Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that both aims to improve the breathing function of the nose and have a good appearance aesthetically.
The primary function of the nose is to breathe and it is necessary to maintain and improve this within rhinoplasty.
Candidates for Nose Job
The main motivation when deciding on rhinoplasty is usually dissatisfaction with the own image. Anyone with a good health condition can benefit from this aesthetic surgery. Rhinoplasty can be applied for reasons such as having an arched nose, long nose, low nasal tip, structure and asymmetrical nostrils, and damage as a result of accident and trauma. All of these problems can be resolved, as well as the curvature of the bone that causes breathing problems can be corrected.
Procedures in Rhinoplasty
The rhinoplasty procedure is generally divided into two, open and closed techniques. Both methods have their own advantages and disadvantages. Open rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia. An incision is made just below the nostrils. In this way, the surgeon has a wide perspective from which he/she can see the bones, muscles, and cartilage of the nose. The incision continues inwards and reaches the nose pole. This incision will become invisible in the future. With the open technique, every part of the nose can be easily intervened. It takes longer than the closed technique.
In closed rhinoplasty, intervention is performed from the inside without lifting the nose. With the incision made, the nasal cartilages and nasal bones are reached. After the necessary procedures are applied to the bones or cartilages, they are closed with sutures. It is a shorter technique. Compared to open rhinoplasty, closed rhinoplasty offers the surgeon more limited vision.
Rhinoplasty Recovery Period
Full recovery in rhinoplasty is a process that may take some time. It can start from about 5-6 months and last up to 2 years. Hospitalization may be required for 1 day after the operation, the patient is discharged later. The patient should not eat or drink anything for several hours. Resting with the head elevated is good for the pain. If symptoms such as mild pain or nausea occur, the patient may take medications. From the 3rd day, the patient can slowly return to his/her daily life. It is very important to protect the nose from damage at the beginning of the healing. Swelling around the nose and eyes due to the operation also starts to decrease from the 3rd day. At the end of 1 week, edema decreases visibly. It is necessary to wait a few months for it to completely disappear.