“Rhinoplasty”: is one of the most frequently performed nasal plastic surgery operations, because the nose is the first noticeable feature located right in the middle of the face. The proportion of the nose to other features (forehead, eyebrow, upper lip, etc.) gives each one of us a unique profile. In addition, the nasal cartilage and bone structures between the millimetrical levels are based on the proportions of the beauty finds.
The development of facial bones is complete at the age of 18, therefore it is performed for those 18 years of age or older. In order to achieve a good aesthetic result after rhinoplasty, digital shots are captured to give an idea about the shape of the nose to be achieved. Absence of breathing problem must be ensured during the examination.
Rhinoplasty is performed under general anaesthesia and take about 1.5-2 hours. Depending on the patient’s condition, open rhinoplasty (incision at the tip of the nose) or closed rhinoplasty (through the nostrils) can be performed. After closed rhinoplasty, the swelling and bruising are less, the recovery time is faster and a more natural nasal shape can be achieved. However, close rhinoplasty offers better results for extreme nasal curvature.
Although rhinoplasty may be performed for cosmetic purposes, problems such as septum curves and turbinate growths that cause breathing problems could also be corrected during surgery.
After the surgery
Silicone buffers are placed in the nose to support the septum and internally support the nasal bone-cartilage structures. Silicone nasal pads allow breathing through the patient’s nasal passages through the holes in the middle. 6-8 hours after the rhinoplasty, the patient could consume liquids and soft foods. Cold compress should be applied allows the reduction of swelling and bruising around the eye.
In the first 1-2 months, swelling (edema) on the nose gradually regresses. At the end of the month the new nasal shape starts to become apparent. However, the final state of the nose is reached approximately 5-6 months after the operation.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly applied nasal cosmetic surgeries. The first striking structure of the face is the nose because it is located in the middle of the face. The ratio of the nose to the surrounding structures (forehead, eyebrow, upper lip, etc.) gives an aesthetic appearance.
Moreover, the nose finds its beauty thanks to the proportions based on the millimetric levels between the cartilage and bone structures within it.
Rhinoplasty after the age of 18
The completion of the development of the facial bones reaches the age of 18, so nasal cosmetic surgery can be performed after the age of 18. In order to achieve a good aesthetic result after rhinoplasty, the demands of the doctor are very important. Digital play on the photos taken can give an idea of the shape of the nose to be obtained. These fluctuations are mostly guiding in terms of nose-lip and nose-forehead transitions.
However, there is no guarantee that the formation of the same shape after surgery is 100%. Problems in breathing should be examined in preoperative examination and examinations. During rhinoplasty, breathing problems in the nose due to mechanical reasons can be solved.
Duration of the Operation
Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia and the operation takes about 1.5-2 hours. Open rhinoplasty (incision at the tip of the nose) or closed rhinoplasty (incision through the nostrils) can be performed depending on the patient’s condition and wishes. After closed rhinoplasty, swelling and bruising are less, recovery time is faster and more natural nose shape can be given.
Advantages of the Closed Technique
However, in extreme curved noses or curvatures of the septum region, the closed technique has advantages. In accordance with the preoperative planning, the nose can be reduced, enlarged, arched, the nose-lip and nose-forehead angles can be adjusted, curvature and breathing problems can be applied, nose tip can be shaped according to the facial features of the patient. In aesthetic nose surgery, it is aimed to eliminate the curvature of the nose, to provide the ratio between the bone and cartilage tissues of the nose and the ratios between the nose and surrounding tissues. The septum curvature and concha growth that cause breathing problems are corrected during surgery. After the nose is shaped, silicone pads are inserted into the nose to support the septum and internally support the bone-cartilage structures of the nose. The holes in the middle of the silicone nose pads allow the patient to breathe through the nose after surgery. From outside, the nose is supported by a splint placed on the patches.
6-8 Hours after Operation
The patient starts to feed with liquid and soft foods with the effect of anesthetic drugs. Because of the effect of decreasing bleeding by shrinking cold blood vessels, intermittent cold application is important for the first 24 hours. Cold application around the eye may occur swelling and bruises to reduce. Tampons and splints are removed 7 days after surgery. Tampon and splint removal is a painless procedure. To reduce edema by applying pressure on the nose, patch is applied and renewed at 3-4 day controls. Approximately 10-15 days after surgery, the nose becomes uncontaminated.
In the first 1-2 months
Swelling on the nose (edema) regresses rapidly and 1. At the end of the month the shape of the new nose begins to become apparent.
However, in terms of nasal tip placement and skin characteristics, the edema completely disappears and the nose returns to its final postoperative period for approximately 5-6 months. During this period, the impact on the nose area should be avoided. The use of glasses for the first 2 months is not recommended.