What is Rhinoplasty?
There are several reasons to have a rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is generally
applied to correct nasal deformations or to relieve respiratory distress caused by the nose to allow patients to breathe more comfortably. Rhinoplasty applications can be listed as nose reduction, nose enlargement, downsizing nostrils, angle change between nose and forehead, angle change between nose tip and lip.
Rhinoplasty is a preferred surgery to solve both the physical appearance and breathing difficulties. The upper part of the nose structure consists of bones while the lower parts consist of cartilage, which is easier to reshape. The nose is a very important part of both the respiratory and taste mechanisms.
Before your rhinoplasty, you should have a consultation with your surgeon. During this consultation, your regularly used medications, medical history will be asked about. This information is very important to plan your surgery. Also, if you are a smoker, you will be asked to quit smoking at least for a while since it badly affects the healing process and anesthesia applications.
Can everyone have Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty can be applied to patients who have a structural disorder in their nose or who are disturbed by the appearance of the nose, who want to make the facial expression more positive and attractive. Patients who complain about the stenosis of the nose canals, have difficulty breathing, or are only concerned about aesthetic concerns are considered eligible for this surgery. In rhinoplasty, genetic characteristics of the patient should be taken into consideration while planning the new nasal structure to provide a more natural and satisfactory look.
Before Your Rhinoplasty
A detailed examination of patients by the surgeon before rhinoplasty is a must. Nose structure is examined during physical examination. An endoscopic examination can also be performed to detect problems in the nose. With endoscopic examination, conditions such as the structure of the nose and concha are examined.
After your Rhinoplasty
It is considered normal to experience pain, swelling, and bruising for the first few days after your rhinoplasty surgery. There is also the possibility of edema after surgery. It is recommended to apply cold ice for edema. Pain killer and other medications given by the surgeon should be used as prescribed.