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rhinoplasty

rhinoplasty

What is rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a surgical operation performed to improve the appearance by reshaping the nose, as well as to eliminate medical problems such as difficult breathing due to the nose structure. Rhinoplasty surgery can be performed for reasons such as removing a congenital structural defect in the nose, giving the nose a more aesthetic appearance, opening the closed nasal channels caused by the curvature of the bone and cartilage separating the nostrils, correcting the nasal structure that has deteriorated as a result of factors such as fracture, cancer treatment, traumatic injury or burn.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia in hospital conditions. Before the operation, the area to be cut is determined according to the patient's expectations and the procedure to be performed. For small-scale procedures that can be completed with closed nose surgery, the necessary surgical procedure is performed by making an incision on the inside of the nose. In open nose surgery, an incision is made in the columella (nasal column), and the skin covering the bone and cartilage is removed. In necessary cases, the patient's own cartilage tissue can be added or removed from the nasal bone and cartilage. After adding, trimming or repairing to achieve the desired appearance, the removed skin is replaced, and small aesthetic stitches are made. At the end of the surgery, dressing pads are placed on the patient's nose.

Who can have rhinoplasty treatment done?
Rhinoplasty surgery can be applied not only to people who want to change the appearance of their nose, but also to patients with respiratory problems, nasal concha, sinusitis or deviation problems. If the patients have a history of chronic illness, regular drug use, they should inform their doctor about this beforehand.

Post-operative process
It is very normal to have swelling and bruising in the first weeks. These bruises go away on their own in a few days or weeks, depending on the person. Generally, internal dressings remain on the nose for one to seven days after surgery. The surgeon may also apply an air splint to the nose for protection and support. This usually stays for about a week. In order to reduce bleeding and swelling after rhinoplasty, it is necessary to rest by lying in a position with the head higher than the chest. The nose may become blocked due to swelling or due to the tampons placed during the surgery, this is very normal. It is usual for a few days after surgery or until after removing the dressing to continue to flow with mucus and accumulated blood, along with some light bleeding. Heavy exercises and impacts to the nose should be avoided for a few weeks after the surgery. It may take an average of a year for the nose to take its final and real shape.