Nose aesthetics, also known as rhinoplasty, is one of the most popular aesthetic surgery operations that both male and female patients show the most interest, not only in our country but also around the world. The main reason for this is the decisive role of the nose on the appearance of the facial area. Although it is everyone’s dream to have a natural, well-proportioned nose that is in harmony with the other elements of the face, not everyone is born so lucky.
Today, it is possible to have a more aesthetic and natural looking nose with rhinoplasty surgery. With rhinoplasty, operations such as changes in the nasal arch, shape change at the tip of the nose, reduction of the nostrils, reduction or enlargement of the nose can be performed. In addition, sinusitis, polyps, nasal concha and septum deviation, which adversely affect the quality of life of the person and cause problems in the breathing process, can be eliminated.
How is rhinoplasty performed?
As with all aesthetic surgical procedures aimed at obtaining natural and effective results, rhinoplasty should be planned and customized in line with the needs and expectations of the patient. Of course, at this stage, it is very important to evaluate the patient’s expectations regarding the appearance to be obtained after the rhinoplasty surgery and to provide clear information about the appearance that will occur after the operation.
Rhinoplasty can be applied with open and closed techniques. The technique with which the surgery will be performed is determined on a case-by-case basis according to the nature and degree of the problem to be resolved. In addition, the decision to perform the surgery under general or local anaesthesia is made on a case-by-case basis, considering various factors.
In the open rhinoplasty technique, an incision is made in the small tissue between the nostrils. With the removal of the skin from the tip of the nose, the plastic surgeon can observe the internal structures of the nose very comfortably. In this way, it is possible to access and shape the nasal bone and a larger part of the cartilage. Rhinoplasty operation performed with open technique is preferred for eliminating nasal deformities that require major changes, as it provides an advantage in performing the right procedure from the right point.
Closed rhinoplasty is also called endonasal rhinoplasty. Closed rhinoplasty is a more minimally invasive technique than open rhinoplasty because there is no external incision. Since all incisions are made inside the nose, it is not possible for the incision scars to be visible from the outside and to leave a visible scar. Although it is an advantage that the recovery time is shorter than open rhinoplasty, the view of the plastic surgeon is limited during the operation and the operation is performed through narrow surgical openings. For this reason, closed rhinoplasty is preferred in rhinoplasty operations where minor changes will be made. Although closed rhinoplasty restricts the field of view of the plastic surgeon compared to open rhinoplasty, it is a method that is frequently preferred in patients who meet the necessary conditions because it maximizes the tissue healing rate, does not leave a visible suture scar, and reduces the risk of infection.
What should be considered during the recovery process after rhinoplasty?
It should be considered as a natural condition to feel some pain after rhinoplasty as in all surgical procedures. In order to prevent this situation, local anaesthesia is also applied to the nose area to provide a comfortable postoperative period while the patient is under the effect of general anaesthesia. Regular use of the drugs prescribed by the doctor after the surgery has an important role in accelerating tissue healing and relieving pain.
After rhinoplasty, the nose should be protected against impacts. During the early recovery period, the head should be kept high and lying on the face should be avoided during the first month.
During the period specified by the doctor, exercises that may cause an increase in blood pressure should not be performed and glasses should not be used for at least 1.5 months. In addition, care should be taken not to be exposed to direct sunlight. In order to provide the necessary protection, one should not go out in the sun without applying sunscreen with a high sun protection factor.
How are prices determined in rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty prices are determined for each patient depending on factors such as the scope of the surgery to be performed, the degree of the problems in the nose to be resolved, the anaesthesia method to be applied, the price policy of the doctor who will perform the surgery and the hospital where the surgery will be performed.