Rhinoplasty, also called "nose aesthetics", is the name given to surgical operations performed to change the shape of the nose. Because the nose is located in the center of the face, even minor changes to this area can greatly increase overall attractiveness. Rhinoplasty is among the most frequently performed aesthetic surgery operations in the world and in our country.


Procedure time

1.5 to 3 hours

Overnight stay

1 to 2 night


General or local with sedation

Recovery time

6 to 12 months

  • Overview of Rhinoplasty (Nose Aesthetics)

    In addition to appearance changes, rhinoplasty can be applied for many different reasons such as improving breathing difficulties, reducing the size and profile of the nose, increasing the size and profile of the nose. Rhinoplasty operations may involve remodeling the shape of the tip, bridge, and/or nostrils, breaking the nasal bone, and remodeling the cartilage. The nose is the center of the face, and its size and shape contribute to facial balance. Everyone has different ideas about how a good nose should look, and the important thing is to get a suitable look for the face that will make the person feel good. People may need rhinoplasty as a result of a trauma or injury that damages their nose. Rhinoplasty can also be performed because individuals have difficulty breathing due to their nasal structures. Rhinoplasty can be performed because of the desire to make changes in the appearance of people and the desire to make changes to improve their health.

  • How is Rhinoplasty Surgery Performed?

    Rhinoplasty operation usually takes between 90 minutes and 3 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. After rhinoplasty, the patient may need to stay in the hospital for 1 or 2 nights. Rhinoplasty can be performed open or closed. The surgeon will decide which approach is appropriate for the patient while examining the patient at the consultation. In a closed rhinoplasty surgery, the surgeon makes an incision in each of the nostrils and performs the operation in this way. The most important advantage of this technique is less swelling and no visible scarring after surgery. In an open rhinoplasty, the surgeon will make incisions inside the nostrils and an extra incision on the outside in the area of skin between the nostrils. Open rhinoplasty method is used in operations that cannot be performed with a closed approach. When the operation is completed, both nostrils are dressed by applying stitches to close the incisions.

  • Am I The Suitable Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

    Rhinoplasty is a very popular cosmetic procedure for both women and men. This operation, which aims to change the size and/or shape of your nose, can also be applied due to breathing problems.

    Suitable Candidates for Rhinoplasty:

    • People who are dissatisfied with their current nose shape or size and can make a conscious assessment,

    • People who want to repair the damage or injury to their nose

    • People who have difficulty breathing due to the structure of the nose

    • People who have problems with loud snoring

    • People who do not have serious health problems

    • People who have realistic goals and feel ready for their surgery

  • What Is The Process After Rhinoplasty (Nose Aesthetics)?

    After rhinoplasty surgery, patients gradually wake up from general anesthesia. If the surgeon chooses to use local anesthesia, patients may experience changes in sensation in the nose, but this will pass over time. After the surgery, patients cannot breathe through the nose for a while and may need to stay in the hospital for 1 or 2 days. A follow-up appointment is determined within 1-2 weeks after the operation and the sutures are removed. It is important not to interrupt the controls for a healthy recovery process after the surgery. After rhinoplasty, patients may experience some pain, swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes. It may take 3 to 6 weeks for these symptoms to improve. Lying with the head supported by a pillow for a few days will help reduce the swelling and pain. It is recommended that patients take approximately 2 weeks leave before returning to work after rhinoplasty. Patients should avoid dusty or smoky areas and heavy lifting for at least four to six weeks. After rhinoplasty, it can take about 6 to 12 months for full cosmetic results to be seen, so it's important to be patient.

  • What Are The Risks and Complications of Rhinoplasty Surgery?

    Before deciding on rhinoplasty, it is important to investigate the risks and complications of the operation. The risk of complications in rhinoplasty operation is very low. It is quite common to develop minor bleeding after rhinoplasty surgery. Heavy bleeding is very unlikely. There is a small risk of developing infection after rhinoplasty. If patients observe symptoms such as fever of 38°C or higher, redness that begins to spread from the wound, and bad odor, they should consult a specialist. It is normal to experience difficulty in breathing through the nose in the first 2 weeks following the operation, and a temporary difference may be felt in the sense of smell. Damage to the cartilage wall (septum) in the middle of the nose is also a rare complication. In such a case, medical and/or surgical options are available to correct this. The scar that resulting from rhinoplasty is not normally visible, especially in closed operations, no scars are encountered.


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