Rhinoplasty - Nose Aesthetics
Nose surgery/aesthetics, or rhinoplasty, is the name given to surgical operations performed to change the shape of the nose. Reasons for having a rhinoplasty include changing the physical appearance of the nose to repair deformities in an injury, correcting a birth defect, or improving breathing by improving some breathing difficulties. In some cases, both breathing difficulties and physical appearance may be the reasons behind choosing the rhinoplasty option.
Preparations Before Nose Surgery / Aesthetics
It is necessary to avoid drugs two weeks before the operation. These types of drugs can increase bleeding. Only drugs approved or prescribed by the nasal surgeon should be used.
Also, herbal remedies, natural remedies, and supplements should be avoided. It is necessary to stop or take a break from smoking. Smoking slows the healing process after surgery and increases the chance of getting an infection.
What Happens During Nose Surgery?
- Rhinoplasty does not have a sequential sequence of stages. Each operation is personalized for the individual’s unique anatomy and goals. Depending on how complex the surgery is, the surgery may require either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. This decision will be made before the operation.
- Local anesthesia with sedation is generally used in outpatient treatment. Its effect is limited to a specific area of the body. The healthcare team injects a pain reliever into the nasal tissues and soothes it with drugs that are injected into a vein through an intravenous (IV) line. This does not put the person to sleep but makes him sleepy.
- During general anesthesia, the drug, that is, the anesthetic, is taken by breathing or through an IV line placed in a vein in the chest. General anesthesia affects the whole body and ensures that the individual remains unconscious during the operation. A breathing tube is also required for general anesthesia.
- Surgical intervention during rhinoplasty is through a small external incision made inside the nose or between the nostrils just below the nose. The bone and cartilage under the skin will be readjusted by the nose surgeon according to the targeted results.
The recovery of the individual after the operation is monitored by the health personnel. It is possible to leave on the same day under normal circumstances, but it is possible to stay in the hospital overnight if there are other health complications.
Rhinoplasty is applied for nasal arch appearance, droopy nose, correction of the angle between the nose and forehead or between the nose and lips, deformations such as nasal width, nasal fractures, nasal enlargement, nasal reduction, or asymmetrical problems in the nose.
Nose aesthetics (Rhinoplasty) can be applied not only for aesthetic appearance but also for problems such as nasal concha, sinusitis, or deviation in the respiratory tract.
Nose aesthetic surgery can be done in many different ways. Depending on the intervention needed by the patient, physicians may choose one of the closed nose surgery, open nose surgery, endoscopic, dynamic, 3-dimensional, or unbuffered nose operations.
Open and closed rhinoplasty is the most preferred method among physicians. Closed rhinoplasty is preferred especially if it involves interventions to the tip of the nose. Open rhinoplasty, on the other hand, is frequently applied to cartilages and asymmetrical disorders and usually leaves a slight scar.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most preferred aesthetic operations recently. Although nose aesthetics are now easy operations that can be discharged on the same day, there are some situations that should be considered after the operation.
Patients are discharged 6 to 7 hours after the nose operation. Patients with rhinoplasty need to be extremely careful about their nutrition, not smoke, and take precautions such as protecting their noses against blows.