What Is Rhinoplasty?

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Rhinoplasty is another name for a nose job, and it can be used to change the size and shape of the nose, whether that’s smaller or larger. The procedure can also be done to simply alter the tip or bridge of the nose, help to correct any form of bumps and defects.

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There are a huge number of reasons why people might turn to rhinoplasty in order to improve their feelings about their appearance, but actually getting there is a different story. Rhinoplasty is now available in a huge number of countries around the world, and with costs in the UK and America rising more than ever, some countries such as Turkey offering excellent standards of care, procedures by the top surgeons in the world and in-depth after care programs. This is allowing rhinoplasty to be opened up to more people, as the costs of medical healthcare abroad is decreasing. So whether you’re looking for a nose job in Turkey or you’re simply interested in rhinoplasty as a whole, we’re taking a look at what you can expect from a rhinoplasty procedure.

What To Expect After Surgery?

Once you have had the surgery carried out on your nose, your face will be bandaged and there will also be a splint in place. This will be removed around a week after your procedure, and there should be relevant aftercare provided by your provider. Around your eyes and nose there will be swelling for a few days after the procedure, you may want to consider a compress to help reduce the swelling if necessary. Generally it will take around 10-14 days before the swelling and bruising improves completely.

Risks Of Rhinoplasty

As with any form of surgery, there are a number of risks that you will need to think about before having the procedure. These will be gone over by your consultant when you first meet and discuss your treatment, but here we’ve put a list together for you for reference.

  • Bleeding
  • Injury or holes to your septum
  • Infection
  • Breakdown of skin tissue
  • Nasal blockage
  • Anaesthesia complications

Of course, after a rhinoplasty procedure you will experience some temporary bruising and swelling not only on the nose but also around the eyes, so it is important to ensure that you are prepared for this after your surgery and take the relevant downtime needed to fully recover.

Things To Consider

As with any surgery, there are a number of things that you should consider. The nose is one of the most prominent features on a person’s face, and with this, changing the shape or size of your nose can have a big impact on the overall appearance of your face. Having a face-to-face consultation with your surgeon or a specialist who assists the surgeon is important, as it can allow you to have a realistic expectation of the outcome of your surgery. Having realistic expectations will ultimately help to ensure that you are completely happy with your procedure. You should also consider the fact that nose surgery can be done through local anaesthesia, so you will need to be prepared for sounds of bones etc. as your surgeon works – but this is not always the case.