Briefing About Rhinoplasty

Before Surgery

  • Do not use any medication without consulting us for 10 days before the surgery date.It is strictly forbidden to drink aspirin and its derivative painkillers, medications with blood thinning properties, herbal teas, alcohol and energy drinks.
  • You must be healthy for 10 days before the surgery date. Our patients with active flu, cold, upper respiratory tract infection, aphthous ulcers (sores in the mouth), herpes, and scars in the nose must inform us of this situation. In such cases we will have to postpone the surgery. So take care to stay healthy.
  • You need to have your blood tests done before the surgery, our assistant will inform you about the time of the test. (You must be hungry when you go to have your analysis done.)
  • Do not eat or drink anything, including water, after 24:00 the night before the surgery. An 8-hour fasting period is required for anesthesia. (Water, chewing gum, cigarettes, and solid food should not be consumed.
  • You must be at the hospital at least 2.5 hours before the surgery time and you must complete your hospitalization procedures in the relevant department.

Early Period

  • Surgery duration changes between 2 and 5 hours. The average is 2.5 hours.
  • After the surgery, you need to apply cold compresses (ice compresses) to your nose for 20 minutes per hour. You must continue ice application for 3 days after surgery.
  • It is normal to have slight bleeding like leakage for the first 2 days.
  • You can start taking a shower as of day 2. The tapes on your nose are waterproof and there is no harm in contact with water.
  • After the surgery, you will not be able to easy breathe through your nose because there will be a silicone tampon inside your nose and a protective splint outside. Your swelling will gradually increase in the first 2 days and will reach its maximum level at the end of 48 hours. Applying cold compresses and drinking plenty of water (2-2.5lt) will reduce swelling.
  • Bruises may occur around the eyes. The swelling and bruises on your face will return to normal roughly on the 14th day.
  • After the surgery, your tampons and splint will be removed on the date specified by Dr. Necdet Demir. Then you should use the tapes for 5 days more.
  • The stitches on the outside of your nose will dissolve and disappear on their own at the end of the 3rd week. During the healing process of your nose, you may experience crusting, occasional nasal congestion, and minor, non-serious bleeding while cleaning your nose.
  • You must stay in the hospital for 1 night after the surgery.
  • Starting from the 2nd day, you should use sea water spray into your nose and rinse it 3 times a day. You will be taught how to do it by our nurse.
  • Starting from the 2nd day, you should spray the sea water spray into your nose and rinse it 3 times a day. You will be taught how to do it by our nurse.
  • After washing your nose, you need to clean your nose with a cotton ear swab. Antibiotic cream should be applied to the cotton part of the ear swab and applied to the stitch lines (nostril entrance) with circular movements.
  • You will be prescribed the medications you need to use after you are discharged.

Your Medications

  • Antibiotic: AUGMENTIN 1000 mg 14 tablets (twice a day, fed)
  • Pain relief: Dicloflam dragee 50 mg tablet (twice a day, fed)
  • Antihistamine: Deloday 5 mg tablet (once a day, full, at night)
  • Antibiotic cream: Thiocilline eye ointment (on seams 3 times a day)
  • Sea water spray: Wash the inside of your nose 3 times a day with Sinomarin nasal spray.
  • Bruise cream: Arnica Gel should be applied on the cheeks 3 times a day, being careful not to get it in the eyes.

Late Period

  • You should restrict your heavy sports activities for the first month.
  • It is forbidden to swim for the first month due to the risk of infection.
  • You should not wear glasses for the first 3 months. After the 3rd month, you should prefer lightweight glasses for the first year.
  • You should protect your face from sunlight for the first 3 months. Temporary bruises on your face may become permanent if exposed directly to the sun. During this process, be careful to stay in the shade and apply sunscreen on your face when going out.
  • There is a risk of infection in the first 3 months even it’s rare. During this period, increased redness at the stitches, increased swelling and pain in your nose may indicate infection. In this case, contact us.
  • Healing will be 60-70% completed in the 2nd month, 70-80% in the 6th month, 90-95% in 1st year and 100% at the end of 2nd year.
  • You may find the change in the nose and the new appearance of your face strange in the early stages. It may take up to 4 months for you to get used to the new look psychologically. Please be patient during this process.
  • From front view, due to swelling, it may take up to 4 months for your nose to reach the desired levels for ideal skin and 1 year for thick skin. Please be patient during this process.
  • It takes up to 1 year for ideal skin and 2 years for thick skin to achieve the final result.
  • We cannot decide whether your nose will require revision or reconstruction surgery before the first year is completed. A nose that looks beautiful for the first 6 months and then it may spoil at the end of 1 year, or a nose that appears to be spoiled for the first 6 months may become perfect at the end of the 1st year. Please wait patiently for the first year period to expire. At the end of this period, we can plan revision if necessary.
  • Your doctor will teach you nasal dorsum and nasal tip massage techniques. You should do nose massage 3 times a day for 15 minutes for 6 months. Your massage will shape your nose, pervade zonal swelling, and make your skin more compatible with your new nose skeleton.
  • After the surgery, your doctor may recommend you an apparatus called “Nostril Retainer”. Nostril retainer is used continuously until the 14th day, and after the 14th day, it is used only at night for the first 3 months. This apparatus helps shape the nostrils. Nostril retainer size is determined by your doctor.
  • It is definitely not recommended to look at your nose frequently in front of the mirror after the surgery. Because when you focus, you start to see slight nostril and nose wing asymmetry, and axis curvatures slightly to the left or right, which are not actually flaws.
  • Remember, just as there is no perfect nose in nature, you will never have a perfect nose either. Every nose may have minor flaws such as nostril asymmetry and axis curvature, more or less. Likewise, our eyes, eyebrows, cheeks, lips and chin are not symmetrical with each other on the right and left sides.
  • The nostrils will be similar to each other, but they will never be completely symmetrical and equal.
  • The noses with thick skin will look a little wider when viewed from the front. On noses with thick skin, the dorsal lights will often not be visible. That’s why the nose may look rough.

Rhinoplasty Services

  • Nose Aesthetic (Rhinoplasty)
  • Nose Tip Aesthetics
  • Revision Nose Surgery
  • Briefing About Rhinoplasty

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