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Nasal Filling in Turkey

Nasal filling has recently become one of the most requested aesthetic initiatives. Although the arrival of summer was obvious from spring. Rhinoplasty (rhinoplasty surgery) has been the most performed plastic surgery in our country for a long time. In these days, when the wind of non-surgical aesthetics blows perhaps the hardest, it could not be expected that rhinoplasty would not receive its share of non-surgical interventions anyway! Here are the most important issues you need to know with the nose filling application;

You should know exactly what is meant by ”filling”.

“Filler“ is the ”general” name of the substances injected into the human body for the purpose of gaining volume. There are many different types of fillers approved for injection into the human body that are in medical use. Among them, by far the most commonly used is a kind of sugar jelly found naturally in human joints called “Hyaluronic Acid (HA)”. Decongestant is a kind of sugar jelly that is found naturally in human joints. Besides HA, many different substances such as collagen, polyglactin/polylactate, calcium hydroxyapatite are in medical use. And there are a lot of different substances that are not used medically and are made under the stairs, from olive oil, vaseline, window silicone to hair gel.

Even the most widely used HA fillers have hundreds of different types. Each filling shows different hardness, fluidity, permanence, chemical bond properties. So you can’t take every filling containing HA of the best filling brand and make it to the nose. For this reason, be sure to take a sample of the barcode ID card of the filler that will be injected into your nose and keep it.

Application of filler to the nose F.D.A. not approved by.

In order for any substance to be used for medical purposes, the FDA, the European Standards Institute, T.C. It needs to be thoroughly examined, approved and inspected by competent authorities such as the Ministry of Health after its release. We can say that the more institutions give approval, the safer a drug or medical device is. It is worth knowing that the American FDA institution has not yet allowed any filler to be injected into the nose. Of course, nasal filling is not done in the USA, of course it is done. However, this is called “off label”, that is, the way of use that is “not on the label”. If any complications happen to you, you can’t go back and say wow, I didn’t know, I didn’t hear. On the other hand, according to the data in our literature, application under the skin of the nose seems to have a similar risk profile to applications on other parts of the face.

Make sure that you are the ideal patient for a nasal filling

We can say that the ideal patient for nasal filling are individuals where the nasal arch starts from lower down, not from the nasal junction with the forehead. In this type of nose, because the upper part of the nose, where the back of the nose meets the forehead, is structurally low, the other parts look as if they are too high, arched. Raising the place where the nasal ridge is low with filler can create the illusion of a flatter nasal ridge, eliminating the arched appearance.

It is a fast, effective and healing medical initiative in a short time

In the ideal patient group, the application is a 5-10 minute, very little painful procedure. After the procedure, you can immediately return to social life. Improvement appears instantly. It is not preferred to have glasses pressure on the area where the filling is applied after the procedure. The first 4-5 days after the application, the application area may look more swollen than the final state depending on pay, and the final state occurs on average around 14 days. Typically, additional doses and touch-ups may be performed if deemed necessary at this point.

Make sure that the doctor who will perform the application is an expert in rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a whole. It is a very important issue that the person who evaluates the patient in terms of rhinoplasty has experience in operations as well as non-surgical applications. Only a physician with experience in both areas can accurately and impartially convey the options to you. Anyone who has a medical degree and takes the needle in his hand can have a nose filling application in Turkey. The fact that the hand holding the needle has also performed several hundred nose surgeries will not make you lose anything.

The filling will enlarge your nose

The filling will fill your nose on the name, that is, it will enlarge. Many patients imagine that when they say they want a nose filling, the nose will take shape without growing. My observation is that Turkish patients desire smaller noses more and do not tolerate volume increase in the nose very well. For this reason, it is useful to think a little about whether you would like to have a bigger nose after the application.

“Soft contours” can be achieved with the filling

The fillers have to be soft enough to flow through the inside of an injector. Unfortunately, it is unlikely to physically achieve hard contours and angles with such a soft material. In some areas of rhinoplasty, the angulation of the cartilage structure to the skin on the surface, sharp lines and “definition” are very important aesthetically. For this reason, when applying filler to the tip of the nose, it is worth taking care that the folds that give character to the tip of the nose do not disappear.

Minor roughness that occurs after surgery can be camouflaged with the filling

A filling application can be performed to remove some minor roughness that occurs after rhinoplasty surgery and is not worth having another operation. The most common areas of application can be listed as the elimination of millimetric level differences between the wings, the camouflage of point decrements on the nasal ridge or bone forty lines.

With the filling application, you can postpone the revision surgery for a while

Let’s say you have had a failed nose job and you are not satisfied with the result, but you are not ready for another operation. In this case, the nose contour can be temporarily corrected with the filling and you can be more comfortable psychologically and socially in the time leading up to the revision surgery.

The effect of the filling is temporary

On the nose, but do not use permanent filling materials (silicone, etc.) do not approach. A large majority of the filling materials used will be absorbed by the body within the first 1 year and the effect will disappear. For this reason, it is useful to keep in mind that the procedure will have to be repeated again after 1 year and every recurring year in order to maintain the result. Most patients think “how long will this continue like this” after one or two applications and turn to rhinoplasty surgery, which is a more permanent solution.

There are serious complications of nasal filling application

Nasal filling is a medical procedure and, like all medical procedures, it has its own complications. The most important complications in the nose are skin loss and blindness, but fortunately these serious complications are quite rare.

You should think about the cost issue on a long-term basis

Nasal filling seems to be a cheaper option compared to rhinoplasty surgery in the first application. On the other hand, if you think about the long term, the total amount of money you will probably spend to maintain the effect of nasal filling over the next 10 years will be more than you will spend on a rhinoplasty operation.

Nasal filling is not a substitute for rhinoplasty surgery

A nasal filling will never replace a well-performed rhinoplasty. The filling application has almost no permanent effect on the nasal breathing function. In addition to what can be achieved with rhinoplasty, what can be achieved with filling remains very, very limited. Just because a patient who needs rhinoplasty surgery is afraid of surgery does not make him a good candidate for nasal filling. Similarly, obtaining a temporarily pleasing shape in the nose with nasal filling does not change the fact that nasal surgery is still the most reasonable option in the long term.

We hope to see you in our new article about the exaggerated and natural aesthetics that suits you…
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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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