Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)
Our facial beauty and health can be negatively affected by a congenital deformation, breathing problem, curvature in the nose or malformed nose due to a blow or accident. A misshapen look spoiling the facial expression or breathing problem brings along self-confidence and medical issues. Nose problems changing the entire facial shape and overshadowing the facial beauty can easily be solved today. With rhinoplasty, you can reshape your facial expression and breathe easier.
What Is Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)?
The main purpose of the rhinoplasty operation is to give nose a natural look fit for the person’s facial anatomy. The size of your nose can be increased or decreased, the shape of the nose tip and nasal hump can be changed or thickened depending on the form of your nose, and also the distance between nostrils can be reduced and the angle between the nose and upper lip can be corrected. Besides, congenital deformations or malformations arising as a result of accidents can be eliminated. If the person has a nasal breathing problem, the intervention for that problem can be made simultaneously.
With which technique is rhinoplasty applied?
Nose job, that is, rhinoplasty surgeries can be made with two different methods, namely open and closed. The choice of the method depends on the original shape of the nose, the change requested, general structure of the nose, patient’s problem and physician’s treatment. The choice between the open and closed methods depends on the patient’s need. For a patient who has problems in the nose tip and cartilage roof, the open method is preferred. On the other hand, closed method should be preferred, if the patient has no visible problem and no severe deformation. It will be the physician who is to decide on the suitable method of rhinoplasty, after a physical examination. Both methods leave no visible scars. After the operation, inability to breathe, swellings and bruises may disturb the patient. However, rhinoplasty is not a painful operation. Rhinoplasty surgeries can be applied in combination with the other plastic surgeries such as Vaser Lipsuction, gynaecomastia, breast reduction or augmentation.
How Is Rhinoplasty Applied?
A rhinoplasty operation takes approximately 1-5 hours under suitable hospital conditions, depending on the techniques to be applied under general anesthesia. It generally does not require hospitalization. Use of buffer is not preferred in general, but if it is required, silicon buffers with canals that do not prevent breathing are used.
After the surgery, bruises and swellings may be observed around the eye. Recovery generally takes 3-5 days. The patient can get back to his/her business life one week after the operation, and by consulting his/her physician, can do sports and start to wear glasses almost one month thereafter.
Post operation recovery period varies depending on the patient’s bone, cartilage, soft tissue and type of skin. The final form of the nose after the operation depends on all these factors. The person’s expectation from the operation is very important, because the upward position and form of the nose is determined accordingly.
After all, indicator of rhinoplasty is getting a natural nose that is fit for the face and aesthetic qualities, with no indication of surgery.
Are you fit for rhinoplasty?
The person who is to have a rhinoplasty must have one of the following characteristics at least:
- Nose is wide or long in proportion with the face;
- Nose bone is broken or crooked;
- Nose shape was changed due to accident or smashing;
- The nose is visibly asymmetric;
- Nose tip seems to point downwards from the profile;
- Nostrils are not fit for the general shape of the nose;
- The distance between the nose and lip is either too narrow or wide.
Are the Results of Rhinoplasty Permanent?
Results of the rhinoplasty are permanent. As we get older, our body experiences some changes. Not only the body, but also the nose changes. The skin gets thicker and cartilaginous tissue may grow. If required, rhinoplasty procedure may be repeated for a couple of times for eliminating that. However, the rate of success reduces with every attempt. For this reason, patients who decide to have a rhinoplasty procedure must make the right decision with a specialist physician.
How is the post-rhinoplasty operation process?
After the rhinoplasty operation, the patient is discharged on the same day. It is normal to have swelling, bruises and slight bleeding in the early postoperative process. The way to prevent such complaints is to apply ice. Generally, most patients experience breathing difficulties after the operation. With the recommended nasal sprays, both the edema is removed and breathing problem is eliminated. The patient gets back to his/her everyday life at the end of the 2nd day and gets rid of the plaster and suture at the end of the 6th day. Nose is a sensitive organ. For this reason, patients should avoid blows and hard exercises for three weeks at least.
Does one have breathing difficulty after the rhinoplasty?
The reason for the breathing difficulty is the curved cartilage and bones. For this reason, we recommend you to get examined by an otorhinolaryngologist before having a rhinoplasty operation. Thanks to an endoscopic examination, persons experiencing breathing difficulties can learn why they cannot easily breathe, and the right rhinoplasty planning can be made accordingly.
If the patient has problems with his/her nasal flesh, has allergy or other illnesses such as sinusitis and polyp, such information should be shared with the surgeon. Unless you share such problems of yours with your physician, you do not necessarily breathe healthily after the operation. However, if you share such problems with your physician, no breathing problem is observed after the operation.
Does the nose move downwards after the operation?
After a successful rhinoplasty, the nose does not move downwards. Persons who had a rhinoplasty due to a dropped nose tip can have a permanently uplifted and perfect nose lifelong, thanks to a rhinoplasty applied by a specialist physician. With the effect of aging, wrinkles can be observed in the nasal skin, but the nose will never turn back to its former form.
How much does rhinoplasty cost?
Prices of rhinoplasty may vary depending on the environment of the hospital and preferred physician. The pricing is made based on the contents of the rhinoplasty, patient’s nose and interventions to be applied. To learn Quartz Poliklinik’s rhinoplasty prices, please dial 0212 241 46 24 to contact us.