Nose plastic surgery
Rhinoplasty or nose plastic surgery is one of the most popular facial surgeries in our center, which is also known as nasal reshaping and is designed to improve the appearance of the nose or to fix breathing problems.
Rhinoplasty can be done as a reconstructive procedure to treat congenital malformations or a big injury such as broken nose.
It can also be performed for functional purposes and not only for cosmetic purposes, where the surgery can be combined with nasal septum deviation surgery treatment, which can effectively treat respiratory problems caused by this deviation.
People eligible for nose plastic surgery
People over the age of 18 who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their noses and their faces are healthy.
Preparation for nose plastic surgery
A month before nose plastic surgery
You will be requested to stop smoking before undergoing the procedure. Aspirin or any blood thinner should not be taken for 2 weeks prior to the surgery.
One week before nose plastic surgery
A week before the surgery, you will be requested to perform some blood tests. Your specialist will provide you with the necessary instructions.
A day before nose plastic surgery
Do not consume any type of food or drink after the time specified by your specialist.
On the morning of nose plastic surgery
Do not put any cosmetics or creams on your face.
Procedures for nose plastic surgery
The cosmetic surgeon makes incisions to be able to access the bones and cartilages that support the nose. These incisions are usually made in hidden places inside the nose so that they are not visible after the surgery. Some bones and cartilages can be removed or tissue added depending on the outcome and appearance desired by each patient.
After the surgeon finishes the surgery of reshaping, arranging or carving the bone and cartilage, the tissue and skin will be re-covered to cover the structure of the nose again.
A splint can be placed outside the nose to strengthen its new shape during the healing phase. Fillings can also be placed inside the nose from the inside to provide additional support.
Nose plastic surgery does not usually require a patient to stay in the center, but sometimes he/ she may be asked to stay overnight. Nose plastic surgery can be performed under local or general anesthesia at the discretion of the cosmetic surgeon and depends on the patient’s own condition.
After nose plastic surgery
One day after nose plastic surgery
A small splint will be placed on your nose for at least 5 days to support and maintain the new structure. Your face will start to swell, especially on the first day after the surgery.
One week after nose plastic surgery
The splint will be removed and most patients may return to their normal activities.
You should avoid blowing your nose for two to three weeks after the surgery. It is important not to put any pressure on your nose or wear heavy glasses for at least three to four weeks. To prevent the appearance of scars, you should avoid smoking. Aspirin or other blood-thinning medications are prohibited for two weeks after the surgery.
Six months after nose plastic surgery
After six months of nose plastic surgery, the swelling will have completely subsided.
Is nose plastic surgery painful?
Nose plastic surgery is a simple procedure, and the patient can undergo under local anesthesia where the patient will not feel pain.
Is the splint removal process painful?
You may feel slight pain when you remove the splint.
Will I experience breathing problems after the nose plastic surgery?
Most patients reported breathing improvement after the surgery.
When can I see the results of the nose plastic surgery?
You will begin to notice the results of nose plastic surgery three weeks following the surgery. Final results will appear within 6 to 12 months.