Rhinoplasty and Health

Although rhinoplasty was perceived as an operation performed only by celebrities, it is one of the most common operations that are accessible by everyone today.

Rhinoplasty; not only to reduce or enlarge the size of the nose, but also to reshape the tip of the nose, to remove the belt on the upper part of the nose, to regulate the relationship between the upper lip and nose, the nose is also made to correct the angle between the forehead.

The first objective in rhinoplasty surgery; aesthetic nose will that suits your face, to remove the nasal congestion, there is no nasal obstruction does not cause congestion.  Today, surgeons aim to make a nose that is more natural and suitable for the face of the person, rather than making unnatural, overturned, standard uniform noses. So the goal is to make a functional nose that best suits your face.

Rhinoplasty are not always applied for cosmetic correction purposes. Sometimes it is a preferred surgery for correction of nasal obstruction. Rhinoplasty is performed in order to correct the nasal ridge curvature defined as high deviation or dorsal deviation.

During rhinoplasty operation; other problems in the nose can be resolved simultaneously (for example, concha hypertrophy; nasal flesh being larger than normal, concha bullosa; air in the nasal bone; nasal polyps; tissues not normally located in the nose).

In other words, the rhinoplasty surgery aims to correct the nose both functionally and aesthetically.


To whom should I have my surgery?

Should this surgery be performed by otolaryngologist or plastic surgeon?

First of all, I must specify that rhinoplasty in Turkey and all over the world today, are performed both otolaryngologist and by plastic surgeons. In our country, there are plastic surgeons as well as otorhinolaryngologists who perform this surgery very well. But more important than whether the physician who will perform the operation is an otorhinolaryngologist or plastic surgeon, whether he is experienced in rhinoplasty or not, is his understanding of beauty and dexterity.

Perhaps I wouldn't know that I am an otolaryngologist, but my personal opinion is the only specialty that is educated under the title of “nose" , although it will annoy plastic surgeons.

When evaluating your nose surgery, you should remember that it is not only an aesthetic organ but also has an important place in terms of respiratory function.


What should be the purpose in rhinoplasty?

The first aim in rhinoplasty; aesthetic nose will suits to your face, to remove the congestion of the nose, nasal congestion is not to cause obstruction. Today, surgeons aim to make a nose that is more natural and suitable for the face of the person, rather than making unnatural, overturned, standard uniform noses. So the goal is to make a functional nose that best suits your face.


After surgery

Rhinoplasty is one of the most aesthetic operations performed in the world. The average duration of surgery is 2-3 hours. However, this may be longer in special cases. Open technique is preferred in surgery.

Although bruising and swelling may vary from skin to skin after surgery, they are much less common than the surgical techniques used in the past. Even if bruises and swellings occur around your eyes and face, they will return to normal within 2-3 days. You will wake up with a tiny plaster covering the outside of the nose and a tampon that will stay in the nose for a day. The tampon we use in the nose consists of two pieces of sponge placed on your nose in a special sheath, not long gauze as it used to be.

After surgery, it is usually not painful as feared. With simple painkillers, this period will be quite comfortable and there will be no pain at all.   In the morning after surgery, the sponges placed in the nose will be removed and you will start breathing comfortably and you will be discharged from the hospital.

It is always recommended that you rest in a non-hot place during your discharge period and it is in your favor. However, if your work is not too heavy and you are working at a cool place at the desk, there is no harm in returning to work early after the surgery. In fact, the goal here is to keep the plaster placed on your nose stable by preventing your face from sweating.

The plaster will remain on your nose back for about a week and your stitches will be removed at the end of the first week. At the end of these 5 days you will get rid of these bands. After the tapes are completely removed, your nose will be edematous (swollen) and may come to you bigger than normal. In this case, you will need about 2 months to settle your nose shape. Every day for 2 months you will notice that your swelling in the nose is getting a little lower

After surgery, many people around you will make positive or negative comments. In this period, I suggest you, you do not like the aspects of morale depress you to share with your doctor and follow up with your doctor will be in the direction.


Issues to be considered after surgery

Plaster on the nose will remain between 7-10 days. It should not get wet. You should not be in extreme hot places, thinking that this plaster will loosen with sweating. You should brush your teeth very carefully for the first 10 days. You will need to be particularly careful when brushing your front teeth. It is important that your brush is soft.

Avoid excessive physical activity after surgery, if you do regular sports, take a break.

Do not wear turtlenecks and similar narrow necked clothing for 20 days post-operatively, as these may damage your nose while wearing and removing.

  • Take care to lie on your back for 2 months after surgery,
  • Do not touch your nose hard for 2 months
  • Do not sunbath for 2 months because the sun may increase edema in your nose.
  • Do not wear glasses for 6 months,