The character of our face is primarily given by the size and shape of the nose, so it is absolutely understandable that a lot of patients want rhinoplasty for aesthetic reasons. The congenital deformities or acquired injury can be corrected through plastic surgery. Rhinoplasty has two types: open or closed rhinoplasty. We mostly perform closed rhinoplasty, during which our plastic surgeons make the incision at the mucosa of the nose, so no outer scar is resulted. If a patient comes to use after several nasal surgeries, probably an open rhinoplasty needs to be performed..
The process of the surgery: During rhinoplasty, after styptic is used, along the incision at the mucosa, the mucosa is removed from the other tissues, and from the cartilaginous and bony structure. The nasal septum, the nasal cartilage and the nasal bridge are made free.
The plastic surgeon removes those parts of the nasal cartilage and the connective tissues from the structure that cause aberration to the shape, thus the surgeon reshapes the nose tip. To reduce the length of the nose, the surgeon removes a part of the nasal septum.
If it is necessary, the cartilages removed during the surgery can be used to reshape the nose tip. Any outgrowth of the nasal bridge is lowered, and all the curves are ceased. The plastic surgeons break the two sides of the nasal bone, in order to slim the nose, and then the nose is fixed with plaster.
During open rhinoplasty the incision is made on the skin separating the nostril, where from the required correction is made. Septal deviation causing constant nasal congestion and breathing problems, can be treated along with an aesthetic rhinoplasty. On the day following the day of the rhinoplasty, or two days after the nasal septum surgery, our plastic surgeons insert a tampon to the nasal passages in order to fix them and prevent bleeding.
In the case of nose tip and nasal bridge surgery waterproof adhesive tape, plaster are applied, in the case of nose slimming, after the break of the nose, it is fixed for a week.
Length of surgery: kb. 1.5 hour
It is important to know that the final form of the nose is only achieved after a year. As the changes of the bones and the cartilages need to be adapted by the skin. Rhinoplasty affects your whole look; the face can get a harmonic vibe through that. Our patients get rid of their complexes, which affects their whole life positively.
Even if the rhinoplasty is performed in the most careful way complications might occur: breathing difficulties, abnormal scar formation (keloid), postoperative bleeding, skin necrosis, cartilage necrosis, temporary analgesia.
Rhinoplasty may come with swelling, oedema (for a couple of week).
Advice after surgery:
- During the first two weeks of the recovery you should avoid all the physically consuming activities.
- After two weeks you can gradually return to your normal life.
- After three weeks light exercises can be performed.
- You can do any exercise after 6 weeks.
- You should avoid the use of solarium, sauna and sunbathing for two months.
- You can expect the final result after 12-18 months.