Curious about rhinoplasty

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The nose is an important component of facial aesthetics. Aesthetic nose surgery or rhinoplasty is the reshaping of the nose in accordance with the facial structure. By changing the dimensions of the nose in three dimensions (length/shortness, width/narrowness, height/lowness), asymmetry and curvatures can be eliminated, arches or indentations can be corrected, the tip and nostrils of the nose can be shaped. Considering the wishes of the patient, balanced and functional results are obtained in harmony with the facial features.

Today’s aesthetic understanding is in the direction of obtaining proportional and natural-looking noses that reveal the holistic beauty of the face. In line with the periodic development of the perception of beauty and the importance of functional integrity, surgical techniques are also changing. With the subtle and elegant technical approaches of aesthetic/plastic surgery, it is possible to return to daily life quickly, by surviving the postoperative period with less swelling/bruising.

After rhinoplasty, the natural beauty of the face comes to the fore with the change/scattering of the light falling on the face, and this situation is reflected in the person’s inner world and view of the world, as it is after all aesthetic surgeries.

To whom should it be done?

The shape of the nose is hereditary, but it can be changed after an accident or surgery/s. Except for some special cases (cleft lip/palate etc.), 17 years should be expected. The person should decide on the surgery himself without being influenced by others. It should be noted that unrealistic expectations cannot be fulfilled.

What should I do before the operation?

During the interview, share your thoughts about your nose, the changes you want to be made and, if any, pictures of the person you want to look like with your doctor. Your doctor will inform you in detail about possible corrections and changes. You should not forget that the post-operative images shown to you on the computer are for informational purposes only. Postoperative changes may not exactly match, especially in the early period.

Indicate whether you have respiratory complaints, the treatments and interventions you have undergone, the medicines and herbal products you are using. Aspirin and similar drugs and herbal products should be discontinued at least 2 weeks before the surgery due to their effects on increasing bleeding. You should also avoid smoking due to its negative effects during and after the surgery.

How will my surgery be done?

Your surgery will be performed in the hospital under general anesthesia. Beforehand, you will be examined by an anesthesiologist and your necessary blood tests will be done. Your surgery will take an average of 1-2 hours. Depending on the condition of your nasal deformity, open or closed technique can be used: if an intervention is planned for your nasal tip, the open technique is preferred. After open surgery, there will be a few thin sutures on the nasal pole.

What should I do after the surgery?

After the surgery, the new shape of the nose is preserved for two weeks with silicone sheets and bands. You will spend the first night in the hospital and a cold (ice) application will be applied to your face. If a tampon is used, it is taken after 2 days. Today, since perforated silicone stents are used for this purpose, you continue to breathe, and removal is painless, contrary to popular belief. The nasal splint is removed after 1 week and thin bands are applied. The sutures on the nasal pillar of those who had surgery with the open technique are also removed at this time. For 1 month, you should avoid compelling movements and heavy exercises.

When can I see the result of the surgery?

After the splint is removed, the new appearance of the nose is roughly evident, but it takes time for the swelling to resolve. It can take 6 months to 1 year to take its final shape. Protection from trauma is important during this time.

What are the undesirable conditions (complications)?

In addition to the undesirable situations that may occur for each surgery, secondary interventions may be required due to respiratory disorders or minor deformities, albeit rarely.

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