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Rhinoplasty – Frequently Asked Questions

Rhinoplasty – Frequently Asked Questions

When a nose job (Rhinoplasty) should be performed?

When a nose job (Rhinoplasty) should be performed? Nose job (Rhinoplasty) is an operation applied sort out visual issues as much as health issues. In general, Nose job (Rhinoplasty) is performed to improve the shape of the nose that is attractive and natural. Apart from this, Nose job (Rhinoplasty) is also performed to correct the deformity that develops due to trauma.

If a patient have complaints about the aesthetics of their nose, any type of nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgery can be utulized. The type of nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgery will depenon the patient’s needs and wants.

Is there an age limit for nose job (Rhinoplasty)?

Patient has to be above 18 years old in order to have Nose job (Rhinoplasty) by law. Also, after the age of 18 the musculoskeletal system generally would be completed the adequate level for Nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgeries.

Which season is the best for having nose job (Rhinoplasty)?

Rhinoplasty is an operation that can be performed in all seasons. However, since it is highly discouraged for patients who have undergone nose job (Rhinoplasty) to sunbathe and to wear heavy sunglasses should not be worn at least for a month. Medically, there is no difference between the summer and winter seasons in terms of nasal aesthetic operation.

Is there a difference of nose job (Rhinoplasty) between male and female?

The application of nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgery will differ based on the gender of the patient. The criteria for this is usually the angle that the nose has with the lips. That is, a woman's nose should be lifted higher compared to a man. However, the surgical principles of nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgery that will be applied to the patient does not differ by gender. However, the size and the amount of angles can vary. The tip and width of the nose is more notable in men. The nasal dorsal and nasal tip passage should be unclear and the nose lip angle should not look feminine.

How can I choose the right place for nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgery?

The person who will have a nose job (Rhinoplasty) usually makes a choice between a plastic surgery specialist and an otolaryngologist. Functional surgery of the nose is mainly in the field of otolaryngology; although nose job (Rhinoplasty) seems to be entering the field of plastic surgery, it can be performed by experienced surgeons by both branches. The patient who decides to have a nose job (Rhinoplasty) should give an idea about what he/she wants, and the doctor should give the patient an idea about what he/she can change with realistic parameters. A plastic surgeon can also solve problems with breathing through nose job (Rhinoplasty). In any case, the patient's preference is highly important.


Is nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgeries difficult?

Nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgeries are generally not very difficult and painful operations. However, one of the most common mistakes about nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgery is the knowledge that it is difficult and painful. Due to the bruises and swelling that occur after nose job (Rhinoplasty), people believe that nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgeries are belived to be painful and troublesome operations. In the past, the the concept of usage of tampon frightened people. This is because of the problems experienced during the removal of a tampon after nose job (Rhinoplasty) have left its place. Tampons that are utulized in the past were made of cotton thus it was causing bleeding.Silicone tampons used today do not cause such problems. Swelling and bruising can be observed after nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgery.

The technique used in nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgery varies according to age, gender and the patient's bone and cartilage structure.

From the doctor's point of view, one of the most difficult operations in plastic surgery is nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgery compared to other plastic surgeries. Since the nose is an organ that can be seen and evaluated by everyone, the results can vary.

Nose job (Rhinoplasty) can be considered a difficult plastic operation. Of the patient’s; skin, bone and cartilage structure differences can make the surgeon's job challanging. Patients with thin and delicate skin, bone and cartilage structure should be treated more cautiously.

What techniques are used in nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgery?

In general, the techniques used in nose job (Rhinoplasty) are divided into open technique or closed technique surgery. Surgeries performed with open and closed techniques have advantages and disadvantages depending on the situation.

Open rhinopilastia: It is performed by opening the nostrils with a small incision from the lower part. The opening of this part provides the surgeon with a wider angle of view. In general, the procedures performed on cartilage and bone are the same as the closed technique. Open rhinoplasty technique can be preferred in patients with advanced deformity or a history of a previous aesthetic operation, which we call secondary surgery. The biggest advantage of the open rhinoplasty technique is that it provides the surgeon with a wide view and application opportunity. However, the recovery time of nasal tip edema and bruises is longer than the closed rhinoplasty technique.

Closed rhinoplasty: In closed rhinoplasty, the incisions are inside the nostrils. Although the surgical angle of view is less in the operations performed with the closed technique, there is no possibility of a suture scar seen from the outside. In addition, the recovery time is relatively shorter than the open rhinoplasty method.

What should the patient pay attention before getting a nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgery?

Since, nose job (Rhinoplasty) is one of the most delecate surgical procedure that is performed on the nose and/or around it. The main goal of the nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgery is to achiave a pleasing results with little bleeding as possible. Sterile environment for for a nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgery is created while using special drugs during plastic surgery. However, there are situations that the patient should pay attention, as follows:

·       Informing the doctor and anesthesiologist about all the details of the regular medication usage and your general health;

·       Removing any jewelry and accessories, and remove any nail polish from makeup and nails right before you enter for your nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgery;

·       Stopping to take medications that dilute blood such at least a week before of your nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgery;

·       Informing the doctor if you are experiencing ailments such as flu, cold, and cold;

·       Fasting before your nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgery, and avoid herbal teas that can increase bleeding such as ginger, turmeric, garlic, red wine, some types of peppers, olive oil;

·       Informing the doctor about women's menstrual periods. Even though they are not a medical obstacle to nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgery, it is not suitable in these periods to have nose job (Rhinoplasty) surgery as it may increase edema that may occur afterwards during the operation;

·       Stopping to smoke if you are a smoker since smoking can negatively affect the healing process.

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