What is Septorhinoplasty?

Septorhinoplasty is a surgical operation performed to correct both the appearance of your nose and the deviation of the nasal bone and cartilage (septum). If there is a deviation in the nasal septum, this will prevent air circulation in the nose and therefore lead to chronic dry mouth, increased snoring, decreased exercise tolerance and overall quality of life. With septorhinoplasty, you can breathe better and improve the appearance of your nose. Patients are not satisfied with the appearance of their noses.

Septorhinoplasty is a nasal reconstruction surgery that aims to treat blocked nasal passages and improve the function of the nose. This procedure can usually be performed after trauma or to improve breathing. It involves working on the bones and cartilage that give shape and structure to your nose, and straightening your septum. The septum is the cartilage and bone in your nose that separates your nostrils.

If you have difficulty breathing through your nose due to a deviated nasal septum and are not satisfied with the external shape of your nose, septorhinoplasty is recommended . It makes sense to do both operations at the same time, because instead of performing septoplasty in one operation and rhinoplasty in the other, both are taken care of with just one operation.

While your nose is brought to the desired size and shape with septorhinoplasty, you can breathe comfortably through both nostrils because the deviation in the nasal septum is also corrected. The desired change is also captured in the nose of most patients who have a successful septorhinoplasty. For patients who are satisfied with the shape of the nose and only need to correct the deviation in the cartilage, septoplasty alone will be enough and improve the quality of your breathing.

With septorhinoplasty, the curvatures in the nasal cartilage and bone are corrected and the desired change in the shape of your nose can be made after the excess is removed. The arch over the nasal bone is rasped and the tip of the nose is straightened. If there is also a width in the nose, the narrowing process will be applied. It may also be necessary to support or rebuild part of the nose using a cartilage graft, bone graft or artificial implant.

In rhinoplasty, air ducts, passageways are protected and repaired when deemed necessary. In aesthetic operations, the functions of the nose are never sacrificed for its appearance. In nasal surgery, it is important to protect the functions of the nose, improve disorders.

Each nose has its own individual anatomy, which makes planning a rhinoplasty a very personalized and bespoke process. An effective rhinoplasty is based on the rest of the facial features and creates an overall feeling of facial harmony. The vast majority of people who apply for rhinoplasty prefer a nose that does not attract attention and looks natural. During your consultation, you should be informed about what is a realistic expectation from your surgery and the level of results you can really expect.

As a result of septorhinoplasty, the deviated septum will be corrected and placed in its normal place; as a result, your breathing will improve and your nasal congestion will be relieved, problems such as snoring, noisy breathing and sleep apnea will disappear. By correcting the appearance of the nose, a significant improvement in facial symmetry and appearance is achieved. After this operation, you will feel good psychologically because of your new appearance, while functionally, your nose and quality of life will improve.



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Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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