What is Nose Aesthetics (Rhinoplasty)?
Rhinoplasty, or rhinoplasty is the name given to surgical operations performed to change the shape of the nose.
Among the reasons for rhinoplasty are to repair deformities in an injury, to change the physical appearance of the nose to correct a birth defect, or to improve breathing by improving some breathing difficulties.
In some cases, both breathing difficulties and physical appearance may be among the reasons behind choosing the rhinoplasty option.
How is nose surgery performed?
Rhinoplasty does not have a sequential order of stages. Each operation is customized for the unique anatomy and goals of the person undergoing surgery. Depending on how complex the surgery is, the surgery may require local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. This decision will be made before the operation.
Local anesthesia with sedation is generally used in outpatient settings. Its effect is limited to a specific area of the body. The medical team injects a pain killer medication into the nasal tissues and soothes them with medications injected through an intravenous (IV) line into a vein. This does not put the person asleep, but makes them sleepy.
During general anesthesia, the drug, that is, the anesthetic, is taken by inhalation or through the IV line placed in a vein in the chest. General anesthesia affects the whole body and keeps the individual unconscious during surgery.
How Many Days Should Be Given for Nose Aesthetics?
It is natural for you to feel swollen and painful nose in the first 24 hours after surgery. Medication will be given to you to eliminate these complaints.
The bruising and swelling around your eyes will increase in the first days, and it will reach the highest level on the 2nd and 3rd days. Cold application can be helpful in removing swelling and bruising.
In general, most of these complaints disappear within 2 weeks. (Sometimes subtle swelling can last for several months, but only your doctor can notice this)
It is natural to have bloody leakage from the nose in the first 1-2 days after the operation.
Nasal congestion may continue for several weeks.
In order not to disrupt tissue healing, you should avoid vigorously cleaning and blowing your nose during this period.
During this period, smoking, alcohol or heavy activity is strictly prohibited. The bath is free provided it is with warm water.
All stitches that support and a splint that support your nose will be removed in 7-10 days.
You can go back to work or school after this day. However, it may take several weeks before you can show your full performance.
You should avoid heavy and strenuous physical activities for 2-3 weeks. You should stay away from any kind of blow to your nose.
You should be careful while washing your face, brushing your hair and applying makeup.
If you wear contact lenses, you can start using them right away, but you can start wearing glasses after about 2 months.