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Closed Nose Surgery

In addition to the open technique, the closed technique brings important advantages in terms of patient comfort in the most performed rhinoplasty surgery in our country.

Especially if there are no serious deformations caused by bone structure, closed nose aesthetics can be used to intervene the entire nose by leaving an incision mark that is not visible only in the nose. In open nose surgery, the decussation mark in the soft tissue between the nostrils is uncomfortable for patients. In the closed technique, this problem disappears. At the same time, a faster healing process provides comfort from the patient’s point of view. The skin of the nose does not need to be opened.

The intranasal vascular structure and ligaments are preserved. Since the tissue is very slightly damaged, healing happens quickly. Therefore, swelling and color change also occur at a milder level, while it passes faster.

Is Nasal Elasticity Maintained?

The nose consists of soft tissue, bone and cartilage. One of the important structures that protects the softness and elasticity of the nasal tissue is the ligament we call pitanguy. This ligament extends between the root of the nose and the tip of the nose. Decubitus. Since this connective tissue is not damaged in the closed nose surgery technique, the delicate elastic structure of the nose and the tip of the nose are also preserved after the operation.

Breathing Technique

The closed technique is also an important procedure for eliminating breathing problems, opening the nasal canals, correcting the deformation and asymmetry of the nostrils, and treating many aesthetic defects such as this. After the healing process, the patient is able to breathe much more comfortably.

The experience of the physician is very important in the application of this technique. Because there is a very narrow field of vision in the operation performed by entering through the nostrils.

How is a Closed Nose Surgery Performed Without a Tampon?

The closed technique in rhinoplasty is performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s condition. The operation time is about 1.5 hours. The patient is usually discharged 24 hours after the operation. Silicone splints remain in the patient’s nose for about 3 days and are then removed. It allows the patient to breathe comfortably. There is a protective bandage on the nose. With the use of silicone splint, there is no need to apply tampons. The stitches remain inside the nostril. From the outside, it is invisible from the street. In this respect, it provides great comfort to the patient. The seams are self-melting in structure. There will be no need to take stitches. Swelling and bruises decrease to a minimum level after 1 week. Although it depends on the patient, the nose fits exactly in the process after 3 months. During the recovery period, it is important to follow the recommendations of the physician in order to achieve the desired nasal structure smoothly.

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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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