Find out the best clinics and surgeons for Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) in Istanbul, Turkey, including what to expect, price, expert advice.
What is Rhinoplasty & What to Expect?
Rhinoplasty is also known as a nose job. This is a procedure that is done to correct and reshape the appearance of the nose and give you a new look.
You might want to undergo rhinoplasty surgery, if:
- You have nose injuries or trauma that requires a nose job
- You feel your nose is asymmetric, crooked, or not proportionate.
How long does the procedure take
This procedure can last between 2 and 4 hours depending on the type of procedure you need.
How is a rhinoplasty performed
Step 1 – Anesthesia:
This procedure requires you to undergo anesthesia. Your doctor will administer anesthesia to you, for your comfort during the procedure.
Step 2 – The incision:
There are 2 ways that rhinoplasty surgery can be performed.
- The open procedure: with this method, your doctor will make an incision across the columella, which is the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils.
- Closed procedure: with this method, your surgeon will make the incisions to be hidden inside the nose.
Step 3 – Reshaping the structure of your nose:
Depending on how you want your nose to be, your doctor will structure your nose. If you have a large nose, your surgeon will reduce it by removing bone or cartilage. In some cases, the nose will need a cartilage graft. The cartilage can be gotten from the middle of the nose or ear.
Step 4 – Correcting a deviated septum:
If you have a deviated septum, your doctor can straighten it and the projections inside the nose reduced to help in improving your breathing.
Step 5 – Closing:
When your surgeon is done with the surgery and has achieved your desired shape, the incision will then be closed.
Step 6- Results:
After your surgery, your wound dressing will still be placed in, splints and gauze packing to help in supporting the nose.
What to expect with rhinoplasty
Before the surgery
With rhinoplasty, there is no general rule, each surgery is unique and customized specifically to the goals of the patient.
During the surgery
With rhinoplasty, it needs local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia depending on how complex your surgery is and the solution that your surgeon decides to go with.
After the surgery
After your surgery, you will need a lot of rest and to keep your head elevated higher than your chest. Your nose may be congested because of the swelling of the surgery.
Your doctor will advise you on some things to avoid after your surgery to avoid the risks of bleeding
Some things to avoid immediately after your Rhinoplasty.
- Do not blow your nose: it is normal after your procedure to feel congested in your nose for a few weeks, this is from the swollen nasal tissue. Your doctor will recommend a saline nasal spray to help moisturize your nasal passages.
- Do not wear glasses: anything that can easily put pressure on your nose should easily be avoided, to avoid bruising.
- Avoid laughing hard or smiling too hard
- Eat high-fiber foods: eating a balanced diet after your surgery can help in speeding up your recovery process, and give your body all the nutrients that it needs.
- Avoid strenuous activities: you would need to take time off work or any activity that makes you overwork.
- Use cold compress: after your surgery, using a cold compress can help to reduce your swelling. Apply it to your cheeks and not directly to your nose.
The average time of recovery from rhinoplasty is about 1 year, but it varies from patient to patient.
Week 1: After the first week of your surgery, the splint can be removed from your nose, and you will not have noticeable signs of surgery.
Week 2: by this time, the facial swelling you would have had, will be reduced.
Week 3 and 4: you can now begin to get physically active and continue your physical activities, like jogging or swimming.
Week 6: During this time, your bones have become stable, and you can safely blow your nose.
3 to 6 months: By now, any numbness or abnormal sensation you may feel around your nose and nasal skin would have resolved.
1 year: After 1 year of your rhinoplasty, your healing process is complete, the swelling is fully done and the shape of your new nose is fully formed.
Very few changes in your nose can give all the results you would want. With the right doctor, it is possible to achieve your look. In cases where the result is not what you want it to be, you can get a second surgery to adjust it. Your second surgery would need to wait for at least a year because your nose can go through changes during this period.
Why get Rhinoplasty in Istanbul and Turkey
Turkey can be considered as one of the best countries for a plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic operations and treatments in the world.
The high quality medical services with world renowned plastic surgeons and clinics, world class private hospitals and clinics with advanced technologies, plus the very affordable prices makes Turkey and especially Istanbul a superb choice for those who are searching for an excellent Rhinoplasty operation.
Turkey is also a popular choice among patients for its luxury hotels and affordable treatment packages. And who wouldn’t want to relax and recover in the old and beautiful city of Istanbul, as well as a short break to world famous Cappadocia?
Top Best Clinics & Surgeons for Rhinoplasty in Istanbul Turkey
For those who are in search for a high quality plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic operations and treatments in Istanbul and Turkey (also while on Cappadocia holidays), here you can read our list of the best clinics and surgeons for a Rhinoplasty in Istanbul, have an idea of what they offer and decide where to go also by getting a free consultation directly from the surgeons, dermatologists and medical team of the clinics.
We did our best to list the best clinics and surgeons in Istanbul with variety of metrics such as affordable prices but very high quality service, clinics and surgeons’ popularity both in Turkey and abroad, the brand value of the clinics, certifications, aftercare services and the patients’ comments and reviews.
You can feel free to fill out the consultation form at the bottom of the page and get free quote with discount on the clinics we list.