Nose is at the most prominent part of the face due to its position, and is the primary element that determines the visual quality of the face. Nose which is also a functional organ in addition its aesthetic effect has become one of the most commonly operated parts as the rhinoplasty evolves. Aesthetic nose operation called as “Rhinoplasty” is the reshaping of the nose by surgical intervention. This operation can be used to remove any deformations, crookedness, irregularities, or in nose reduction, enlargement, tip pointing-out, tip lifting, or nostril reduction.
Besides visual dissatisfaction, another complaint of the patients is functional incompetence. Most patients suffer from breath obstructions, nasal concha formations, nose wing collapses, or sleeping with an open mouth and associated teeth/gum problems. Such problems can be easily eliminated without any additional discomfort due to certain attempts to be applied during rhinoplasty operation. “Septoplasty” is used to remove any cartilage curvatures formed inside of the nose while concha-related complaints can be eliminated using radiofrequency techniques during the same phase. The association of “aesthetical and functional” interventions which constitute an integral part of rhinoplasty operations is called “Septorinoplasty”, and patients have a nose which is both aesthetical and ensures easy breathing at a time.
Although the concept of an aesthetical nose has been long attempted to be defined by figures or angles over years in parallel with the developments in the plastic surgery, the main concern is to apply those figures and angles correctly on the face of a person. In this context, requests of the patient is the main determinant while the primary purpose of a surgeon is to fulfill those requests in the most prudent and natural way possible.
A successful nose operation is the one that results in a unexaggerated and functional nose which fits the face of the patient and ensures unrestricted freedom of breathing.