The nose, which is in the very center of the face, is one of the structures that most affect the beauty of the face.
It is located at the point where the eyes focus in face-to-face interviews. While the beauty of the nose adds an extra value to the beauty of the face, the deformities of the nose cause just as much discomfort. For this reason, the importance of rhinoplasty surgeries is increasing day by day.
What is rhinoplasty?
Aesthetic nose surgery to shape the nose is called rhinoplasty. With the aesthetic nose operation, the tip of the nose can be reshaped, the size of the nose can be increased or decreased, the nostrils can be reduced, and the angles of the nose with the lips and forehead can be manipulated. Rhinoplasty should be performed together with interventions to solve breathing problems such as septoplasty and concha resection in cases where there are nasal breathing problems. In aesthetic rhinoplasty, its functional importance is an issue that should not be ignored as much as rhinoplasty. Therefore, as a result of a successful rhinoplasty surgery, the nose should be compatible with the face, the changes in the nose structure should not be excessive, it should provide a natural nose image and at the same time it should relieve breathing.
The success of rhinoplasty operations depends on the person’s correct expression of their complaints and expectations about their nose to their doctor. Therefore, discuss your expectations about the rhinoplasty operation and the problems of your nose, your description and expectation will guide the way in planning the rhinoplasty to be performed. Expectations that are beyond reality or aiming for perfection are likely to create disappointment in the person. For this reason, people who expect a better and harmonious appearance, not a perfect appearance, after rhinoplasty surgery are satisfied with the surgery.
Am I a Good Candidate for Nose Aesthetics
I do not see people who expect to achieve perfection and do not have the consciousness to accept the better and more beautiful than their current situation as suitable candidates for rhinoplasty. A good rhinoplasty candidate should not be in search of the perfect one, but should be able to accept the better one than their current nose. SIMON type patient group determined by us plastic surgeons, namely S=Single (Single), I=Immature (Immature), M=Male (Male), O=Overexpectant (With unrealistic expectations), N=Narcissistic (Narcissistic personality structure) ) are not considered suitable for rhinoplasty. I can say that it is suitable for rhinoplasty in people who are in good physical health, who have completed their personality development, who are of appropriate age, whose psychological state is normal and who do not have unrealistic expectations, if the nose does not fit with the face, and if there are deformities or problems with its functions that will attract attention at first glance.
Generally, plastic surgeons are in favor of postponing rhinoplasty operations during the development of adolescents. Considering both bone development and personality development, the lower limit of the age of rhinoplasty in young people is 17-18. There is no upper limit for the age of rhinoplasty.
In Which Ways Can I Have Nose Aesthetics?
* If your nose looks larger than normal compared to your face, * If your nose bone looks hunched and protrudes when viewed from the side, * If your nose is wider than normal when viewed from the front, * If the nose is curved and crooked to the right or left * If the nostrils are wide or asymmetrical, * If the nose is wide or asymmetrical If the tip hangs down, is too thick or wide, * If you have difficulty breathing with your nose deformity, you are considered suitable for surgery.
Aesthetic Nose Operation (Rhinoplasty)
What is rhinoplasty,
Rhinoplasty is an operation to correct the shape of the nose for aesthetic purposes.
age of surgery,
The average age of 18 is the lower limit for both the anatomy and the mental structure to have an aesthetic nose operation.
In the pre-operative interview, an endoscopic examination is performed to evaluate the breathing situation and the internal structures of the nose. The patient’s nose photographs are taken and the possible shape that will occur after the operation is seen on the computer.
In the surgery, the nasal bones will be cut and rasped with elegant cutters and micromotors, and there will be no scars outside the nose as a closed technical feature.
Difficulty breathing through the nose is experienced with the curvature of the middle wall of the nose called septum deviation. If these conditions are detected, they will be corrected during the surgery (called Septorhinoplasty operation).
In the surgery, the protrusion on the nose, which we call hump, is removed, the curvature of the nose is corrected, the ridge of the nose, the tip of the nose, the nostrils are shaped, the incisions in the nose are closed with self-melting threads, special tapes are attached to the outside of the nose, and a plastic splint is placed, which will stay for a week.
Tampons are not used because of the post-operative discomfort.
Type of anesthesia and duration of surgery,
The operation is performed under general anesthesia, it takes an average of 2-2.5 hours.
Healing process, cold application on the face and simple painkillers on the first day after the operation relaxes the patient. The patient stays in the hospital for 1 night and returns home the next day. 2-3 days after the operation, a slight edema (swelling) and bruising may occur, at the most, which quickly regresses in the following days. Average 5-7 days after surgery. The plastic splint and bands on the nose are removed one day later. About 5-7 days after the operation, you can return to normal life, travel and start your work. It is beneficial to do activities such as walking on the 10-15th days that will not tire you much. However, the time to start brisk exercise and swimming should be in the 3rd or 4th week after the surgery. The use of glasses can be started with light-framed glasses in the 1st month on average. It will take an average of 3-6 months for the nose shape to be fully settled.
Complications of the surgery,
During the operation; There may be a perforation of the septum, which is useful to be repaired at that time. It may cause a sound when breathing through the nose in the future.
It may be excessive removal of the bone or cartilage of the nose, or excessive reduction or enlargement of the nose.
Bleeding may occur immediately after the surgery, depending on the type of bleeding, your doctor will take action.
During your recovery period, there may be swelling and numbness on your face, especially on the upper lip and the tip of the nose, which will regress over time.
In the following periods, adhesions may occur in the mucous structures in the nose, which may need to be corrected with a surgical procedure due to the breathing problem.
Medical resources state that 10% of the surgical procedures we call revision may be required, and the ideal time for revision surgery should be 1 year after the operation.
Success in nose surgeries,
As factors that cannot be changed depending on the person; The person’s age, anatomical structure and the body’s reaction to wound healing affect success positively or negatively. and thick, nasal cartilages are thin, a nose that is too big or too small for the face, and the disproportion or asymmetry in the total of the face may reduce the chance of success. Depending on the person, having had an operation or trauma before, not showing the necessary care during the recovery period may affect the chance of success.
The nose, which is proportional to the person’s face, has full symmetry, looks beautiful when looked at, but looks so natural that it is not noticed that the surgery has been performed, and does not have breathing problems can be defined as the ideal nose.