In plastic surgery, a rhinoplasty or other nose aesthetic is considered one of the most difficult procedures. The nose is centrally located in the face, the result of the procedure has far-reaching consequences for the appearance. The purpose of the operation is:
-correct the shape of the nose
-restore the function of the nose
-improve the aesthetic aspect of the nose
The operation can be performed for various reasons: after an accident or trauma, in case of a congenital defect, in case of breathing problems, for aesthetic reasons or after a previous failed rhinoplasty.
The nose is one of the most defining features of the face. The way your nose looks, therefore, has a major impact on your appearance and self-confidence. If you are dissatisfied with your nose, or if you want to restore your nose after an accident, you can contact us for a professional rhinoplasty. During this procedure we can adjust the size, shape and overall appearance of your nose. We focus on the best care we can give you before, after and during the procedure.
When someone undergoes a functional or aesthetic rhinoplasty, it can mean a lot to that person. During the procedure, the size of the nose can be adjusted so that it is in proportion with the rest of the face. Whether the width of the bridge of the nose is adjusted. But light corrections are also possible, such as: making large nostrils smaller, correcting a disturbing misalignment or adjusting the tip of the nose to your preference.
What is Rhinoplasty? Rhinoplasty Definition
A rhinoplasty takes place under general anesthesia during a short hospital stay.
Within nasal surgery there are two techniques: the open and the closed technique. The surgeons at Estenuvo can use both techniques but it is required to use open rhinoplasty generally. This technique gives them a much better view of the cartilage structures of the nose, allowing them to make the corrections very precisely.
During the operation, the surgeon makes incisions in the nostrils and over the external skin of the nasal septum. Depending on the abnormality, the surgeon corrects the nasal bone and nasal cartilage of the nasal septum: the nasal tip and bridge of the nose. After all, the nose consists of two thirds of cartilage.
After the procedure, wicks are placed in the nostrils and the nose is placed in a protective cast. The wicks are removed one day after surgery.
Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon in Turkey
Turkey is the country that receives the most international patients in Europe for rhinoplasty. Although Turkey has many different successful rhinoplasty centers and surgeons, Estenuvo health group has a distinct success in this field. Professional doctor staff, who have successfully completed many different aesthetic operations both locally and globally, adopt a better quality treatment process day by day with their team that closely monitors the patients.
Things to Consider Before and After Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty for Male and Female
With a rhinoplasty we change the shape of the nose during an operation. Your nose will get a better shape and/or proportion and will improve your appearance. We often perform this procedure on men and women who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their nose. But physical discomforts such as breathing problems can also be the basis of this procedure. Both an aesthetic and functional rhinoplasty can provide a solution for such individuals.
Rhinoplasty Recovery Timeline
Rhinoplasty is a painless procedure unless something goes wrong. If the procedure is performed by an experienced surgeon, the chance of failure is very small.
As with any procedure, complications can occur:
– bruising and swelling of the face, especially around the eyes. That varies from person to person
– bleeding and infection
– problems breathing through the nose
In addition, the treatment process may vary depending on whether the rhinoplasty operation is open or closed.
The operation is performed under general anesthesia and takes approximately 2 hours. After the operation, a protective plate is applied to the bridge of the nose for a period of 5 days. After this period, the sutures at the level of the nose are also removed. You will notice bruising around the eyes after the operation. This is a natural reaction that gradually decreases and disappears completely after 1-2 weeks. Count on a recovery period of 2 weeks. You can resume your normal sports activities six weeks after your rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty 1 Month vs 1 Year
The first month after the rhinoplasty operation can be explained as the first time of your return to your social life. The next year is the period when your nose gains its final shape and final functions, and this process is very important. Especially if several different operations were performed together, your doctor will tell you one by one the issues you need to pay attention to during these processes. In order to have the nose you want, you should care about the things you need to pay attention to.
After Rhinoplasty Process
After the operation you will stay in the clinic for a while. You may go home if the nurse and anesthesiologist think it is safe. However, you may immediately start taking easily digestible food such as water, tea and rusks.
