Rhinoplasty operations, which have become more common in today’s world, are preferred by many people. Rhinoplasty operations are commonly performed in Turkey. Rhinoplasty operations can be used to make changes in the shape and size of the nose. Thus, the patient can achieve the decided appearance. In addition, such problems as polyp, sinusitis and nasal conchae can be eliminated by surgical procedures. Nose, which is located in the middle of the face, has an important role in facial beauty. Nasal deformations affect the face beauty in a negative way. For this reason, people usually want to have a rhinoplasty operation. Person’s self-confidence can be increased by nose operation. However, the important point here is that the patient should be aware of the fact why s/he wants to undergo an operation and what s/he expects from this operation. Rhinoplasty operation is not suitable for children under 18 years of age. It is considered inappropriate since the development is not fully completed in the adolescence period.
The nasal aesthetic operation is performed by two different methods. There are two methods as a closed and open method. The suitable method should be chosen according to the procedure. In the closed method, all incisions are made inside the nose. In open method, an incision is made on the tip of the nose. Operations are performed under general anesthesia. During the operation which lasts for 1 to 3 hours, nasal packing are used to prevent bleeding. Besides nasal packing, plastic splint and special bands are used to protect the new shape of the nose. Those can be removed within about 6-8 days. Swelling and bruise may be seen around eyes and nose after the operation, which is quite normal. However, if these complaints do not disappear within 3-7 days, patients should consult their surgeons. Patients can generally return their daily lives in 2 days.
Patients should breathe through the mouth after rhinoplasty operations. Blood thinners or aspirin-like medicines should not be used. Teeth should not be brushed with a hard toothbrush. It is necessary to protect the nose from any damage since it is a very sensitive area. Light, soft and liquid food should be consumed. The head should be held upright so that the swelling after the operation does not last long.