Nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is one of the most common surgeries in plastic surgery
It aims to correct the shape and size of the nose and also to improve breathing function.
The nose has a central position on the face, has an important function and a very complex structure. As an organ, it deserves special attention and thorough preparation. The most significant part of preoperative preparation is the interview with the surgeon. During the first examination, you should describe in detail the problems, if any, the observations regarding the appearance of the nose and then outline what you expect from the surgery or what kind of nose you want to have. Even the smallest details can be very significant.
The surgeon will make a plan for future surgery based on the examination and interview with you. In addition to aesthetic correction, if there is any indication, deviation of the nasal septum, hypertrophy of the nasal shells, polyps and the like can be corrected.
The surgery can be performed under general or local anesthesia depending on the extent of the surgery. Accordingly, preoperative preparation (blood tests, lung imaging, cardiologist examination) should be performed.
After surgery, you have mild pain that usually does not require analgesics.
Tampons should be removed after three days if only aesthetic nose surgery was performed, with septum surgery, tampons should be removed after seven days of rest. You can return to your work responsibilities after two weeks. The nose should not be blown out for the first month. Running, swimming and recreation only for three weeks.
The difference between primary and secondary rhinoplasty
If rhinoplasty is done for the first time, it is a primary rhinoplasty. If the nose has been operated one or more times – it is secondary rhinoplasty. The difference is largely because the tissues of the nose are fine, sensitive and prone to creating internal scars. If the nose is operated multiple times, the tendency for internal scars is greater, and in some patients there are firm scars that can lead to deformity and asymmetry of the nose. Therefore, the first nose surgery should be well prepared so that no second surgery is required. However, if a second surgery is needed, a plan should be devised to achieve the best effect with the least tissue trauma. It should be remembered that minor deformities can be corrected by inserting your own adipose tissue or filler under local anesthesia after which you can immediately return to your regular appointments.