You are considering a nose job but many different techniques, methods, devices and a wide range of positive and negative comments on the internet have left you confused. We strongly suggest you to read this commentary to clarify the questions you might have and put your mind at ease.
The difference between closed rhinoplasty and open rhinoplasty is that the latter requires an incision on the columella, the lower part of the nose. Closed rhinoplasty also entails incisions however they stay hidden inside the nose. The incision made under the nose is barely visible within 3-6 months depending on your skin type. The tip of the nose may be numb for around 3 months. The possibility of surgical vision and manipulation is higher in open rhinoplasty. In closed rhinoplasty, on the other hand, the healing process compared to open rhinoplasty is somewhat shorter. The best technique for the patient is the one that the surgeon feels most comfortable with and that will lead the outcome closest to the forecasted result.
Ultrasonic (piezo) rhinoplasty consists of a technology that utilizes ultrasonic vibrations to shape and move the nasal bone without using any hammer and osteotome (surgical tool for cutting bone). In this technique, the device only affects the bone tissue and doesn’t harm the soft tissue and thus uncontrolled bone fractures frequently encountered in older techniques are avoided. This technology is included among the tools of surgeons who often perform rhinoplasty. The disadvantage of it is that opens up supra-bone soft structures and the skin as much as possible and allows a better vision. However if used carelessly the device may occasionally overheat and cause skin burns.
It is key to choose the right doctor for your nose job. Testimonials of patients who have previous surgery experience with the doctor may help in your decision process. Don’t let names of different techniques and terminology confuse you in the meantime. A specific method or technology alone won’t be sufficient to generate the best results. The surgeon will guide you through the most suitable technique for you given his experience. In this respect, Turkey is one of the leading countries that has the best rhinoplasty surgeons worldwide. The substantial rise in health tourism is the best indicator in this regard.
One of the most frequently asked questions is the price of rhinoplasty operation. The budget spared for the operation varies for everyone and the patient makes the effort to find the doctor that s/he feels is most suitable. The most significant factors are the surgeon’s experience and the medical facility he works for, whereas in case of doctors who have their private practice, different hospital options and the varying price range will be key factors in the decision-making process of the patient. Since consultations with too many doctors before surgery will lead to too much confusion, we suggest you to consult with 2 or 3 doctors maximum and choose the one that you feel the most comfortable with. The price of surgery, be it too expensive, too attractive or too affordable has no direct impact on the result of the surgery, cannot guarantee a successful operation and should be assessed independently.