Nose is an important organ at the face in determining the expression and the sense on our face. Slightest change on the nose affects all of the facial expression. Rhinoplasty  which is also  referred as nose job or nose reshaping , is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and reconstructing the form, restoring the functions, and aesthetically enhancing the nose, by resolving nasal trauma (blunt, penetrating, blast), congenital defect, respiratory impediment, and a failed primary Rhinoplasty. When planning Rhinoplasty, your surgeon considers your features, the skin on your nose and what you would like to change. The upper portion of the structure of the nose is bone, and the lower portion is cartilage. Rhinoplasty can modify bone, cartilage, skin or all three.

Why is Rhinoplasty in Istanbul practised?

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. It can be used to reduce or increase the size of the nose, to change the shape of the tip or the nasal bridge, to narrow the opening of the nostrils, to change the angle between the nose and the upper lip, to correct a birth defect or injury and to help relieve some breathing problems. Nose surgery including Rhinoplasty is considered elective when it is done for cosmetic reasons. In these cases, the purpose is to change the shape of the nose to one that the patient finds more desirable.

When is the Rhinoplasty in Istanbul performed?

Since the developmental aspects of bone and that of cartilage are important in shaping the nose during the childhood and the adolescence, many surgeons prefer to perform cosmetic nose surgery after the nasal bone has finished growing. Nose development should be fully completed to perform this surgical procedure. This is around age 14 or 15 for girls and a bit alter, that is, 17 or 18 for boys. If surgery is done before this time, continued development of the nose can alter the surgical results and possibly cause complications. In conclusion, age is an important factor in deciding the correct time to perform nose reshaping.

How is the Rhinoplasty in Istanbul practised?

During Rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes incisions to access the bones and cartilage that support the nose. The incisions are usually made inside the nose so that they are invisible after the surgery. Depending on the desired result, some bone and cartilage may be removed, or tissue may be added (either from another part of the body or using a synthetic filler). After the surgeon has rearranged and reshaped the bone and cartilage, the skin and tissue is redraped over the structure of the nose. A splint is placed outside the nose to support the new shape of the nose as it heals. Nose reshaping surgeries are operations practiced under general anaesthesia for the comfort and for health of the patient and they can last one and half hour.

Will bruises happen after the surgery? When can I start to my normal life?

The splint and bandaging around your nose will be removed in about a week. Your face will feel puffy and the area around your eyes and nose will be bruised and swollen for several days. Cold compresses can help minimize the swelling. Following Rhinoplasty, the appearance of swelling and bruises demonstrate variability. In some people, bruises in slight degrees are seen from the beginning where as they can be seen in more apparent degrees in some people. Usually, they disappear with one week to ten days. It is one of the surgical procedures owing minimum pain level. Appearance of nose is followed in the third and sixth months. However, nose view fits completely for facial shape approximately in one year.

What is the open and closed Rhinoplasty in Istanbul, Turkey? How is the technique that will be used decided?

Rhinoplasty is practiced by using either open or closed technique. Each technique has advantages and disadvantages on its own way. Closed technique is a method which is performed with incisions made within the nose. On the other hand, open technique is practised with an incision made in the region located between the nose tip and the lip. The advantages of the closed technique are quick healing of swellings after surgical procedures and lack of requirement of incision at the nose tip.

The advantages of the open techniques are the possibility of assessing the asymmetries of nose tip and the very easy insertion of the cartilages that will be placed to the certain regions of the nose for supporting or shaping. In closed methods for Rhinoplasty, asymmetries of nose tip can be also easily assessed however there is no possibility for any kind of suture applications or for the insertion of cartilages. Nose tip asymmetry is a situation that can be seen very often. Almost 90% of the patients there are asymmetries, curvatures and cartilage inequalities concerning the nose tip. In order to assess all of these issues, surgeries performed with open technique are more advantageous for surgeons. Therefore, surgeons prefer to practice open surgery more frequently than closed surgery in worldwide.

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