Professor Esra Eryaman
Ear, Nose & Throat / Head & Neck Surgery Specialist
Nose attracts attention. It is placed in the middle of the face, that's why it gives the ultimate meaning to the visage. Some dominant deformities in its shape may cause also psychological problems.
Rhinoplasty is an operation to change the shape of the nose. The shape of the bone and the cartilages with the overlying skin determines the basic features of the nose. There is no perfect shape to the nose, there is a perfect shape specific to each person. It is important for patients to understand this fact.
Sometimes the wall that separates the nostrils (nasal septum) is twisted and needs to be corrected at the same time. This combined operation is called septorhinoplasty. We should never forget that breathing well is highly precious for the quality of life.
To examine the patient’s nose well is crucial. Taking the photographs and sharing them with the patient in the digital environment and explaining the corrections that should be made in detail is vital. Here, the expectations of the patient should meet with the surgeon's suggestions.
The nose can be straightened or made smaller or bigger. The shape of the tip of the nose can be changed. Pieces of cartilage or bone may be removed from or added to the nose. So, these techniques may be summarized as reduction, augmentation, refinement and tipplasty surgeries.
It may take up to 1-2 months for your nose to settle down for breathing and to be clear again. To see the final result, we should wait for 6-8 months.
Nose is a small area which has enormous and vital functions. During the operations concerning outside and inside of the nose, the most important issue for us, the E.N.T surgeons is not to harm this wonderful organ. Our aim is to create natural looking, dynamic, balanced, proportional, well-breathing noses...
This content reflects only information, a physician consultation is recommended for the diagnosis and treatment.