What is rhinoplasty (nose job)?
Rhinoplasty, also known as nose job, is one of the most performed medical aesthetic interventions all over the world. Thanks to this surgical procedure, the shape, length and width of the nose can be changed to make it more aesthetically pleasing and fit the facial contours. With rhinoplasty, which is preferred by women and men both in terms of health and aesthetics, patients can have a stronger nasal ridge and correct congenital or subsequent deformations in their noses. With this surgery, they can reshape the angle between the lip and the nose.
Important: In people considering rhinoplasty, whether the nasal tissues are suitable for aesthetic surgery should be checked during the examination by the surgeon who will perform the plastic surgery. Rhinoplasty, in which a wrong intervention will result in very significant results, should be performed by experienced plastic surgeons who have happy patients who have had rhinoplasty before.
For which purposes Is rhinoplasty (nose job) performed?
Rhinoplasty aims at achieving an aesthetic appearance as well as restoring people’s health. In other words, there are two answers to the question for which purposes rhinoplasty is performed;
- First, this procedure is a purely aesthetic-oriented intervention performed by people who are not satisfied with the shape and appearance of their nose.
- The second one is applied for people who have breathing problems such as nasal congestion.
With rhinoplasty, that is, nasal aesthetic surgery, both the aesthetic appearance of the nose is corrected and it is provided to breathe more easily. This surgery, which removes the factors that prevent the air flow in the nose while shaping the nose, is also called “septorhinoplasty”. This surgery is performed for both health and aesthetic purposes. Septorhinoplasty surgery is suitable for patients who mostly complain of nasal congestion.
In both these cases, it has been observed that people who have had rhinoplasty and are satisfied with the results continue their lives more confidently and are more comfortable and happier in their social lives.
How is rhinoplasty (nose job) performed?
Shape change in rhinoplasty should be planned in accordance with the characteristic features of the face. In this surgery, the nose is reshaped and the patient breathes more easily with interventions on cartilage, bone and soft tissues.
Rhinoplasty can be performed in two ways, open or closed. Sometimes these two methods are combined. Today, surgeons who are experts in rhinoplasty prefer and apply either of these two methods or the combination of these two methods according to the existing deformity of their patients.
In open rhinoplasty, in addition to the incisions inside the nostrils, the surgery is performed by making an incision at the tip of the nose, while in closed rhinoplasty, the surgery is performed by entering through the incisions made through the nostrils. This surgery is supported with the help of a small camera if necessary. In rhinoplasty, whether open or closed, or a combination of these two methods, with interventions on cartilage, bone and soft tissues, the nose is reshaped and procedures are performed for the patient to breathe more easily. Although the surgery differs according to the intensity of the operation to be performed, it usually takes 1-2.5 hours.
After rhinoplasty surgery (nose job)
Cold compress should be applied to the area on the first day after the operation. Although patients may have complaints of pain, swelling and bruising, these are temporary. Pain and aches are minimal and painkillers are given to the patients regularly on the first day to control them. After a week, the splint (plaster or plastic bandage) in the nose is removed and the bands are removed the next week. It takes 1-1.5 years for the complete recovery to be seen and the nose to take its final shape. It is recommended that patients come for controls after 3, 6 and 12 months.
Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost of rhinoplasty (nose job)
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What is filling application in rhinoplasty (nose job)?
Rhinoplasty has different application techniques as in other medical and aesthetic procedures. Surgeons can go to different options to be successful and reach the right result. Filling application in rhinoplasty can also be one of these options for the right surgery. Filling application can be preferred especially for patients who think aesthetically, do not have major anatomical disorders in the nose and do not experience respiratory problems. In the filling application, with a simple injection process, the slightly deformed areas of the nose (for example, a slight nasal arch, low nasal tip, irregularities on the nose back, etc.) are injected with a filler (hyaluronic acid) and the deformed part is filled
Just like nose filling, rasping method is a frequently preferred option in rhinoplasty procedure. In the rhinoplasty procedure, the rasping method is generally applied to people who only seek an aesthetic appearance, not to patients with severe respiratory problems. During this simple procedure, the sharp points, protrusions of the nose are eroded and reduced. Although it is done during the surgery, the healing process is shorter after rasping, since bone-related procedures are not performed. Nasal rasping is usually done to shape the nose belt by shaving. In cases where the nasal arch is too large, rhinoplasty may be recommended to the patient. Please click for nose rasping.
