Rhinoplasty in Turkey

Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries worldwide. With rhinoplasty, the
nose can be narrowed, widened if necessary, and deformities can be corrected. Although rhinoplasty is a
cosmetic procedure, it can also address other nasal congestion problems, such as deviated septum and
nasal growth. In some patients, achieving good functional results may require rhinoplasty. Therefore,
rhinoplasty should not be considered solely a cosmetic procedure.
Appropriate Age for Rhinoplasty in Turkey
If the purpose of the surgery is purely cosmetic, one should wait until the complete growth of the nasal
bone, typically after reaching adolescence. However, if the purpose is medical or even urgent, the surgery
can be performed at any age, even in younger individuals.
Main Reasons for Rhinoplasty and Issues it Can Address:
 Narrowing of the nasal opening that obstructs breathing.
 Nasal fracture.
 Congenital problems in the nasal structure.
 Changing specific aspects of the nose’s shape, such as the slope or size.
 Deviation of the nasal bone.
 Nasal reduction for cosmetic reasons.
Steps Before Rhinoplasty Surgery:
 The patient’s problems and expectations must be determined in a consultation, and the
patient should be informed about the potential issues with the surgery.
 The goal of rhinoplasty is to create the most suitable nasal shape for the patient’s face.
Therefore, a detailed examination of the relationship between the face and the nose for each
patient is crucial.
 A common challenge faced by surgeons performing rhinoplasty is when the patient desires a
natural-looking nose. A successful rhinoplasty aims to create the most suitable nasal shape for
the patient’s face.
Stages of Rhinoplasty Surgery:
1. Anesthesia: Anesthesia can be general, partial, or local, depending on the surgeon’s preference.
After this, the surgery may involve making an incision in the nose or not, depending on the
2. Nasal Reshaping: By removing some cartilage and bones, reshaping the nose may sometimes
require grafting some cartilage.
3. Correcting the Nasal Septum: If deviated, the septum is corrected. If deviated, the surgical
incision is closed, and a splint is applied to the nose. The recovery stage begins, and the
results are awaited after waking up from anesthesia.

Tips Before Rhinoplasty Surgery:
 Three weeks before the operation, the patient should undergo some laboratory tests and an
 The patient should avoid taking any medications that may cause blood thinning and delay
clotting for two weeks before the surgery, including certain pain relievers such as aspirin and
 The patient should refrain from smoking or using nicotine.
 Vitamin E should be avoided, and vitamin C should be taken daily in amounts not less than
1000 mg.
 Alcohol consumption should also be avoided in the period leading up to and following the

 If undergoing general anesthesia, the patient should refrain from eating or drinking anything
for at least 8 hours before the surgery.
Methods Used in Rhinoplasty in Turkey:
1. Open Technique: The most common technique, where an incision is made externally.
2. Closed Technique: Preferred by surgeons.
3. Nasal Aesthetic Technique: A method that has been developed and achieved significant
4. Modified Education Technique.
The closed technique is one of the most used and beneficial procedures to date. However, all the
mentioned techniques have a smooth process if performed by experts. If desired, non-surgical procedures
can also correct volume deficiencies in the nose. This intervention is preferred in reshaping the nose or in
the arch area. It can be preferred for repairing an unevenly structured nose. Non-surgical intervention
plays an effective role in reducing post-surgery issues. In cases such as nose bruising or bending after an
accident, cosmetic problems can be eliminated in a short time with non-surgical intervention. With the
new period, the increase in preferred alternatives in nasal aesthetics has had a positive effect on the
success rate of operations.

