What is Rhinoplasty?

The nose is the most striking organ in the facial region in terms of its structural features. For this reason, its shape, size and harmony with the face area are visually very important.

In medical literature nose job, called rhinoplasty, is one of the most frequently applied treatments among plastic surgery operations. In the procedure, it is aimed to resize and restructure the nose in a way that is compatible with the facial area and satisfies the patient without harming the breathing and olfactory function. From the patient’s point of view, the main motivation is the elimination of aesthetic concerns.

The main reasons that require or suggest rhinoplasty can be listed as follows:

  • Elimination of congenital nasal structure disorders
  • Repair of deformities caused by accident, injury, impact, etc.
  • Treating breathing difficulties
  • Personal preferences

How is Rhinoplasty Performed?

Rhinoplasty surgery is a surgical option used for aesthetic expectations or for the elimination of breathing and smell problems. Regardless of the reason it is preferred, this operation, which has the potential to change the shape of the face; It is of great importance that all main and intermediate processes, from the decision stage to the postoperative recovery stage, are managed and performed by a surgeon who has ethical values and is specialized in this field. Therefore, the first step should be to seek out a doctor who has experience, knowledge and skills in rhinoplasty in order not to encounter results that are difficult or impossible to recover. In the first meeting to be held between the patient and the doctor, the general health history of the person who wants to have rhinoplasty surgery is listened to, including information such as whether he has chronic diseases, the medications he uses regularly, if any, and whether he has had any previous surgery. According to the results of the physical examination and blood tests, it is decided whether the person is a suitable candidate for rhinoplasty .

The structural features of the facial area, the anatomy of the nose, the demands and expectations of the person are analyzed in detail and planned. Nose composed of bone and cartilage structure; It is reconstructed in the face area by reducing, enlarging, changing the shape of the tip or bridge, narrowing the openings in the wings. Rhinoplasty operations, which are personalized considering the purpose and expectations, can be performed under local or general anesthesia. Intravenous injection is frequently and safely preferred in mild surgical operations in order to relieve the patient and reduce stress, depending on the situation. The sedation method can also be used.

Open or closed rhinoplasty techniques are used in rhinoplasty surgeries.

  • Open Rhinoplasty Technique : It is a method used in the correction of visual disorders such as deformities in the cartilage structure of the nose and arched nose in general. It is performed by making an incision from the lower and middle parts of the nostrils. The procedure performed with the open rhinoplasty method is effective in correcting deformities as well as eliminating nasal dysfunctions.
  • Closed Rhinoplasty Technique: Since no incision is made in this method, no suture scars occur. In the procedure performed through the nostrils, the recovery period is shorter than in open rhinoplasty surgeries. It is an advantageous option in eliminating visual complaints such as reducing the wings of the nose, correcting the arched appearance, and lifting the tip of the nose .

What is the Recovery Process in Rhinoplasty?

The biggest misconception about rhinoplasty is that the healing process is long and arduous. It should not be forgotten that Plastic , Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery is one of the fields that arouse the most curiosity, interest, studies on, which offers more successful results every day, and is fed the most by technological developments. As in all aesthetic procedures , surgical methods approved by international health organizations and proven effectiveness are applied in rhinoplasty operations. For this reason, concerns such as prolongation of the healing process and scar formation after the procedure can be shelved.

Although the recovery process in the procedure varies depending on the preferred technique, the patient can return to work 1 week after the surgery. For the first two or three weeks, strenuous and challenging activities should be avoided, and the operation area should be protected from the harmful effects of sunlight. It should not be forgotten that a period of about 1 year should be taken into account in order to clearly see the satisfactory results of the rhinoplasty surgery.


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Other Details About the Rhinoplasty

People should be informed comprehensively and accurately about the processes including before, during and after the operation, and should be warned against side effects and possible complications . As in all surgical operations, various complications may occur in rhinoplasty, depending on the procedure . In order to minimize this risk, the patient’s personal effort and cooperation are needed after the surgery.

Complications that may occur after rhinoplasty can be listed as follows;

  • Infection in the surgical site : Not paying enough attention to post-operative hygiene and not following the doctor’s post-operative care instructions may result in infection.
  • Bleeding that lasts for more than 2 days : Bleeding that occurs in the first two days and then changes color and decreases, is a situation that is considered normal after rhinoplasty operations. However, if the bleeding continues for more than 2 days, it should be taken seriously and the doctor should be informed.
  • Trouble in breathing: Even if breathing difficulties are experienced after rhinoplasty, it is a temporary situation. If it continues, intervention may be required.
  • Loss of sensation: There is no risk of permanent loss of sensation after rhinoplasty surgery performed by competent, experienced and expert doctors . A temporary loss of sensation occurs in the surgical area after the procedure and this side effect disappears in a short time.