Procedures involving the nose and its appearance should be planned very well in all aspects and should be performed gracefully. With aesthetic nose surgery, rhinoplasty, the size of the nose can be reduced, the shape of the tip of the nose can be changed, the nostrils can be narrowed or enlarged, and the angle between the upper lip and the nose can be altered.
Rhinoplasty can help correct congenital defects, nasal injuries, and some respiratory problems. You should inform your doctor about your complaints regarding your nose in detail. This helps you avoid disappointments post surgery.
Candidates for Rhinoplasty
At Esthete Clinic, we like to ensure the safety of our patients and put their health as a priority. For this reason, we typically only allow people who meet the following criteria to opt for rhinoplasty:
- People with realistic expectations
- People with psychological stability
- People with no chronic or serious conditions
- People who have respiratory problems due to anatomical defects
There is no general aesthetic nose surgery method that can be applied to everyone. Some may require closed rhinoplasty whereas others may need open rhinoplasty. It all comes down to your nose shape and the changes you want to achieve.
In an open rhinoplasty, your doctor makes incisions on the outside of the nose. In most cases, this approach serves for aesthetic related purposes.
On the other hand, closed rhinoplasty makes incisions from the inside of the nose. A closed rhinoplasty corrects breathing problems as well as aesthetic issues.
Preparing for Rhinoplasty
Our surgeons at Esthete Clinic will prepare you for rhinoplasty through several consultation sessions where we discuss your aesthetic goals. While we’ll do our best to help you achieve the results you want, our surgeons will propose the best nose shape for you.
Using modern software, we’ll help you predict how your face will change with the proposed nose shape. If you approve, you can start preparing your body for rhinoplasty by following the instructions below.
- If you drink alcohol, you must stop 2 weeks before rhinoplasty
- If you smoke, you should stop starting from 2 weeks before your rhinoplasty
- Stop using vitamin E and blood thinners 2 weeks before rhinoplasty
Pre-surgery: Anesthesia in Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty can be done in two ways, either under general anesthesia in which the person is fully anesthetized during the procedure, or local anesthesia with sedation in which the operation area is anesthetized partially by calming.
Our surgeons at Esthete Clinic will explain these two cases to you in detail and decide with you regarding the best form of anesthesia for you.
Your doctor carries out the procedure making the necessary changes to achieve your aesthetic goals.
When you come back to your room after surgery; There will be a plaster cast on your nose extending to the forehead and cheeks in addition to pads in the nose.
If nasal packaging is applied, it is usually removed the next day or two days after surgery. Although there will not be much pain in the first hours after the operation, you can experience nausea and dizziness.
Our surgeons at Esthete Clinic will prescribe the right medications to alleviate these symptoms.
You can consume liquids and soft foods four hours after the operation and our nurses will help you move around.
If your situation stabilizes, we’ll release you in the evening or the next morning. A private car will escort you to your 5-star accommodation where you can rest after surgery.
Although the duration of rhinoplasty varies according to your needs, it is usually 1.5-2 hours.
You should rest for the first 48 hours after surgery. To alleviate swelling apply cold compressors for 15 minutes every two hours on the forehead and cheeks. But never apply the compressor directly to your nose. It can potentially ruin the healing process and your rhinoplasty results.
From the third day, the swelling and bruising will begin to fade. In the mean time you should gradually return for your daily activities. One or two weeks after the operation, our surgeons will call you to remove plaster cast replacing it with a thin tape. The aim is to control the swelling that may occur in the nose after taking off the cast.
You’ll have to wear the tape for about a week. Although you can see the outline of the nose shape once your surgeons removes the cast, you must understand these aren’t your final results. It typically takes time for the details to emerge after a rhinoplasty. Especially in the first months, the nose may be more swollen in the morning, this swelling decreases during the day. Depending on the intensity of the procedures performed on the tip of the nose and the technique used, there may be numbness and stiffness at the tip of the nose, which can sometimes take months to pass.
You must not blow your nose or apply any pressure to or on it shorty after a rhinoplasty. Therefore, we do not recommend you engage sports that require body effort or wear your glasses within the first 8 weeks.
Likewise, in order to prevent edema, do not go for sauna, sun bath and steam bath for 8 weeks after. On the other hand, you can enhance in light exercise, swimming and individual sports from the second week on.
In the first days and weeks after surgery, breathing can be uncomfortable due to edema and crusts in the nose.
During this period, use the ointments dm creams we prescribe you to overcome this complaint.
Our team at Esthete Clinic will monitor your healing period by following up with you on the first, third, sixth, and twelfth months after the operation. We’ll make comparisons with the before and after pictures we took.