team go beyond that. Here, one can observe and be at the hands of caring people who have the heart and philosophy to make a sterile procedure into an inspiring experience in life. My surgery was to correct an accident-caused crooked nose; the accident (a botched sinus surgery) had made me feel that I had lost my own face. Prof. Sailer restored it, making the nose look very natural despite significant work done on it. I am deeply grateful, not only for having my own face back, but for the example set by Professor Sailer and his team in the pursuit of excellence.
Many kind regards from Seattle! I am so happy with my nose, and think often of all of you!