Bump on the bridge of the nose, drooping tip, flat area between the eyebrows, flat nostrils … We often find blemishes on our nose. To correct these imperfections and beautify it, it is no longer mandatory to operate! Explanations
Rhinoplasty or Rhinoplasty it is undoubtedly the most requested intervention in the United Kingdom and Turkey.
It can be performed in the operating room for a surgical rhinoplasty or, from now on, in the office for a medical rhinoplasty.
A gap at the level of the lion’s wrinkle to fill, the tip of the nose to go up? In certain very specific cases, the doctor can intervene thanks to the injections.
Medical rhinoplasty: a light and ephemeral intervention
This involves injecting fillers (usually hyaluronic acid) to correct minor abnormalities: flatness between the eyes, asymmetry of the wings of the nose, or even a flabby tip.
In practice: The operation is done in an office setting, sometimes under local anesthesia (ointment or prick). The practitioner then injects the hyaluronic acid using a fine needle or micro-cannula in the nose in contact with cartilage or bone. Then, you reshape the product with your finger to get the liquid in place correctly. You can follow the remodeling work in a mirror. The session lasts about 1/2 hour and can be done every year.
The result is immediately visible, even if there may be slight edema or redness. We avoid pressing the nose for one or two days, wearing heavy frames so as not to move the product, and we avoid the sun for fifteen days.
How much does it cost in Turkey?
From € 300 to € 500 depending on the amount of hyaluronic acid injected.
A technique that allows you to glimpse your “new nose”
If we fear ending up with a nose that we do not like, this injection-based technique allows us to give a first glimpse of what the new nose will be after a possible permanent surgery.
In all cases, for a rhinoplasty, the surgeon offers a computer transformation. It is a computer simulation of the expected result that allows to have an advance idea of the effects of the operation.
Surgical rhinoplasty: precise and definitive
For minor defects (correcting thick spots, “planning” our little bump on the ridge), the surgeon enters the nose to reshape the bone and cartilage. All without leaving any scars.
For larger imperfections (prominent nose, ridge or deviated nasal septum) make a small horizontal incision at the level of the columella (below the upper lip) that is closed with more often absorbable threads that will be invisible because they are hidden by the shadow of the nose.
In practice: the Rhinoplasty The operation is performed in the operating room, on an outpatient basis, after having had a previous visit with the anesthetist. The latter and the surgeon opt for sedation (intravenous tranquilizer) or general anesthesia. The intervention lasts from 40 minutes to 2 hours depending on the corrections to be made
The consequences: If the surgeon has “worked” on the bone, he places a plaster on the nose, which he removes after eight days. Then you can go home that night. The nose is swollen, especially on the eyelids, and bruises may form, but the pain is mild. If the surgeon has inserted wicks or drains (which are removed on the second or third day), you may find it difficult to breathe. After three weeks, we can already have a small preview of the result knowing that the nose is still swollen and that we can only appreciate the final result after six months to a year. Patience then!
Between € 1000 and € 5000 depending on the work done by the surgeon. If it is a “functional nuisance”, such as a bypass of the partitions for example, the operation may be covered by the Medical Insurance.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism