The nose has paramount importance from both aesthetic and functional aspects, as it’s located in the middle of the human face and is the beginning of the airway to our respiratory system.
An ideal nose must breathe perfectly, and should look elegant in harmony with the other aesthetic units of the face such as the mouth, chin, forehead, eyes and cheeks.
Due to genetic features of the individual or previous trauma, the nose may look distorted or different from its desired shape. A nose that is disharmonious with the rest of the face is one of the major factors that interfere with overall facial aesthetics. This is the main reason that makes rhinoplasty the most popular aesthetic surgery procedure. Little “touches” to the nose can lead to significant improvements in general appearance of the face. The crucial point is to make these changes in a parallel direction to the current facial architecture, without giving an artificial feeling. The classic “done nose” image is quite apart from the current understanding of nose aesthetics. Natural look and good breathing are the main issues of modern aesthetic rhinoplasty.
Every face, therefore every nose are different from each other. That’s why personal planning has a key importance. For a succesful rhinoplasty, the first step is to make up a balance between what the patient wants, and what the surgeon can give; by discussing these issues face-to-face. The surgeon will make up his operative plan according to the common decisions made together with the patient. After the necessary blood tests, the operation is performed under general anesthesia, and the follow-up period starts afterwards. Not always, but frequently some bruising and swelling will be present immediately after the operation. This problem is solved spontaneously within 5 to 10 days, but the nose needs almost a year to gain its final shape.
Being a very popular and mediatic topic, there is a public pollution of knowledge about rhinoplasty. Here, the only thing one should know is that every nose has its own needs. These needs make up the details of the operation to be performed. It is almost impossible to decide the details of the operation without making a face-to-face consultation with the surgeon.