ISTANBUL / TURKEY
I a Good Candidate for a Nose Contouring?
As is the
case with all cosmetic surgery, it is essential that one
be in good health and have realistic expectations. The objective
should not only be an ideal nose but a nose that achieves
harmony with your other facial features.
planning stages a number of factors will be considered including,
ethnic characteristics, age and whether your skin is thick
or thin, oily or dry. It is essential that the candidate
have a mature personality and that the nose be fully developed,
which happens around 15-16 years of age. In situations that
affect breathing, the surgery can be performed at younger
ages. Your plastic surgeon may also recommend additional
procedures like chin enhancement to achieve a better overall
an Informed Decision
Whether the surgical procedure
is functional or cosmetic, your choice of a plastic surgeon
is very important. Priority should be placed on choosing
a surgeon who specializes in plastic surgery and has experience
in cosmetic procedures. Your surgeon will explain in detail
the risks involved and what you can expect after surgery.
Pre-surgery planning with photographs can give you some
idea of what the result will be. Your plastic surgeon will
then inquire about your general health, the type of anesthesia
that will be administered, which hospital the surgery will
be performed at and how much it costs.
or what in the medical practice is referred to as rhinoplasty
is a re-shaping of the nose. Incisions are made on the inside
of the nose to reach the cartilage and bones in the nose.
Sometimes a 3mm incision is made in the cartilage between
the nostrils. Then, the bone and cartilage can be removed
or additions made to achieve the desired shape. For example,
if the tip of the nose is wide, then cartilage at this point
can be removed or the angle between the nose and the upper
lip can be altered. At the end of the operation, the new
roof of the nose will be covered with soft tissue and the
incisions stitched up. In order to maintain the desired
shape until the nose has completely healed, a cast or metal
mold may be used. A small packing is placed in the nose
to be removed as soon as possible.
patient, shown before surgery with large nose,
nasal hump, enlarged tip and nose that hangs,
slightly where it meets the upperlip.
are made on either side of the nose inside the
nostril to provide access to cartilage and bone
which can be cut and reshaped to alter the external
appearance of the nose.
nasal hump is removed using a rasp leaving the
bridge flat and bones and cartilage spread Bones
are then weakened at their base along the dotted
line and brought together to form a narrower
the size of the nasal tip, cartilage in the
shaded area is removed.
improve the angle between the nose and upper
lip, the nasal tip is elevated by trimming the
splint of tape and plastic overlay is applied
to maintain the new shape o the bone and cartilage.
postoperative patient with smaller nose a staight
nasal bridge, smaller, better defined nasa tip
and an improved angle between nose and upper
The mold used to maintain the newly acquired shape will
remain in place for 6-7 days. You will feel some swelling
in your face the day after surgery. Pain in the nose is
rare but even so pain-relievers may be recommended. You
will experience some swelling and bruising especially around
your eyes and a cold compress will help relieve this.
It is very
important that you carefully follow the instructions given
by your plastic surgeon. You should hold your head up for
the first few days after the operation. You should cut back
on exercise or activities that might result in a blow to
the nose. If you are using heavy glasses, then it is important
that this weight does not rest on the bridge of your nose.
follow-up and observation plays an important role in healing.
There will be two check-ups in the first week following
surgery. Check-ups will continue once a month for the first
three months and then once at the 3rd, 6th and 12th months.
Of course, you should notify your surgeon immediately if
anything abnormal occurs.
by a skilled and experienced physician, customer satisfaction
is very high but it is always possible to do minor touch-ups
should that be desired. Patients who have had a regrettable
experience should not despair. It is always possible to
achieve a better result with cosmetic nose contouring.
If you have
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