Rhinoplasty is a surgery performed under general or local anesthesia in order to correct various deformities in the nose. Surgery planning is made after understanding the aesthetic expectations of the patient and reveal functional (like breathing) problems following the interview and consultation with the patient. Undesirable shapes in the nose (nasal hump, droopy nasal tip, septal deviations) are generally accompanied by deformities such as septum deviation and concha hypertrophy that make breathing difficult. In this operation, my aim is to achieve an aesthetically pleasing nose that will preserve its form for long years and solve functional problems, thus my patients will breathe more comfortably and their lives will be easier.
Information about operation
Before starting rhinoplasty operation, changes that will be made on the size and structure of the nose and all other procedures are measured with photographic analyses. Operation is performed according to these plans. I prefer the method which is often called open rhinoplasty and allows a clear view and evaluation of all formations and deformities in the nose. The duration of the operation varies between 1 and 3 hours depending on the intervention and the severity of deformities. I usually do not use tampons after the operation and sometimes I can use silicone pads that allow breathing in the middle and do not stick to the surrounding tissues.
After the operation, a plastic splint is placed on the nose. If there is a tampon, it is removed on the 3rd day and the splint is removed one week later. When the splint is removed, the swelling around the eyes is largely gone and patients can return to their daily life and work.
Possible Problems After Surgery
After rhinoplasty surgery, undesirable results can be seen as in all other surgical procedures. The first thing that comes to mind is the undesirable situations caused by anesthesia or drugs used during the procedure. In order to prevent these problems, modern anesthesia methods are used and a detailed examination is made before the operation for possible problems.
Bleeding and infection, among the common complications of all surgical procedures, are also valid for rhinoplasty operation even rare. Bleeding may occur in the form of leakage within the first 24 hours and then turns into nasal discharge with a lightened colour. Antibiotic is used during and after the operation in order to prevent infection risk.
Breathing problems may be seen in the late period. This problem is largely resolved with the regression of edema. Sometimes, certain problems continue associated with allergic reactions and relevant breathing problems can be seen.
What Is Nasal Tip Aesthetic?
It is a surgical procedure that can be applied when the patient’s expectations can be fulfilled with the procedures only about the nose tip without interfering with nasal dorsum or the bones. After the operation, swelling lasts much less time, no tampon is used and the plastic splint is removed much earlier.
What Is Nasal Filling?
Fillers with the content of hyaluronic acid that is used in cheeks and lips can also be used for the camouflage of some deformities in the nose. These deformities can sometimes occur due to a previously performed rhinoplasty surgery and sometimes they are used to hide a small nasal hump or a slight deviation. No anesthesia is required and the patient can return to his daily life after the procedure. However, it should be noted that filler material can dissolve within 8 months to 1 year.