Is non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose job) performed?
Yes, there are non-surgical rhinoplasty procedures. These are:
- Thread lift applications; hanging or lifting the nose with thread lift
- Filling applications; non-surgical shaping of the nose with fillings
- Botox applications; Correction of the nasal lip angle and lifting the tip with Botox
With surgical threads, the tip of the nose can be suspended, that is, it can be lifted. With filling applications, the protrusion and curvature of the nose can be corrected and a flatter and curved appearance can be obtained by filling it. In addition, operations can be performed on the tip of the nose, and the tip of the nose can be lifted a little. With Botox application, correction of the nasal lip angle and lifting the tip can be achieved. Non-surgical rhinoplasty applications can be applied in patients who do not want surgery in any way and who have very minimal deformations in their nose. For successful results, suitable patients should be selected and these applications should be performed. It is not possible to obtain successful results in patients with severe deformities in the nose. Significant respiratory problems are not resolved after these applications.
Does the tip of the nose drop after rhinoplasty (nose job)?
When rhinoplasty is performed by plastic surgeons who are experts in rhinoplasty, the so-called drooping of the nose does not occur. In modern rhinoplasty, the front part of the nose is supported by cartilages called grafts. Graft supports made in this way prevent physiological nasal tip drop that may occur after a long time.
Is there an age limit for rhinoplasty (nose job)?
Surgeons evaluate whether the patient’s muscle and bone structure is developed adequately for nasal aesthetic surgery. Although there is no official age limit for rhinoplasty in Turkey, the lower age limit is considered 16-17 for women and 17-18 for men
Can patients with sinusitis have rhinoplasty (nose job)?
There is no problem for patients with sinusitis to have rhinoplasty. However, it is more appropriate for patients with acute sinusitis to first treat the problem and then undergo surgery. In those with chronic sinusitis, they can be operated together with an Ear Nose and Throat Specialist and treated in the same surgery with rhinoplasty for chronic sinusitis.
Is there a suitable time to have rhinoplasty (nose job)?
There is no time and season in which rhinoplasty can provide an advantage to the patient. If suitable conditions are provided, they can be operated in any season. According to the occupational status, the problems experienced by some patients after surgery increase in very hot weather. However, when paying attention to the sun and the effects of the summer season, rhinoplasty can be performed without any problems. Patients who will have rhinoplasty, especially in the summer, should know that they can enter the pool and the sea with the permission of the doctor.
Does rhinoplasty (nose job) also correct the patient’s breathing problems?
Respiratory problems of patients who have problems with breathing through the nose and who want to have rhinoplasty are detected during the doctor’s examination before the surgery and these problems are corrected during the rhinoplasty.
What should be considered before the surgery?
Patients should quit smoking approximately 1-2 weeks before surgery. The use of drugs and herbal teas with blood thinning properties should be discontinued. Patients should inform their physicians of the drugs they need to use during the examination and the planning should be done accordingly.
What are the risks of rhinoplasty (nose job)?
As with any surgery, there are some risks such as bleeding and infection following rhinoplasty. These possibilities are minimised by detailed pre-operative evaluation. After the surgery performed by an experienced plastic surgeon and his team, patients usually do not experience any serious problems.
Does rhinoplasty (nose job) pose a mortality risk?
With the developing technology, rhinoplasty surgery is performed in an extremely safe and comfortable way. Plastic surgeons do not perform this surgery when there is a situation that will prevent the patient from undergoing surgery or if the surgery pose a risk.
Male rhinoplasty (nose job)
In male patients, by preserving the facial features of the patients, straighter and masculine lines are tried to be revealed without reducing the nose too much. In these surgeries, care should be taken to preserve the masculine features of the patient, not to raise or thin the nose too much.
Post-operative recovery process
Patients are usually discharged one day after surgery. In 2-3 days, they can read a book and watch TV. After the splint (plastic bandage) is removed, patients can return to work. In about 3 weeks, the appearance of surgery disappears.