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23 January 2021

Mustafa Kertmen

Otorhinolaryngology Specialist

Rhinoplasty for Healthy Breath and Beautiful Appearance

Rhinoplasty for Healthy Breath and Beautiful Appearance

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  • What is rhinoplasty?
  • Nose aesthetic surgery also known as rhinoplasty, is one of the most frequently performed aesthetic plastic surgery operations. For Otorhinolaryngology (ENT) specialists, the most important stage of this work is to evaluate whether the patient is appropriated with nasal aesthetics. For that, functional problems related to the nose should be revealed by using advanced imaging methods as well as routine examination techniques. Shape-related disorders should be evaluated with facial analysis, photographing techniques, and computerized programs.
  • The targeted image after the operation can be planned with simulation programs.


  • What is the main goal in rhinoplasty?
  • The main goal in rhinoplasty is to give the nose and face a new aesthetic appearance during the reshaping of the nose, to protect and improve the functions of the nose, which is the starting organ of the respiratory system.


  • To whom rhinoplasty surgery is performed?
  • Rhinoplasty surgery can be performed in people who are difficult to breathe, have trouble smelling, and often suffer from infections such as sinusitis and otitis media, if there is no improvement despite treatment, and if the deformity of the nose reduces the effectiveness of the treatment. In patients without dysfunction, rhinoplasty may be considered if the deformity of the nose is of additional dimension that will affect the psychological state of the person. Rhinoplasty should be performed on people who accept that the correction process can be performed in the extent allowed by the anatomical structure and tissues, who understand that the nose will be beautiful according to the criteria suitable for the face shape and have realistic expectations.
  • Which deformities in the nose can be corrected with surgery?
  • Shape and function defects in arched, curved, saddle (collapsed), asymmetric and post-traumatic deformed noses can be corrected by rhinoplasty surgeries. These are the most common arched nose correction surgeries. When the arched nose structure is viewed from the profile, there is a protrusion on the back of the nose, while the tip of the nose appears low and wide. Due to the fact that the root of the nose is very low, the nose may have an arched structure. In order for the operation to be successful, it is very important to be able to identify these two conditions clearly beforehand. In patients with low nasal root, the appearance is corrected by filling the lowness of the nasal root without intervening in the arch. Nowadays very successful results in reputation belts nose surgery are obtained. 
  • In the correction of nasal axis curvatures, asymmetries and deformities such as saddle nose, special surgical techniques using tissues such as ear and rib cartilage and bone are applied.


  • How is the surgery technique determined?
  • The surgery technique and procedures to be performed vary from person to person. The success rate of rhinoplasty surgery increases if adequate preoperative evaluation is made, if an appropriate surgical operation is performed while preserving the functions of the nose during the operation, and if the care practices are applied in good dialogue with the patient.


  • How long does the healing process take?
  • The healing process varies according to the health condition of the person, such as the postoperative care, the size of the surgical procedure, the technique used and the surgeon's experience. It is important to be patient in order to get good results in nose aesthetics. Our patients can start doing their daily activities on the same day after surgery. They can get rid of nasal plaster, nasal molds and stitches, if any, between a week and 10 days, patient can return to work. Thanks to the modern surgical techniques used today, bruising around the eyes is less common. The bruise that occurs is resolved within a week. Although the swelling in the nose varies according to the skin structure of the person, it decreases significantly within a month. However, it may take between 6 months and 2 years for the edema to disappear completely.



Op. Dr. Mustafa KERTMEN

Ear Nose Throat