Rhinoplasty is the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedure. Rhinoplasty is intended to correct the shape of the nose and to enable the person to breathe more easily.
With rhinoplasty, it is possible to lift the nasal tip, remove the nasal hump, reduce the size of the nose, change the nasolabial angle, and correct the nostrils. If the patient has complaints of nasal breathing difficulties, the operation also involves interventions in intranasal cartilage curvatures, enabling the patient to breathe comfortably.
For a successful rhinoplasty surgery, a natural-looking nose in integrity and harmony with the person’s face is intended. For this purpose, the patient must talk to the surgeon to express his or her wishes and discuss whether the shape, cartilage and bone structure of the nose are suitable for such requests.
Rhinoplasty can be performed between 16 and 17 years of age in women and between 17 and 18 years of age in men, depending on the physical development rate. It can also be performed at an earlier age in patients with severe traumatic nasal deformities.
Although there is no upper age limit for rhinoplasty, risks arising from anesthesia and other complications that may appear depending on the health status in later ages should be considered.