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What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is surgery that changes the shape of the nose. The motivation for rhinoplasty may be to change the appearance of the nose, improve breathing or both.

The upper portion of the structure of the nose is bone, and the lower portion is cartilage. Rhinoplasty can change bone, cartilage, skin or all three.  We can talk about whether rhinoplasty is appropriate for you and what it can achieve via your pictures or doing an online consultation.


How is rhinoplasty performed?


Open Rhinoplasty

In open rhinoplasty surgery, the incision is applied to the area which is accepted as the middle pole of the nose. The nasal skin and then cartilage tissue are lifted from this incision site. Necessary procedures are performed depending on the nasal functions or disorders of the nose structure; cartilage tissue and skin are replaced back on the nasal middle pole again and the operation is completed by closing the incision. Open rhinoplasty is the preferred method of surgery because it provides a clear view of all structures and the best result during surgery.


What rhinoplasty can treat?

-> Nose size in relation to facial balance

-> Nose width at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils

-> Nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge

-> Nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked

-> Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned

-> Nasal asymmetry


Rhinoplasty Recovery

After a nose job, you will have a nasal splint for the first week. You will need to keep your head elevated for at least 24 hours after the operation. You can expect swelling and some bruising around the eyes after surgery that will begin to improve after the third day. It can last up to 2 weeks.

Expect your nose to have a little swelling. This will go away over the next 6 months. The final shape of your nose will be apparent after it has completely healed and this might change according to patients skin type. Usually patients completely healed nose is seen after one year of the surgery.