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.Learn More
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.
The outcomes of rhinoplasty can be analyzed in three main categories: aesthetical, health-related, and psychological.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
"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."
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,
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:
"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."
1. 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/
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