About the Service
Nose is an organ that we see every day and that is important both for its shape and for its role for breathing. The aim in rhinoplasty is to obtain a natural nose that is proportional to the face of the person, whose function are intact, and that the patient is satisfied with. The operations encompass changes in the size of the nose, narrowing in the width of the nose, getting rid of the nasal bridge, lifting the low nose tip, reducing the wide nose tip and making it elegant, reshaping the nostrils, correcting the nasal curvature, elimination of nasal breathing problems. Before the surgery, detailed medical information about the person is obtained. The person’s thought about his/her nose and his or her expectations from the surgery are learned. External and internal examinations of the nose are performed. The internal structure of the nose is examined with the help of Computed Tomography of the required patients. Appropriate photographing and internal dimensional examinations are made. In terms of surgical methods, there are two types of methods: Open Rhinoplasty and Closed Rhinoplasty. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The operation time takes approximately 1-2 hours. According to the chosen method, septoplasty and rhinoplasty are performed for breathing problems. Intranasal cartilage and bone structure are reshaped. If there is not enough cartilage source, the person’s own ear or rib cartilages can be used. At the end of the operation, a special splint is applied on the nose and non-stick silicone tampons can be placed. After the surgery, nutrition begins shortly after. Cold application is made on the nose and face which is recommended to continue for the first 24 hours. After feeding, the patient is carried out. They are discharged on the same day or the next day. If a tampon is applied, it is withdrawn after 2-3 days. The splint on the nose is removed on the 7th day and your nasal sutures are removed. After the splint is removed, you can take a bath and return to work life. In the first days, there may be difficulty in breathing. Swelling and bruises may occur on the face and nose. Light activities can be started after 3 weeks, and heavy activities can be started after 4-6 weeks. Glasses can be used after 4 to 6 weeks. Moderate swelling persists for approximately 2-3 weeks. The shape of the nose starts to become clear after about 1 month. At the end of this period, 70-80% of the swellings are reduced. The remaining swelling takes months to go down. It takes about 1 year for the edema to completely disappear and the recovery to be completed.