What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, or rhinoplasty, is the name given to surgical operations performed to reshape the nose.
It is performed in order to eliminate deformities that are congenital in the nose, formed later or due to traumas.
Among the reasons for nasal aesthetics are correction of congenital defects, changing the physical appearance of the nose to repair deformities in later or injuries or improving some respiratory difficulties and making breathing easier.
In some cases, the deformity is corrected only because it causes visual discomfort, and it can be preferred because it causes problems such as respiratory disturbance in most people.
In nasal aesthetics, the nose can be reduced and enlarged, the angle of the upper lip can be changed, the shape of the tip of the nose can be changed, and the recesses and protrusions can be improved aesthetically. During the operation, the plastic surgeon reaches the bone and cartilages that support the nose through a small incision. Depending on the expected result after the operation, some bone and cartilage can be removed or added. Mostly, the sliding septum cartilage disrupts the symmetry of the nose and prevents comfortable and healthy breathing by closing the nostrils. Rhinoplasty operation, which is applied together with “deviation (intra-nasal deformities that make breathing difficult) operation under anesthesia, provides an aesthetic appearance as well as providing a healthy breathing and increases your quality of life.
Preparation before nose surgery
Before the operation, a detailed interview with the patient should be provided. After the examination, information about the inner part of the nose is obtained with computed tomography. After the nose surgery, your doctor will give you information about the medications you should not use.
Operation time and Anesthesia in Doctor Zen Clinic
In general, the duration of the operation varies according to the procedure to be performed, but it can vary between 2-3 hours. This surgery can be performed under rhinoplasty, sedation or general anesthesia. However, operating patients under general anesthesia is much more comfortable for the patient and the surgeon.
Closed surgery will be sufficient in the presence of minimal deformity in the nose. However, open technique is used in operations that will change the general appearance of the nose, which usually requires procedures for the tip of the nose. In this technique, the nose skin is separated from the underlying cartilage and bone structure with an incision made from the structure in the middle of both nostrils, called columella.
When the arch on the back of the nose is straightened, the nasal roof becomes open and the nasal bones must be broken and this opening must be removed. Surgical suture materials and cartilage grafts are needed to shape the cartilage tissue outside the nasal bones, especially the tip of the nose. Generally, the cartilage tissue taken from the nasal septum of the patients who will be operated for the first time, which we call primary rhinoplasty cases, is sufficient for this procedure. In cases where excessive cartilage tissue is required, cartilage tissue to be taken from the ear or rib can be used for the operation. At the end of the operation, a silicone pad is placed inside the nose and a thermoplastic splint is placed outside the nose, and these are removed after 2 and 7 days respectively.
Although there may be a feeling of nausea and dizziness in the early period after rhinoplasty, such conditions can be easily overcome with medication. In the early period, there may be swelling on the face and bruises around the eyes. The source of bruises is usually the blood leaking under the skin during the shaping of the bones and will not cause any problems and should not be alarmed. Ice therapy to be applied in the early postoperative period is very effective in reducing these bruises and pain.
After the operation, temporary loss of sensation, feeling of fullness and swelling can be seen in the nose and these begin to improve over time. After the surgery, soft irrigation with saline or similar liquids is beneficial in order to prevent crusting in the nose and related respiratory tract closure and moisturize the mucosa.
Possible complications of surgery
As with any surgery, there are complications of rhinoplasty surgery. Among these, conditions such as infection, respiratory distress, failure to achieve the desired success after surgery, septum perforation, drowsiness may occur. As Doctor Zen, as a clinic that has been providing professional health services for more than 20+ years, we perform rhinoplasty operations with great care in order to avoid such complications.
Nose surgery fee
As Doctor Zen, this is one of the most common questions asked by our patients who want to have nasal aesthetics. In fact, there is no single answer to this question because it depends on the anatomy of the patient as well as the surgical method to be used.