Rhinoplasty

You are not happy with your nose? Remember, if you are healthy and have realistic expectations, you are a candidate for rhinoplasty. You are not alone. Worldwide, hundreds of thousands of people have rhinoplasty each year.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure performed on the nose. Via rhinoplasty, the size and the shape of the nose may be changed. It’s also possible to improve breathing. The motivation may be to treat a structural problem caused by an injury, to correct a birth defect… Or you may just want to have a more aesthetical appearance. This is reason enough.

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Problems & Solutions

Rhinoplasty is a complex procedure shaped according to each patient’s needs. There are different approaches to solve different problems.

There is a bump in my nose

A humped nose is a very common problem. In most cases, nasal bumps do not affect breathing and they are not health...

I have a crooked nose

A crooked nose is a nose that is not straight or shifted to one side. A crooked nose may be the result of genetics...

My nose tip is bulbous

Some people are not happy with the size of their nose tip. If you are one of them, don’t worry. During your rhinoplasty procedure...

My nostrils are too wide, my nose tip is too wide

Your surgeon will use a technique called “alar adjustment” to reduce the size of your wide or flared...

My nose tip is overly defined (or lacks definition)

Both problems are addressed through tip rotation. Your surgeon will reshape the cartilage tissue to adjust the...

My nose is over-projected (or under-projected)

If your nose is over-projected, it looks large compared to your face. If it is under-projected, it will look...

I’m not happy with my ethnic nasal features

There are specific nasal features for different ethnicities. For example, Asians tend to have noses...

My nose is fine, but I don’t like my nose tip

A rhinoplasty procedure may involve changes on the nasal tip, too. However, if you are happy with...

Testimonials

Rhinoplasty is a complex procedure shaped according to each patient’s needs. There are different approaches to solve different problems.

My friends and relatives always told me nobody likes their nose. It took a long time before I realize that it was my nose, and my decision. I knew that I didn’t like my nose and that was enough. After my procedure, my self-image has greatly improved. I didn’t need to force myself to like something I don’t really like, anymore. The best decision I’ve ever...
Lizette Sanchez Rhinoplasty
As an anxious person, my biggest fear was to be left alone after the surgery. I read horrible reviews. So I’m aware of how lucky I was. From our first contact to the end of my recovery, they were always in touch, 7 days and 24 hours. Even after I returned home, they kept answering my questions, informing me, and following my recovery through my photos.
Gabriella Williams Rhinoplasty

Why Clineca?

At Clineca, we take everything seriously. We understand how important the results are for you. We care about your health and comfort as much as you do. From beginning to end, we inform you, guide you, serve you, and help you.

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Fully Equipped Hospitals

Surgeries are performed in prestigious fully equipped hospitals in which doctors from all specialties are present.

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Free Consultation

We provide free online consultation with highly experienced surgeons through video chat.

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Ensured Performance

We cooperate with the surgeons who perform a limited number of surgeries each week to ensure the best results.

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7/24 Support

You can contact our agents 7 days 24 hours for your questions or support.

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5-Star Hotels

We provide you with special discounts in luxurious hotels in the vicinity of the hospital. Your comfort is very important to us.

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VIP Transportation

We provide, via VIP vehicles, airport transfer and transportation between your hotel and the hospital before and after the surgery.

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Wellbeing Assistance

As Clineca, we will provide you with patient accompaniment, who will visit you every day in your hotel room during resting period to examine you and provide medical assistance if needed.

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No Hidden Costs

The price includes fees of the surgeon and the anesthesiologist, operating room expenses, anesthesia, hospitalization, standard tests, medications and medical visits by a nurse.

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All-Inclusive

The price includes hotel accommodation (including breakfast), airport transfer, transportation between hotel and hospital before and after the surgery.

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Optional Services & Products

Interpreter service, BBL pillow, neck pillow (rhinoplasty), eye mask (rhinoplasty), voltage converter, and others that will enhance your comfort and satisfaction.

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Why Turkey?

Turkey is a leading player in medical tourism, and Istanbul, which is an extremely beautiful touristic city, is the plastic surgery capital of Turkey.

