Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that focuses on altering the shape of the nose of the patient. Commonly referred to as a ‘nose job’ in day to day casual conversation, it is one of the most often performed surgeries.
Involving the manipulation of the structures that make up the nose, bones and cartilage. The procedure allows the surgeon to reshape the nose until it resembles something more in line with the patient’s expectations.
Undergoing A Rhinoplasty
Patients undergo rhinoplasty for reasons both cosmetic and functional. Not only can the rhinoplasty alter the nose appearance for aesthetic reasons, but it can also change the way it functions.
Undergoing a rhinoplasty for the aesthetic changes it could bring to the facial appearance of the patient is very common. The surgery has the potential to alter their facial appearance to become much more attractive.
On the other hand, breathing through the nose can become obstructed due to many reasons, both congenital or circumstantial. Birth defects, malformation, accidents, and trauma to the nose can cause the septum of its crook.
A deviated septum can and will obstruct the passage of air on one nostril or, more rarely, to both. Irregularly low airflow level going through the nostril is a seriously threatening condition. Restricting the ability to breathe not only severely hampers the level of physical activity the affected can take.
It also commonly could develop in minor to serious cognitive and psychological problems. A rhinoplasty can solve this situation by incorporating a septoplasty, the specific procedure for it. Both procedures can happen concurrently and often do. A patient that wants the aesthetic improvement presents the obstruction in their nasal cavities.
Preparing For a Rhinoplasty
The procedures follow the standard preparation that accompanies any surgery, cosmetic or functional. You will have a sit down with our surgeon at their practice in order to discuss many relevant topics to the surgery. At said meeting, you should bring a copy of your medical records. Also, a couple of lab results from specific exams the surgeon may or may not ask you to undergo beforehand.
If they did not inform you that you need these lab results, they’ll tell you during the date for you to bring them at a later moment. Once the surgeon checks those preliminary requirements, then it’s off to discuss in depth the main topic: your rhinoplasty.
The preparation to undergo a rhinoplasty requires an extensive physical examination—both of your nose and nasal cavities. The surgeon will first examine the outside shape of your nose to get an accurate assessment of what they will work on. Besides observing its overall form, he may touch upon it repeatedly to get a deep feel of the bone structure beneath.
He will also check the state of the skin and cartilage of the nose to assess the fitness. Once outside physical examination of your nose ends, the surgeon then proceeds to examine the state of it. The checking of both nostrils happens in order to know for certain if there are actual functional issues with the nose.
A deviated septum, which causes most common airway obstructions, is a very common thing to see. This can happen into tiny-looking noses, average-looking noses or even larger noses no matter how normal they look. Birth defects and heavy trauma to the zone through injury are the main causes of it. All rhinoplasties’ preliminary examinations include this assessment.
Even if the patient wants it done for cosmetic reasons solely, depending on the results of the evaluation of your nostrils, the surgeon might advise a septoplasty. This procedure can happen in conjunction with your rhinoplasty.
The process is very rather straightforward when happening along with a rhinoplasty without a problem. It consists of correcting a deviated septum—any abnormal structure inside of the nostrils. A septoplasty performed along with a rhinoplasty will not diminish the quality of the cosmetic enhancement of your nose at all. Rather, it even improves it further for a heavily deviated septum that is very noticeable on the outside.
Checking of Expectations
With the physical examination finished, the doctor and you will discuss your own personal expectations for the surgery. It is the moment that you, as a patient, can describe with as much detail exactly the result you would like from the surgery.
Showing the surgeon photos of other people’s noses that are appealing to you, it’s not unheard of. Based on the previous examinations, your surgeon will chime in to tell you what is the most likely possible result.
The consultation process will leave you with a clear mental image of how your future post-op nose will look like.
Finally, our surgeon and his assistants will take a series of photos of your face. The photos will capture both profiles of your nose and the front view of it. The photos download into a computer with specialized imaging software. The software will be able to take the picture and alter the shape of your nose in it.
This will show you an extremely close representation of how your post rhinoplasty nose will look like after recovery. It is also a perfect chance to showcase slightly different styles from the ones you initially had in mind. This photo session might happen before, after or concurrently with the discussion of your expectations.
The rhinoplasty procedure requires the patient to go under sedation through general anaesthesia. Usually delivered via both intravenous drugs and anaesthetic gas delivered through a breathing mask. Once unconscious, the surgeon and their team begin the operation which can proceed in several different ways.
Types Of Rhinoplasty Procedures
The first of them is an open rhinoplasty. During it, the incisions made during the surgery happen on the external part of the nose. The surgeon makes those in the columella, the narrow wall of the nose that separates one nostril from the other. Incisions within the nostrils can happen if the particular patient requires it. These incisions in the external part of the nose heal rather nicely and will barely stand out even when looking closely.
