With a Rhinoplasty, nose size, angles and proportions can be changed. Pits and overhangs can be corrected.
The tip of the nose can be reshaped.
What Patients Should Do Before The Operation?
To take efficient answers during the inspection process, we advise patients to do little research about plastic surgery and operations.In this way patients can feel relief while expressing themself about their needs and expectations to the doctor.
First meeting with the plastic surgeon is the first step of identifying patients needs, and expectations, and their treatment process. In this meeting doctors would like to answer all questions of the patients and they make simulations to show close prediction of operation results.
Drugs written for the operation should be obtained in advance. All patients’ social life is going to be limited after their operations so they should prepare themself accordingly about business life and their daily life.
It is important that aspirin and other blood-thinning medications have been stopped before the operation. It is necessary for the patient to declare the medicines and nutritional supplements to his/her doctor that is being used and should stop before the operation. In case of smoking, it should have been stopped by patients two weeks ago before rhinoplasty.
Driving a car is prohibited for the patients after the operations. In treatment, patients need companions to take support for their life.
Patients should plan their business lifes and responsibilities for their first 1 to 2 weeks treatment periods.
What Patients Should Do After The Operation
The patient can continue to eat normally after the operation. However, nasal obstruction makes it difficult to swallow solid foods in the first week . Water consumed abundantly helps the body recover. Using tampons after rhinoplasty surgery is generally discouraged to prevent any disruption to the healing process and to minimize the risk of complications
The drugs written in the healing process must be used as described. In addition to pain medications, antibiotics and swelling-reducing medications can be prescribed.
The patient should do daily care of his nose with saline spray and cream. After the operation, daily care steps that should be applied at home is explained to the patient. Patients should be sure and careful to not get wet while washing their face.
Running, heavy lifting and doing cardio training is unfavorable for the first week after the operation. Bending the head forward or down should be avoided. There is no harm in walking.
In the first few nights, the patient should lie on his back two pillows under their head. Lying sideways can cause the lower part of the nose to swell. In the days after the operation, the patient should take care to rest abundantly.
No anti-inflammatory drugs, including aspirin, should not be used until at least 2 weeks after the operation. Because this may significantly affect the healing process. No smoking.