With the genetic transfers passed from generation to generation, each ethnic group has its own ethno-cultural, hybrid and geographical features, facial phenotypes and nasal characteristics. This situation revealed by genetic diversity has also been manifested in the field of aesthetics. Thus, taking into account the characteristic features of the person’s ethnic origins, the correction of the disproportions on the person’s face for aesthetic purposes is called Ethnic Aesthetic Surgery, and the nose surgery performed for this purpose is called Ethnic Rhinoplasty.

In Istanbul ethnic rhinoplasty operations, it is not aimed to identify ethnic differences found in people through surgery, but on the contrary, to correct functional problems in the nose, if any, and to ensure aesthetic integrity by maintaining the harmony of the characteristic nasal features that a person has with the face.

Anthropological studies conducted since the 1800s have found that there are many different ethnic groups in the world, such as Caucasian, African-American, African, Middle Eastern, Latin American, Asian and Spanish, and by studying these active groups, it has been understood that each of them has different characteristic physical characteristics. Ethnic rhinoplasty is a rhinoplasty method that is becoming increasingly popular today because it can respond to the different characteristics and requirements of each ethnic group. The methods used in rhinoplasty operations performed for different nose types due to the different genetic characteristics also differ.

With ethnic rhinoplasty, cartilage reduction or duplication procedures are performed in the nose, as well as reshaping and modeling. Classical nose reduction surgeries performed for Caucasian people require the removal of protruding bone and cartilage tissue, while ethnic rhinoplasty is performed more often in the form of nose augmentation, cartilage insertion and narrowing of the nasal base in people of African-American origin and Asians. Cartilage grafts and anti-allergen implants can be used to obtain a nose suitable for the patients’ face. Thanks to the added implants and cartilage grafts, the nasal lines are made more pronounced. The preferred incision methods in operations are divided into two. The most important difference between open and closed operations is felt during the deceleration process. Ethnic rhinoplasty performed in a closed manner heals faster than an open rhinoplasty operation.

Patients generally want to have rhinoplasty surgery while they want to preserve the unique features and characteristic facial structures they have. Ethnic rhinoplasty ensures that patients have a nose contour that is appropriate for their facial proportions and overall appearance. Ethnic rhinoplasty is a special field that requires experience and specialization about the facial standards that each ethnic group has. After the ratio of the patient’s nose to the face is calculated before the operation, the most suitable nose shape is designed for the face. With the natural results obtained, it is ensured that the patient achieves the desired appearance. When reshaping the nose, the asymmetry of the face is balanced and a noticeable change is achieved when viewed from the side profile. In addition to all these, if there is a nasal septum deviation problem that has occurred due to traumas, accidents or congenital, the deviation in question is also corrected in the same operation. As a result of all these, there is an increase in the patient’s quality of life and self-confidence.

The most important point to remember about this is that the person who will undergo ethnic rhinoplasty is older than 18 and has completed his or her development. In this way, the results to be obtained after ethnic rhinoplasty will be permanent. Because ethnic rhinoplasty is not recommended for patients who are not psychologically ready for the physical changes they will experience after surgery.

The swelling and decaying seen after the surgery improves greatly between 3 and 4 weeks. During this process, the patient should keep his nose moist by using the nasal spray prescribed by the Rhinoplasty doctor’s in Istanbul recommendation. The patient who continues his routine life should avoid heavy exercises for about 4 weeks. As a result of ethnic rhinoplasty, a period of 1-1.5 years must elapse in order to achieve the final appearance of the nose.

Prof. Dr.
ENT and Facial Surgery Specialist, MedicalPark Hospital Istanbul



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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 .

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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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