Rhinoplasty, also known as nose job, is a surgical procedure performed to improve the appearance or function of the nose for cosmetic or medical reasons. Rhinoplasty is the most preferred facial aesthetic surgery by both women and men, and it gives satisfied and realistic results thanks to the advanced techniques used.
Rhinoplasty is performed for many different purposes depending on a patient’s needs, including:
Narrowing the bridge of the nose
Narrowing the nostrils
Reducing nose size/length
Strengthening the bridge of the nose (septal, ear or rib cartilage)
Correcting the tip of the nose (hooked, upturned or curved)
Correcting a crooked nose
Improving the breathing problems.
How is Rhinoplasty performed?
Rhinoplasty is usually performed under general anesthesia, but for simpler procedures that require only small touches, it can also be performed under local anesthesia. Rhinoplasty takes an average of 2-4 hours, depending on the nose structure and the surgical plan. After the operation, the patient stays in the hospital for 1 night under the supervision of the surgeon, in some cases it is done as an outpatient treatment, the splints are removed within 5-7 days.
There are two different approaches to performing rhinoplasty: open and closed rhinoplasty. In open rhinoplasty, the area between the nostrils is cut and the nasal skin is lifted. In closed rhinoplasty, surgical incisions are made inside the nostrils and no visible scars.
Piezo (Ultrasonic) Rhinoplasty
Piezo rhinoplasty is a technique that involves shaping the bone with ultrasonic waves without breaking the nasal bone and without damaging the vessels and nerves in the nose. Unlike the old rhinoplasty techniques, piezo rhinoplasty only affects the bones and does not damage other tissues. The advantage of the piezo technique compared to other techniques is that there is almost no bruising and swelling around the eyes of the patient after the surgery, and the recovery period is much easier and faster. Piezo rhinoplasty can be performed as an open rhinoplasty.
Tip plasty is a surgical procedure that aims to change the shape of the tip of the nose and obtain a better-looking tip. Patients with square tip, round tip, wide tip, blunt tip, low tip, long or short tip, curved tip, low tip, wide nostrils or asymmetrical nostrils can have an attractive nose tip suitable for face ratio with tip plasty. Tip plasty can be performed with both open and closed approaches under general anesthesia and takes about an hour.
Septorhinoplasty is the surgical correction of the structure called the septum, which is placed in the middle of the nose and prevents nasal breathing and causes curvature in the nose. A deviated septum blocks some of the air passing through the nose and causes problems such as breathing and snoring. With septorhinoplasty, you can breathe better and improve the appearance of your nose. Septorhinoplasty can be performed with both open and closed approaches under general anesthesia.
In aesthetic surgery, classical rhinoplasty is performed based on the nose structure of the Caucasian race. Classical rhinoplasty is performed by removing cartilage and bone from the nose. However, nose augmentation and cartilage placement procedures are performed in patients of Asian and African origin with cartilage deficiency. People of Asian and African origin have flat nasal cartilage, a rounded nasal tip, and wider noses and nostrils. For this reason, classical rhinoplasty and ethnic rhinoplasty are different from each other in terms of their purpose and application method. In ethnic rhinoplasty, the nasal cartilage is raised, the tip of the nose is clarified, and the nostrils are narrowed in accordance with the face ratio and the patient’s expectations.
Revision (Secondary) Rhinoplasty
Revision rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure applied to people who have had rhinoplasty before, but are not satisfied with the result, have deformation in the nasal structure, or have breathing problems. Revision rhinoplasty is a much more difficult procedure than the first rhinoplasty, as anatomical plans must be changed and missing tissues must be completed. Before revision rhinoplasty, the patient’s nose structure, septum and facial harmony are carefully examined, problems are identified, a new nose shape is designed and the techniques to be applied are decided. Revision rhinoplasty is a much more difficult procedure than the primarily rhinoplasty, as it is necessary to reconstruct the anatomical structure and replace the missing tissues. Revision rhinoplasty surgery usually requires the use of cartilage to correct deformation, taken from the patient’s own rib.
Am I good candidate for a Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty candidates are required to be at least 18 years old and in general good health condition. You may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty if you:
Are not satisfied with your current nose appearance;
Have structural deformation in your nose due to injury or trauma
Have breathing or snoring problems due to narrow nasal cavities.
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