Nose Aesthetics – Rhinoplasty
The goal of rhinoplasty is to re-establish the correct symmetry between the parts of the nose (both bone and cartilage) and other aesthetic units of the face. To achieve this it is necessary to carefully consider the face and the levels of the eyes, forehead, mouth and chin. The patient’s gender and personality are among the factors that Dr. Baki Yilmaz took into consideration when designing the new nose shape.
Surgical intervention times vary according to the surgical plan, anatomical structure and the specific circumstances of the patient and can range from half an hour to an hour and a half. There are two types of rhinoplasty: open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty.
The right patient for rhinoplasty
If the shape of the nose is not compatible with the general features of the face and the person’s personality, rhinoplasty can definitely help in tangible solution to the problem. The most common characteristics of patients with this surgery are an arched nose, a meaty nose, a saddle nose, a crooked nose, a large nose compared to the face, wide nostrils and the emergence of a belt on the back of the nose.
Age can also be a reason to compel a patient to undergo rhinoplasty. In fact, the longer the years go by, the longer a person’s nose appears; Rhinoplasty helps to completely rejuvenate the appearance of the face.
Realistic expectations are necessary to achieve ultimate patient satisfaction. In fact, it is worth noting that this intervention can help improve one’s self-perception and relationship with others, but this is just a result and certainly not the purpose of rhinoplasty. Plus, you can’t be someone else just by adjusting your nose! Ideal candidates for this surgery must have concrete and realistic expectations and it is essential to know that it is possible to improve the shape, size and function of the pyramidal region of the nose with this technique.
The ideal candidate has the following characteristics:
The presence of a cosmetic defect in the nose can be detected with the naked eye.
İn a good health
Have realistic expectations about the outcome
Has a good psychological maturity.
Nose incisions and models: open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty
The incisions required for open rhinoplasty are made inside and outside the nose. In fact, the surgeon cuts the nasal stent, which is the flexible part of the tissue between the nostrils, in order to reach the cartilaginous structures of the nasal pyramid. Although this type of operation suggests that this surgery is better than others, but it has a defect in leaving a scar from the outside, the incision is well hidden under the nose.
in closed rhinoplasty; There is no incision in the skin, because the nose is formed during the operation from the two nostrils only. The inner skin on the inside of the nose is cut into a piece of cartilage or bone to reshape it. The area can then be reshaped according to the placement of tissues and preoperative plans. Once the structure of the nose is retouched; Any bone and cartilage, the skin is repositioned as a cover without making any incisions at all.
Closed rhinoplasty has an excellent aesthetic performance as it does not leave visible scars on the skin, but it requires good technical knowledge, skill and great experience to perform it – professionally.
Preparing for surgery
How should you prepare for rhinoplasty?
As a general rule, alcohol and blood thinners should be avoided a few weeks prior to rhinoplasty.
Even if the rhinoplasty operation will take place and end on the same day without the need to sleep in the hospital, the patient must accompany someone after the operation and the patient should not use a car at all.
Choosing to undergo plastic surgery should not be an immediate decision, but rather a well-thought-out and very clear one. When choosing a rhinoplasty; It is advisable to think and plan for a while for sure.
Rhinoplasty – How is rhinoplasty performed?
Rhinoplasty consists of approximately these stages:
Dr. Baki Yilmaz examines the patient and discovers the defects of the nose, which are the source of his inconvenience. It must be ensured that the result that can be obtained from rhinoplasty is compatible with the expectations of the patient. The surgical technique, type of anesthesia, postoperative features, risks and potential complications are explained in detail during this visit.
When you decide to have a rhinoplasty procedure; It is necessary that you sign a document confirming your full consent to this surgical intervention. This means that the patient must receive all information about the intervention to be performed. These include the risks and complications of the procedure and the expected results after surgery.
Dr. Baki Yilmaz may order a number of tests before the surgery. These analyzes aim to document the compatibility of the patient’s health condition with rhinoplasty. Since this intervention has an aesthetic nature, the operation can only be performed when the patient does not have significant health diseases. For this reason, the patient’s full medical history is taken.
Hospitalization of the Patient
The patient enters the hospital on an empty stomach (like fasting) from midnight the previous night. The surgery is approved by Dr. Baki Yilmaz and the medical examinations are also looked at by the anesthesiologist. The patient is prepared in his own room and then transferred to the operating room.
There is an anesthesia department equipped with the technology and professionalism needed to safely perform all types of anesthesia in the hospitals chosen by Dr. Baki Yilmaz, where the surgery is planned. The choice of anesthesia type for rhinoplasty largely depends on the patient’s condition and needs. generally; It is recommended to use “light” general anesthesia, which allows immediate recovery and has a very low degree of risk. It is also possible to perform rhinoplasty under local anesthesia.
Rhinoplasty starts with making incisions inside the nostrils depending on the type of correction required, which will allow the surgeon access to the pyramid of the nose as well. The incisions made in the nostrils are not visible to the naked eye. At the end of the surgery, small nasal dressings (celtic splints and splints to allow the patient to breathe well through the nose) and an external splint (a plaster) are placed to support the formation of the nose in the first days of the recovery period.
After Nose Aesthetic Surgery – After Rhinoplasty
At the end of the sewing stage; Dr. Baki Yilmaz inserts two splints with a maximum depth of 1 cm into the nostrils in order to keep the nasal cavities open for proper breathing after the operation. Classic bandages are not used. On the other hand, a kind of hard plaster is placed on the pyramid of the nose, which fits tightly and promotes the reorganization of the tissues in their correct position. In addition, the splint, which is placed for a few weeks, protects the surgical area from the dangers of trauma.
Days and weeks after rhinoplasty…
In the coming periods, glasses frames that are placed directly on the nasal bone should not be used.
The patient will be given some tips to follow in the first days after rhinoplasty to speed up healing and reduce swelling. Such as applying cold compresses and sleeping with two pillows under the head.
It is normal for the patient to feel heaviness and puffiness, and dark circles under the eyes are widespread and disappear within only a few weeks. Additional examinations are done after a few days and/or a week to check the postoperative period.
Even if the nose became prominent two or three weeks after the surgery and no swelling was observed; It should be borne in mind that the tissues involved in the reconstruction are also the bones of the nasal structure, and that complete healing occurs gradually until it is completely eliminated. The nose is normal after about six months or even a year.
The most important point to pay attention to during this period is not to bump the nose into anything at all; Therefore, sports that lead to this risk should be avoided. You can return to work and social life 14-20 days after removing the cast: knowing that the operation will not be noticed from the outside at all.