Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, also known as "nose job" is a delicate surgery that enhances the facial harmony and aesthetic of your nose by modifying the bone or cartilage. It can also be done in order to improve breathing and its one of the most common and effective types of plastic surgery.

Even though it sounds like one standard procedure, it is essential to communicate with your doctor to help shape your personalized treatment plan and to achieve the desired shape.

During this planning process your doctor will consider your overall health and your other facial features such as; skin on your nose, position of the chin or jaw.

Possible changes that your surgeon may apply to your nose through rhinoplasty are; change in size, change in angle, straightening of the bridge, reshaping of the tip and narrowing of the nostrils.

You may opt for a rhinoplasty for medical reasons as well. People with breathing impairments or people with injured nose may choose to get rhinoplasty. Deviated septum, causes the most common breathing impairment, is treated by adjusting the nasal structure to produce better alignment. Surgeries that aim to improve breathing requires careful evaluations of the nasal structure.

Rhinoplasty can be done in general or local anesthesia depending on how complex your surgery is. With general anesthesia you will inhale a drug and you will sleep through the operation but if your surgery is rather simple one, you’ll receive local anesthesia that numbs your nose and face.

Rhinoplasty may be done through a small cut at the center of your nose, in between nostrils, or it may be done inside your nose. The techniques are known as open and closed rhinoplasty, which can be seen in the image.

To achieve the shape you want for your nose, contact our team get the help you need in Turkey.

Pre-Op Instructions

  • Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, Vitamin E, herbal supplements or any medications containing these compounds for two weeks before surgery. Acetaminophen (Tylenol or generic equivalent) and a daily multivitamin are fine.
  • Refrain from smoking two weeks before and two weeks after surgery. Nicotine and tobacco smoke delay healing and can result in scarring. This is the perfect time to give up the habit.
  • Avoid sun damage two weeks before surgery. While we recommend wearing a SPF 30 or higher, our physicians and staff wear a SPF 50 every day.
  • Your prescriptions for after surgery (typically an antibiotic and pain med) will be given to you the day of surgery.
  • Stool softener (docusate) –decreased activity, use of painmedication and anesthesia pre-dispose some people to constipation
  • Do not eat or drink anything, including water, after midnight the night before your surgery.

Post-Op Instructions

  • It is important to keep your head elevated after the surgery for 2 weeks. This can be done by either sleeping in a recliner tilted at 45 degrees or using 2 pillows underneath your head. Avoid rolling onto your face.
  • Cool compresses should be applied across the eyes for the first 48 hours after surgery. They should involve multiple washcloths every 20-30 minutes to keep them cool.
  • You should apply the compress diagonally over each eye and crisscrossed over the forehead. You should keep the suture lines inside your nose lubricated to allow them dissolve quickly. It is recommended to use hydrogen peroxide or Vaseline ointment on a Q-tip
  • You may shower the second day following surgery. But it is important to keep the tape and splint on your nose dry at all times. So, baths are a better choice. Use a gentle shampoo.
  • Following removal of tape and splint, you will need to gently wash your nose twice a day to reduce oiliness.
  • Swelling, discoloration, numbness and mild bleeding are all expected side effects after the surgery. Please be patient and understand the final form of your nose will slowly be shaped after a full year.
  • Eye glasses pressurize the nose and might change its final shape. It is forbidden to wear them for the first 3 months.
  • No smoking or drinking alcohol for the first 2-3 weeks.
  • It is not well-advised to swim or do heavy sports for the first month. No jumping/plunging into the sea/pool.
  • Try not to wear pull-over clothing for the first 2 weeks. If sneezing, do it with your mouth open for the first 2 weeks.
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