The shape of nose, nasal tip, nostrils or nasal hump may vary from person to person. By means of rhinoplasty or nose job, your nose can be made smaller or bigger; the shape of nasal tip and nasal hump can be changed; nostrils can be narrowed; and the space between the upper lip and nose can be changed
In rhinoplasty, incisions are made in the nose to reach and reshape the nasal cartilage and bone using different techniques. Depending on the structure of the nose and the desired nose shape, bone and nasal cartilages can be removed or the tissue is added to the nose. Finally, the bone structure and cartilage is adapted for the candidates according to his or her face structure
After the bandages removed that is approximately 10 days after the surgery, you can back to your normal life
After the operation mild bleeding or oozing can occur from nostrils and it is controlled by a gauze or bandage placed in the first hours. The mild bleeding or oozing decreases gradually; in the first hours (24-48 hours) and the color of this usually changes from red to yellow. Massive bleeding is really rare, but sometimes it can occur after the surgery.
The hospital stay is generally 1 day. However, it may change depending on the physician’s advice and the technique used
- Lie and sleep on your back at least 1 month. Also, don’t wear tight collar clothes and don’t lift heavy in that period. Don’t do heavy exercise and sports in the first month after the surgery.
- Avoid sun exposure first month after the surgery.
- Removing of the splints and bandages from your nose may cause some swelling and discoloration on the nose. This reduces and improves gradually.
- You experience some numbness on the tip of your nose and upper lip after the surgery. This reduces gradually in a few weeks as well.
- Don't wear glasses in the first two months after a nose job.
The complications (adverse outcomes) occur rarely, if a nose reshaping surgery is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon
Although 90% of the development of face structure is completed 16 to 17 years old, the most appropriate age for rhinoplasty or nose job is over 18 for boys and 17 for girls.
Having this surgery before these ages is not preferred and recommended, but in some exceptional cases, this operation can be performed on people who at earlier ages depending on the physician's advice.
As changing this operation, the structure of nose and face aesthetically, patients who have an unrealistic expectation, should get a psychiatric assessment before the surgery.
People can have this surgery if they:
- have problems of nose structure aesthetically and breathing problems,
- have aesthetic concerns about the nose depending on the impact or natural structure of the nose,
- suffer from inadequate or incomplete breathing or experience snoring, sleep apnea due to nasal structure,
- lost their self-confidence due to aesthetic problems for their nose,
- dissatisfy for their previous nose job.
There are two types of rhinoplasty. These are open and closed rhinoplasty depending on their techniques.
- Open rhinoplasty: It is performed by making a small incision under the nostrils. This incision provides the surgeon a wider viewing angle. In general, the procedures applied to nasal cartilage and bone are the same as in the closed rhinoplasty technique. Open rhinoplasty technique may be preferred for patients who have severe deformity or had already a rhinoplasty before. The main advantage of the open rhinoplasty technique is that it provides the surgeon with a wide view.
- Closed rhinoplasty: It is a surgical operation that changes the nose appearance. In comparison with closed rhinoplasty technique, reducing of the edema and bruises can be longer in the open one. So, it can be said that closed rhinoplasty recovery period is easier than the other one.
Since rhinoplasty (nose job) is performed in the nose, there is no visible scar. However, when the open technique is used or if the large nostrils need to be narrowed, the very small and thin surgery scars and mark can remain on the nose, but they are obscure in general
Rhinoplasty is performed under sedation, local or general anesthesia. The type of anesthesia to be used is decided by the surgeon depending on the surgery technique. However, in rhinoplasty, commonly general anesthesia is used