Rhinoplasty operations can lead to deceptive and unnatural results because the perception of pleasantness is overly influenced. In order to prevent this problem, it is important to apply the processes specifically to the individual. Having a natural and pleasant nose that allows real breathing after the operation is two important factors that reflect the view on rhinoplasty today. How much the nose needs to be changed for its natural appearance as if the aesthetic process has not been done is determined according to the features such as the length and width of the person’s face, the forehead, eyebrow and chin structure, the condition of the cheekbones and skin thickness. This is where the value of natural proportions and angles comes into play. All these details are formed by determining the most suitable nose for the person’s face by talking to the doctor and the patient.
Assoc. Dr. Şenol Çomoğlu answered frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty (septorhinoplasty).
“Will I have a lot of pain after the surgery?”
Pain is usually not expected after septorhinoplasty operations. Except for mild aches, pains that make you feel the need for painkillers are rare and are not seen much after the first three or four days. However, your doctor will prescribe you painkillers that you will use, especially in the first days.
“Is there any swelling and bruising after the surgery, and if so, how long will it last?”
Yes, it is normal to have swelling and bruising around the eyes. Although more than one time is very light, sometimes it can reach obvious dimensions. Your doctor will warn you about some precautions to reduce or avoid this swelling and bruising. These swelling and bruising will usually disappear in a week or two.
“I’m Afraid Of Removing The Pads, Will It Hurt?”
Although there is such a prejudice against tampons in public due to the nose pads used long ago, the new generation nose pads are made of soft medical silicone. The patient does not get hurt either while they are in or when they are being removed.
“Should the surgery be done open or closed? What Is The Difference Of These Techniques, Which Is More Appropriate?”
Rhinoplasty is basically performed with two different approaches, closed and open. In the open approach, an incision of 1-2 millimeters is made in the lower part of the nose, and the skin is lifted and the surgery is performed with more tissue dominance. In the closed approach, this skin incision is not made, the incisions are made inside the nose and the surgery is performed from there. Although the two approaches have their own staff advantages, time to straighten, edema, bruises, etc. they have no advantage over each other. The approach to which the surgery will be performed depends on the problems in the nose of the person and the processes to be applied to them, as well as the experience of the physician.
“How Long Does It Take for My Nose to Fit?”
It takes an average of one year for your nose to fully improve. This period varies depending on many factors such as your age, gender, medications or other diseases you use, and your skin type. Sometimes it can be completed in a period of 6-8 months, and sometimes it can take up to two years. Of course, you will not be about to come out of the new surgery during this time, because the change is quite slow, it spreads over time. Your nose will have taken its new form in an average of 3-4 weeks.
“Does My Nose Collapse, What Is a Nasal Collapse?”
Consider a random point on the tip or back of the nose when viewed from the side, the distance from this point to the face is called “projection”. While the adaptation of the nose is completed, the edema gradually passes and the nose gradually shrinks and becomes compatible with the face; this is commonly known as “nose fit” and is a predicted projection correction. However, if the projection reduction occurs much more than the predicted extent and in a different place from the predicted nose area, this means a loss of projection, which is called “collapse” in public. There are basically two reasons for this; The first is about the surgery, and the second is about the post-operative period. If we compare the nose to a building, septorhinoplasty is an operation to enlarge the rooms inside the building while beautifying this building. Just as there are columns and beams that keep the building standing, there are similar reinforcement areas on the nose. Maximum care should be taken to protect or support these areas during surgery. After the surgery, patients should stay away from situations that may cause a blow to their nose and risk these abutments, especially in the early period.
“I’m Afraid Of My Nostrils Seeing From The Front, Would It Be Too Obvious?”
This situation occurs when the tip of the nose is lifted more than necessary. During the surgery, the nose should be adjusted to natural angles and distances, these natural dimensions should not be exceeded.
“How Can We Decide Which Nose Is Suitable For My Face?”
In this process, it is very valuable to talk to your doctor about the parts of your nose that you are uncomfortable and like, the process and ideal nose ratios. Although simulation programs can give you an idea, they will not always show the clear result. Because the structure of the skin, which is one of the main factors that determine the result in nose surgeries, can be its thickness or thinness. As a result of the simulation program, it is very valuable for your doctor to make a real evaluation so that you do not have a technically impossible expectation that you can have a more natural and pleasant nose than the nose you see. The healthiest system is to carry out the process in connection with your doctor. (BSHA-Science and Health News Agency)