Rhinoplasty / Septorinolasti / Nose Aesthetics
For a healthy respiration, we need a healthy nose. The nose is a very effective organ in terms of aesthetic understanding, which directly reflects the expression, posture and character of the person. A healthy nose is of great importance for both breathing and the continuation of a healthy life. However, in some people, the curvatures called deviation in the nose both prevent healthy breathing and cause various diseases such as pharyngitis attacks and throat infections.
Septoplasty operation is applied to correct the deviation problem. Septoplasty is a surgery that is performed to solve the deviation problem in the nose and does not require intervention outside the nose. However, if the tip of the nose is down, the nose is larger than the face, the bones are wide or there is a belt in the nose, there is the possibility of intervention in such aesthetic issues upon the request of the person. At this point, Septoplasty is the name given to the intervention performed inside the nose, while the aesthetic correction of the nose is called Rhinoplasty. The concept we call septorhinoplasty is formed at this point and appears as the nose surgery preferred by many people. This operation, which is widely applied today, is the choice of people who want to have both an aesthetic appearance and a healthy nose by intervening both inside and outside of the nose. The new generation of silicone tampons brought by today's technology are now used for tampons, which many people are afraid of after the surgery. In this way, it is ensured that the person can breathe with the tampons used. After a 5-day period, the silicone tampons in the nose are removed. For the next 5 days, there is a thermo plastic plaster on the nose, and at the end of a week, the person can easily socialize. After the operation, people are discharged, usually after 1 day of hospitalization. In the following period, regular check-ups continue at the 1st, 3rd, 6th and 12th months and the patient is followed up with follow-up. Who gets Rhinoplasty? Anyone who wants to have rhinoplasty is a candidate for rhinoplasty operation. In addition, rhinoplasty can be performed for functional gain if the deformity of the nose prevents healthy breathing, although the patient does not have aesthetic concerns. If a patient who is scheduled for nasal surgery due to bone curvature, which we call septum deviation, which prevents breathing through the nose, has aesthetic concerns, it would be appropriate to perform the operation in the same session. Thus, both the patient will have less trouble and the bone and cartilage removed from the nose during the operation can be used as a filling and support material in rhinoplasty. Although the most common patient group is between the ages of 18-40, we can say that there is no upper limit anymore. Rhinoplasty can also be performed in the 50s and 60s if the general condition of the patient is appropriate. How to prepare before surgery? First of all, the patient must be examined. What the patient expects from the surgery and the possible shape change of the physician should be discussed in the preoperative period. In the preoperative period, photographs of the patient's nose should be taken. This is important for both preoperative planning and comparison of before and after images. The drugs that the patient is using and whether he has a current systemic disease should be questioned. Then, the examinations should be made and the patient should be evaluated by the anesthesiologist. Should the surgery be done with local or general anesthesia? It can be performed under local or general anesthesia. It is mostly preferred general anesthesia.
How long does the surgery take?
It is an average operation of 1.5 - 2 hours. It may also take longer than the existing deformity in the nose.
What kind of process awaits the patient after the surgery?
When the patient wakes up after the surgery, there are silicone pads inside the nose and splints outside the nose. There are temporary swellings and bruises around the eyes on the face of the patient. On the 2nd day after the operation, intranasal tampons are removed. Swelling decreases in the first week. Ice should be applied to the face on the first day to reduce swelling and bruises. In the first week of the operation, the patient's sutures and splint outside the nose are removed.
What should the patient pay attention to in this process?
Especially in the first 6 months, it is necessary to use glasses and avoid sunbathing. It is important to protect the nose from impacts in the first year and to follow up with regular controls.