Nose aesthetics (Rhinoplasty) surgery is a nose shape correction surgery. In this surgery, the nose is shaped aesthetically and at the same time, breathing problems, if any, are corrected.
Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most delicate operations. Since the nose is in the middle of the face, it has a very important function such as breathing as well as affecting the whole expression. For this reason, it is very important for surgeons who perform rhinoplasty to have both a very serious knowledge of anatomy and experience with this operation.
The duration of rhinoplasty surgery differs according to the procedures to be performed on the patient. Average time is 2.5-3 hours. However, the duration is shortened to 1.5-2 hours for very minimal interventions, or this period can be extended up to 5-6 hours in revision surgeries with severe deformities.
Although post-operative pain varies from person to person, most of the patients do not feel pain.
The use of tampons varies according to the person performing the operation. While long cloth tampons were used in the past, today they have been replaced by silicone tampons. Thanks to these tampons, the patient can partially breathe even if tampons are used. Silicone pads are much easier to remove than cloth pads.
While performing aesthetic and functional interventions in rhinoplasty surgeries, as little damage as possible to the tissues will ensure that the bleeding is minimal and this will make the healing process much lighter.
Swelling and bruises, if any, will increase in the first 48 hours after patients leave the surgery. After the 3rd day, swelling and bruises will gradually decrease. After about a week, most of the swelling and bruising will go away.
Intranasal tampon is removed on the 3rd day and the splint on the outside of the nose is removed on the 5th day, and a thin tape is adhered to the outer part of the nose.
About 10 days after the operation, the patient can return to her / his normal life.
It takes between 6 months and 1 year depending on the nose structure of the person that the swelling goes away and the nose takes its final shape after rhinoplasty surgery. Since the post-operative swelling will be less in people with thin nose skin, the final shape of the nose appears within 4-6 months, while this period may extend up to 1 year in people with thick nose skin.
Smokers may develop nasal skin problems after nose surgery. For this reason, quitting smoking 3 weeks before the surgery is important in terms of minimizing the risks that may develop.
In order to have rhinoplasty surgery, the development of the nose must be completed. This is between the ages of 17-18 in men and 16-17 in women.
Nose surgery can be performed in almost any season. However, it is necessary not to go out in the sun to sunbathe after the surgery. Sun-induced ultraviolet can cause the formation of sunspots on the skin of the nose in the person who has had surgery. However, there is no harm in having rhinoplasty surgery for people who spend the whole summer in the city.
Glasses should not be used for 1.5-2 months after rhinoplasty surgery, and care should be taken not to get any blows to the nose. Again, after the operation, heavy sports should be avoided for a while, solarium should not be entered and sunbathing should be avoided for sunbathing.
In rhinoplasty surgeries, nasal congestion can be eliminated as well as the shape of the nose.
There are three main causes of nasal congestion. These are the curve of the cartilage that divides the nose in two, the narrow angles between the nasal cartilages, and the wide nasal concha, called the concha. In rhinoplasty operations, the curvature of the septum cartilage is corrected. The wide nasal meats are reduced and the angle between the cartilages is widened. Thus, while giving a better shape to the nose, breathing problems are eliminated.