A nose tip correction will cause significantly less pain than an extensive correction. Your nose will be sensitive, but the pain is generally minor.
With an extensive correction you will experience a pulling pain in the face. The treated area will initially be blue, bruised and swollen. You may also experience headaches during the first week. The swelling and bruising will get worse for the first three days after the procedure before slowly decreasing. The bruises can be visible up to your eyes, but this also slowly disappears after a few days.
We know from patient experience that the nasal tampons are experienced as the most unpleasant during the recovery process. In addition, your sense of smell may also temporarily disappear. Don’t worry about this. It will come back after a few days.
The final result will only be properly assessed after a year. The swellings on and around the nose have completely disappeared. In most cases, the result is for the rest of your life.
After the treatment you will receive special cooling glasses from us, so that you can continue to cool properly. Pay close attention to the instructions for use that you receive from the nurse.
Rhinoplasty Swelling Stages
From the point of view of the patient, a rhinoplasty is not a major operation and complications are rare. Nasal tampons are not used. However, there is a plastic cap on the nose for a week to prevent swelling. You may turn blue around the eyes, but this is usually mild and almost invisible after a week. Breathing can still be reduced months after a rhinoplasty, in some cases this is permanent. The plastic nose cap and the small sutures are removed after a week. The result can then be seen immediately, although swelling is certainly still present at that time.
Particularly in the front view, the somewhat broad nose bridge or full nose tip can sometimes still bother you during the first few months. The deswelling of this area can take more than a year, with thicker skin even longer. At this stage, remember that selfies always make a nose look bigger than it actually is. We therefore explicitly advise against taking selfies during the first months. Incidentally, the swelling of the operated nose is much less visible to bystanders than the customer thinks. People who do not know that you have had surgery can usually no longer perceive that something has happened 2-3 weeks after the operation.
We recommend taking two weeks off. However, you can work from home just fine during this time. If you actively work in the (social) media or if you are professionally involved with your appearance in another role (for example, model), we sometimes recommend that you take two months of rest after undergoing a rhinoplasty.
What Nose Shapes are Rhinoplasty Performed for?
It would be wrong to talk about a certain way. Rhinoplasty can be done to anyone who has serious breathing problems due to their nose, who encounters problems in social life due to their nose, or who wants their nose to have a better appearance. Rhinoplasty is a suitable procedure for everyone when there is no health barrier and the doctor approves.
As one of the most asked issues, “Wide Nose” and “Bulbous Nose” can be solved with rhinoplasty. Especially the change of people belonging to these two types of nose helps them to have a serious self-confidence in their social life.
Septoplasty vs Rhinoplasty
Septoplasty can be seen as a sub-branch of rhinoplasty. Although the technique used seems to be a different process because it is more customized, the end goal is actually the same. So what is septoplasty?
Through a small incision inside the nose, the crooked cartilage and bone of the nasal septum is exposed. Curved pieces are straightened and replaced and sharply protruding pieces are removed. Antibiotics are given postoperatively, especially when replacing cartilage. Silicone plates or sometimes tampons are also placed on both sides to keep the now straight septum nice and straight and to support the regrowth of the mucous membrane over the cartilage and bone. The plates are removed after one week to 10 days.
Open vs Closed Rhinoplasty
There are two techniques to correct a nose:
– The ‘open’ technique:
A small cut is made in the skin connecting the tip of the nose to the upper lip and the inside of both nostrils. In this way, the underlying cartilaginous skeleton of the nose is exposed and the necessary adjustments can be made. With this method, the nasal tip will be swollen for a longer period of time. This swelling will largely disappear after 3 months. The final result is only fully visible after 1 year.
– The ‘closed’ technique:
This technique is used to make minor adjustments. This rhinoplasty is done through a minimal incision on the inside of the nostrils.
How Much is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty has many different application forms, techniques and operations that can be combined. For this reason, it is not possible to say a clear price regarding the price of Rhinoplasty. But Estenuvo is one of the health centers that always tries to offer the most affordable and best quality treatment to patients. For more information, you can contact us to learn about pricing and other issues.