Step by Step Experience for International Patients

Clineca has a holistic approach. We believe that everything should be right for a satisfactory cosmetic surgery experience, including your days in Istanbul, which is the reason why we plan every detail of your journey.

Knowing Each Other

Shortly after you fill the form, one of our agents will contact you. They will listen to you, ask you questions, and answer yours. They will inform you about the whole experience, in detail. If you want to go further, they will arrange an online consultation for you.

Online Consultation

You will have an online consultation with your surgeon through video chat. They will perform an online examination, listen to you about your wishes, and will provide you with in-depth information. They will help you to choose what the best approach to your case is.

Planning

We'll plan your whole journey, including the date of your surgery and where you'll stay at while you’re in Istanbul. We'll inform you about everything you need to know from what to have in your suitcase to what to do before your procedure.

Landing

Our VIP transportation vehicle will be ready at the airport before you land. The driver will be waiting for you. We'll drive you to the hospital. At the hospital, they will perform required blood tests and the COVID test. Then, we will take you to your hotel.

Examination & Surgery

The next morning, we will take you from your hotel to the hospital. Your surgeon will examine and inform you about the procedure. On the same day, you will have the surgery. You will stay at the hospital 1-2 day(s), depending on the procedure.

Resting & Recovering

After your stay at the hospital, we will drive you to your hotel. You will rest and recover at your hotel room during the following week. A wellbeing assistant will visit you every day to inform you, to examine, and to provide medical care.

Entertainment

We will gladly and proudly show you around our beautiful city. We will be more than happy to provide you with professional guidance in historical sightseeing. You can also learn from us where you can find anything from shopping to entertainment.

Follow-Up & Leaving

We will take you for your 1-week follow-up with your surgeon. They will examine you, remove your bandages if required, and inform you about what you should/shouldn’t do during your recovery period, in detail. Afterwards, we will drive you to the airport.

Recovery Period

During your recovery, we will be in touch. We will inform you, check on you, and answer your questions. You can reach us 7 days 24 hours. We will expect you to send photos periodically to follow your recovery period.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Rhinoplasty?

It is not hard to be eligible for a rhinoplasty. If you are reading this, you are probably a candidate!

Rhinoplasty can address both aesthetical and medical concerns, simultaneously. If your nose has a birth defect, or it was injured, its shape can be corrected through surgery. But you don’t have to have a serious structural problem to choose to have a rhinoplasty. You may have a hook nose, your nose may be too large or too small in proportion to your face, your nose tip may be too wide, or maybe there is another feature of your nose that you don’t really like.

Experienced surgeons can achieve amazing results which will both satisfy your expectations and look completely natural. If you are experiencing breathing problems related to a crooked or bent septum, these can be treated, too. Anyone older than 18 years old with good health can be a candidate. In special cases, ones younger than 18 can also be considered. To be informed about your specific case in detail, you should have a consultation with a plastic surgeon.

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What are the Expected Outcomes of Rhinoplasty?

The outcomes of rhinoplasty can be analyzed in three main categories: aesthetical, health-related, and psychological.

Aesthetical Outcomes

Rhinoplasty can address all kinds of aesthetical concerns about nose. Through rhinoplasty, the size, the shape, the angles, and the proportions of the nose can be changed. The operation can include changes on the nasal bones, nasal cartilage, and the skin. The appearance of nasal bridge, nasal tip, or both can be changes.

Health-related Outcomes

The health-related outcome of rhinoplasty is related to breathing. If your septum is crooked or bent, you may be experiencing breathing problems. During the surgery, these problems can also be eliminated. Beauty is important! Breathing is important, too!

Psychological Outcomes

The psychological outcomes of the procedure are as important as the physical ones. A person who is not happy with their nose can experience serious psychological distress which can negatively affect their self-confidence and social lives. Therefore, elimination of problems related to the appearance of the nose can lead to significant psychological and social improvements.

How is a Rhinoplasty Done?

