Rhinoplasty in 13 Items

If you are unhappy about the size, shape or asymmetry of your nose, rhinoplasty can help improve your self-esteem and enjoy a more positive body image. Although many people have a general idea about rhinoplasty, they are often surprised when they learn some of the elements behind this popular plastic surgery procedure. Here, if you are considering rhinoplasty for cosmetic or medical reasons, you can find some of the elements that you should keep in mind and that are likely to surprise you.

1. The popularity of rhinoplasty is increasing

Rhinoplasty continues to be one of the most common plastic surgery procedures, according to the annual report of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 200,000 men and women chose to have a rhinoplasty in 2016 alone. It is estimated that this number is close to 100,000 per year in Turkey. In fact, rhinoplasty is becoming increasingly popular among both women and men for a variety of reasons, some of these:

* Increased social acceptance of the procedure, the presence of someone who has had this surgery among your spouse.

* Improved self-confidence as a result of surgery, satisfaction in social and emotional relationships.

* Repair of medical structural visual damage that impairs the quality of life in the nose.

* Increased quality of life and sleep with the correction of respiratory problems.

2. Rhinoplasty has been around for longer than you think

Although the popularity of rhinoplasty has been increasing in the last 10 years, this procedure has been available for more than 2500 years. Undoubtedly, advances in medical technology have made today’s rhinoplasty results and healing much more modern. However, there is surprising evidence that many surgical techniques similar to those used today were also used by doctors in ancient civilizations to repair noses that were cut or damaged in battle.

3. Surgical techniques are different for men and women

Rhinoplasty (rhinoplasty) techniques in men and women are also different, as men and women have different physical characteristics and usually have different desires. Men tend to want straighter angles and a more masculine shape, while women generally prefer softer lines and a more feminine look.

4. Rhinoplasty is not just cosmetic

Although many people think of rhinoplasty as a purely cosmetic procedure, there are a number of medical reasons that cause most patients to consider this procedure. For example, the presence of a curvature in the middle cartilage wall of the nose (Septum deviation) can lead to respiratory problems and sleep apnea, growths in the nasal flesh can again lead to similar complaints, and these conditions can be resolved during rhinoplasty surgery. People who have suffered a trauma that has changed the aesthetics of the nose or its function can have rhinoplasty to restore the normal shape and function of the nose. A significant part of the curvatures in the nose have a traumatic cause, but this reason may sometimes have occurred at an early age that the patient cannot remember.

5. Your voice will not change

Despite a common myth about rhinoplasty, this procedure will not cause your voice to change, as long as you work with a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon. It is true that rhinoplasty often involves removing or reshaping the soft tissue and bone surrounding your nose, but when done properly, these changes should not affect your voice. To choose the right plastic surgeon, look at the institutions where he studied, qualification certificates, qualifications such as accreditation and memberships to reputable medical societies, as well as before and after photos.

6. Rhinoplasty is not the “only solution” suitable for every problem

Bringing some photos to your rhinoplasty consultation can help you achieve your goals more clearly, but it is important to keep in mind that your nose will not exactly look like the celebrity or model in the photos. You will still look like yourself, you will only be reinforced. Having realistic expectations about your rhinoplasty is one of the first steps before your procedure. This is something that you should discuss with your plastic surgeon during the consultation to make sure that you want rhinoplasty for the right reasons.

7. The recovery is quite mild

The recovery period for rhinoplasty is not as extensive as you might think. Although everyone will recover at relatively different speeds, most people can return to their jobs and normal daily activities within two weeks after surgery. After rhinoplasty, you will need to have a small cast for 1 week, but most plastic surgeons very rarely use cloth tampons that now extend deep into the nose and serve as the basis for patients’ fearful dreams, which makes the healing process much more comfortable.

8. You should avoid taking certain medications

As with most other cosmetic procedures, you will need to avoid taking certain medications that dilute your blood about 2 weeks before and a few weeks after your rhinoplasty. This is because these drugs can increase the risk of complications during surgery and also cause bruising.

Some medications that you should avoid taking during this period:

* Painkillers

* Blood-thinning drugs

* Binbirdelik herb and other herbal medicines

• Vitamin E support

9. Prepare to sleep with lots of pillows

When you come home after rhinoplasty, you will need to keep your head up to minimize fluid formation and bloating. It is recommended that your head rests on 2 pillows while sleeping, so you may want to prepare your recovery area with a lot of fluffy pillows and blankets to make your recovery as comfortable as possible.

10. Revision surgery can correct previous rhinoplasty

If you have had rhinoplasty in the past but are unhappy with your results, you may prefer to have revision surgery to correct the problem. Just make sure that you carefully choose the right plastic surgeon and have the procedure done by setting realistic goals to help you get the best possible result.

11. The goal is to achieve a natural look

At the stage of development, many patients have acquired false ideas about rhinoplasty. They are also not unfair, because early rhinoplasty surgery has disappointed many patients. The purpose of rhinoplasty is not to make you look like someone else or to create a “made-up” or fake appearance. On the contrary, people prefer this procedure to emphasize their natural beauty and make changes to the size, shape or asymmetry of their noses to create a natural appearance that looks proportional to their facial features.

12. Choosing an experienced plastic surgeon is a must

Although rhinoplasty can create very flawless and natural-looking results, this procedure requires advanced surgical techniques and ingenuity to create a balanced look. Therefore, it is important to carefully choose a plastic surgeon who focuses on this type of procedure and has sufficient experience.

13. The results will appear gradually over time

Although most people can regain their normal daily activities within two weeks after rhinoplasty, your final results will not appear overnight. On the contrary, it will appear gradually over the next few months, and it may take up to 18-24 months on average for you to see the final result.

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Op. Dr.

Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Specialist



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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 .

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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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