Rhinoplasty surgery is the process of reshaping the uttermost part of this pyramid by taking all the details of it into consideration. The main purpose of this process is to reduce the nose in line with the face and aesthetic lines. Sometimes, this reduction is ensured by interventions to the nasal arch or sometimes to the tip of the nose and nostrils. During rhinoplasty, although the purpose is to have the best possible aesthetic result. It is also targeted simultaneously that the curves and the irregularities in the nose that restrict breathing are eliminated (septoplasty).
Located in the middle of the face, the nose forms the extreme point of the face pyramid and makes it aesthetically important and functional due to its three-dimensional structure.
The primary purpose of rhinoplasty surgery is to have a result parallel to the expectations and likes of the person. For this purpose, I take photographs of the patients who are interviewed preoperatively. I create different nose options by using simulation programs and show them to my patients. I plan the surgery according to the liking of the patient among these options. Here, the only important point is the fact that recovery is a dynamic process, and may show slight differences.
Patients who decide to undergo a rhinoplasty surgery often focus only on their noses. In fact, this is a big mistake, and the correct thing is that the face is considered as a whole together with the nose. The agreement between each of the aesthetic units that are located in the face constitutes the golden rule of an attractive face. For this reason, sometimes, I simultaneously inject fat to the cheekbone, forehead, lip and nasolabial fold. You can liken this application to small accessories, which you place around a new and glorious jewel that you have purchased recently to bring its beauty to the forefront.
The first preoperative interview is the first step that will constitute the whole direction and course of the surgery. Right at this stage, firstly, I plan the pre-operative tests of the patient while questioning his/her medical history. Meanwhile, I also evaluate the complaints and expectations of the patient; and give detailed information about the interventions I will apply, and what techniques I will choose with justifications. At the same time, I take photographs of my patient before the surgery and apply a photo simulation to confirm the expectations of my patient through visual results. In patients who apply from abroad, I create simulations on the photos that are sent to me before the surgery and share them with the patients before they arrive.
The patient is required not to consume foods and beverages 6 hours before the surgery. After this period of fasting, the patients that are hospitalized are taken to their rooms and are evaluated with the anesthetist for the last time. Following the sedative, patients who have decreased tension and stress are taken to the surgery.
Rhinoplasty surgery is performed with one of two techniques that are called Open or Closed Surgery. My personal preference is often the Closed Surgery because less edema occurs, and faster recovery is observed. There is no need for stitches.
Rhinoplasty surgery takes approximately 1,5-2 hours and applied under general anesthesia.
Following the surgery, patients are taken to their rooms after they recover. In this period, different analgesics are administered; and the optimum comfort of patients is provided. I make my patients stay in the hospital for one night, and discharge them on the following morning. After the 2nd day following the surgery, I remove the silicones in the nose, and also remove the nasal splints at the end of the 1st week. I do not apply for a second splint. In none of these stages, the greatest fear of patients is the “pain”.
All patients can easily return to their normal lives at the end of the 1st week. The final shape of the nose may appear after approximately 3-6 months following the elimination of the edema.