Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)

Having a natural-looking, well-proportioned nose that is harmonious with your face is a goal that many patients desire. The nose is located in the center of the face and is often the first facial feature that others will notice.  The most common cause of a non-harmonious nose is due to heredity.  It may be a family trait that is passed on from one generation to the next. Sometimes the cause of the Nose problem can be due to a traumatic injury or medical illness.  Regardless of the cause, rhinoplasty nose surgery is a procedure that can greatly improve the look of your nose and the balance of your face. 

What is a Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery?

Rhinoplasty nose surgery is a commonly used term for the surgical procedure that corrects and improves the shape, size, general appearance, and function of your nose.

  It is a procedure that can improve your breathing if your nose has airway obstruction due to a deviated nasal septum or collapse of the cartilage of your nose.

Rhinoplasty nose surgery can be performed for cosmetic or reconstructive reasons. Cosmetic rhinoplasty nose surgery is done strictly to make your nose look better, and reconstructive rhinoplasty nose surgery is done to improve the function and breathing of your nose.

Nose Job Procedures’ (Rhinoplasty)

The best Nose Job (Rhinoplasty) is the one that emphasizes your positive features, subtracts the negative aspects, and restores harmony in your appearance without the obvious look of surgery.

Each nose is unique therefore each rhinoplasty is a blend of the patient’s wishes and what nasal surgery can realistically offer. 

Are you not happy with the shape of your nose? Parts of the nose seem out of proportion to the rest of your face? You d not like the position of the nostril? These concerns are cosmetic or appearance-related. As such they are usually not covered by most insurance plans. Cosmetic surgery is elective, the surgery that is designed to enhance the way you look, not to correct a condition that is affecting your health.

If your nasal problem is great enough it may be a good idea to have the surgery but not if you have significant other medical problems. Cosmetic concerns, abnormalities, and appearance are real problems. They are often dismissed as shallow or narcissistic, making individuals unhappy. Why live with something you do not like if you can have it changed?

Many patients who elect for a cosmetic change in appearance tell us later that they wonder why they waited so long and did not have the surgery sooner. 

Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)
Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)

Ideal Candidate for Nose Job

Rhinoplasty nose surgery can be performed on men and women. For younger patients, it is recommended that you wait until the nose is fully grown. This means age 13 or 14 for girls and 14 or 15 for boys.  Patients who decided on rhinoplasty nose surgery should be healthy both medically and emotionally.

What is Involved in the Rhinoplasty Consultation?

Scheduling a rhinoplasty nose surgery consultation is the first step in the process.  A rhinoplasty nose surgery consultation is designed to fully educate you about rhinoplasty nose surgery in a comfortable environment. 

The consultation will include a discussion of your goals and an evaluation of your individual case.  A physical examination of your nose will be performed.  There will also be a discussion of the likely outcome of your rhinoplasty nose surgery, the risk and complications associated with a rhinoplasty nose surgery, and the course of surgical treatment. 

The success and safety of your rhinoplasty nose surgery require that you fully disclose your health history, current medications, the use of vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.

What Anatomically is Involved in Rhinoplasty?

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  • The upper third of the nose is bone, and the lower two-thirds is cartilage.
  • Cartilage portion of the nose (upper lateral, lower lateral, and septum)
  • The bone, upper lateral, and septum make up the bridge of the nose.
  • The lower lateral cartilage makes up the tip of the nose.

What Can Be Corrected in Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery?

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  (In Rhinoplasty Nose surgery, the bridge can be shaved down)

   (In Rhinoplasty Nose surgery, the bridge of the nose can be narrowed)

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   (In rhinoplasty nose surgery, the length of the nose can be shortened)


   (In rhinoplasty nose surgery, the base of the nose can be narrowed)

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   (In rhinoplasty nose surgery, the tip of the nose can be rotated upwards)

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   (In rhinoplasty nose surgery, the tip can be refined)

How do I Prepare for Nose Job?

After your rhinoplasty nose surgery consultation and deciding to have your surgery, you will be scheduled for a pre-operative appointment. During your pre-operative appointment, you will be given prescriptions for the medications you will need after the rhinoplasty nose surgery.  

You may need to have some basic diagnostic tests and lab work to ensure that you are fit for rhinoplasty nose surgery.  You will be instructed on medications and vitamins to avoid, like aspirin, before your surgery.  It is important that you maintain a healthy diet before and after your surgery. 

