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Most people have a lot of negative thoughts about rhinoplasty, also known as “nose job”. In addition, there are some myths that are constantly spoken about such surgeries. We’ve identified the top 14 misconceptions about getting rhinoplasty and corrected them so you can better understand rhinoplasty.

Negative Perceptions About Rhinoplasty

“Rhinoplasty surgery is very expensive.” It is possible to find a clinic, surgeon or hospital suitable for every budget for rhinoplasty surgery. Average rhinoplasty surgery fees are not expensive compared to other surgery fees. Plastic surgeries are much more affordable in Turkey compared to Europe; That’s why thousands of patients from Europe come to Turkey for rhinoplasty surgery every year.

“Everybody will understand when I have a nose surgery.” When a nose surgery is performed by an experienced surgeon with techniques suitable for anatomical principles, very natural results are obtained after the surgery and it is almost not noticeable by the patient’s surroundings that the operation is performed. However, of course, if the patient desires a more rotational, more curved nose structure, then the surgeon shapes his/her surgery accordingly.

“You must be just dislike yourself to ask for rhinoplasty.” Deciding to have plastic surgery is a personal decision. It is caused by the feeling that your nose is not compatible with the rest of your face. However, many patients want to have surgery due to breathing problems in their nose and nasal fractures experienced before.

“Rhinoplasty is a very painful operation.” There is usually no pain after nose surgeries. However, some patients may experience mild pain on the first day. In this case, this pain is also eliminated with painkillers administered in the hospital and the patient completes the postoperative day comfortably.

“My nose will fall out after nose surgery” After a nose surgery performed with the right technique, it is not expected to drop much at the tip of the nose. A decrease of 2-3 degrees occurs after all surgeries, but a decrease is not observed afterwards.

“I’ll have to have the surgery done again.” When the correct techniques are used in nose surgeries, the rate of need for reoperation is extremely reduced. However, if people with extremely thick skin, weak cartilage structure, and patients with some axis curvatures keep their expectations too high, the rate of second surgery may increase in such cases. However, these problems may not improve with second or third surgeries. Such patients should clearly know what they may encounter before the surgery, and they should decide to have this surgery accordingly.

“I won’t know what my nose will look like for at least six months after surgery.” Although it may take a few weeks for the swelling to subside, you will have a glimpse of how your new nose looks immediately after surgery. Thanks to new technologies, the patient’s nose does not bruise and swell after the operation. It takes a year for the swelling to completely go away, but in the first 3 months, 70-80% will be over.

“Rhinoplasty has a high risk of complications and side effects” As with all surgeries, this surgery also has risks. No life-threatening complications are observed, but there are risks such as not meeting the aesthetic expectations. This rate varies between 5-10%.

“Non-surgical rhinoplasty is not that effective” The effect of nasal correction procedures performed with filling applications, also called non-surgical rhinoplasty, is temporary and can be successful in a very limited number of nasal structures. Therefore, if the person to be filled with the nose is chosen well, the result can be successful.

“Non-surgical rhinoplasty is very simple and anyone can do it” Nasal filling is a simple, 10-minute procedure that can be done in the office. However, it is not made for everyone. Filling injection is not recommended for patients with a large nose, axis deviation, high radix, and severely low nasal tip. Good results are obtained in patients who have a slight nasal arch, no low or mild nasal tip, straight nasal axis, not high nasal radix region (nasal root), and medium or low volume nasal structure. However, these results last for 8 months-1.5 years, and then the nose returns to its original state.

Myths about rhinoplasty

“I can have the nose I want.” Every nose may not fit every face, so patients need to be realistic.

“It’s a pretty simple operation.” Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex surgeries. The surgeon must pay close attention to detail to ensure that one part of the nose matches the entire face.

“Every plastic surgeon can do rhinoplasty.” This surgery requires experience, you should choose a surgeon who has a special interest and experience in this matter.

“Any plastic surgeon can fix a badly done rhinoplasty.” Only a surgeon with extensive experience performing revision or reconstructive rhinoplasty can achieve natural-looking results that the first surgeon could not achieve. Briefly, you need to choose an experienced specialist.

“The insurance will cover the surgery.” If your health insurance is a non-cosmetic procedure that means it’s done to help you breathe better, briefly, you will have it done for aesthetic purposes, and your rhinoplasty will not be covered.

“Aesthetic work is for women only.” Many men undergo rhinoplasty due to bumping their noses, breathing problems, low nasal tip or nasal curvature.

“Having nose surgery affects your breathing badly.” An experienced plastic surgeon has to consider the functions of the nose and keep the nasal passage open while performing nose surgery. Therefore, on the contrary, this surgery affects your breathing in a good way.