Although the face is the most noticeable part of the human being at first glance, correcting the deformities in this area is very important in terms of aesthetics and psychology. Thanks to the development of techniques applied in the field of medicine and the application of innovative methods, nasal surgery for nasal aesthetics can be performed as much simpler operations in today’s conditions compared to the past. Rhinoplasty applications can be an important requirement for both aesthetic expectations and health. As a result of the elimination of the disorder in the region with the aesthetic operation, the person can both breathe more healthily and have the desired nose.

What is Nose Aesthetics?

Nasal aesthetics, also known as nasoplasty and rhinoplasty, is one of the most common aesthetic operations. It is performed to eliminate deformities that are congenital in the nose, formed later, or due to trauma. The deformity is corrected in some cases only because it causes visual discomfort, but it should also be corrected because it causes problems such as respiratory disorder in most people. Regardless of the reason for the aesthetic operation, the primary goal in rhinoplasty is to make the respiratory tract in the nose work best at the end of the operation. During the operation, one or more procedures of reshaping the nose, removing deformities, or changing the shape of a part are applied.

Whether the nasal tissues are suitable for aesthetic operation should be checked during the examination by the surgeon in people who are considering rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty surgeries must be performed by a specialist surgeon since the slightest intervention has very significant results. Rhinoplasty, which can be applied to both men and women, is a complicated operation. Achieving the expected result fully requires a period of 6 to 12 months. This process varies according to the size of the operation in the nose, the structure of the tissues in the nose, or the severity of the problem. After the operation, some minor correction applications may be required to obtain the desired shape in some patients.

What is Nasal Tip Aesthetics?

One of the parts that most affect the appearance of the nose in the shape of the tip of the nose. Deformities commonly seen at the tip of the nose can be listed as follows:

  • The tip of the nose is wider than it should be
  • Nose tip that looks like compressed
  • The nostrils are not symmetrical with each other
  • Low nose tip
  • Nose tip raised
  • Pointed nose tip

Nasal tip aesthetic operations, which are a sub-branch of nasal aesthetics, are used in patients with the above-mentioned problems. In these operations, the bone part of the nose is not touched, only the soft tissue and cartilage part located at the tip of the nose are treated. For this reason, they are easier operations than rhinoplasty. The applications performed before and after the operation is almost the same as other nasal aesthetic surgeries. The operation time is shorter and all procedures are completed within a period of 30-60 minutes. Patients are usually discharged on the same day. Recovery time is also shorter than rhinoplasty operations.

Why is Nasal Aesthetics Important?

The first of the reasons for nasal aesthetics is the observation of breathing problems due to a congenital or later deformity in the nose. The deformity that causes respiratory problems may be a visible disorder or a disorder that is not noticeable from the outside and located inside the nose. The second reason is that the person is uncomfortable with the appearance of his nose and wants to have a different looking nose. Conditions such as a curvature or dislocation in the bone part of the nose, deformities observed in the cartilage structure, excessive nose, and asymmetry in the nose structure are among the reasons that require rhinoplasty surgery. Purely personal preferences play a role in operations performed for aesthetic purposes. Although some people have a very large or protruding nose, they are very satisfied with the appearance of their nose, while some people may prefer a different nose view despite having a normal nose structure. As a result, rhinoplasty operations are very common operations that can be performed due to health problems or personal preferences.

How is Nasal Aesthetics Done?

Rhinoplasty surgery is a type of operation that is mostly performed under general anesthesia. In simple rhinoplasty operations that require only small touches, local anesthesia can be applied according to the surgeon’s preference. While the operation takes 2 hours on average, a rhinoplasty operation usually takes 1 day with pre-operative preparations and post-operative applications and observation periods. Two different nasal aesthetic techniques are commonly preferred. In the first of these, open rhinoplasty, a small incision is made between the nostrils, and the surgeon’s angle of view is expanded with this incision. Generally, the open rhinoplasty technique is preferred for people with advanced nasal deformities or who have had a different nose aesthetic operation before. The biggest advantage of the open technique is its wider viewing angle. However, the healing process is longer and problems such as edema and bruises after the operation are larger. In another technique, closed rhinoplasty, the incision is adjusted to remain within the nostrils. The surgeon’s field of vision is less, but the recovery time is shorter and there is no suture scar on the nose after the operation. The closed rhinoplasty technique is generally preferred for correcting smaller deformities.

Non-surgical Nose Aesthetics

In cases where the deformity of the nose is not very serious, one of the preferred applications is non-surgical nose aesthetics. In this method, also called nasal filling, the dermal filling is applied to the bridge of the nose. Non-surgical rhinoplasty applications, which are a very reliable option in the treatment of mild problems such as low nasal tip, nasal contour problem, wrinkled nose appearance, and nasal obstruction, are quite simple operations, but the products preferred for filling are completely reliable. In the aesthetic applications performed with this method, the desired appearance can be obtained in the nasal tips that are congenitally low or falling with age, as well as giving the nose a new appearance.

Recovery Process After Nose Aesthetics

Rhinoplasty is a complex surgical procedure that requires a surprisingly short recovery period before returning to your daily routine. Most patients, who are operated by an experienced plastic surgeon, are surprised at how short the first recovery period after the operation is. Patients usually feel mild pain and ache after rhinoplasty. Some patients only complain of nasal congestion, swelling, and bruising from the swollen face and nasal tissues. Rhinoplasty is a safe and extremely popular surgery that can transform your facial aesthetics and eliminate your respiratory problems.

