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Wearing eyeglasses after rhinoplasty

Wearing eyeglasses after rhinoplasty This is a very common question asked? After rhinoplasty, eyeglasses can be worn a week. Since we place a splint on the bridge of the nose after rhinoplasty, the nose is protected from the potential damage of the eyeglasses. After the splint is removed,...

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Different nose types

Lately Turkish doctors have been very popular in rhinoplasty. We have patients from various countries. The doctors being well specialized in rhinoplasty, the prices being agreeable and the hospital conditions being perfect are the main reasons for this preference. Our country has a rich variety of...

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The operations that can be combined with rhinoplasty; rhinoplasty and mentoplasty

For rhinoplasty operation to look successful, the shape and the position of the chin become important. If the chin is way behind a vertical plane dropped from the vermilion of the lower lip, it disturbs the proportions in the face. The nose may look bigger and longer than normal. Augmentation...

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Open or closed rhinoplasty….

The main differences between the open and the closed rhinoplasty is that in the open rhinoplasty there is an external incision on the columella reaching the tip and the dorsum easily. In the closed rhinoplasty the tip and the dorsum is reached through internal incisions through or between the tip...

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 Nasal Dorsal Hump

A nasal hump is a bump made up of bone and cartilage on the bridge of the nose. If this hump is small, a minimal rasping is generally enough. But with large humps, the bridge of the nose looks wide. After rasping the bony hump, the bridge should be narrowed by lateral osteotomies. The excessive...

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The result of excessive hump reduction on the bony vault...

The bony vault is the upper 1/3 of the nasal dorsum. It is made up of paired nasal bones. Dorsal hump deformity is described as the excessive projection of the bony nasal vault. This hump may be removed during rhinoplasty by osteotomies, piezo or rasping techniques. Following this procedure,...

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Preparation for rhinoplasty operation

As you have chosen your surgeon, make sure that you have talked about all the details on your photos with the simulation programs. This consultation should satisfy both sides. The decision is made whether you are a good candidate for the nose job or the doctor is the right chose for you. You may...

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Any loss of smell with rhinoplasty?

After rhinoplasty and especially after rhinoseptoplasty (where septum deviation is also corrected), it is quite normal to have a loss of smell for up to 4-6 weeks. It is due to the swelling of the inner lining of the nose where the receptors for smell are spread. As the nose cures itself, the loss...

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Is rhinoplasty a painful operation?

Although we use very fine instruments during the operation, rhinoplasty may be fearsome, because there is a process of breaking the nose. After the operation, there is a period of discomfort, but pain is not a popular symptom as expected. The pain thresholds, consequently the perception of pain...

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What happens the day of rhinoplasty?

The exact date of the rhinoplasty operation is scheduled. The patient should fast 7 hours before the operation. Otherwise, the anesthesia wouldn’t give general anesthesia to avoid a possible complication and the surgeon would delay the rhinoplasty operation. Even the patient drinks only half...

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Mentoplasty

Chin retrusion is a very important detail on the face which disturbs the facial beauty and symmetry . Augmentataion mentoplasty is performed with silicone implants. It is a easy technique and the results are very satisfactory. It may be done at the same time with rhinoplasty. This small operation...

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Rhinoplasty (Nose Aesthetic)

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...

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Is there any breathing difficulty after rhinoplasty?

Breathing problem is normal after 1 - 2 weeks after rhinoplasty due to swellings. This is not a permanent problem. To weaken the supportive cartilage tissue on the lateral sides for making a finer nose results in a collapse in alar sides of the nose. This causes a major breathing problem. Besides,...

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Crooked nose

The crooked nose is the deviation of the nose to one side. It is generally due to trauma or birth defect. Nose aesthetic is the only surgery to correct this deviation. The crooked nose in childhood may cause a real twisted appearance with breathing and bleeding problems. In this case,...

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Rhinoplasty and breathing

Rhinoplasty is surgery on the nose to change its shape. However, this nose job should not cause any functional problems like a nasal blockage. Cartilage and bony dorsum of the nose is the roof of the internal breathing pathways as well. To lower and narrow the dorsum causes breathing problems. The...

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Preoperative rhinoplasty consultations

Preoperative rhinoplasty consultations include taking photographs, analyzing these pictures on photoshop programs, endoscopic examination of the nose and informing the patients about the surgical procedures. The patients should feel free about asking all the questions and concerns. The expectations...

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What kind of an operation is rhinoplasty for the doctors?

You may answer this question as all the operations should be in general the same. But, no! Rhinoplasty is an exciting privileged surgery.. Why? Because every nose has its own specific characteristics and so the techniques vary for each nose. The appearance changes every month as the swellings pass....

