What is Rhinoplasty ?


Rhinoplasty is one of the most frequently performed surgical operations. You can find information about the types of rhinoplasty surgery, the procedures performed without surgical intervention, and the difference before and after rhinoplasty in this article.

Looking beautiful and aesthetic is an important element that makes people feel good psychologically. Our nose, which is the organ that allows us to smell on our face, which is the most prominent part of the human body, may need aesthetics due to different reasons such as structural defects (appearance), breathing problems and injury or impact. What is rhinoplasty? Known as the answer to the question, it is the most applied surgical procedure among aesthetic operations to change shape. It is popularly known as rhinoplasty.

Although the deformity of the nose causes visual discomfort for most people and pushes them to have a more aesthetic nose, it should also be corrected because of difficulty in breathing. Regardless of the reason for having aesthetic surgery, the most important point to be considered is that the nose performs its breathing function perfectly at the end of the procedure.

The nose, which is located in the center of the face and plays a very important role in the appearance of the face, has a skin-covered structure consisting of bone at the top and cartilage tissue at the bottom, allowing us to breathe. There are structures on the outer walls of our nose that warm and humidify the respiratory air. Although every person has a unique nose structure, even small touches on the nose will change the appearance and make the person happy. Rhinoplasty, which is preferred for the key to a beautiful appearance, provides harmony between generally accepted proportions and parts of the face. Although the proportions on the faces of many attractive people draw attention, there is no definition of beauty determined by everyone.

One of the important factors affecting the rhinoplasty procedure is skin thickness. While all the procedures performed in those with thin skin are evident, the procedures performed in those with thick skin may not be obvious.

For these reasons, medium skin thickness provides the best results.

Conditions Requiring Rhinoplasty

Although rhinoplasty is known as the most preferred operation for aesthetic appearance today, there may be factors that push the person to rhinoplasty. Examples of situations that require rhinoplasty include;

  • very large or very small nose,
  • asymmetry in the nose and nostril,
  • nasal arch,
  • curvature, etc.

Among the people, most applications are made to specialists with complaints of nasal curvature. Rhinoplasty application is performed when the nose aesthetics is requested to be revised as a result of not obtaining the desired result. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure preferred as a solution to the feeling of dissatisfaction with oneself, lack of self-confidence and aesthetic concerns.

Nose structure varies from person to person

In addition to the problems related to aesthetics, difficulties in breathing can be said as the reason that directs the person to rhinoplasty. Structural and functional disorders in the nose of the person can harm the person in terms of health as well as appearance. Although the basis is known as difficulties in breathing, it can cause serious disorders such as snoring or sleep apnea. Therefore, rhinoplasty can be applied to solve the breathing problem that affects the daily life of the person significantly.

Another of the situations that require rhinoplasty is negative conditions such as injury caused by various reasons, which are among the reasons that push the person to rhinoplasty. As a result of various reasons such as accident, fall or impact, changes in the structure of the nose may occur with the blow to the nose. This undesirable situation causes the person to have problems in terms of health, psychological and appearance.

What are the Rhinoplasty Types?

Depending on the person’s skin and nose structure, rhinoplasty types that will be performed without departing from naturalness may require procedures such as nose reduction, nose augmentation or both reduction and enlargement.

In accordance with the targeted nose dimensions, a small amount of cartilage or bone tissue is taken from the tip of the nose or the back area, and the nose reduction process is performed.

In addition to negativities such as congenital disproportion, accident or blow, aesthetic procedure may be required to correct the rhinoplasty procedure that was applied incorrectly before. In cases where the tip of the nose is higher than normal and the nose is too small compared to the facial line, the nose augmentation operation is performed by providing cartilage, skin, and fat tissues from the inside of the nose or from any part of the body. It is considered a more difficult aesthetic method compared to the nose reduction operation.

Although it is an operation performed under general anesthesia, local anesthesia may be preferred according to the surgeon’s preference in some simple and minor operations.

Nose control after nose surgery

Although the operation takes between 30 minutes and two hours on average, it may take a day with the observation period. Today, with the advancing technology, nose surgery is performed with different techniques. Rhinoplasty types are surgical techniques such as open technique, closed technique, modified delivery method and delivery method, while non-surgical rhinoplasty methods are nasal filling, nasal botox and hanging with a thread.

It should be kept in mind that after the rhinoplasty procedure performed after the age of 16 in girls and 18 in boys, there may be negative conditions that may require additional intervention, such as breathing difficulties, numbness in and around the nose, and scars. If you perform this process with experts in the field, successful results will emerge.

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