PRIMARY RHINOPLASTY

The nose is the most striking structure of the face. In addition to the sense of smell, it has very important tasks such as heating, cleaning and humidifying the air we breathe. We call the surgeries “Rhinoplasty” that only improve the external appearance of the nose, and “Septorinoplasty” if there are also nasal stenosis that causes nasal congestion due to bone curvature or flesh growth.

The main purpose of this surgery is to open the nasal congestion and make the nose look harmonious and natural with the other parts of our face. With the help of this surgery, the size of the nose can be reduced or increased, the shape of the tip or bridge of the nose can be changed, the nostrils can be narrowed or the angle between the nose and the upper lip can be changed, and the bone protrusions on the nasal ridge can be corrected. During the same surgery, curvatures and nasal obstructions that occur outside and inside the nose, which are developmental or as a result of impact, can be corrected. However, it is generally not possible to achieve a perfect result in terms of correcting the appearance in aesthetic nose surgeries. Since each patient’s tissue responds differently to surgery, no surgeon can give a guarantee about the result. This surgery is not an organ transplant surgery like removing the nose of a person whom the patient takes as an example or likes and attaching it to the patient. The successful result that a tailor can get from the dress he will sew depends on the quality of the fabric supplied to him, and the success rate we can achieve in aesthetic nose surgeries is directly related to the suitability of the patient’s nasal tissues. Although the nose is a single organ, it is a structure with two sides located in the midline of the face. For this reason, achieving a symmetrically similar appearance on both sides as a result of the surgery is a situation that complicates this surgery in terms of obtaining a successful result. This surgery may increase your self-confidence by changing your physical appearance, but it may not be able to give you an ideal appearance or it may not cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, you should think about your expectations very well and share this with your doctor. The most suitable candidates for rhinoplasty are those who apply for the purpose of correcting the appearance of the nose, not for a perfect result. This surgery can give a new shape to your nose, but it cannot direct the flow of your life. If you are physically healthy and psychologically stable and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate. Our goal in this surgery is to create a natural-looking nose that is compatible with your face by using the existing tissues in your nose. The success of the surgery depends on the surgeon’s knowledge, skills and experience, as well as the patient’s age, general health status, the structure of the nasal skin, the degree of nasal defect, the strength of wound healing in your tissues, smoking, the condition of other facial structures and some special problems of the patient. Aesthetic nose surgeries can be performed from 16-17 years of age in girls with complete facial development, from 17-18 years old in boys, there is no upper age limit. –

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