Nose surgery and breathing

Although invisible to the eyes in the nose, problems caused by bone or cartilage tissue in the inner part (curvature of the nasal bone/septum deviation and turbinate hypertrophy) prevent healthy breathing.

In addition to interventions for aesthetic purposes, it may be necessary to perform a nose operation for health problems such as deviation, turbinate hypertrophy (enlargement). Problems that are not intervened show symptoms such as snoring, shortness of breath, dry mouth, nasal discharge and rapid fatigue, and if left untreated, they can also lead to other health problems.

The field of plastic surgery is not limited to correcting the aesthetic appearance of the nose. At the same time, it also covers patients’ breathing problems caused by the bone and cartilage curvature, turbinate hypertrophy.

Rhinoplasty, Septoplasty and Septorhinoplasty

Patients who apply to plastic surgeons for rhinoplasty, although they do not have complaints about breathing, the inside of the nose should be examined. Along with the patient’s intranasal anatomy, problems that prevent breathing, if any, are determined, and nasal surgeries are shaped accordingly.

The septum is the anatomical structure that divides the nasal cavity into two. This anatomical structure consists of bones and cartilage. Another of the anatomical structures involved in the function of breathing in the nasal cavity is the concha. Disorders in the anatomical structures of the septum and/or concha can impair breathing function.

Operations aimed at correcting disorders in these structures, that is, bone or cartilage curvatures that prevent breathing, are called Septoplasty surgery. Procedures or surgeries for the turbinates are also called Concaplasty surgery. Nose surgeries performed only for aesthetic purposes are called rhinoplasty. Nose surgeries performed for both aesthetic and functional purposes are referred to as Septorhinoplasty.

After these operations performed by experienced and specialized plastic surgeons, the patient will have a natural and aesthetic nose that is aesthetically suitable for his face, and he will start breathing more comfortably and healthily.

A nose surgery should aim to meet both the aesthetic expectations of the patient to the extent of possibilities and to make the breathing, which is the main function of the nose, the most perfect. If you are sure that the professional competence and experience of your plastic surgeon will offer you health and aesthetics Decoupled, you can have this surgery with peace of mind.


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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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