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Among the issues that patients who are considering nose surgery are concerned about are how the healing process will work, and when they can return to social life after nose surgery in Turkey.

Turkey Medicals, “After nose surgeries performed to achieve an aesthetic nose shape and/or eliminate functional problems, patients need some time to recover. This period lasts about 10-15 days on average and patients are advised to spend this healing process resting at home. For this purpose, patients who are working or studying should choose a period during which they can take a leave of absence for surgery. Remember that rhinoplasty (Turkey aesthetic nose surgery) is a surgery that can be performed at any time of the year, the important thing here is to choose the most appropriate time period for the patient.”

What Happens After Rhinoplasty?

The question that our patients ask the most is how the postoperative process is progressing and what awaits them during this process. As it is known, rhinoplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia, so patients are kept under supervision for several hours after the operation and discharged if no complications are encountered.

Patients should be fed with liquid foods for the first 1-2 days and should stay away from bitter and spicy foods for a while. 4.starting from the day, soft foods can be switched to, and after one week, solid and liquid foods can be consumed together. To switch completely to solid foods, it would be useful to wait two weeks, because during this healing process, the nose may be affected while chewing hard foods, and complications may occur, albeit minor ones.

After rhinoplasty operations performed with an open technique, more or less bruises and swellings occur on the patients’ faces. These bruises and swellings, which are completely normal, decrease and disappear within a week at the latest. Cold ice treatment can be applied to make these edema and bruises go away faster. Patients can speed up the healing process, especially if they spend the first week lying down; sleeping with a double pillow is recommended because keeping the head high will help reduce edema.

In addition to edema, you can expect a slight pain after surgery. Usually, the painkillers we give are sufficient for our patients and they do not need any extra medication. Patients with a lower pain threshold may be given supplemental painkillers if necessary. The medications prescribed after surgery are painkillers, antibiotics against the risk of infection and antihistamines against possible allergic reactions. These medications should be used exactly as prescribed and no medications should be used without the doctor’s knowledge.

Light walks and exercises can be started a week after surgery, but it is very important to avoid heavy and strenuous exercises for at least 1 month.

At the end of the surgery, splints, tape and silicone tampons are placed on the patient’s nose. These are taken when patients come for a doctor’s check-up one week after surgery. Most patients return to their social lives easily 10 days after rhinoplasty, but you should remember that the healing process will take up to 6 months and you need to be patient to see the final results of the surgery. between 6-12 months, the existing swellings, albeit Decently, completely pass and the new nose shape fully appears. In order to avoid any setbacks in this process, it is necessary to come to the doctor’s check-up every month.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

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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