In this surgical procedure, called rhinoplasty, the goal is to correct the nasal deformity. It is possible to perform with the surgery for deviation, which prevents breathing in the nose. In rhinoplasty, commonly known as nose reduction, it is sometimes aimed to augment the nose.
WHO SHOULD PERFORM MY SURGERY?
Should this surgery be performed by an otorhinolaryngologist or plastic surgeon? Rhinoplasty is a surgery of facial aesthetics (facial plastic) branch. Sixty percent of the members of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery consists of otorhinolaryngologists (ENT specialists). An otorhinolaryngologist is a head and neck surgeon. The only branch that has nose surgery in its basic training is ENT (otolaryngology). Facial plastic surgery is rapidly becoming popular all over the world as a side branch of otorhinolaryngology. An otorhinolaryngologist who is interested in facial plastic surgery will ideally solve your problem. Yet, you will still make the right decision about choosing your physician.
It will be helpful to identify all problems with your nose before you interview with your doctor. Determination of breathing status, whether there is nasal discharge, postnasal drip and headache will make it possible to solve this problems with this surgery. Certainly discuss your nasal shape problems and what can and cannot be corrected with your doctor.
The possibility of your postoperative expectations will be stated by your doctor. The best way to avoid frustration after the surgery is to evaluate this period well. In this surgery, your cooperation with your doctor will both comfort you and your doctor. Helping each other will turn your entire surgery period into an enjoyable endeavor. Different expectations will bring you up against your doctor at the beginning of the road. While very large deformities for you can be corrected surgically by a simple procedure, a very small detail can sometimes be corrected by a challenging surgery. The best should be remembered as the enemy of the good.
WHAT IS THE GOAL OF THE SURGERY?
The goal of rhinoplasty is to create the most suitable nose for your face. This surgical procedure will undoubtedly be performed with the existing fabric. So the thickness of your skin, the thinness and form of the existing cartilage determines your wound healing and the success rate of previous nose surgeries. The goal is not to create an irrelevant nose with your face. Therefore, creating the most beautiful nose alone will not solve the problems. Creating the most suitable nose for your face is considered the most successful result. While some parts of the nose are reduced, some parts are augmented to make the nose look good. It is important that the nostrils do not look too large, the bone roof is not lost and the impression that it is operated is hidden.
In other words, THERE IS NO BEAUTIFUL NOSE, THERE IS NICE LOOKING NOSE!
OPERATION AND POST-OPERATION
Cosmetic nose surgeries are the most commonly performed cosmetic operations in the world.
The operative time does not exceed 1-1.5 hours. However, this may be longer in specific cases.
Postoperative bruising and swelling are much less common compared to previous surgical techniques. A nasal packing that will remain for a day in your nose or a special sponge that will not prevent your breathing will be placed and a tiny plaster surrounding the nose will be applied.
The postoperative period is not as painful as it is usually feared. This period will be quite comfortable with simple painkillers. After a day, inside the nose will be emptied and your breathing will return to normal.
It is recommended that you rest with your head slightly up or in the sitting position in a not too hot environment. After rhinoplasty surgeries, every person you encounter will make different comments. This is related to the different tastes, as well as the fact that your old nose is not well known.
Even experts on this subject can only comment on your nose by considering the old nose. It is best to follow the changes in your nose with your doctor over time.
POINTS TO CONSIDER AFTER RHINOPLASTY
The plaster on the nose will remain between 7-10 days. It should not get wet. You should not be excessively hot places considering that this plaster will get loose with sweating. You must brush your teeth very carefully in the first 10 days. Especially when brushing your front teeth, you will need to pay attention. It is important that your brush is soft. Avoid excess physical activity after the surgery. Do not take bath or be in a steamy environment until the bandages on your nose are removed. Avoid excessive facial movements and laughter for a week. Do not wear a turtleneck sweater or tight necked clothes for 20 days after the surgery. Do not touch your face and nose harshly for 3 weeks. Avoid excessive sunlight for 6 weeks following the operation. Excessive heat will cause swelling in your nose. Swelling may occur under the eyes and in the face after nose surgeries. This is less common compared to the previous surgical techniques. These swellings will disappear within 1-2 weeks. Do not take any medicines other than those prescribed by your doctor. Contact lenses should not be used for 5 days postoperatively.Do not wear glasses of any kind for 16 weeks, then use a light frame in the later period. After the bandages are removed from the nose, clean your nose skin with liquid soap or special lotions. You can make up after your bandages are removed. Contact us for more information.