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed to change the appearance of the nose. It is a complex surgery customized according to the needs and wishes of the patient.

Anesthesia

Like all kinds of surgery, rhinoplasty requires anesthesia. Depending on the case and the preference of the surgeon, rhinoplasty is done with either general anesthesia or local anesthesia combined with sedation.

Surgery

The details of the surgery depend on the patient’s needs and the surgeon’s approach. During the surgery, nasal bones, nasal cartilage, and the skin covering the nose can be worked on. Sometimes it may be necessary to remove parts of nasal tissues or add tissue inside the nose. If tissue addition is necessary, the required tissue may be taken from deeper parts of the nose, or other parts of the body. Patient’s septum may also be corrected during the surgery to improve breathing. There are 2 main approaches to rhinoplasty: open method and the closed method.

Open and Closed Rhinoplasty

Our contracted surgeons are highly skilled in both open and closed rhinoplasty. In this method, the whole surgery is carried on inside the nostrils. In some cases, using the open method (in which an incision between the nostrils on the edge of the nose is made) may be necessary.*1

Risks and Complications*2

The risks and complications in rhinoplasty are usually rare if done by experienced surgeons, but the possible risks are:

  • Breathing disturbances: Especially in reduction rhinoplasty, breathing can be impaired.
  • Feelings of “blocked nose”: As a result of the scars and loss of sensation, patients may feel like their nose is blocked.
  • Complications of skin: Surgery causes the body to react to the scars for healing, but during the process there can be tissue loss, numbness, fibrosis and potential cysts.
  • Infection: Although rare, the possibility of infections is real. In extreme cases, necrosis (dying of the tissue) can be seen.
  • Postoperative deformity: In some cases, usually when done by inexperienced surgeons, the expected result may not be achieved and the nose may look deformed. Usually these patients have a revision rhinoplasty.

What To Expect During A Rhinoplasty Recovery?

The First Week

Right after the surgery, your surgeon will place internal dressings in your nose. He will also place a splint and bandages on your nose. They will remove the internal dressings, splint and the bandages 1 week after the surgery. *3 Don’t forget to take a photo of you, before the bandages are removed. People like these photos in social media! You will experience some pain, swelling, and bruising after the procedure. The pain can be effectively controlled by pain medication your surgeon will prescribe for you. You may also experience slight bleeding and some mucus discharge for a few days after the surgery or after the removal of the dressings. Swelling and congestion are normal. They will gradually improve. Gentle walking is safe and recommended.

Later

7 days after the surgery, you may still have some bruising and swelling, but you will be able to return to your daily activities. After 2 weeks, most of the swelling and bruising will be gone. However, complete recovery will take some time. You should wait several weeks before returning to strenuous activities and exercises. In most rhinoplasty surgeries, our contracted surgeons prefer to perform the closed method. This approach shortens the recovery period, significantly!

Guidance & Support

A wellbeing assistant will visit you in your hotel room every day during the first week after the surgery. We will expect you to be in our clinic for your post-op examination 1 week after the surgery, before you leave Istanbul. We will still follow your recovery process while you are away. Clineca will provide you with complete support and inform you about everything you need to know during your recovery. We will be with you from your consultation to the very end of your recovery.

Quote from the Doctor

"I believe rhinoplasty requires a holistic approach. In my practice, I’ve learned that to achieve a natural and beautiful appearance, you should make a lot of small changes. These careful small changes create extraordinary results when combined."

What to Do Before the Rhinoplasty?

During your online consultation, your surgeon will ask you questions about your medical history. It is of critical importance that you give your doctor every detail, from the conditions you might have to the operations you had in the past, to the medications and supplements you use, to minimize the risks the surgery could bring. They will also conduct a physical examination. Your surgeon will inform you about everything you need to know before the surgery. Clineca will provide you with complete guidance and support before your surgery. You will have a complete and detailed list of instructions.

Most important instructions include,

  • Stop smoking at least 2 weeks before the surgery.*4
  • Avoid non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen and aspirin) for 2 weeks before the procedure.
  • Avoid herbal remedies and supplements
  • Take only the medications approved by your surgeon.

