Your post-operative image will be close to the simulation performed, but it is generally not possible to be exactly the same. This is because the structures that make up your nose consist of skin, cartilage and bone, and these structures can give unpredictable responses during both the surgical intervention and the recovery period. Your nose cannot be shaped like dough. All tissues must complete the healing process in order to take their final shape after surgery. This period is on average 6-12 months.
PATIENTS WITH PREVIOUS SURGERY OR ACCIDENTSIf you are a patient of this type, the surgery to be performed on you will be more difficult due to the deterioration of your normal anatomy. You may not be suitable for every desired intervention because you do not have healthy tissues, or tissue may need to be taken from other parts of your body to meet the tissue requirement.
OPERATION METHODSThere are two methods for rhinoplasty operation, open and closed. Since both methods have advantages and disadvantages, these are taken into consideration when deciding on the suitability for the patient. Open method is the technique that is mostly applied today. In the open method, you will have a small scar that connects the two nostrils. This trace will be little visible in the future. The advantage of this technique is that it facilitates cartilage interventions and provides adequate control during surgery. In closed technique, all of the scars will remain in the nose. However, the interventions to be made are more difficult to control. The method is decided according to the personal needs and priorities of each patient in accordance with the doctor.
SURGERY AGERhinoplasty surgery can be performed from the age of 17 for women and 18 for men.
ANESTHESIA METHODS AND DURATIONNasal surgeries are performed in a hospital environment under general anesthesia. The duration of the operation is between 2-3 hours. At the end of the operation, a silicone pad is placed inside the patient's nose and a silicone plaster is placed on the back of the nose. Reason; It is to reduce the swelling that will occur in the early period and to support the new nasal structure for a while and to ensure that its shape fits. The patient is discharged one day after the operation. Silicone tampons in the nose are removed within 2-5 days. In patients who have undergone open rhinoplasty technique, stitches are removed on the 5th or 7th day, and the plaster cast is removed on the 7th or 8th day.
Healing ProcessImmediately after the surgery, bruising and swelling may occur around the eye depending on the bleeding that occurs during the procedure and the skin structure of thee person. It is so normal. The bruising and swelling that occurs disappears completely within about 2 weeks and continues to heal every day. Although a rapid improvement is observed in the first weeks after the operation, it takes between 6 months and 1 year for your nose to take shape completely.
POİNTS TO BE CONSİDERED AFTER SURGERY
- Do not take a bath and stay away from steamy environments
- Do not wet the plaster and dressing on the nose, which should stay there for at least a week.
- Stay away from activities that likely to be in close contact or impact for 6 months.
- Be careful while brushing your teeth for the first 2 weeks, you should not do excessive facial movements (facial expressions) for 1 week.
- Do not touch your sensitive nose hard for 4 weeks and protect it from bumps
- Do not wear heavy glasses for at least 2 months.
- Stay away from sun rays and tanning beds as harmful rays. It will on your sensitive skin.