Rhinoplasty is a surgical operation performed to change the shape of the nose. Rhinoplasty is preferred by many people today. It is one of the most common operations performed by otolaryngologists and plastic surgeons. It consists of preliminary preparation, examination, treatment, follow-up, and care. Some of the reasons for having rhinoplasty are as follows;

  • Repairing deformities,
  • Correction of birth defect,
  • Changing the physical appearance of the nose,
  • Improve breathing difficulties,
  • Making breathing easier.

Who can have a rhinoplasty?

Nose aesthetics can be applied to anyone who is over the age of 18 and does not have any problems that prevent surgical intervention. People who have difficulty in breathing rather than aesthetic appearance and people with functional problems such as nasal congestion can also have a rhinoplasty. Persons with one or more of the following items are considered suitable candidates for rhinoplasty.

  • Dissatisfaction with nose size and shape,
  • Finding damage to your nose after trauma,
  • Difficulty breathing due to functional nasal problems,
  • Snoring loudly,
  • Having a body mass index (BMI) within healthy limits,
  • In good health and not have a severe illness,
  • Being mentally and emotionally prepared for surgery,
  • Having realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery.

How is rhinoplasty performed?

Rhinoplasty surgery usually takes between one and a half hours and three hours. Although the operation is usually performed under general anesthesia, it can also be performed under local anesthesia in some cases. After the procedure, the person must stay in the hospital for one or two nights.

1. Consent Form

The surgeon who will operate will give you all the necessary information before the operation. Within this information, you must sign a consent form, taking into account the risks of the surgery.

2. Anesthesia

The anesthesiologist will choose between local or general anesthesia according to your situation.

3. Cuts

After examining you, your surgeon will decide whether to perform open or closed rhinoplasty.

The Closed Rhinoplasty Technique

In the closed rhinoplasty operation, the surgeon opens all the incisions inside the nose. One of the most significant advantages of closed rhinoplasty is that bruises and swellings are less visible than open them.

The Open Rhinoplasty Technique

In an open rhinoplasty operation, the surgeon makes an incision within the nostrils and in the area between the nostrils called the columella. The advantage of open rhinoplasty is that it allows changes that cannot be achieved in close it.

What should be considered after rhinoplasty surgery?

  • The plaster on the nose should remain for five to seven days. The plaster should not get wet.
  • A cold compress should be applied intermittently over the eyes between the first 48 and 72 hours.
  • After the operation, strenuous physical activity should be avoided for at least 4-6 weeks.
  • Swelling may occur under the eyes and on the face after nose surgery. It usually occurs in two days and reaches its maximum level in 3 to 4 days. Swelling and color changes will be completely gone within 1-2 weeks.
  • After opening the nose, cleaning the skin gently with liquid soap or special lotions is necessary.
  • It is recommended not to wear a turtleneck sweater or tight-necked clothes, which increase the risk of a blow to the nose, for three weeks following the operation.
  • It is necessary not to touch the nose harshly for three weeks, and to avoid activities that may cause a blow to the nose for six weeks.
  • Glasses should not be used for six weeks. In later processes, it is recommended to use light-framed glasses.

How is the recovery process after rhinoplasty surgery?

Recovery after rhinoplasty takes time and requires patience. Your first control after it takes place on the tenth day, and you will be greatly improved during this time. On the tenth day, under the control of the doctor, the soft silicone tubes in the nose and the thermoplastic splint on it are removed. It takes 6-12 months for the nose to take its new shape after rhinoplasty. Since the incisions used for this procedure are either inside the nostrils or on the skin between the nostrils, scars will not be visible. Your doctor will inform you about things to watch out for. As a result of regular doctor checks every month, it will be possible to achieve the nose you want.

What should be considered when choosing a doctor for rhinoplasty surgery?

People who will have rhinoplasty should be meticulous during the selection of the doctor. The success rate to be achieved after the rhinoplasty operation varies in direct proportion to the knowledge, experience, and experience of the selected doctor. It will be helpful for people who will have rhinoplasty to examine the references of doctors. At this point, COH Clinic is ready to give you the best service with its expert staff and experienced doctors. For questions and information, you can contact us at +90 (536) 934 6524 telephone numbers.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does rhinoplasty work?
How does rhinoplasty work?

During a procedure, the surgeon makes incisions inside the nostrils or, in more complex cases, may create an incision across the base of the nose. Following this, the surgeon proceeds with a reshaping procedure on the underlying bone and cartilage to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the area, aiming for a more pleasing outcome.

How painful is rhinoplasty?
How painful is rhinoplasty?

Everyone has a different tolerance for pain, but most patients only feel minor discomfort following surgery. Most patients find feeling "bunged up" to be more disorienting. Your throat and lips may get dry as a result of having to breathe via your mouth for a few days due to the swelling.

Does rhinoplasty leave scars?
Does rhinoplasty leave scars?

The nasal problems are addressed with this cosmetic operation from within the nostrils. This implies that no external scars from your procedure are evident because all incisions were made within the nostrils.

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