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As one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries, rhinoplasty is performed by surgeons around the world on hundreds of patients daily. It is a complex surgery that changes one's nose shape entirely. A nose can be altered to different shapes and sizes with various methods. That is why not every rhinoplasty operation takes the same time and has the same operation plan. Let's get into more detail about re-shaping and re-sizing one of the most important facial features.
What is rhinoplasty?
Also known as nasal reconstructive surgery, a rhinoplasty is a surgery that corrects malformations and defects of the nasal framework. Rhinoplasty is often confused with septoplasty, which is a different type of nasal surgery that is performed to fix the functions of the nose. Septoplasty treats breathing difficulties and nasal trauma after injuries. Rhinoplasty is more concerned about the aesthetic of the nose. These two surgeries can be combined in a patient's treatment if necessary. It is best to consult an expert before deciding on surgery.
Who is eligible for rhinoplasty?
Patients should be in good health in general. It's also important that facial growth should be complete. Thus, patients aboıve the age of sixteen are usually eligible for rhinoplasty. Patients should have realistic expectations of the results. 
Prepare Yourself For Rhinoplasty in 3 Steps
1. Quit Smoking: Smoking delays the healing process after such operations. We advise our patients to take a break from smoking a few days before the surgery.
2. Regulate Your Medications: Patients should inform their doctors about which medications they regularly take, so the doctor can tell which ones to continue and which ones to stop before the surgery. Patients should quit taking blood thinners and painkillers with ibuprofen.
3. Discuss Your Expectations: Patients should tell their doctor how they like their nose to be and discuss options and possibilities during the exam. It is crucial for realistic expectations and highly impacts satisfaction after the surgery.
What happens during a rhinoplasty?
Anaesthesia comes on top of the list for every plastic surgery. The surgeon may choose to use local anaesthesia, sedation or general anaesthesia, depending on the operation plan. Then, the surgical team makes incisions either inside the nose or on the tip. Through these incisions, surgeons can work with the bone and cartilage under the skin. The nose is reconstructed according to the patient's desires and medical possibilities. In some cases, the surgeon may extract extra cartilage from the ear or rib to give the nose its optimal shape. The surgical team then closes the area with stitches after all adjustments. 
Recovery from Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty patients usually spend one night at the hospital before being discharged. Usually, the doctor tapes a splint on the nose for support. Swelling, bruising and mucus leakage are expected after rhinoplasty. Patients can minimize the possibility of swelling by avoiding contact with the nose. Also, it is beneficial to wait for the doctor's clearance before going back to exercise routines and daily chores. 
At Apera Clinic, we keep in touch with our rhinoplasty patients daily to monitor their current situation. This way, we can contact the doctor if pain, bleeding or any other side effect occurs. We advise not to use glasses or sunglasses for a few weeks to minimize the pressure on the nose.
Rhinoplasty Costs In Turkey
Rhinoplasty is a common practice in almost any medical clinic around the world. Turkey is no exception. However, it is important to find a respected clinic and review some of the plastic surgeon's previous works before committing to surgery. The clinics can not give a fixed price for such surgeries before the surgeons examine the patient. The needs and desires of the patient determine the operation plan. Thus, the clinics give their final quotations to patients after the consultation. Some clinics include other services in their fees in addition to surgery expenses. Therefore, it's best to consult with a few experts from different clinics, hear their operation plan and take offers before deciding.
At Apera Clinic, not only do we trust in our surgeons, but we also are confident in other services we offer. Once a patient books their operation with us, they don't have to worry about finding accommodation for their stay or how to get from their hotel to the clinic. We handle all of these details so the patient can sit back and relax. 
Frequently Asked Questions About Rhinoplasty
1. Is it painful? 
Rhinoplasty operations are not painful as anaesthesia eliminates the pain during the surgery. It is possible to feel pain and discomfort afterwards. Patients can ask for painkillers and the doctor can prescribe them if they experience unbearable pain.
2. What are the risks of rhinoplasty? 
Rhinoplasty risks are similar to most plastic surgeries: bleeding, infection and scarring are a few to name. These risks are quite rare and it is possible to minimize them by having the operation at respected clinics and with an experienced surgical team.
3. When can I see the results? 
The results of rhinoplasty are visible almost immediately. It can take a few weeks for the bruising and swelling to go away, so it's safe to say the results can be seen clearly in a few weeks. 
Do you or someone you know want to have a rhinoplasty? Ask us your questions; so we can consult our surgeons on your behalf. We'll be happy to be guiding you through the procedures, specifically for your case. So, why are you waiting? Contact us today!