Aesthetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty); It is a surgical intervention with the aim of correcting the uncomfortable points about the nose of the person, creating a beautiful nose from an aesthetic point of view, and solving the breathing problem, if any, at the same time. Plastic surgery is in the middle of the most frequently performed processes in the middle of applications. Thanks to this process, processes such as removing the height on the ridge of the nose, correcting the curvature of the visible outer roof of the nose, lifting the tip of the nose, reducing the length of the nose, reducing the nasal wings, correcting the curvatures in the cartilage in the middle of the nose called “septum” can be performed.
In order to have nose surgery, it is sufficient for the patient to be over the age of 18. The aim of the age limit is to wait for the patient to both complete the anatomical nasal bone development and reach a psychosocial maturity where he will have healthier and more realistic expectations about the operation.
The patient who decides to have aesthetic nose surgery should share their expectations with the plastic surgeon in detail. In this way, the surgeon can more clearly inform the patient about which requests of the patient can be realized and which are not possible. Approaches such as “I want the nose of the model in this photo” often end in disappointment. Because pleasantness is inherent in integrity and an experienced plastic surgeon can find and reveal the pleasantness in the tissues of the patient.
Nose surgeries are often performed under general anesthesia. However, sometimes regional (local) anesthesia may be sufficient for very small processes. There are two techniques: “Closed rhinoplasty” or “Open rhinoplasty”. The system to be used is selected according to the patient’s complaints and the planned changes in the nose. In the “open rhinoplasty” technique, a very small scar may remain on the base of the nose, but this scar disappears after a while.
At the end of the operation, a tampon or silicone is placed in the patient’s nose, and a plaster is placed on the back of the nose. The aim of these is to both reduce the swelling that will occur in the early period and to protect the durability of the new nose structure. Immediately after the surgery, bruising and swelling may occur around the eyes depending on the bleeding during the process and the skin structure of the person. This bruise disappears completely in about 2 weeks. For the first few days, the swelling and bruising can be relieved by lying on the back with the head elevated with 2 pillows and without turning to the right or left.
The night of the operation day can sometimes be thoughtful for patients. Headache and pain in the operation area are reduced with drugs. In some patients, there may be a light pink leak from the edge of the nose. As this leak is cleaned with a wet cloth, it gradually decreases and stops.
The patient is discharged one day after the operation. If a tampon is placed in the nose, it is removed 1-2 days after the operation, if the silicone is placed, it is removed 5-6 days after the operation. 6-7 days in patients who have undergone “open rhinoplasty”. The stitches are removed on days and the plaster is removed after 7-8 days. The swelling in the patient’s nose starts to decrease after 1 month, but it takes at least 6 months to completely disappear. During this period, the final state of the nose gradually begins to emerge.
Although the patient can go out of the house to meet his daily needs while he is in plaster, he should keep these periods as short as possible and especially avoid the sun. For about 1 month after the operation, the patient should take care to defend his nose, stay away from sports activities, and should not wear glasses for at least 2 months.