The nose is the sensory organ located in the middle of our face and is among our most important organs. It is an element of completing the face aesthetically by affecting the visuality of our face. It also allows us to breathe freely. In line with these features, it seriously affects our comfort of life. A problematic nose structure creates some problems in the body.
Among these problems, there are factors that negatively affect the quality of life such as fatigue, stress, insomnia, shortness of breath, and headaches. The fact that the nose works at full capacity is measured by its conformity to the face and the comfort in breathing. If there are visual or functional problems for the nose, it is necessary to apply some improvement methods. Nose correction operations come into play in this section and aim to significantly increase the comfort of life.
What is Nose Reshaping ?
Nose reshaping is an operation that should be done both physically and in terms of health. Today, aesthetic nose correction operations are performed for visually unappealing nose shapes. Apart from this, operations are performed to correct deformities due to various traumas, to eliminate functional disorders, low nasal tip, arched nose, long nose, asymmetry or nostril size.
The curvature of the nasal bone creates a visual disturbance, but it also impairs the function of the nose. Thanks to that curvature, the roads are closed and nasal congestion occurs. With bone curvatures, swelling occurs in the nasal concha and difficulty in breathing. The correction of these problems becomes available with some operations.
Why is Nose Reshaping Operation Performed?
Respiratory problems, congenital problems, deformities that develop after trauma, visual disapproval are among the reasons for performing nose reshaping surgery. The reasons for visually disapproving of the nose include the presence of bony curved or protruding bone, the shapeless nasal cartilage, an excessively large or excessively small nose, or an asymmetrical shape.
In nose correction operations performed for aesthetic purposes, the patient’s personal preferred shapes are acted upon. Some people find a protruding appearance pleasant, while others may find it uncomfortable. In other words, nose correction operations are performed due to health problems and aesthetic appearance.
How to Determine an Ideal Nose?
The golden ratio, which is described as mathematical, is also useful in this part. In nose correction operations, it is aimed to achieve close ratios to this ratio. For the nose rehaping process, attention is paid to the golden ratio and guidance is given in line with the wishes of the patients.
It is shown to the patient before the operation with the nose shop method with 2 or 3 dimensional programs. İn line with this sharing, the patient and the doctor exchange ideas and the appropriate nose shape is determined. Although the patient’s wishes are very important, more attention should be paid to the golden ratio. Making a nose that is too big too small will disrupt the harmony of the skin and lead to undesirable results.
Is There an Age Limit?
In nose reshaping operations, it is aimed to provide adequate progress in the musculoskeletal system of the body. Children’s bone development is completed when they reach a certain age. In fact, the nose reshaping process should not be looked at on the basis of age.
Completion of bone and cartilage development is seen in every child at different ages. Although there is no clear upper limit in the plastic surgery department, it is evaluated by considering the complications that may occur in the surgical operation. Postoperative complications and anesthesia response are monitored for the patient. If there is no risk, a nose correction operation is decided. However, some doctors have special principles and they are expected to be 17 years old for girls and 18 years old for boys.
What are the Differences Between Male and Female Operations?
According to human physiology, there are visual differences between the male nose and the female nose. The evaluation of these criteria is made by looking at the angle of the nose with the lip. While the angle of the nose with the lip is 90 degrees in men, the angle in women is greater. Because of this angle, women’s noses should be more upturned than men.
In surgical operations, male and female plastic surgeries are applied with the same techniques. The only difference that can be seen here is that the amount of measure and angle is variable. The nose tip and nostril width in men appear more prominent than in women. It is aimed to keep away from the feminine look.
How is the Reshaping Operation Performed?
Nose correction surgery is a type of surgery performed under general anesthesia, as in most surgeries. In the procedures where small touches are planned, local anesthesia can be applied according to the doctor’s preference. In this application, only regional anesthesia is applied and the operation is performed. Surgery usually takes 2 hours. However, it takes 1 day for the pre-operative preparations and the postoperative period. Today, two techniques, open and closed, are mostly used. The first of these techniques is known as open rhinoplasty.
In open rhinoplasty, a small incision is made through the nostrils. The advantage of this technique is that the angle of view of the surgeon performing the surgery is wider thanks to the incision. The open rhinoplasty technique is preferred in advanced deformities or in people who have had a different nose rehsaping operation before. The healing process is longer in this technique and complicated conditions such as edema and bruises are seen as a result of the operation. In closed rhinoplasty, it is preferred to reshape small deformities.
What Happens After the Operation?
Nausea, vomiting and pain are among the most common problems as a result of nose correction surgery. There is leakage from the nose, but this is normal. Infection and conditions called septal hematoma are among the rare complications. In line with the width of the surgical section, swelling and bruising may occur around the eyes and nose after the surgery. Bruises and swellings usually pass within 7 to 10 days. These details are informed by the surgeon who will perform the surgery by making a risk assessment before the operation. A cast is placed on the reshaped nose to keep it stable. This plaster is kept on the face with tapes and removed from the face on the 7th day after the operation.
Dressing is done after removal. Massage training is given to the patient in order to reduce swelling and ensure that the tissues are fully seated. It usually takes 6 months for all the swelling to go away and the nose to be fully seated. It is necessary to protect the face and the operation area from all kinds of impacts for 6 months after the operation.