The healing process after most surgeries, including rhinoplasty, varies from person to person. In this article, you can get a general idea by getting information about the recovery period after rhinoplasty for an average patient. The first recovery period is usually completed within 1 week. This is the length of time you will be off work (or school). Relax as much as possible, sleep with your head high, apply ice to your nose, and watch your favorite TV show. At the end of the first week (sometimes at the end of the 2nd week), patients are usually satisfied with the results.

Rhinoplasty Surgery Day

The healing process begins when you are taken to the recovery room after surgery. You may not remember this process immediately after the operation. There will be a splint on your nose. There may be a tampon in your nose.

If tampons are not needed, a special pad is placed under your nostrils to collect the small amount of bleeding that may occur on the first night after surgery. You will feel sinus congestion and a slight pressure around your nose. Later, when the pain medications given for the operation wear off, you will use pain medications at home if you need them. You can use a pack of frozen peas to reduce swelling and relieve pressure.

Once the dripping has stopped, you will begin to clean the small incision in your nose regularly with oxygenated water. You will use an ointment to prevent crusting under your nostrils. You can eat something if you want. You may have a certain level of weakness caused by the surgery. For this reason, water, food, etc. We recommend that you have a friend with you to bring things. Thus, you can avoid hitting your nose, which has just undergone a fall and operation, somewhere.

2nd and 3rd Day After Rhinoplasty

These two days can be a little difficult but are generally not painful (pain level is defined by most patients as 3-4 out of 10. Use your medications to relieve pain). You may feel nauseous. Breathing through your mouth can make it difficult to sleep. Nasal washing with salt water can make you feel better.

  • To minimize swelling, sleep with 2 large pillows. This also helps reduce bruising and limits bleeding.
  • You can return to light level activities after the first day. Do not bend, nose, and try not to lift anything over 2 kilograms. Do not use aspirin and ibuprofen.
  • If you have a tampon in your nose, you should visit your surgeon to have the tampon removed on the 2nd day.

Don’t be afraid, things will only get better at this point.

From 4th to 7th Day After Rhinoplasty

During these times, you will feel your splint loosening. Your splint will most likely be removed at the end of the first week, along with your stitches.

  • At this stage, you can see the basic structure of your new nose. You will have a lot of swelling. However, swelling is generally symmetrical. For this reason, you can visualize the final shape your nose will take even at this early stage.
  • You can return to work (or school). However, you should not lift heavy and avoid strenuous activities. On the other hand, some patients may be asked to take 2 weeks off for recovery.
  • To prevent sunburn, you should avoid the sun for at least 2 months or wear a hat.

2nd Week After Rhinoplasty (8th to 14th Day)

Around the middle of the second week, 10 days after rhinoplasty, the bruises usually become significantly faint. Generally, after 1 week or less, swelling and bruises become almost unnoticeable. You can return to work or school around the 8th day. However, some patients are required to be off for 2 weeks after rhinoplasty. If this happens, you can return to work or school on day 14.

2nd and 3rd Months After Rhinoplasty

Your Recovery Process Is Almost Complete. You will start to look better every day. The swelling in the nasal arch usually disappears completely at this time. The tip of your new nose may still be a little numb. But the feeling at the tip of the nose will return to normal more and more every day. If you have had an open rhinoplasty, your surgery scar will continue to fade.

1 Year After Rhinoplasty

12 months after your rhinoplasty operation, all (or almost all) of the swelling in your nose will be gone. Your surgery scar (if any) will be almost completely faded. At this stage, see your surgeon for evaluation of your surgical outcome and scar tissue control.

Tips for Shortening the Recovery Process After Nose Aesthetics

  • Avoid Excessive Activity

If you do not follow post-operative instructions such as not bending over, lifting anything heavy, and not exercising to increase your blood pressure, your risk of complications is higher. All of this can cause bleeding. Walking at home is not a problem, it is even recommended to keep circulation normal. But you shouldn’t do even moderate exercise until your surgeon allows it. You will probably need to avoid strenuous exercise for 6 weeks or more. If you forget to keep your head elevated while sleeping, the swelling may increase. For the swelling to dissipate as quickly as possible, your surgeon may recommend that you avoid salty foods.

  • Get help from friends

A friend or family member should drive you home after the surgery. He should also stay with you for 24-48 hours after the operation. You must not remove anything or anyone. For this reason, you may want to arrange a babysitter for your child for 1-2 weeks.

  • Avoid banging your nose

Young children or pets can hit your healing nose. So be very careful when holding them or when they are in your lap. Because of such a thing, you don’t want your surgery results to deteriorate or your healing process to prolong. If you are wearing prescription glasses or sunglasses, your glasses should not rest on your nose belt until your surgeon permits. You can tape your glasses to your forehead.

  • Watch out for the infection

If you develop a fever, become nauseous, notice excessive skin redness or runny nose, contact your surgeon immediately. These may be signs of infection. Your surgeon has ways to deal with such complications. However, you should inform your surgeon immediately. No matter how qualified your surgeon is, it is your responsibility to keep the area clean to prevent postoperative infection.

If you are uncomfortable with the appearance of your nose or if you think there is a structural disorder in your nose, you can get detailed information about the process by applying to specialist physicians.