Rhinoplasty, Although the face is the most prominent part of the human at first glance, correction of the deformities in this region is significant in terms of aesthetics and psychological aspects. Thanks to the development of techniques in medicine and the application of innovative methods, much simpler nose operations are available.
Some people have a very large nose, and they are quite satisfied with the appearance of it. However, some people may prefer a different nose shape, although they have a healthy nose structure. As a result, one may prefer rhinoplasty operations because of health problems or personal preferences.
Patients who will undergo rhinoplasty operation are mostly under general anaesthesia
In simple rhinoplasty operations, local anaesthesia can be convenient according to the surgeon’s preference. The procedure takes an average of 2 hours. However, a rhinoplasty usually takes one day with preoperative preparations and postoperative applications. There are mainly two different rhinoplasty techniques.
In open rhinoplasty, the first of these, the surgeon makes a small incision to increase the angle of view. The most significant advantage of the open technique is that the viewing angle is more comprehensive. However, the healing process is slightly longer. Besides, problems such as oedema and bruising after the operation are possible.
In another technique which is closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon adjusts the incision to remain in the nostrils. The doctor has a narrow field of vision, but the recovery time is shorter, and there are no suture marks after the operation. The closed rhinoplasty technique is suitable for the correction of smaller deformities.
Rhinoplasty (nose aesthetics) is the correction of the shape of the nose by permanently changing it and making it more aesthetically beautiful and attractive. Our nose is one of the most common places people look at when talking face to face. No matter how remarkable the beauty of the nose, the prominent deformities in the nose are equally noticeable.
The person’s dissatisfaction with the shape of the nose or the prominent deformities in the nose can cause socialization problems, lack of self-confidence. S/he continually looks at the nose or avoiding the mirrors, avoiding taking photos from certain angles.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries in our country and the world, and it is one of the most challenging and sensitive operations among aesthetic surgeries. Otorhinolaryngologists or plastic surgeons specializing in the nose can perform the operations. In many cases, they help each other to increase the success rate.
In Turkey, there are experienced surgeons with an aesthetic and artistic point of view. Besides, these surgeons are open to innovations and follow developments, which are highly crucial features to perform a successful operation.
Rhinoplasty costs may vary according to the facility and the experience of the doctor. The type of operation and your problem has a serious effect on determining the price.
The most critical point of a surgical operation is the satisfaction of the patient and the ease of healing period. Therefore you should do your research well about the facility and the surgeon to avoid an unsuccessful operation. We care about the happiness of the patient with our expert staff. You can contact us about the rhinoplasty costs and the details of your process.
Rhinoplasty Before and After
The majority of rhinoplasty candidates do not have significant health problems. However, rhinoplasty candidates with chronic diseases should not undergo surgery without making sure that these diseases are under control. Those with ongoing psychological problems may experience some difficulties in this process. Therefore, they need to make their decision in a period when they are psychologically stable.
Although rhinoplasty surgery improves the face perception-beauty of a person, this situation does not directly change one’s business success, social relations, friendship, relationship-marriage life. It is not realistic and possible to achieve these expectations instantly and only by an operation.
Before Rhinoplasty Operation
The preoperative interview is an essential stage of rhinoplasty. Recognition and understanding of the doctor and the patient are necessary for good cooperation throughout the process. In this sense, the surgeons will help you with their comprehensive knowledge.
During the meeting, both sides should be open and honest with each other. The rhinoplasty candidate should explain in detail what changes he wants to his/her nose by surgery. On the other hand, the doctor will also have suggestions and determinations, and the patient should also evaluate them. Although rhinoplasty not only changes the appearance of the nose, it also significantly improves the perception of the face.
In the aesthetic examination, the cartilage-bone structures of the nose and the skin are on the table. The doctor reminds the deformities that the patient does not notice or ignore. In the meantime, you must state whether you have any illnesses, previous surgery, any medication you are using, or allergies.
After the examination, the pictures of the nose from the front, right and left side are helpful for the process. Then, a special program draws the new form of the nose. Afterwards, the doctor compares these designs to decide which drawing looks better and in terms of balance and harmony.
Besides, these drawings will also help the patient to get used to his new nose. The illustrations do not guarantee the results of the surgery. Nevertheless, they determine what they will target in operation. However, you get 90% similarity to what they draw.
