I am Serdar Bora Bayraktaroğlu, Plastic Surgeon.
“Plastic surgery procedure of this week’‘ is Rhinoplasty!
I will answer the questions asked by my patients about aesthetic nose surgery, a topic many of you are curious about, based on a patient I operated on.
Rhinoplasty is one of the surgeries that I love and am excited about since I started my career as a plastic surgeon.
Especially, the satisfaction that comes from the results of aesthetic nose surgery in the patients makes me very happy.
Briefly, rhinoplasty is very successful in terms of results.
What is “Rhinoplasty”?
Our nose is one of the organs that stand in the middle of our face and make us who we are.
The term middle of our face is perhaps the most descriptive of this organ.
The middle triangle awareness in people’s perception of our face is the most prominent area in our face.
Although the nose is an organ responsible for respiration, it has a special significance for facial aesthetics.
In addition to curvature or excessive size, excessive smallness problems, problems caused by trauma are corrected and treated in rhinoplasty surgery.
Furthermore, nasal aesthetics is not only performed with aesthetic concerns.
The anatomical structure of the nose sometimes prevents breathing.
In these cases, we perform a rhinoplastic operation.
We make corrections and repairs to your adenoids and the mid-roof cartilage so that the patient can breathe better.
One of the most common questions my patients ask me is what technique I use. Yes, you can perform nasal aesthetics using many techniques: Closed technique, open technique, preservation, or structural techniques.
Here I should point out that these techniques you need to know may have advantages and disadvantages at some points relative to each other.
Regardless of the technique used in nasal aesthetics, if properly planned, it will come back to you as a natural result.
I use the atraumatic technique (open structural rhinoplasty) and get natural and aesthetic results.
Now let’s take a look at the rhinoplasty surgery in this patient.
My patient is a young woman in her late 20’s with a pretty beautiful face.
She was bothered by the bulbous nose tip, sagging, and the nostril widths. She came to me for her nose, which was too big for her face.
During the consultation, I took photos of the patient before surgery. Following the photos, I used a small endoscopic camera to look inside the nose and assess the curvature of nasal cartilage and the condition of the adenoids. This is how I roughly created my surgical plan.
Of course, my patient wondered what her nose would look like after surgery.
I showed her the side profile of the photos I had previously taken with a special program and showed the possible simulation after surgery.
This procedure is important so that the patient understands the new posture of the bridge and tip of the nose and has an idea of how the surgery will be performed.
I suggested a shape suitable for her face and her racial characteristics, which would not reveal that she had nasal surgery, with natural contours, a flat back of the nose, a slightly raised tip of the nose, but not excessively prominent nostrils from the front. She also said she wanted that result.
So, what did I not do in this nose surgery?
Yes, as you know, unfortunately, sometimes there are current trends in rhinoplasty.
As a plastic surgeon, I don’t think they’re right.
Fashion is fleeting, but your nose will stay with you for a lifetime.
For this reason, I did not stick to any current in surgery.
I did not round the nose inward and give the appearance of a slide.
I did not thin out the bridge of the nose, as if it did not exist.
I did not lift the tip of the nose excessively.
I have not destroyed the natural roundness at the tip of the nose.
So what did I do?
I narrowed the roundness of the tip of the nose in proportion to the patient’s face.
I moved the nose to a smaller and more aesthetic point without disturbing the overall expression.
Besides, I achieved natural results that did not show that a surgery was performed.
Again, by making the nose shape thinner, I got a slim face silhouette.
I made her nostrils smaller to be more balanced with the rest of her nose,
I lifted the tip of her nose, but this raising did not disfigure her naturalness from the front and side.
In short, I performed a Rhinoplasty Surgery that matched the patient’s facial anatomy and naturalness.
As you can see, the result was perfect!
Rhinoplasty surgery is important.
In the first place, healthy breathing is of great importance for the continuity and quality of life.
Again, an aesthetic nose has a positive effect on the psyche of the person for the rest of his life.
Studies reveal the positive effects of satisfaction at the end of the surgery on the private life of the person.
Rhinoplasty surgery is performed on an individual basis.
The facial structure of the person makes it imperative
A natural rhinoplasty can only be achieved by planning the personal outcomes.
When my patients come to the consultation, they bring and show the nose samples they like from artists and film artists, but you should know that this is not always true.
Mounting someone else’s nose result on your face may not produce a nice natural result.
Let’s get to the procedure:
I perform the surgery under general anesthesia.
This process takes about 2 hours.
As you can see in this patient, a great favorable difference occurs between before and after the operation.
After surgery, recovery begins, allowing the patient to quickly return to normal life.
And you use it with pleasure for a lifetime.
Another important question I am asked by my patients is whether or not to apply a nasal tamponade.
No, I don’t apply a tampon to the nose, thanks to the silicone pads I placed in the nose, there is no need for a tampon anymore. Since these silicone pads have holes, you can continue to breathe after surgery.
To protect the new shape of the nose, we put tape on the back of the nose and apply a silicone splint.
At the checkup, I remove the tiny sutures from the tip of the nose and remove the silicone pads and splint,
all of these procedures are painless and very comfortable.
In the first days, some patients may experience mild edema and bruises.
This is very common and please don’t worry, it passes quickly. When you come in for your checkup, you will see that these bruises have passed.
From the 2nd day after surgery, patients can go back to their daily lives.
After 10 days, light sports are begun, provided the nasal area is protected from injury. After six weeks, all sports activities are free, except diving and activities that cause trauma to the nose.
What happens after the operation?
After the operation, we host you in the hospital for one night. Small swellings and edema may occur.
. You sleep on your back.
. Ice is applied at regular intervals. This prevents the formation of edema.
Rhinoplasty is not a painful procedure, patients may experience discomfort with insomnia and nasal congestion, usually due to attention to lying positions during the first few days.
How long does the efficacy of his nose operation last?
A nose job will last a lifetime.
Will there be a scar?
Now I’m going to show you the tip of this patient’s nose, see, it’s almost impossible to understand.
Rhinoplasty is a scarless operation.
As I can perform this surgery alone, I can schedule it with surgeries such as body aesthetics or facial aesthetics if I feel it is necessary.
A Brief Overview of Rhinoplasty Surgery:
Anesthesia: General anesthesia
Technique: Open or closed.
Duration: 120 minutes
Hospitalization: 1 night
Suture: Removed one week later.
Normal Life: You can return to your social life after a week.
Efficacy: Persistence for years.