Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to change the shape of the nose. The aim of a rhinoplasty is to achieve a nose that is more harmonious with the rest of the patient’s face. With this procedure, we are able to correct asymmetries in the nasal tip, deviations in the nasal septum cartilage and improve or completely correct breathing problems if there are any. Therefore, it combines both functional and aesthetic components, and it is one of the most frequently performed plastic surgeries.
Rhinoplasty is suitable for anyone who does not have health problems and whose bone-cartilage development is complete. For this reason, it is ideal for female patients to be at least 18 years old and for male patients to be at least 20 years old. As for older patients, it is important to remember that the healing period can take longer.
Since most of the change in rhinoplasty depends on the reshaping of the bones and cartilage in the nose, how the new shape will be can be decided together with the patient.