What to Do After the Rhinoplasty?

What you need to do after the surgery will be explained to you in detail by your surgeon and Clineca will provide you with all the support and guidance you need. Most important instructions include:

  • Do not smoke for at least 2 weeks after the surgery.
  • Do not take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications after the surgery until your surgeon approves using them.
  • Raise your head higher than your chest while you are resting in bed to reduce swelling and bleeding.
  • Do not blow your nose.
  • Avoid strenuous activities.
  • Do not let your sunglasses or eyeglasses put pressure on your nose for at least 1 month after the surgery. You can tape your glasses to your forehead.
  • Love yourself and show the world how beautiful you are!

Quote from the Doctor

"In rhinoplasty operations, we work in such a small environment to make small changes, but the effects of these small changes are tremendous on the overall appearance of the face. I love seeing how happy my patients become after they had rhinoplasty."

FAQ

We know you have many questions. Having realistic expectations and deciding to have a cosmetic surgery requires information. Here you can find answers to frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty.

It involves an incision at the bottom of the nose, between the nostrils, then the skin of the nose is retracted backwards. This approach allows better visualization of inner structures of the nose, however, leaves a small but visible scar at the bottom of the nose. The recovery period is also longer than closed rhinoplasty.
In the closed rhinoplasty, all surgery is carried out inside the nostrils, no visible scar is left, and the recovery period is considerably shorter.
There are two approaches: using general anesthesia or using local anesthesia with sedation. The choice depends on the surgeon’s preference and the particular case.
When general anesthesia is used, the patient stays unconscious during the surgery. The patient may need to stay at the hospital for the night after the surgery.
Only the nose is numbed. The patient stays conscious but becomes sleepy. When local anesthesia is used, patient can go home shortly after the surgery.
2 weeks after the procedure, most of the swelling is subsided. 3-4 weeks after the surgery, you can resume cardiovascular exercise. 6 weeks after the surgery, most of the healing is completed. 1 year after the procedure, healing is completed.
If you are older than 18, and you are in overall good health, you can be a candidate for the surgery. In some cases, patients younger than 18 may also be eligible. Both males and females are candidates for the procedure.
All kinds of aesthetical concerns about the nose, problems caused by injuries, birth defects, and breathing problems related to the septum can be successfully addressed via rhinoplasty.
Sure. Many people decide to have a rhinoplasty surgery to reduce the size of their nose. While reducing its size, your surgeon will make other changes on your nose so that it will look natural and elegant.
During your rhinoplasty procedure, your surgeon will make required changes to the structure of your nose to improve breathing. These changes may involve, the correction of the septum (the wall between your nostrils), reduction of turbinates, and removal of nasal polyps.
The most common reason for breathing issues is the septum deviation. If the wall between your nostrils (septum) is deviated, bent, or bowed, you may experience difficulty while breathing. If you have a deviated septum, your surgeon will correct it during your procedure.
Our rhinoplasty procedures are mostly performed on an outpatient basis. After a few hours of post-op observations, our patients may leave the hospital.
After the reconstruction of the nose is completed, the nose will not be changing its shape. Therefore, the result of your rhinoplasty will be permanent unless you have an accident, or you decide to have another rhinoplasty.
Yes. The functional problems can be treated without making cosmetic changes. Or, you can choose to have very little cosmetic changes. It is up to you.
In some cases, correction of a deviated septum (the wall between the nostrils) can improve or even stop snoring.
Revision rhinoplasty is a secondary rhinoplasty procedure to correct post-op complications or change the result of the first one. If you already had a rhinoplasty, but you’re not happy with the result, the highly experienced and talented doctors we work with can help you.
Yes. You may have another procedure during the surgery to obtain a combined effect (such as chin augmentation) or you may have an independent procedure on another part of your body (such as breast augmentation).
Both nose and chin are important elements of the face. In some cases, combining nose and chin surgery creates a much more balanced result.
During the procedure, you won’t feel any pain thanks to the anesthesia. After the surgery, you may experience some pain for a few days. However, this pain is easily controlled by pain medications your surgeon will prescribe to you
In open rhinoplasty, a small and faint scar is left on the base of the nose. In closed rhinoplasty, the whole procedure is performed inside the nostrils, so no visible scar is left.

