WHAT IS A RHINOPLASTY (NOSE JOB) SURGERY?
Rhinoplasty, also known as nasal cosmetic surgery, is a surgical procedure aimed at altering the shape of the nose. During the surgery, the doctor will address any deformities in the nose while taking into account the overall structure of the face to ensure a natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
WHAT ARE THE REASONS TO MAKE A RINOPLASTY SURGERY?
The main objective of rhinoplasty is to correct any issues with the nose, whether they are due to a congenital defect or developed later in life. These deformations can impact both one's social life and health, as the nose is a crucial organ for breathing and directly affects other organs such as the brain. A well-functioning nose can improve one's overall quality of life and energy levels.
While aesthetics are often the primary consideration when considering rhinoplasty, it's also important to take into account the functional aspects of the nose. During the surgery, doctors carefully ensure that the nose does not lose its ability to perform its vital functions and that no harm is done. With the collaboration between the patient and the surgeon, reaching a common understanding on the desired outcome, the procedure can be carried out smoothly.
If we list the reasons of surgery as items;
Rhinoplasty can be used to address various deformities in the nose, including:
- Removing any irregular shapes in the nose
- Modifying the prominence of the nasal bridge or tip
- Resizing the nose, making it smaller or larger
- Narrowing the nostrils
- Adjusting the angle between the root of the nose and the forehead or between the tip of the nose and the upper lip.
It can also be used to treat breathing difficulties caused by an enlarged nasal concha, correct a deviated nasal septum, or remove any foreign structures such as polyps that are obstructing the normal functioning of the nose.
There are several causes of deformities in the nose, including:
- Hormonal Disorders: Hormonal imbalances and genetic problems can cause deformities in the skin, bone, or cartilage tissues of the nose, leading to nasal deformities. During adolescence, changes in the body can also affect the size of cartilage, nasal bone, and internal structure of the nose, causing permanent deformities if left unchecked.
- Trauma and Impact: As cartilage plays a significant role in the structure of the nose, trauma can result in deformities. A strong blow to the nose can disrupt its structure, potentially causing permanent deformities, especially if the injury occurs during a critical stage of development.
- Skin Diseases: Tumors, such as skin cancer, near the nose area can grow larger over time and cause cosmetic deformities in the nose.
- Chronic Drug Use: Chronic use of nasal medications can cause various deformities in the internal structure of the nose as the drugs constantly come into contact with it. Over time, these drugs can change the structure of the nasal cartilage and cause deformities. Additionally, drugs such as cocaine can cause long-term nasal deformities.
POSTOP CARE AND RECOVERY PROCESS AFTER RHİNOPLASTY SURGERY
It is important to follow the instructions of the doctor regarding postoperative care after rhinoplasty surgery. The patient should also avoid any strenuous activities and physical efforts that can cause pressure on the nose. The patient should also avoid blowing their nose and sneezing strongly, as it may cause deformation in the nose.
Wearing a bandage or splint on the nose for the first few days is necessary to protect the nose and provide stability. The doctor will remove the bandage or splint in about a week.
There may be swelling and bruising around the eyes and nose after the surgery, which is normal and expected. These symptoms usually resolve within a few days to a week.
After the surgery, regular follow-ups with the doctor are important to monitor the recovery process and ensure that the desired results are achieved. The final result of the surgery can be seen after a few months as the swelling and bruising fully subside.