1. HEALTH REASONS: This operation is recommended for those who, due to genetic/birth defects, various diseases or blows, have difficulty breathing, have a blocked or broken nose, have difficulty speaking, snore loudly or have complaints about smelling/not being able to smell.
2. AESTHETIC REASONS: The nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is a surgical intervention done for the creation of a pleasing nose from an aesthetical perspective by correcting areas the patient is displeased by and, at the same time, the correction of breathing difficulties through the nose should there be any. This procedure is one of the most frequently performed procedures. Procedures that can be performed include removing high nose bridges and crookedness, tip lifts, nose wing reductions and correcting curvatures in the septum, the cartilage that seperates the two nostrils and others.
A patient who wishes to undergo a nose surgery should clearly and precisely explain to his/her doctor what kind of nose they would like and, if need be, provide a photographic example. Before the operation, the patient’s photograph is taken and the desired look is created on computer for the patient’s approval. This way, the patient will also learn the course of the operation and of the techniques that will be employed.
Rhinoplasy operations can be carried out on ladies 17 years of age onwards, and from 18 years of age for gentlemen.
Phinoplasty carried out in a hospital environment is performed under general anesthesia. The length of the procedure varies between 1-3 hours. Once the operation has been completed, a silicon padding is placed in the nose and plaster on the nose bridge. This is done to reduce post-operation swelling as well as to reinforce the nose’s new structure and allow it to settle while it heals. The patient is released a day after the operation. The silicone padding is removed 3-6 days later. Patients who have undergone an open rhinoplasty procedure have their sitches removed 6-7 days after the operation whereas the plaster is removed after 7-8 days.
Bruising and swelling can occur around the patient’s eyes immediately following the operation due to bleeding during the operation and the patient’s own skin type. This is completely normal, and such bruising and swelling will disappear gradually within approximately 2 weeks. It takes between 6 months to 1 year for the nose to completely heal.