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Simple proportions in the nose

Nose is composed of dorsum and tip. Dorsum has the bony and cartilaginous section. To reduce either of them excessively may end up with bad results such as saddle nose deformity. Or not to remove the bony hump sufficiently may end up with an aquiline nose. Not to remove the boss on the cartilage...

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The question of scar tissue in open rhinoplasty

Lately, because open rhinoplasty is preferred mostly, noticeable scar tissue may be questioned by the patients. There is no external incision in a closed rhinoplasty. In open rhinoplasty, there is a small incision on the columella between the nostrils. The ones inside the nostrils are not visible....

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Rhinoplasty and emotional stability

To be emotionally stable when deciding for rhinoplasty reduces the person's stress, comforts the doctor performing the surgery and increases the surgery's success. The family and friends influence the patients with their value judgments and ideas. Emotional stability encloses the features...

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Why ENT specialists are preferred for rhinoplasty

Nose is one of the fundamental subjects of the ENT specialists. Other than the cosmetic appearance, the patients with functional problems of the nose firstly consult the ENT specialists. Post nasal drip, breathing problems, infections…..are ENT subjects. Septal deviation and turbinate...

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The operations that can be combined with rhinoplasty; rhinoplasty and snoring

Snoring is an important complaint. There may be periods of apneas and respiratory disturbances during snoring. If the indexes of these respiratory disturbances and physical states of the patients are appropriate for the surgical options, some surgical techniques for stiffening the soft palate may...

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The operations that can be combined with rhinoplasty; rhinoplasty and tonsillectomy

It is painful, still with the help of the analgesics, it becomes relatively tolerable. In great cities, some busy patients may want to solve nose aesthetic and chronic tonsil problems that bother them for years practically. Since they are in lack of time, we can offer a solution by performing...

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Polly-beak deformity

Polly- beak deformity refers to a nose and tip resembling a parrot's beak. It is either congenital or results from prior rhinoplasty surgery. There is an excess prominence in the supratip area of the nose or the tip of the nose is short and droopy. This prominence may be either soft tissue or...

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Saddle-nose deformity

Saddle – nose is a deformity defining the dorsal depression on the middle vault of the nose. It is mostly acquired. External trauma to the nose or inappropriate rhinoseptoplasty surgery damage the nasoseptal cartilage and decrease the dorsal nasal structural support. This causes middle vault...

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Rhinoplasty and thick skin

The skin covering the nose shows varieties in thicknesses including its connective and fatty tissue. Thick skin has an advantage for the camouflage cover of the underlying cartilage and bone irregularities. However, it masks the tip definition and projection of the nose in rhinoplasty. In...

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Is nose bleeding a problem in rhinoplasty?

Nose is rich in various capillary networks. That 's why it easily bleeds due to trauma, changes in weather, infections and systemic problems like hypertension and hematologic diseases. In case of a stuffy nose, we do rhinoseptoplasty surgery where we operate on the septum and the inferior...

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Piezo Rhinoplasty

Piezo is an instrument that produces ultrasonic wave from electrical energy. The ultrasound waves which have reached to a special probe cut and shape the nasal bones with small blades. The classical rhinoplasty is performed by hammer, osteotomes, and rasps. The surgeons generally use the...

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Rhinoplasty and its socioeconomic perspective

There are many factors which influence the success of corporate life. Sociocultural level, education level, stable and healthy personality are undoubtedly the major factors. Additionally, the outside appearance may be important as well. The meaning of the face influences people at first sight....

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The most compatible nose to the face

The definition of beauty aesthetically is not easy. The harmony, beauty and mathematical proportions are the main complementary issues. Harmony should be maintained due to the skin quality, the shape of the eyes, the chin and the frontal region. A nice dorsum in a good proportion with an elegant...

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Male rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty among males has been popular lately. Rhinoplasty is not anymore in the monopoly of women, models, and actors anymore. To look great with self-confidence in the society, the business world and in social media has been very trendy recently. That's why more men look for nose reshaping....

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Rhinoplasty in the summertime

Rhinoplasty is a surgery that can be done at any time. Our general advice to the patient is to choose the most available and comfortable time for himself or herself. On the contrary to general belief, rhinoplasty surgery can be done during summer. After rhinoseptoplasty surgery, we recommend salty...

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The operation week in rhinoplasty (early recovery period)

The rhinoplasty procedure needs a period of 1 week. If there is a problem in nasal breathing, we operate inside of the nose and this operation is called rhinoseptoplasty. In rhinoseptoplasty, we put inside the plastic stents and anterior packings to prevent bleeding. We take the packings the next...

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Tip Plasty

Tip plasty is the surgery to improve the appearance of the nasal tip. The nasal tip deformities show varieties such as wide nasal wings, flared nasal tip, drooping nose, bifid nose, asymmetrical cartilages, flat nasal tip, bulbous nasal tip, and low sitting nose. And, the surgical procedure for the...

