- Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) is a painful process
False. The first myth is about rhinoplasty is that this process is very painful. Sensitivity varies from patient to patient in line with the pain threshold. However, even if you are very sensitive to pain, the pain can be managed and tolerated.
- Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) is not an option for airway obstruction repair
False. First, we check our patients’ airways during the detailed examination to see if there is any breathing problem. Later we do a simulation to consider the esthetics look. By this way, we can ensure both a healthy breathing and a beautiful look.
- After rhinoplasty, splint removal is a painful process
False. Splint removing is not a painful process. After rhinoplasty, the splint is put on the nose with the help of strong adhesives. When removing the splint there is no pain or ache. If there is an intervention to airways, we use new generation tampons which are silicone and compatible with the shape of the nose. So, it prevents you from feeling pain.
- Rhinoplasty is for all age groups
False. Rhinoplasty is not for all age groups. It is based development of bone and gender. It is necessary to complete the age of 17 for females and 18 for males. There is no upper age limit. However, we do not recommend rhinoplasty to patients over 40 years old, because we may see other health problems in this group.
- Rhinoplasty (Nose job) can be performed to everyone
False. Rhinoplasty cannot be performed to everyone. The health status of the patient is very important. If there is an important disease or any concern, this should be concerned. Smoking is a negative factor in this process. We advise a surgery after stop smoking.
- It is not safe to have rhinoplasty while breastfeeding
False. Rhinoplasty can be performed to the patient who is breastfeeding. Breastfeeding is not a barrier to have this operation.
- Rhinoplasty affect the loss of smell
False. There is no intervention in the olfactory zone during rhinoplasty. All surgical interventions take in the different zones. Therefore, there is no loss of smell after rhinoplasty. However, this condition can be experienced for some time due to swelling and edema after the operation. It should not be forgotten that it is a temporary situation.
- Patient relatives can be in the operation room during the surgery
False. It is not appropriate for the relatives of the patients to enter the operating room due to hygiene and sterilization rules.
- Nose aesthetic surgery changes smiling
False. There is no permanent change in smiling after nose aesthetic surgery. You cannot command your laughing muscles because of the swelling and edema that may occur after the surgery. So, you can say that I do not smile like used to be until swelling edema gone. However, this situation is temporary.
- Nose tip drops after nose aesthetic surgery
False. Choosing a Doctor for your nose aesthetic surgery is very important. With experienced and master hands, you do not experience nose tip dropping.
1. What is Closed Rhinoplasty Technique?
Rhinoplasty can be performed with a closed or open technique. While there is a cut in open rhinoplasty technique, there is no cut in closed rhinoplasty technique and the whole operation is performed within the nose. Since there is no cut on the nose, there are no scars or stitches. With closed technique, we protect the nerve, ligament, vascular tissue at nose tip so, nose blood vessels and nose’s flexibility ability is not deteriorated. With the closed and atraumatic technique, we aim to get the most natural results by giving least damage to the nose.
2. I want to have a rhinoplasty, but I have a problem of breathing. Are you intervening in the airway?
It is important to have a nose that matches your face with golden ratios after rhinoplasty. But if there is a functional deficiency, your beautiful nose will be missing. Therefore, before your nose surgery, we determine if there is an airway problem by evaluating the nose with our endoscopy device before visual beauty during detailed examination. During your nose surgery, first, we solve your airway problems and then aesthetic concerns. We address both concerns without needing another doctor.
3. In which hospitals do you perform surgeries?
We perform our surgeries in the hospitals we deal with. We have an agreement with American Hospital and Acıbadem Fulya Hospital.
4. How long do I need to stay at the hospital?
After the operation, we want you to stay 1 night under observation at the hospital. The next day, you will be discharged.
5. Do you perform rhinoplasty with local or general anesthesia?
We prefer to perform rhinoplasty (nose Job) under general anesthesia.
6. When do you remove the splint and bandages?
1 week later, we remove the splint and bandages at our clinic.
7. How long after can I return my social life?
The day we remove the splints and bandages you can continue from where you have left your social life. We advise you to get quality rest for a good healing process until splint and bandages are removed.
8. After rhinoplasty, how long does the recovery process take?
The time you need to take care of is 2 months after split removal day. It is strictly forbidden to have any trauma during this process. When you come for the 2nd month control, your nose will be about to finish the healing process. However, the complete recovery will take 1 year.
9. I do smoke. Is it a barrier for rhinoplasty?
Smoking is not a barrier for your nose surgery. However, it prevents the healing process after the operation. For this reason, the patients who smoke should quit smoking at least 6 months before the surgery and never smoke after the operation.
10. Do you perform surgery abroad or out of Istanbul?
Our clinic is in Istanbul. We do detailed examinations in our clinic and perform surgeries at the hospitals we deal with. We do not even go to a hospital that we don’t have any deal. Because, this is an operation that requires great care. So, we are performing surgeries in specific hospitals where we can display full concentration, create a dedicated team, and not face with any surprises.
In this article, we have discussed what patients should do after rhinoplasty and how they can handle this process easier. We can examine this process in two headlines; Cast Removal Day and After Removing the Cast.
The patient who had rhinoplasty is free to go her/his home after staying one night at the hospital and is invited to our clinic after 7 – 10 days from the operation to have cast and splint removal.
Cast Removal Day
This is the process that patients are most afraid of. In fact, these fears are very unnecessary. With the help of new generation silicon splints which are very elastic and are designed in line with the nose structure, removing splints is very painless.
The thermoplastic splint on the nose is removed without any pain with the help of its adhesive structure.
The patient’s blood pressure may drop due to excitement that occurs when the patient thinks about how she/he will look on the mirror. To prevent this condition, the patient should come to cast removal day with a full stomach. The patient may take a shower one day before or in the morning of the cast removal day that the cast will come out much easier.
After Removing the Cast
We do not need any bandages after removing the cast. However, some of our colleagues are using bandages. In this case, the patient must follow the instructions of the Doctor.
The patient, who is having cast removal, passes through the mirror after the adhesives on the nose are cleaned. This is the most exciting part. The patient, aware of their swelling, knows that most of the swelling will go away in 2 months. However, the patient who is unaware of the swelling and thinks that the result can be seen immediately, may fall into the void after seeing swelling on the face. Here the psychological dimension begins. After the nose surgery, the brain tends to find strange seeing the new face in front of the mirror. This is a normal process and can last up to 2-3 weeks. Patient relatives get used to this change process more quickly than the patient itself. This process is overcome with the support of our clinic psychologist and support of patients’ relatives.
The patient, who has cast and splint removal, should know that there will be some swelling on the nose and face. Depending on the skin’s quality, lubrication, acne or redness may appear on the surface of the skin. This can be eliminated in a short time using cleaning soap and lotion which are suitable for the skin type.
The delicate process that you need to be aware of after removing cast is 2 months. For a healthy healing, there should not be any strike or trauma at that period. Recommended massages should be done effectively and medicines should be used regularly. After 2 months, it is seen that most of the swelling is gone. However, it should not be forgotten that the result comes out after minimum 1 year.
It is important to attend 2 month and 1 year follow up appointments to have a healthy and complete rhinoplasty process.