Rhinoplasty is a surgery that is made to reshape the nose. By rhinoplasty a surgeon can make apatient’s nose larger or smaller, change the edgeof the nose, change the tip, correct bumps, indentations or other defects in the nose.
During operation, a surgeon makes small incisions (cuts) to access the nose bones and cartilage that support the nose.To avoid scars after the surgery, the incisions are usually made inside the nose so that they are invisible after.
A patient should discuss thoroughly with a doctor about his/her expectations about shape and appearance of nose. Depending on patient’s wish, some bone and cartilage can be removed, tissue can be added. A patient is welcome to see the previous rhinoplasty works of the doctor.
After reshaping nose’s structure, skin and tissue is re-draped over the nose. A splint is placed outside the nose to support the new shape of the nose while it heals.
Usually rhinoplasty is done with general or local anesthesia depending on work that must be done. Rhinoplasty is commonly an outpatient surgery, but sometimes it is required to stay overnight in a hospital.
After surgery, a patient has splint and bandages around a nose for around 7 days. Face is puffy and area around nose and easy is bruised and swollen for a few days. A doctor will recommend an effective medicine to reduce swelling and bruising and relieve the pain.In general it takesaround 2 weekstoovercomebruisingandswellingafter an operation.
Reasons to Make Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty can be done for those who want to change the size, shape, angle of nose and have better proportion with the rest of the face.
As well, sometimes due to traumaorbirthdefect, a patient has difficultiestobreatheorchronicalrheum, thenchangingnose’sshapewillhelptoovercometheseproblems.
How Well It Works
Up to patient’s wish the results of rhinoplasty can be significant or minor. A patient can decide to completely change the shape and size of the nose or make correct minor imperfections.
The results of rhinoplasty are permanent, so a patient should discuss in details with a surgeon about expectations, as altering nose’s shape/size can completely change person’s appearance.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Rhinoplasty is the most commonly performed aesthetic surgery. It is applied to people who are uncomfortable with nose aesthetic appearance and want to change it. Nasal aesthetics are also used to repair nasal damage caused by various diseases such as accident and cancer. Some patients want their nose to be reshaped when they are operated on due to nasal obstruction (deviation). Some people havea large, bony nose structure and want to have a better outlook.
If you look at the front, your nose is too wide.
If your nose is hanging down, it's too thick or too wide.
If your nostrils are wide.
If your nose is bruised.
If you are not satisfied with the nose shape and structure
If there is a defect left over as a result of a previous nasal aesthetic surgery.
If the symmetry of your nose is broken as a result of accident, you may be a good candidate for aesthetic nose surgery.
Patients who want to correct the shape of the nose need to wait until at least 17-18 years old. 90% of the nose development is completed at this age. In addition to the patient, it is better to wait until the age of 18 for the patient to make a more proper decision.
Before the nose aesthetic surgery, the patient's facial shape is evaluated. It is determined what kind of nose the patient wants to have and whether this nose structure is suitable for the patient. The nose aesthetic surgery is done in accordance with the request of the patient. For patients who want to see the result as an average, pre- and post-rhinoplasty results of the is performed at the computer.
Rhinoplasty surgery usually takes 1-2 hours.
The bruises around the eyes will fade in a few days after the surgery. Usually these bruises disappear in the second week. Slightly swelling can last for months at some patients. At smokers swelling heals later. For this reason, post-operative smoking is not recommended. Since the surgeries are made with the usage of small incisions, there is no visible scar. The patient goes home a few hours after the surgery. It may be a slight pain that passes easily through medications after rhinoplasty. In order to reduce the inflation it is recommended to apply cold compresses to the eyes. Nasal casts are usually removed on days 4-7 of surgery. But there are cases where the cast is held in place for up to 10 days.