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What is Rhinoplasty ?
Rhinoplasty is a common plastic surgery procedure that is performed to alter the appearance of the nose. It is also used to treat breathing problems and correct birth defects associated with the nose.
Commonly referred to as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is a popular procedure that can improve both the aesthetic appearance and function of the nose. Patients who are unhappy with the way their nose looks often seek rhinoplasty to enhance their overall appearance. As the central feature of the face, the nose can greatly impact one’s confidence, making rhinoplasty one of the most frequently performed procedures by our surgeons.
In addition to enhancing appearance, rhinoplasty can also be performed to correct breathing problems caused by a deviated septum. This makes it a versatile procedure that can improve both form and function.
Rhinoplasty is a common plastic surgery procedure performed on individuals who are uncomfortable with the appearance of their nose or have experienced changes to the shape of their nose due to various reasons. It’s important to note that the nose is not just an organ related to visual aesthetics, but it also serves crucial functions such as breathing and smelling. As a result, any issues that cause nasal insufficiency, such as nasal curvature (deviation), flesh growth (concha hypertrophy), or valve insufficiency, must be addressed during rhinoplasty.
The goal of rhinoplasty is to shape the nose to complement the overall facial structure while also correcting any breathing issues caused by bone or cartilage tissue curvatures.
A closed rhinoplasty offers the amazing advantage of leaving no visible scars after the nose surgery. This makes it a preferred nose job technique for both rhinoplasty surgeons and patients. Its aim is to enhance the aesthetics of the nose, and it offers a smooth recovery process and fantastic results.
During an endonasal rhinoplasty, also known as a closed nose job, all incisions are made inside the nostrils. There are no visible incisions on the outside of the nose, which eliminates the possibility of visible scars.
The closed technique involves surgical incisions inside the nose, under the nostrils, leaving no visible traces of the surgery. It is primarily used for nasal bump removal, narrowing of the nose, nose reduction, and correction of the nasal septum.
The advantages of the closed technique include no visible signs of surgery, a quicker recovery time, and reduced postoperative swelling.
During an open rhinoplasty procedure, the surgeon makes an incision on the columella, which is a narrow strip of fleshy tissue forming the base of the nasal septum, and reconstructs the underlying bone or cartilage. Unlike closed rhinoplasty, which involves only internal and non-visible incisions, open rhinoplasty also includes external incisions made on the tissue that divides the nostrils. This provides the surgeon with a clearer view of the internal nasal structure, enabling a more accurate nasal reshaping.
An external or open rhinoplasty procedure involves a trans-columellar incision connecting the two nostrils, which allows the nasal skin to be folded back, providing the surgeon with a better view of the natural setting of the nose’s framework. This view enables the surgeon to better understand the nose and make minor adjustments that will result in a significant improvement.
The open approach involves a small incision on the columella, which heals quickly and is sewn according to the principles of aesthetic surgery, leaving minimal, almost invisible scarring. The main characteristic of the open approach is that the skin is lifted off the nasal cartilage of the nose tip, providing a better view of the cartilage and enabling a more accurate correction of the nasal tip.
The advantages of the open technique include a better view of the cartilage in the nose tip, especially for reconstructive nose surgery or a more complex correction of the nasal tip.
What to expect
During this period, the surgeon will discuss the procedure, its benefits, and risks with you. The surgeon will ask you about your medical and medication history, and perform a physical examination and laboratory tests to determine your fitness for undergoing surgery. A few photographs of the nose from different angles will be taken, which will be used as a reference during and after surgery to compare the results.
At your consultation, your surgeon will give you a comprehensive assessment, which includes an evaluation of the inside and outside of your nose. This will allow your surgeon to assess which techniques would be suitable for your nose. It is also your chance to discuss what you wish to achieve from surgery and go through any questions or concerns you may have about the procedure.
Your plastic surgeon will also go through what rhinoplasty surgery involves, the risks associated with it, and what aftercare and downtime you would require post-surgery. You will also be provided with a Rhinoplasty Patient Guide that contains all the information you need to know about the procedure. By the end of your consultation, you will feel well-informed about the procedure and be able to make an informed decision about whether or not to go ahead with surgery.
General or local anesthesia can be used during nose aesthetic surgery, but plastic surgeons mostly prefer to perform such operations under general anesthesia. Before the surgery, you should inform the surgeon about any previous operations, medication used, allergies, breathing difficulties, and the use of tobacco (smoking, etc.). Any expectations and concerns should be specified before the procedure, and your doctor may recommend that you stop certain medicines and tobacco use before surgery.
Frequently asked questions
Yes. We offer nose surgery for both cosmetic and medical reasons. With the Septorhinoplasty technique operated by HEG surgeons, we can meet both your esthetic and medical expectations. You can have a nose harmonious with your face and get rid of breathing problems at the same time.
No. Thanks to the latest technology employed by HEG rhinoplasty surgeons, you will not have any visible scars after your nose job.
You might have to wait for up to a whole year to see the final rhinoplasty results of your nose job. Breathing might be slightly obstructed for a period of about 3 weeks after your operation. Swelling will completely disappear in approximately two months, the bulk of it will be gone after 1-2 weeks.
A nose job is liable to be performed as long as nasal transformation is complete after puberty, approximately at the age of 16-18. A rhinoplasty might be exceptionally performed for younger patients suffering from a severe breathing dysfunction.
No. On the contrary, a nose job offers a solution to people having breathing problems due to a nasal septum deviation.
Yes. The length of your break depends on the type of work you do and the physical effort it requires. Usually, patients go back to work 1 week after the operation.
Yes, but not immediately after the nose surgery, you can have it sometime after the nose job (at least 1 year after).
Yes. HEG offers nose job treatment for both women and men thanks to its experienced surgeons.
You should not put any pressure on your nose for a while after your nose job. We advise our patients not to wear sunglasses or glasses for a while.
No. We would not advise our patients to take a flight right after your nose job. As the pressure on the plane may have negative effects. But of course, you can travel some time after your nose job.