Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Aesthetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty) or nose reshaping surgery is the most commonly performed of aesthetic surgical procedures. With aesthetic nose surgery, the nose can be reduced or enlarged, the shape of the tip or the bridge of the nose can be changed, the width of the nostrils can be narrowed or the angle between the nose and the upper lip can be changed.  At the same time, breathing problems can be healed.
The most suitable patients for aesthetic nose surgery are not those who are looking for perfection, but those who are expecting an improvement in their facial proportions.

Aesthetic nose surgery can be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the surgery to be performed. The operation of reshaping the nose will vary depending on the current state of the nose and the technique applied by the surgeon. Two basic techniques can be considered ; “open” and “closed” rhinoplasty. With closed rhinoplasty, incisions are performed through the nose. Especially in complicated cases, an open rhinoplasty may be preferred. In the open technique, a small incision is made on the perpendicular tissue band (columella) that separates the nostrils from each other.
When the surgery is completed, a plaster nose splint is applied on the nose to help stabilize its new shape. Pads or soft plastic instruments can be placed inside the nose to stabilize the septum, which is the partition that separates the two airways in the nose.
Most patients with rhinoplasty can get up and walk around within two days and can return to school or work life that is not too tiring one week after the surgery.
The definite result of rhinoplasty may appear over a period of perhaps a year or more.

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