Before the operation, you need to be hungry and dehydrated for at least 8 hours. It would be comforting to take a warm shower before surgery and go to bed, thinking positive about the results.
After Rhinoplasty Operation
We recommend that you stay in the hospital for one night after surgery. To minimize the possibility of swelling and bruising after surgery, you should lie 45 degrees upright and apply ice for 10-15 minutes per hour. This application should continue for the first three days.
They remove the silicone splints 3-4 days after surgery. Removing the splints takes 5-10 seconds. After the silicone splints come out, there will be scaling and oedema in the nose for several weeks
You may take a warm shower one day after the operation without wetting the plastic splint in the nose. There are no restrictions on eating and drinking. You should not enter a pool for one month to prevent infection, and protect yourself from sun rays for two months. This requires wearing a hat or a high-factor sunscreen. Otherwise, permanent discolouration and staining may occur on the nose and surrounding skin. It is crucial to protect the nose from traumas for two months after surgery.
Your anesthesiologist will decide whether this is an obstacle or not when you are in a menstrual period. Since smoking is a habit that delays the wound healing process, it is useful to stop smoking before the operation.
In cases of operations where nose deformity is not very serious non-surgical rhinoplasty is the best option. With this method, the doctors apply a dermal filler to the bridge of the nose.
However, non-surgical rhinoplasty applications are quite simple operations. They are a very reliable option in the treatment of mild problems such as low nose tip, nose contour problem, wrinkled nose appearance and nasal obstruction. In aesthetic applications with this method, you can obtain a new appearance for your nose. This can correct the nose tips which are low in birth or falling with age.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is an operation with the purpose of correcting the appearance of the nose that makes the person unhappy due to congenital causes or deformities in the nose. It is a very low-risk surgery preferred frequently in the world.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most common aesthetic operations. Regardless of the reasons for aesthetic surgery, the primary goal in nasal aesthetics is to make the respiratory tract in the nose work optimally at the end of the operation.
The first of the reasons for nasal esthetics is the occurrence of breathing problems due to a congenital or later deformity in the nose. The deformity that causes respiratory issues can be a visible disorder. However, there are such cases in which the disorder is not visible from the outside. The second reason is that the person is uncomfortable with the appearance of his nose.
In rhinoplasty, a surgeon who is an expert in the field is crucial, since the slightest intervention has very significant results. Achieving complete results requires a period of 6 to 12 months. This process varies according to the size of operation, the structure of the tissues or severity of the problem.
Although the healing time of the patients with rhinoplasty varies according to the size of the operation, the patients can usually get up and walk around in 4-6 hours. S/he can eat after 6 hours. In some cases, patients may leave the hospital on the same day. At the end of the surgery, doctors leave pads on the nose.
Postoperatively, patients can return to work within a period of 1 week to 10 days, if no complications occur. Especially postoperative swelling and bruises are normal and diminish over time to a tolerable level that within 1 week-10 days.
One month after surgery, oedema occurs in 75-80% of the patients. The target shape and full recovery are possible one year after surgery. During this process, it is normal to see oedema problem that occurs in the nose in the morning and disappears later.
Postoperative Care For Rhinoplasty
There are a number of things that can help you after a rhinoplasty operation.
- Do not eat or drink any kind of food that is extremely hot, such as tea, coffee and soup. Do not chew very hard food.
- Lie on a high pillow with your head above the heart level.
- If you need to get something from the ground, put your knee on the floor and take it without leaning forward.
- Do not lift heavily.
- Avoid the hot and steam bath.
- Do not stay long in the shower.
- Avoid sunbathing.
- Do not use aspirin and other bleeding-enhancing drugs.
- Removing bumpers yourself may cause severe damage.
In case you take care of these points, you can obtain a healthier result. Nevertheless, you must consult a doctor before applying them.
How will I know for sure whether I’m a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
You’ll have to consult with a plastic surgeon. Thanks to the advanced test and analysis methods, surgeons can determine whether you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty or not. After a medical phone consultation, we can provide you with everything you must know about your situation.
Would my voice change after nose surgery?
Some patients may experience a change in their voice after nose surgery.