After examining the structure of the nose in detail, the patient is prepared for surgery. These examinations help to find the most appropriate shape of the nose that will be suitable for the patient. An elegant and aesthetic nasal appearance in harmony with the personal characteristics of the patient is found out. It is also important that these planned reconstructions should be medically feasible.
A rhinoplasty operation is usually completed under general anesthesia in 1-4 hours. With the incisions made through the nostrils, any deformities inside the nose, nose tip or the nasal hump are corrected conveniently.
Today, new techniques are used to prevent the occurrence of any potential swelling and bruising after the surgery. Reconstruction of the nasal bone and cartilages is possible without causing considerable damage. After completing the reconstruction procedures, tamponades are placed into the nostrils and a plaster splint is placed on the dorsum of the nose. Patients can be discharged on the same day of the operation if no problems arise. Some problems like facial edema, nasal pain, weakness, muscle pain, and headaches may occur after the operation. These problems are easy to overcome.
Nasal Tip Plasty
Nasal tip plasty eliminates the problems at the tip of the nose without making any modifications in the bone and cartilaginous tissues of the nose. This operation is usually performed in people, who do not have a nasal deformity but suffer from problems in the tip of the nose. If there are no curvatures or humps in the nasal dorsum or if no problems of the nasal bones and cartilages exist, a rhinoplasty is unnecessary.
The patient and the surgeon should essentially think each stage over before the nasal tip plasty just like they should do so before rhinoplasty. The patient should share his/her concerns and expectations related to this operation with the surgeon. After identifying any problems at the tip of the nose, cartilage tissue is placed as required during the operation; then, the incision is closed with surgical sutures.
The remodeling of the nose tip is based on the preference of the patient. If required, the excess tissue removed from the nasal tip can be used for augmentation of other body parts.