When considering cosmetic nose surgery, always look for a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with specialized training and significant experience. For the best results, choose a cosmetic surgeon who is affiliated with a major medical center, such as Medica Tour Turkey.
Make sure to ask your cosmetic surgeon about his or her credentials, training and how many procedures he or she has performed.
What are the different types of cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty)?
The two primary types of rhinoplasty include "open" and "closed," though there are other types of cosmetic nose surgery:
Open Rhinoplasty is used for major nose reshaping. Incisions are made in the vertical strip of skin separating the nostrils, called the columella. The skin and soft tissue are then lifted off the underlying structures of the nose so the surgeon can see the nasal anatomy.
Closed Rhinoplasty is used for minor nose reshaping. Incisions can be made within the nose. The skin of the nose is then separated from the bone and cartilage, which form its supporting framework. Once exposed, bone and cartilage can be removed, reshaped, augmented or rearranged to achieve the desired new shape.
Secondary Rhinoplasty Also called revision rhinoplasty, this is performed to correct problems that persist or develop after a previous nose surgery. Although the problems may be minor and easily corrected, the problems may be more complex, which makes the secondary rhinoplasty more difficult. Secondary rhinoplasty can also be done as an open or closed procedure.
How do I prepare for cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty)?
Preparing for your cosmetic nose surgery at a Medica Tour Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Clinic may include:
- Lab testing or a medical evaluation
- Taking photos of your nose to allow for computer images to demonstrate potential postoperative results
- Stopping smoking well in advance of surgery
- Avoiding taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements due to increased risk of bleeding