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Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery that changes the shape of the nose.


Nose is the organ that balances the facial structure of the person; it has the function of transmitting the sense of smell to the brain as well as breathing

Although it is a vital organ, it closely affects the person’s health both physically and psychologically. Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery that changes the shape of the nose.

Rhinoplasty -complete; by this operation it is possible to alter the external appearance and solve problems of function by repairing bone, cartilage and skin tissue; together with functional disorders such as injuries, birth defects, respiratory problems. It is a difficult operation with high precision as it is needed to be a  two-way surgery. That is why plastic surgeons making nose surgery should be demanding. The success of this surgery is to make the nose perform the functions as an organ and to improve the cosmetic  appearance altogether. The success is due to the skin characteristic of the person, the shape and thickness of the nasal cartilage, deformations and tissues of the bone.

Although it is not preferred in children under 18 years of age, it is rarely performed due to health problems. It is generally applied to people over 18 who have completed the development process.

What is the Pre-operation Preparation Process?

While pre-operative planning, skin type, ethnicity, genetic background, size, nostril, bridge size, such as the specific features of the nose are examined. Nose and lip-jaw structure, eyes, ears, forehead and cheeks are studied by drawing all the designs.

  • The motivation and expectations of the person are examined for surgery. The doctor also asks questions about the medical history, including nasal congestion, past surgeries and all medications taken. If there is a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia, one may not be a candidate for rhinoplasty.
  • Physical examination is performed with all laboratory tests. The facial features, the inside and outside of the nose are examined.
  • Photographs of the nose are taken from different angles. The person and the plastic surgeon decide together on alternative designs.
  • It is explained what rhinoplasty can and cannot do and what its results can be and this realizes the expectations of the person.

    What are the Postoperative Risks and Recovery Process?

    As with any major surgery, rhinoplasty also carries risks. The person is informed about these risks before the operation.

    • Bleeding
    • Infection
    • Adverse reaction to anesthesia

    Other possible risks associated with nose plastics include:

    • Difficult to breathe through the nose
    • Memory delays, slowdown and poor judgment for the first few days after anesthesia
    • Permanent convergence in and around the nose
    • Swelling, discoloration in bruising or persistent swelling
    • Scarring
    • A hole in septum (septal perforation)
    • Need for additional surgery

    After Nose Surgery

    • Exhausting activities such as aerobics and running should be avoided.
    • When the nose is bandaged, bathing carefully should be preferred instead of shower.
    • Constipation may exert pressure on the surgical site. For this reason, high fiber foods such as fruits and vegetables should be eaten.
    • Excessive facial expressions such as smiling or laughing should be avoided.
    • To limit the movement of the upper lip, brushing the teeth should be done carefully.
    • Front closing clothings should be preferred

      There is not much pain in the process. Almost no pain after the first 3 days. There is some swelling and bruising after the operation. It can take several months to completely dissolve. After 2 to 4 weeks, the person can continue all activities.

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