There is also the ‘close rhinoplasty’ in which no external part of the nose gets cut. Rather, the incisions will happen inside of the nostrils. A set of handheld or head-mounted lighting helps the surgeon see while assistants hold the nostrils stretched open.
A close rhinoplasty has a limited ability to change the appearance of the nose. Thus, only patients requiring a reduced set of changes to get the ideal look on their noses receive when performed as a cosmetic procedure.
It is, however, the kind of rhinoplasty that mostly happens in conjunction with a septoplasty, the surgery to correct a deviated septum. That said, a septoplasty can very well happen in conjunction with an open rhinoplasty.
Regardless of which of those procedures the patient requires, the surgery proceeds similarly. Our surgeon carefully lifts the tissue of the nose and begins to rearrange and remove skin, cartilage and bones. The amount of bones removed in an open rhinoplasty depends on how big of a change in size it requires. Bones in the closed rhinoplasty, on the other hand, are often only rearranged to set it in its proper place.
Abnormal tissue blocking the airways inside the nostrils, however, gets cut. If for any reason the procedure requires an additional incision. Then, the surgeon makes sure to place those along the natural creases of the nose.
Once the necessary changes to sculpt the nose to the desired shape happen, the surgeon puts the skin back in place and stitches it back together. If the septum was straightened through a septoplasty during the rhinoplasty, splits are put in place.
One on each side of the septum to help keep it straight during the recovery from the surgery. The splints are often taken out after seven to twelve days, depending on the doctor’s orders.
Rhinoplasty in Turkey
Skilled surgeons to perform a rhinoplasty are all around the world. As one of the most popular procedures for both genders to undergo for both cosmetic and functional reasons, it remains high in demand. Thus, highly-qualified surgeons welcome patients to their operation rooms constantly in every country.
One of those countries is Turkey which, for the last two decades, has made a name for itself due to the quality of rhinoplasty. And there’s a reason for that. It is all due to a large pool of high-calibre local talent that only keeps growing along with the advent of the cheap flight era. Foreign patients seeking a rhinoplasty get a chance at undergoing a procedure from top-notch Turkish physicians.
Plastic surgery was already a healthy-sized industry in Turkey two decades ago. But after international travel became so easy, it exploded. So much, so that plastic surgery soon became one of the main engines driving the Turkish economy.
The whole sector is now worth over a billion dollars as an industry. And international patients just keep coming in for our surgeons to help them improve their images. And all that because a rhinoplasty in Turkey, and any other cosmetic procedure, are just as good as in any developed country.
Our facilities have the latest, top of the line equipment that most patients expect these days. Furthermore, we maintain a clean, orderly environment where safety is the first priority. Our surgeons and assistants have thorough training from both national and international institutions. As the past and continued streams of patients and their testimonials can attest, the quality of cosmetic surgery in Turkey is high. But, perhaps, what’s most attractive about rhinoplasty in Turkey is its reasonable price.
The most salient part about rhinoplasty in Turkey for international clients it’s the surprisingly affordable prices of it. Prospective patients are pleasantly surprised by the fact that it is much cheaper than EU prices.
Compared to international prices, the average rhinoplasty in Turkey goes for almost a third of the price. This is not because of any inferior quality of the service in any way at all. Our surgeon skills, the facility and the equipment employed are at the same level as a developed country. Rather, it’s thanks to the particular advantages that the economy of the Republic of Turkey can provide.
As a developing country, Turkey has lower average salaries than that of a developed nation. Thus, the prices of services are much lower than what it would cost elsewhere in a developed country. A breath of relief for those seeking the procedure but locating in a country in which the prices are higher.
The restrictive nature of adhering to a budget each month is something most can experience. The sight of a large price on an elective procedure they want to undergo is enough to make them think twice since such an amount could endanger their financial security for a while.
Thus, leaving them in uncertainty, they back out completely from the idea of undergoing the procedure they want. Or, rather, they would, if it was not for more attractive prices offered for quality procedures in another country.
A simple internet search it’s often all it takes for the affordable pricing of a rhinoplasty in Turkey to enter their radar. The attractive and affordable price of a rhinoplasty in Turkey is a chance for most to have their dream surgery without going broke. Just get in touch with us and learn the details of our prices.
Q: Can a rhinoplasty alter the appearance of any type of nose?
A: Yes. Fleshy noses, turned-up noses, roman noses, hawk noses, Greek noses. Rhinoplasty will alter the appearance of any kind of nose.
Q: Can rhinoplasty help me with breathing?
A: Rhinoplasty specifically deals with changing the look of the nose. A separate procedure, known as a septoplasty, improves breathing by correcting a deviated septum. Any patient can undergo both during the same procedure.
Q: Will the results of my rhinoplasty operation look as good as in the computer model shown?
A: Yes, it will look very similar. The computer altered image of your face with your new nose is only an approximation. That said, the software is very precise, and you can safely base your expectations for your final look on it.