The risks and possible complications will be explained to you, and a rhinoplasty nose surgery informed consent will be signed by you.  It is important that you address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon.  It is natural to feel some anxiety, whether excitement for the anticipated rhinoplasty nose surgery outcomes or pre-operative stress.

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Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)

Where is the Rhinoplasty Performed?

A rhinoplasty nose surgery may be performed in your plastic surgeon’s accredited office-based surgical facility, an ambulatory surgical facility, or a hospital, possibly with an overnight stay. 

It is more commonly performed under general anesthesia, although local anesthesia with sedation may be also used.  These decisions will be based on the requirements of your specific rhinoplasty nose surgery and considerations of patient and surgeon preference.

What is the Recovery After Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Although everyone heals at a different rate and the complexity of the rhinoplasty nose surgery is individualized, you can expect to recover will this general timeline. 

During the first two days, you should rest with your head elevated to help minimize swelling; activity is kept to a minimum, and you will experience a small amount of bleeding and stuffiness.  By the 10 day period, the swelling will have reached its peak and then begin to subside; bruising will diminish; sutures and packing will be removed; the splint will be removed, and you will be able to return back to light activity. After several weeks you can resume your normal activities and most of the swelling will have subsided.


When will I see the Results After Rhinoplasty?

The results of rhinoplasty nose surgery are visible almost immediately after surgery.  However, it does take a full year before your final result. Numbness and firmness over the skin surface will resolve over the following months. It may also take a year or more for incision lines to fade. The final results of rhinoplasty are permanent. However, time and gravity can minimally change the soft tissue overlying your nose.

Can a Rhinoplasty be Performed with Other Procedures?

It is possible to have a rhinoplasty nose surgery done with other procedures. Rhinoplasty nose surgery is commonly performed with other facial procedures like chin implants and facelifts.  Rhinoplasty can also be combined with body procedures like breast augmentation.

The advantage of combining the procedures is that it allows for one recovery time, thus, missing less time off work or time away from your family.

While the rhinoplasty nose surgery is healing so is the second procedure.

What should a Rhinoplasty Patient Know before a Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Know what exactly needs to be improved: it is very important the exploration performed by the plastic surgeon before the intervention because you have to detect the part of the nose that is altered, so for example the tip may be wide, narrow, or fall, or also that the bark is sunken or very protruding, which is usually the most frequent, and in some cases, it may deviate, due to trauma or birth. All of this will have to be taken into account to know what needs to be corrected, what is most worrying to the patient, and, finally, what can be corrected.

The problem can be the chin: Another congenital deformity that occurs on the face is the nasal hypertrophy that is associated with the retroposition of the chin or short chin, in these cases you have to perform a profile that consists in addition to correcting the nose, increase the chin, obtaining an excellent result.

It is not about having someone else’s nose: “sometimes young people bring us photographs of actors or actresses with a pretty nose, but it is important to explain that each nose goes with a type of facial features and some would be better off a type nose than others, ”says Dr. Emre Gonenc Baygol. Rhinoplasty intervention consists in correcting all nasal structures and giving the nose a harmonious shape with the rest of the face, it is not just about leaving it perfectly in shape, but it must be proportionate to the measurements of the face.

Do not forget the functionality of the nose: in addition to its aesthetic importance on the face, this part of our body has great functional importance in the breathing process, explains Dr. Emre Gonenc Baygol, since the nasal mucosa is adequate to introduce air into the lungs. For this reason, a good specialist will treat the case when studying the nose not only from the aesthetic point of view but also from the functional point of view and if the respiratory function is diminished or altered, make a correction in the same intervention, to improve so the breath of it.

Each time they are faster operations and the recovery period is shorter: it is important to know that the intervention is performed under general anesthesia, and usually, one day must be admitted to the clinic. During the postoperative period, the patient will be one week with a plaster, protecting the nasal bones, and with plugs that will be removed at 48 hours. Although the intervention is not painful, the periocular area is likely to swell slightly. But this swelling will disappear and it will not be until after a month when the patient begins to see the result, and definitely after a few months.

Always put yourself in the hands of professionals, as any other operation should always be performed by a professional surgeon, and when submitting to it, you must know what certifications guarantee the professionalism of the specialist. One of the most important is belonging to medical societies such as the European Rhinoplasty Society. It is important to demand that the surgeon who is going to intervene know all the advances in rhinoplasty techniques, since today more open techniques are performed than closed ones, which also achieve more precision and perfect results.

