No, rhinoplasty is not a challenging operation. However, rhinoplasty also poses certain risks as in every surgical operation. As time progresses and technology becomes more advanced, rhinoplasty has also become easier. For example, patients fear most about nasal packs after the surgery. Nasal packs with thread were used in the past, disturbing patients extremely. Now, nasal packs with thread are replaced by silicone and perforated packs. So, patients are able to breathe easily after the surgery, feeling far less discomfort during the removal of packs. Additionally, bone cutting tools called osteotomes have recently been replaced by ultrasonic bone cutting tools (piezoelectric devices). Thanks to these devices, patients are observed to have far less edema and hematoma. Patients are hospitalized for one day after rhinoplasty and called for follow-up examination for the removal of packs on the 3rd day. Averagely on the 8th day, the plastic casts called splints are removed from the nose. The nose takes its final shape from 6 months to 1 year after rhinoplasty. One of the most common problems in rhinoplasty is the re-orientation of cartilage structure towards the oblique side over time. Therefore, a revision surgery may be required.
IS RHINOPLASTY A CHALLENGING OPERATION?