Aesthetic nose surgery or rhinoplasty is the reshaping of the nose in accordance with the facial structure. The dimensions of the nose (length/short, width/narrowness) can be changed, the arch or indentations can be corrected, the tip and holes of the nose can be shaped. Some respiratory problems can be fixed. Respiratory function is also important in nose aesthetic surgeries as well as naturalness. After considering the patient’s wishes and what we can do, balanced and functional results that are compatible with the facial structure can be obtained.
To whom should it be done?
The shape of the nose is hereditary, but it can be changed after an accident or surgery. This surgery should be done entirely on the person’s own will, not with the effects of the environment and relatives. It should be noted that unrealistic expectations cannot be fulfilled. Although it can be applied over the age of 13 in severe deformities, it is useful to wait for the age of 17.
What should I do before the surgery?
During the interview, share your thoughts about your nose, the changes you want to be made and, if any, pictures of the person you want to look like with your doctor. Your doctor will inform you in detail about possible corrections and changes. You should not forget that the post-operative images shown to you on the computer are for informational purposes only. Postoperative changes may not exactly match, especially in the early period.
Indicate whether you have respiratory complaints, the treatments and interventions you have undergone, the medicines and herbal products you are using. Aspirin and similar drugs and herbal products should be discontinued at least 2 weeks before the surgery because of their effects on increasing bleeding. You should also avoid smoking due to its negative effects during and after the surgery.
How will my surgery be done?
Your surgery will be performed in the hospital under general anesthesia. Beforehand, you will be examined by an anesthesiologist and your necessary blood tests will be done. Your surgery will take an average of 1-2 hours. Depending on the condition of your nasal deformity, open or closed technique can be used: if an intervention is planned for your nasal tip, the open technique is preferred. After open surgery, there will be a few thin sutures on the nasal pole.
What should I do after the surgery?
After the surgery, the new shape of the nose is preserved for two weeks with silicone sheets and bands. You will spend the first night in the hospital and a cold (ice) application will be applied to your face. If a tampon is used, it is taken after 2 days. Today, since perforated silicone stents are used for this purpose, you continue to breathe, and removal is painless, contrary to popular belief. The nasal splint is removed after 1 week and thin bands are applied. The sutures on the nasal pillar of those who had surgery with the open technique are also removed at this time. For 1 month, you should avoid compelling movements and heavy exercises.