Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Specialist Prof. Dr. Halil İbrahim Canter said, “While most of the patients who apply for plastic surgery apply with aesthetic demands; They also share their breathing complaints during their exams. In any case, the main complaint is the breathing problem and it is not an ethical approach to recommend the surgery for rhinoplasty to the patient who does not have an aesthetic demand.

The issue of how the proportions should be in the face has always been tired of people. Stating that although the artists in the arts of painting and sculpture try to make their works by adhering to the ideal measurements and proportions, it is not necessary to have the ideal size of the nose that suits the human face when performing surgery. Dr. Halil İbrahim Canter said, “The result after nasal surgery should be compatible with the rest of the person’s face. The patient should not completely lose his familial and racial character. “The main goal after the operation should be to achieve the most natural result that the patient is not certain to have had an operation,” he said.

Social media increased surgeries

Emphasizing that there is an increase in nose aesthetic surgeries in recent years, Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Specialist Prof. Dr. Halil İbrahim Canter said, “This is actually related to the impact social media has on our lives. As people share their surgeries and results on these platforms, the awareness of other individuals in the society rises. In addition, the information shared by the surgeons who perform the surgery in the same channels for information purposes undoubtedly has a positive effect on this increase ”.

Nose surgery should not be performed before facial development is completed.

Underlining that the nose, which is anatomically located in the middle part of the face, is also one of the growth centers of the face during the development period, Prof. Dr. Halil İbrahim Canter said, “In other words, let us state that nasal surgery performed on individuals whose facial development is not completed has the risk of causing growth retardation, especially in the upper teeth and the middle part of the face. Therefore, by waiting for the completion of bone development; “It would not be right to have a nose surgery before the age of 16 for girls and 18 for boys.”

However, if it needs to be done before for medical reasons, emphasizing that the stage of bone development should be evaluated with a wrist film, Prof. Dr. Halil İbrahim Canter said, “If the development continues, the surgery should be completed without interfering with the bone structures as much as possible. There is no limitation in the advanced age group, but it is the healthiest to make an evaluation considering the accompanying chronic diseases of the person. In addition, it is necessary to avoid excessive cartilage removal in order to correct the growth of the nose with advancing age. Because if we take into account that the skin may also thicken at later ages, when the nasal support is lost due to excessive cartilage, these surgeries may cause breathing difficulties, ”he said.

It should be said that the same nose cannot be guaranteed to the patient who comes with a photograph.

Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Specialist Prof. Dr. Halil İbrahim Canter said, “After all, there is no disease and the person will receive professional support for a change in his body without a medical justification. At this stage, the most correct approach is to tell the patient what can be done without risking the general health of the patient and the possible results. For example, a patient who comes with a photograph in his hand should be told that it cannot be guaranteed to make the same nose that he likes in that photograph. Even if the same can be done, it should be underlined that since the nose is a part of the facial aesthetics, the nose will have a beautiful appearance only when the proportions compatible with the face of the person are reached.

Recovery may vary depending on the surgery.

Prof. Dr. Halil İbrahim Canter said, “In patients who have problems with breathing and who are treated in the nasal contours or the middle cartilage of the nose, it may be necessary to place silicone pads in the nose after the surgery. Despite all these differences, patients are generally informed that the swelling on the face will regress significantly, all splint and tampons will be removed, and possible bruises will disappear in about two weeks. However, it should not be forgotten that tissue healing can continue for 6 months to 1 year. During this time; The nose should be protected from trauma, it should not be exposed to extreme heat or cold, and patients should be informed beforehand that the use of glasses may cause curvature in the nose, especially in operations where nasal bones are also intervened, ”he said.

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