Problems & Solutions

Rhinoplasty is a complex procedure shaped according to each patient’s needs. There are different approaches to solve different problems.

A humped nose is a very common problem. In most cases, nasal bumps do not affect breathing, and they are not health issues. But they are cosmetic concerns for many people. There are several reasons for the bump formation, including genetics and trauma. Mostly, they are caused by large nasal cartilage and bone. Uneven healing of the cartilage and the bone after an injury is another very common reason.

During your rhinoplasty, your surgeon will reshape your nasal bridge by removing small portions of your cartilage and bone. If there are depressions, they will add volume by transferring cartilage tissue from inner parts of your nose to the bridge region. If the bump on your nose was caused by an injury, you may have a crooked septum, which can also cause difficulty while breathing. In that case, your surgeon will also correct your septum during the procedure.
A crooked nose is a nose that is not straight or shifted to one side. A crooked nose may be the result of genetics, illness, or injury. In addition to being a cosmetic concern, it may be a health issue, because it can cause significant breathing problems.

During your rhinoplasty, your surgeon will correct structural problems to enhance both the appearance and the breathing function. Depending on your particular case, they may reduce some cartilage and bone, shift the position of the tissues, or both. In most cases, a deviated septum accompanies a crooked nose. They will correct your septum to address breathing problems.
Some people are not happy with the size of their nose tip. If you are one of them, don’t worry. During your rhinoplasty procedure, your surgeon will reduce and reshape the cartilage tissue in your nose tip to achieve a beautiful and natural looking appearance.
Your surgeon will use a technique called “alar adjustment” to reduce the size of your wide or flared nostrils. They will remove a portion of tissue to reduce the width of your nostrils by changing the tension. They will adjust the triangle formed by your nostrils and the nose tip to reduce the width of your nose.
Both problems are addressed through tip rotation. Your surgeon will reshape the cartilage tissue to adjust the rotation of your nose tip. Rotation treatment can be combined with projection adjustment to refine the nasolabial angle. In most cases, this angle should be 90-95 degrees for males and 100-105 degrees for females.
If your nose is over-projected, it looks large compared to your face. If it is under-projected, it will look small compared to your face. Your surgeon will remove a portion of the cartridge in your nose tip, if your nose is over-projected. If it is under-projected, your surgeon may separate and realign the cartilage in your nose tip, or he can transfer cartilage to there.
There are specific nasal features for different ethnicities. For example, Asians tend to have noses with weaker bridges, while people of African descent tend to have bulbous nasal tips with flared nostrils. It’s important to choose a surgeon who is experienced in ethnic rhinoplasty in order to achieve natural looking results, such as the doctors we have the pleasure of working with. They refine the nose tip and reshapes the nostrils to treat bulbous and nasal tips with flared nostrils.
A rhinoplasty procedure may involve changes on the nasal tip, too. However, if you are happy with the rest of your nose but don’t like your nose tip, you can also have tip rhinoplasty in which the surgery is carried out only on your nose tip. There are several issues that may be addressed via tip rhinoplasty, including: low nose tip, bulging nose tip, wide nostrils, hooked nose tip, extremely pointed nose tip, asymmetrical nostrils, and constriction of wings.
References

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2. Rettinger G. (2007). Risks and complications in rhinoplasty. GMS current topics in otorhinolaryngology, head and neck surgery, 6, Doc08.

3. Raggio BS, Asaria J. Open Rhinoplasty. [Updated 2022 May 1]. In: StatPearls [Internet]. Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2022 Jan-. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK546628/

4. Bloom, J. A., Rashad, R., & Chatterjee, A. (2019). The Impact on Mortality and Societal Costs From Smoking Cessation in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in the United States. Aesthetic surgery journal, 39(4), 439–444. https://doi.org/10.1093/asj/sjy172