Nose aesthetic surgery, which is one of the most common application areas of plastic surgery, is generally called rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is an operation performed to eliminate problems caused by nasal bone and/or cartilage.
In Which Situations Is Rhinoplasty Applied?
Rhinoplasty is applied to correct respiratory problems caused by the structure of the nose, to repair injuries as a result of an accident, or to correct deformities.
Possible changes that can be made to the nose through rhinoplasty can be listed as follows:
- Change in nose size,
- Regulation of the nose angle,
- Flattening the bridge of the nose,
- Reshaping the tip of the nose,
- Narrowing of the nostrils.
In cases where the rhinoplasty operation will be performed to improve the appearance of the nose rather than a health problem, the nasal bone should grow sufficiently. For an operation to be performed for this purpose, the average age for women is 15, while men may have a slightly older age. In addition, operations due to health problems such as respiratory problems can be performed at earlier ages.
How is Rhinoplasty (Nose Aesthetics) Procedure Performed?
Rhinoplasty can be performed in a well-equipped hospital or clinic environment under the control of a doctor. During the operation, sedation or general anesthesia can be applied depending on the patient's condition. In simple procedures, sedation anesthesia, in which the nose and face area is anesthetized, is generally preferred.
Rhinoplasty operations are performed approximately in 2-3 hours. Depending on the difficulty of the operation to be performed, this period may be longer.
Healing Process After Rhinoplasty
Patients are kept under observation for at least one day after surgery. Since anesthesia is applied during the operation, it is recommended that a companion accompany the patient while leaving the hospital. In more extensive surgeries, the patient may need to stay in the hospital for two days.
Splints placed in order to preserve the new shape of the nose after the surgery should not be removed for about a week. The sutures placed during the operation can be absorbed by the body in some surgeries, while in others, they must be removed by the doctor after approximately one week.
Headache and facial swelling may occur after the operation. Painkillers can be prescribed by a specialist for possible pain. Considering the possibility of side effects of the drugs used in the surgery, it is recommended to have a companion with the patient on the first night after the operation.
- Strenuous physical activities such as jogging
- Blowing the nose
- Excessive chewing
- Situations that require more movement in the facial muscles such as laughing
- Pulling clothes over the head
- Bringing the glasses over the nose
- Intensive and vigorous brushing of teeth
In addition, it is recommended to be careful about exposure to sun rays.
Rhinoplasty can cause temporary numbness, swelling and discoloration around the eyelids by affecting the eye area. It may be recommended to apply cold compresses to reduce swelling and discoloration.
Patients can generally return to their normal lives at the end of a week.