Open Technique in Rhinoplasty
In this surgery, the initial incision is made through a small opening to be opened in the colon. It is
necessary to open the skin here by pulling it from the side of the nose. Only bones and cartilage can be
shaped in this way. One of the biggest drawbacks of the open technique is the presence of a scar from the
incision. Apart from the scar that will occur in the lower part of the nose, the operation does not involve
any hindrance and is performed smoothly. The biggest advantage of the open technique is that it provides
an opportunity for complete intervention in the nose. The nose can be shaped and maintained under
control accordingly. It is a short-term procedure, and after the operation, there may be some pain in the
nose and under the eye, even if it is slight. This is certain. The mentioned impairments may not occur in
every patient, and some patients may even get rid of the signs of the incision.
Closed Technique
The closed technique, launched as one of the most preferred methods by surgeons, has several
advantages. One of these advantages is undoubtedly that it does not involve incision marks. The incisions
become invisible as they are made from inside the nostril openings and do not aesthetically bother the
patient. The biggest drawback in the closed technique is that it does not clearly attract the side of the nose
and cannot provide control in this area. For this reason, the closed technique cannot be applied to patients
who request discomfort in the nose. Unfortunately, the closed technique cannot adjust or shape the side of
the nose with the help of stitches. The advantages of the closed technique are that it does not involve pain
and ache. Patients do not face the pain experienced after the open technique, and they go through a
smoother process.
Nasal Correction Method
It should be noted that studies on the incision to be made from inside the nose have become more
detailed. With parallel incisions, it becomes easy to shape the cartilage. One of the biggest advantages
offered by the correction technique is that dominance in the open technique can be easily achieved in this
process. The failure to make an incision, as in the closed technique, ensures the disappearance of scars
and becomes invisible. In short, it can be defined as a technique that combines the open and closed
techniques and blends perfectly. There are no drawbacks, and one is undoubtedly one of the parallel

incisions that must be made on any mechanism supporting the side of the nose. One of the most
important points to consider in this technique is to repair the roll area at the end of the surgery.
Nasal Modification Method
It is one of the nose cosmetic techniques that leaves no traces on the nose, and thanks to this feature, it is
preferred by surgeons. As with the open technique, control of the nose is extremely simple, and
intervention becomes easier. During the two incisions in the modification technique, there is no need for
a second incision in the modification technique, and these details help protect the mechanisms supporting
the side of the nose. This method, which is open to development, is preferred by many surgeons in the
new period, and the success rate is increasing day by day.
Important Tips and Steps After Rhinoplasty:
 Your experience with rhinoplasty in Turkey will be better, of course, by following the
instructions of your doctor who performed the procedure at our hospital.
 The average time for recovery after rhinoplasty is one year at most. This may seem like a
long time, but it becomes more manageable when divided into a timeline. Recovery stages
may vary from patient to patient, but generally:

 After one week: Splint removal can be done, and you can go out in public
without clear signs of surgery unless there are bruises around the eyes. This
may take a couple of weeks to resolve, and it is safe to resume daily life
 After two weeks: The majority of facial swelling recedes, and most bruises
 3-4 weeks: You can safely return to cardiovascular activities such as running,
swimming, and cycling.
 6 weeks: Bones are stable, and you can safely resume resistance exercises like
weightlifting, wearing glasses, and blowing your nose.
 3-6 months: Abnormal numbness in your nose and nasal skin should resolve.
 After a full year: Complete healing, and swelling should have completely
subsided, and the new shape of the nose should be fully stabilized.

Steps to Follow and Doctor’s Interventions to Prevent Swelling and Bleeding After the Operation
 Bathing manually by immersion and without exposure to the shower once.
 Avoiding strenuous activities and not blowing air from the nose for a specified period.
 Avoiding any excessive facial movements such as excessive smiling to avoid affecting the
 Not wearing glasses for an extended period on the nose.
Post-Treatment Communication Stage:
We will monitor the patient’s health status after the treatment stage continuously.
We are pleased at Medical Istanbul Hospital to receive all your inquiries about rhinoplasty in Turkey.
To book an appointment in our hospitals: You can contact us directly through a call to our translation
staff, and you can also upload your medical reports directly and send an explanation of the medical