Does Rhinoplasty Surgery Change the Voice of Patient?

In general, rhinoplasty surgery does not change the voice of the patient. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that is designed to improve the appearance and/or function of the nose, and it does not involve altering the vocal cords or any other structures that are involved in producing the voice.

However, there have been rare cases where some patients have reported changes in their voice after rhinoplasty surgery. This may occur if the surgeon inadvertently damages or alters the nasal structures that are involved in sound production, such as the nasal passages, the soft palate, or the pharynx. These changes are usually temporary and resolve on their own within a few weeks or months.

It is important to discuss any concerns about potential changes in your voice with your surgeon before undergoing rhinoplasty surgery. A skilled and experienced surgeon can minimize the risk of complications and help you achieve the best possible results while preserving the function of your nose and other structures.

What are the Risks of Rhinoplasty Surgery?

  • Rupture of small superficial vessels of the nose
  • Infection
  • Poor wound healing
  • Anesthesia complications
  • Hemorrhage (hematoma)
  • Asymmetry of the nose
  • In Longer-term surgical interventions, cardiac and pulmonary complications may arise, which may be due to the formation, or increase, of blood clots in the venous system
  • Changes in skin sensitivity (numbness)
  • During a rhinoplasty or septoplasty, there may be changes in the nasal airways that can interfere with the normal passage of air through the nose
  • A Perforation in the nasal septum may form, but it is very rare additional surgery may be necessary to repair the nasal septum but in some cases, it may be impossible to correct this complication
  • Pain, which may persist
  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Irregularities in the contours of the skin
  • Discoloration and swelling of the skin
  • The Sutures may emerge spontaneously through the skin, become visible or cause irritation that requires removal
  • Possibility of revision surgery.

Important facts about the safety and risks of nose surgery The decision to undergo nose surgery is very personal and you must decide if the benefits will meet your goals and if the risks and potential complications are acceptable.

The plastic surgeon and/or his staff will explain in detail the risks associated with the surgical intervention. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure you will undergo and the potential risks or complications by Estheticland Cosmetic Surgery Turkey Plastic Surgeons.

How long is nose job recovery?

The recovery varies a lot between each patient, however, in general terms, the first week is the most uncomfortable because the nose is blocked a little and it is when there is more inflammation, therefore the activities you carry out will be especially those with which you feel comfortable, yes you can go to work or to the movies or to dinner or etc. from day 2-3, but it depends on how you feel.
Most of the swelling and discomfort disappear around the 5th day so you feel more confident going out and going to work.
You should avoid efforts and exercise for 4-6 weeks but honestly, the recovery is very noble and with some minor discomfort. You will use a bandage on the nose only for 10-14 days and later you will only use a bandage to sleep.
Your nose will finish healing like any other tissue in your body that takes between 8-12 months but all scars are internal so there are no marks on the skin and nobody will notice that you are operated on except for the improvement in your image
This helps the patient to have less inflammation and post-surgical bruising, leading to a faster and more ambulatory recovery, where the patient does not require a nasal plugging.

What is rhinoplasty with tension threads?

It is a treatment that does not serve to fix all the problems that can be in a nose, but it does treat one of the most frequent: the fallen tip. The intervention is carried out under local anesthesia and is minimally invasive since only a small incision is made in the lower part of the tip of the nose. Next, the surgical thread is passed through that incision to pull the tip of the nose up and, at the same time, thin it. The thread is the same as that used in other interventions, therefore it is a totally safe material that the body absorbs without any problem. The intervention can take from ten minutes to two hours, depending on the number of threads to be put on and the work to be done on the nose. Once it is finished, the patient can go home, since when only local anesthesia is applied, there is no need to monitor how the body reacts to it.

How Much is a Nose Job in Turkey?

Rhinoplasty prices in Turkey range from $2.000 to $4.000 and vary depending on the doctor’s name and whether the patient has had a previous revision or not.

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Last updated on June 1st, 2023 at 01:43 pm

Op.Dr.Reşit Burak Kayan; After graduating from Istanbul University Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, he completed his Plastic Surgery residency in Vakıf Gureba Training and Research Hospital and Bezm-i Alem Vakıf University Medical School Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Department.