Nose is the most prominent feature of the face. It would be difficult for a person to avoid in their daily life Rhinoplasty, is referred to as a nose-job or nose surgery, alters the nose’s external appearance. It is performed for cosmetic and/or functional (improve nasal airway) purposes.
Rhinoplasty should always look to maintain (and in most cases strengthen) structural supports to the nose to preserve or restore an excellent nasal airway.
Sinus surgery can also be done during rhinoplasty. However, only minor sinus procedures are combined. If major sinus disease/infections existed, then this would be remedied before the rhinoplasty.
Who needs Rhinoplasty?
The patients usually have aesthetical concerns. But most of the cases have breathing problems due to anatomic variations, such as septal deviation or hypertrofied nasal concha.
How should the ideal nasal operation be?
Firstly, it should not be far different from a natural look that reflects the personal characteristics. Our aim is to avoid an appearance which obviously reflects that the person has undergone an operation. Also we want to preserve the important nasal functions, such as breathing and smelling.
Please note that there is no dilemma between nasal look and nasal function. They both very important for us.
What to expect from surgery
Before rhinoplasty surgery, you will typically have an initial consultation. During examination we will discuss your concerns (also detail the specifics of your surgery, outline the normal peri-operative course, address the risks, and answer any additional questions you may have). Sometimes these subsequent visits involve image altering applications from the software to help you conceptualise potential aesthetic changes. All patients undergoing rhinoplasty surgery will have taken pre and postoperarative photos. Also we can organise for a CT sinuses scan if there is any sinus pathology.
Rhinoplasty is a complex surgery. Multi-revision rhinoplasty (or following significant nasal trauma) can be complicated and carry substantial risks. Every patient has differing needs, desires, and nasal structures, requiring an individualised approach. The surgeon and patient need to both be happy to proceed with surgery. In some instances, one pre-op consult can be arranged as a photo or video call.
Food and medications
Avoid medications containing ibuprofen or aspirin for two weeks before and after surgery. These medications may increase bleeding. Also avoid herbal remedies and over the counter supplements. If you smoke, stop smoking. Smoking slows the healing process after surgery and may you more likely to get an infection.
Surgery under local anesthesia or general anesthesia?
We perform rhinoplasty under general anesthesia. It affects your entire body and causes you to be unconscious during surgery.
Rhinoplasty is done through a small external cut (incision) at the base of your nose, between your nostrils. During the surgery, we change the shape of your nasal bone sor cartilage in several ways, depending on how much needs to be removed or added, your nose’s structure, and available materials. After these changes are made, we places the nose’s skin and tissue back and stitches the incisions in your nose. If your nose cartilage is deviated (the wall between the two sides of the nose is bent or crooked), we can also correct it to improve breathing. After the surgery, you will be in a recovery room, where the staff monitors your return to wakefulness. We prefer you to stay overnight.
After the surgery
After the surgery you need to rest in bed with your head raised higher than your chest, to reduce bleeding and swelling. Your nose may be congested because of swelling or from splints placed inside your nose during surgery. In most cases, the internal dressings remain in place for one to seven days after surgery. We also tape a splint to your nose for protection and support. It is usually in place for about one week. Slight bleeding and drainage of mucus and old blood are common for a few days after the surgery or after removing dressing. Some temporarly swelling or black-and-blue discoloration of your eyelids can occur for two to three weeks after nasal surgery. Swelling of the nose takes longer to resolve. Limiting your dietery sodium will help the swelling go away faster. Dont put anything such as ice or cold packs on your nose after the surgery. Additional recommendations are:
- Not blow your nose
- Take baths instead of showers while you have bandages on your nose
- Avoid strenuous activities such as aerobics and jogging
- Avoid extreme facial expressions, such assmiling or laughing.
- Eat high-fiber foods to avoid constipation
- Brush your teeth gently to limit movement of your upper lip
- Wear clothes that fasten in the front. Dont pull clothing over your head.
- Dont rest eyeglasses or sunglasses on your nose for at least four weeks after the surgery to prevent pressure on your nose.
- Use SPF 30 sunscreen when you are outside, too much sun may cause permanent irregular discoloration in your nose’s skin.
Your nose changes throughout your life whether you have surgery or not. For this reason, it is difficult to say when you have obtained your final result. However, most of the swelling is gone within a year.
Frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty?
What is the cost of rhinoplasty in Antalya?
There is no one answer to this question of cost, as a rhinoplasty can vary. A straightforward procedure addressing the nasal airway in someone who has not had surgery before can take 3 hours. A significant reconstruction addressing all structural elements of the nose using costal (rib) cartilage in someone who has had several previous procedures may take upward of 6 hours.
If your procedure is purely cosmetic, your insurance company does not cover you.
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Is rhinoplasty painful?
Not for most people. One day after the surgery, people usually rate their pain between 0 and 4 out of 10.
Will you pack my nose?
Packing can be very un comfortable. You will have some soft splints in your nose. These splints have a hole in them to make it possible to breathe through them, at least for a few days, and we can easily remove then at the end of the week.
Will I need to stay in the hospital?
You are able to safely leave the hospital the same day. But we recommend you to stay for one night for pain relief and additional assistance.
Are there risks?
All surgeries have risks. Fortunately, rhinoplasty risks are small, and complications are rare.