What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, which is most commonly known as the aesthetic nose surgery, is a procedure of remodeling and correcting nasal appearance caused by the hereditary unpleasant shape or the deformities resulting from wounding or accident.
The goal of rhinoplasty is to form a functional nose with a natural appearance that is in harmony with the other characteristics of the face, and that provides you with comfortable breathing. The consequences of a naturally done aesthetic nose surgery would help you develop positive feelings related to your self-status.
IS RHINOPLASTY CONVENIENT FOR ME?
You are requested to be a healthy individual in general terms in order to undergo an operation for rhinoplasty. The most suitable candidates for a rhinoplasty surgery can be evaluated in three categories:
1) Appearance: Most women or men who have made a decision to undergo a rhinoplasty operation desire this procedure in order to achieve a more beautiful look. The followings are among the most common reasons why patients apply for undergoing this surgery:
– Nose looking too large compared to the whole face,
– The appearance of nasal dorsal hump during profile view,
– Nose looking too wide during frontal view,
– A sagging or dropped nose tip,
– A thick or wide nose tip,
– Too wide nostrils,
– Nasal deviation towards right or left, and sometimes towards both sides looking like an “S” shape,
– An unpleasant appearance resulting from a previous operation (secondary surgery) performed in another center,
– An asymmetrical nose resulting from a previous wounding.
Following the operation, patients are extremely pleased with their general appearance, and their self-confidence increases remarkably. In various scientific studies, it has been revealed that this fact contributes positively to the patients’ social and professional lives.
2) Wounding: If you have been wounded in an accident that has caused a nasal deformity, rhinoplasty can be applied in order to help you considerably regain the former appearance of your nose.
3) Breathing: In patients with narrow nasal cavities especially caused by severe deviation, breathing problems can be eliminated by rhinoplasty and/or septoplasty.
THE DURATION OF OPERATION
Although the duration of the operation varies depending upon the types of procedure and technique, it lasts nearly three hours. The exact final point of all operations is the moment when Dr. Kamburoğlu is content with the outcome of your operation, and it is said: “It has become extremely beautiful.” You can be sure that we care much more than you do about a structure existing at the center of your face and playing role in your happiness all through your life.
Nose Job Recovery
After a nose job, people usually wear a nasal splint for the first week. You can expect swelling and some bruising around the eyes after surgery that will begin to improve after the third day. It can, though, last up to two weeks.
Expect your nose to have a little swelling, which probably only you and your surgeon will notice. This will go away over the next six months. The final shape of your nose will be apparent after it has completely healed.
You should avoid strenuous activity for three to six weeks after surgery. You may return to your social activities as soon as within two to three weeks without any recognizable signs that you had a procedure done.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is rhinoplasty different from septoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a surgery to change the shape of the nose. Because both breathing and the nose’s shape are interrelated, a rhinoplasty may sometimes be performed not only to change the way the nose looks but also to improve breathing through the nose.
Septoplasty is a surgery to improve breathing by straightening the wall inside the nose that divides the nasal passages into a right and a left side (nasal septum). When the septum is crooked, it can make it harder to breathe through the nose. A septoplasty is often combined with a rhinoplasty.
Is rhinoplasty a simple operation?
No. Rhinoplasty is a challenging operation. This is due to several factors. First, the nose is a complicated 3D shape that is in the middle of the face. Changes made during rhinoplasty are often very small. But these changes can make a major difference in the way the nose looks and functions. Because these changes are small, so is the margin for error.
Swelling and the placement of local anesthetic in the skin distort the nose during surgery, hiding many of the subtle changes made. Rhinoplasty also doesn’t have a standard plan or set order of steps. Doctors tailor each operation to the needs of the patient.
Will I need to stay in the hospital?
You need to stay in the hospital for a night.
How long is the recovery period?
Plan to take a week off from work, school or other obligations. You will feel progressively better each day during the first week. One week after surgery, people usually feel like they are themselves again.
After surgery, there will be some swelling. The swelling can take many months to resolve, although most people stop noticing it after a couple of months. People are usually back to performing most activities after a week and resuming all activities after two to four weeks.
Are there risks?
All surgeries have risks. Fortunately, rhinoplasty risks are small and complications are rare. Your doctor will talk to you about the surgery’s risks and benefits in detail before the operation.
Can I see what my nose might look like after surgery?
Yes. Before your consultation, your doctor will take standardized photographs of multiple views of your face. These photos can be manipulated to give you an idea of what your nose might look like after surgery.
Is rhinoplasty painful?
Not for most people. One day after surgery, most people rate their pain between 0 and 4 out of 10.
Will you pack my nose?
No. Packing can be very uncomfortable. But you’ll likely 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. Doctors easily remove these splints at the one-week visit.
How long will I be bruised?
Bruising is uncommon. If you do have some minor bruising, it usually lasts a week or so.