While this aesthetic operation improves the external appearance of the patients, it has effects that increase the self-confidence of the person. The same nose shape that patients want before the operation and in their dreams cannot be created with this operation. All of the changes made in the nose structure are related to the nose structure of the person. Therefore, the expectations of patients come to the fore in rhinoplasty surgery.
The success of the operation depends on the patient’s expectation from it, the reasons for having the operation, and what they expect as a result of the operation. If the patients convey their wishes to the surgeon correctly and their requests are at a feasible level, the best results will be obtained. If the patients are excessive perfectionists, a successful result cannot be obtained. Rhinoplasty success is achieved as long as the patients who are satisfied with the new nose shape, which will contribute positively to the external appearance, are satisfied. It should be noted that these candidates are the most suitable candidates for rhinoplasty. Candidates who have the spiritual development that will remove the results obtained with the surgery, who understand that the surgery and getting results are a process, and who have completed the nose development can decide to have rhinoplasty surgery.
Are There Risks?
Like any surgical procedure, rhinoplasty operations carry risks. Performing the operation by experienced rhinoplasty specialists is effective in reducing the risks. In addition, risks arising from bleeding, infection and anesthesia may occur at any time, as in other surgeries. According to the rhinoplasty technique, the scar that will remain as a result of the surgery will be different. Closed rhinoplasty can be completed without visible scars. However, minimal and indistinct scars may remain in open rhinoplasty operation. After the operation, revision surgery may be needed. Although this rate is around 10 – 25% in the literature, this should be considered as a risk. A new operation can be performed if the nose shape that the patient does not like is created or if there is respiratory distress.
Patient and doctor communication is of great importance in the success of the operation. We argue that the liaison and spiritual bond we have with our patients positively affects the operations. A patient who conveys his wishes to his doctor correctly will enable us to be more successful in the operation. The patient, who correctly conveys the nose shape he wants to have after the surgery, will help us create the nose shape that adapts to the face shape that suits him. In the evaluations before the surgery, the patient’s bone and cartilage tissue, face shape, skin structure, skin thickness, age and the patient’s expectations from the surgery are taken into consideration. Thus, the patient is informed about the method to be used, where the operation will be performed, the price of the operation and possible risks. The patient’s habits and medications are regulated. Plans such as nutrition program, cessation of smoking, rearrangement of drugs, vitamin support are made.
How is the surgery done?
In the operation, which is completed in an average of 2 hours according to the operations in the nose structure, the nasal skin, bone and cartilage roof are separated. Different procedures are performed in accordance with the problems in the nose and the technique to be used in the surgery. The rhinoplasty operation is terminated by adapting the nasal skin to the newly formed nasal roof and using a plaster splint or plastic mold to protect the new nose shape. Silicone plates are placed inside the nostrils to fix the midline septum in the nose.