Operation

A millimetric incision is made in the skin between both nostrils in the lower part of the nose or the incisions are completely inside the nose. Cartilage and bones are given a suitable shape. The nose skin envelops the reshaped nasal skeleton and a new look is provided to the nose. In some patients, we use cartilage from the nose itself in surgical procedures. In cases where adequate cartilage cannot be provided, especially in patients who have had nose surgery before, cartilage can be removed from behind the ear.

Before Surgery

If you have an allergy or any other disease, be sure to inform your doctor about the medications you are using. Your doctor will take your pre-operative photos. In the light of the information obtained from your examination and photographs, your surgery will be planned for the problems specific to your nose. This photographing process will be repeated in the 3rd month and 1st year after the surgery. Anesthesia Doctors will examine whether there is an obstacle for you to receive anesthesia before the surgery.

Do not use any medication (especially aspirin and painkillers), do not smoke and do not drink alcohol in the 15 days before the operation without the knowledge of your doctor. It is of great benefit to cut the hair in the nose the evening before the surgery day. Since you will not be able to take a bath for a few days after the operation, you should take a shower the evening before the operation. You are free to eat and drink until 12 o’clock in the evening before the surgery.

Postoperative

In order to minimize swelling and bruising around the nose, ice will be applied to this area within the first 24 hours after surgery. After the operation, you will stay in the hospital for 1 day. There may be bruises on the sides of the nose and around the eyes, depending on the operation, in varying degrees from patient to patient. These bruises heal within 3 weeks. For 2 weeks after the surgery, you should sleep in a 45-degree semi-sitting position during sleep. If you have stitches in the lower-middle part of your nose, apply antibiotic ointment over them. Prevent nasal congestion by frequently inhaling water into your nose. Do not force the water you breathe into your nose, bend over the sink and let it flow by itself. Until the bandages on your nose are removed, you should avoid chewing foods, talking unnecessarily, and chewing gum. The outer mold on your nose will be removed after 8- days.

For a few weeks after the operation, nasal crusting and nasal congestion are natural, do not worry. For the first 3 weeks, you should avoid sneezing and hard coughing and blowing your nose. When you go home, you can take a bath with warm water, for this you can go to the bathroom and wash your body yourself, then with the help of someone else you can wash your hair without wetting the bandage on the nose.

When the bandage is removed, the appearance of your nose may not be pleasant due to the pressure of the bandage. This appearance disorder resolves within 3 days. It should take at least 3 months for your nose to regain its planned shape before surgery. 10 days after the operation, the patient is able to return to school or work.
It may take several weeks before you can fully return to normal life. Activities that require excessive exertion (running, swimming, bending, sexual intercourse and any activity that increases your blood pressure) should be avoided for 2-3 weeks. When the bandage is removed and for the first 3 weeks, the appearance of your nose may not be pleasant due to swelling. These swellings decrease significantly from the third week after the surgery up to three months. The swelling at the tip of the nose, especially in the morning, is the natural result of this surgery. You should avoid wearing glasses and hitting your nose for two months. Apply the nasal massage described to you for two months.

This article has been prepared not to scare you, but to inform you about the subject so that you can make your decision to have surgery in a healthy way. Compare the post-operative appearance of your nose with the pre-operative photos of your own nose, not with someone else’s nose. Our goal is to give you a natural-looking nose, not as if you had surgery. Even if you do not have a complaint, you should definitely see your doctor for your control examination once a week for the first month after the surgery, once a month for the next 2 months, and every 3 months for the next 9 months, in order to monitor the appearance and function of the nose.

Risks such as bleeding, infection and anesthesia complications that can occur in every surgery are also in question in aesthetic nose surgeries. However, these complications are rarely encountered. Irregular wound healing caused by the patient’s own body, thick and oily nasal skin and smoking are the factors that adversely affect the outcome of the surgery. Also, crooked noses are the most difficult noses. There may be some changes in the shape of your nose and a decrease in the nose tip in the months after the surgery. Taking this into account, your nose is tried to be raised a little too much during the surgery. These undesirable conditions, which can develop in 5% of patients in the world literature, can be corrected with minor interventions 9 months after the operation.

The aim of aesthetic nose surgery is not to have a perfect or ideal nose, but to provide a more beautiful-looking nose than you have. You should have this surgery for yourself, not for the attention and praise of others. Do not decide on surgery until you fully trust the physician who will perform your surgery.

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