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Nasal packings and pain after rhinoplasty

There will be definitely no pain after rhinoplasty, just a state of a little discomfort due to the nasal packings.Nasal packings are only used in rhinoplasty when an operation for septal deviation is included. They prevent bleeding after the surgery. They are kept for 1 day. Although there are many...

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The operations that can be combined with rhinoplasty; rhinoplasty and otoplasty

For a face to look nice with a well-done rhinoplasty, it should be lack of other deformities. Prominent ears are one of them. If a single or both ears protrude laterally, then prominent ears attract attention instead of a well-done rhinoplasty on the face. Otoplasty is an easy operation where the...

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Thin skin in  rhinoplasty

Thin skin contains a thin subcutaneous fatty tissue layer. Even a small surgical procedure in thin skin rhinoplasty shows significant visible change on the nose. Postoperative edema and swellings are seen less. However, thin skins show all the asymmetries and irregularities of the bone and...

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Revision Rhinoplasty I- why?

Are you happy with your nose new nose? Can you breathe well? Do you like its new shape? Is there still a small hump? Do you have a refined tip? When there are a hesitation and uncertainty about the answers, generally the patients start to consider a revision rhinoplasty in a period of time. After...

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Revision rhinoplasty – when?

The most appropriate time for the revision rhinoplasty starts from the post-operative period of minimum 6 months. If the patient has had 2 or more revision surgeries before, the new revision for rhinoplasty should be delayed to 1 year. There are some major problems like a still very crooked nose...

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Why is revision rhinoplasty more difficult?

Rhinoplasty is a hard surgery that doesn’t tolerate even minor undesired results. Revisions are considered in these cases. Revision rhinoplasty is more difficult because of the scar tissue, the lost nose strength, and some unpredictable variabilities. The scar tissues are formed due to the...

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Age limits for rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty needs maturity for both physical and emotional. If rhinoplasty is performed in a period when the growth continues, then it may disrupt the growth of the facial and the nasal bones ending up in a negatively altered nose appearance. So the average minimum age should be 16 for women and ...

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The problems on the nasal dorsum in revision rhinoplasty

It is crucial to stabilize the dorsum of the nose . Revision rhinoplasty can address a variety of deformities such as; The deviation on the dorsum may not be corrected sufficiently, so the nose still looks crooked. A small hump on the bony dorsum may still be left and this may not satisfy the...

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Tip problems in revision rhinoplasty

Redefining the shape of the tip is really important in rhinoplasty. Revision tip plasty can address a variety of deformities such as; Tip ptosis (droopy) is where the nasolabial angle is less than 90 degrees and where sagging of columellar region occurs. Polybeak deformity of the nose is where the...

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Pinched nose deformity

The pinched nose deformity results as a complication of the rhinoplasty operation. The tip of the nose looks extremely narrow as if pinched. When there is an excessive resection of the tip cartilages (lower lateral cartilages) and when tip defining sutures are placed too close and rigid, the tip...

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The operations that can be combined with rhinoplasty; rhinoplasty and septoplasty

The septum is a structure made of cartilage anteriorly and bone posteriorly separating two nasal cavities from each other. 1/3 of the middle nasal vault is made up of the septal dorsum. This structure may be deviated in the form of S or directly to one side. In the case where this deviation appears...

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The operations that can be combined with rhinoplasty; rhinoplasty and turbinoplasty

Inferior turbinates….They are placed in lateral sides of nasal cavities. We shouldn’t confuse them with the adenoids in the children. They have very important functions like warming, moisturizing and filtering the air entering nasal cavities. When they swell and become hypertrophied...

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The operations that can be combined with rhinoplasty; rhinoplasty and sinus surgery

Sinuses are the air cells connected to the nasal cavity. There are 4 paired different named sinuses. They humidify and filter the air entering and lighten the skull and help resonance. If the mucosa inside the sinuses stays as swallowed after the infections, then the operation is considered for the...

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The bruising and swellings after rhinoplasty

Although it varies due to the person’s tissue qualities, generally the bruising and swellings are seen after rhinoplasty surgery for a short period of time. Cold-pack application on the nose for 3 days reduce the swellings swiftly. Some cremes for the following days may be used to reduce...

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Does the tip drop after rhinoplasty?

Droopy nose is one of the most important reasons for having a rhinoplasty operation. That's why the patients may question re-dropping of the tip after the operation. The proportions on the nose are very important. To position the tip (tip projection) according to the dorsum makes the nose look...

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The nasolabial angle and columella-lobular angle

The nasolabial angle reflects the angle between the upper lip and the columella. A normal nasolabial angle in males is 90-95 degrees and in females is 100-105 degrees. This angle shows nasal tip rotation. Patients with a drooping tip have a nasolabial angle that is sharper than expected. Patients...

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