Rhinoplasty in Turkey

Last Modified: September 16, 2020  |   Created on: September 12, 2020
Cosmetic Surgery

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as nose job or nose plastic surgery, aims to alter or modify the shape of the nose to improve aesthetics and/or to improve the nasal function. The nose has a significant part of the facial appearance and important function for breathing in the air.

Some people may choose to have rhinoplasty as a cosmetic surgery, which is an elective procedure to change the appearance of the nose structure. It can also be performed for correction of deformities in the nose, caused due to congenital (birth) defects or trauma. This medical need for surgery may also arise when a person has difficulty in breathing due obstruction of nasal pathway. 

The nose plastic surgeon will design a surgery plan based on patient’s need for the surgery and expectation for the outcome. Many factors such as physical properties, proportion and balance of facial features are considered.

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Nose Job in Turkey

Owing its advanced healthcare infrastructure, international accreditations, trained surgeons, and cost-effective healthcare packages, Turkey has emerged as one of the most preferred medical travel destinations of the world.

Due to the advantageous location, which connects Turkey to Asia, Europe and Middle East, patients from different countries seek medical visa for all kinds of treatments and clinical services. Nose job surgery in Turkey is one of the most performed plastic surgery in Turkey. There are several top hospitals across various cities that offer nose job to domestic and international patients.

These hospitals are accredited by international organizations and many are affiliated to referral medical institutions. The best rhinoplasty surgeons in Turkey are trained in the latest technology and are skilled in different surgical techniques for reconstruction of nose.

Their expertise and knowledge of these surgeons along with the excellent record of the outcomes, makes them highly sought after by people all over the world. The rhinoplasty cost in Turkey is another advantage as it is highly affordable and the same surgery would cost much more in other countries. 

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What is the rhinoplasty cost in Turkey?

The nose job cost in Turkey is considerably lower than many Western nations, including the UK, Germany and France. This allows an international patient to have quality treatment at affordable prices. The packages of nose surgery cost in Turkey are inclusive of various services and facilities catering to the specific needs of the patient arriving from abroad. It may include pick & drop from the airport, visa assistance, language interpreters, aid in arranging accommodation and appointments. 

The nose plastic surgery cost in Turkey may vary slightly, however, depend on several factors, such as the choice of hospital, preferred location, surgical technique, experience of the rhinoplasty surgeons in Turkey and others. The overall cost may also change depending on whether any additional procedure, such as chin augmentation, eye lift, or facelift, is also being performed.

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Who may opt for a rhinoplasty surgery in Turkey?

A person may choose to have nose surgery for following reasons: 

  • Modify the shape or angle of the tip of the nose
  • Make the nose narrow wide, larger, or smaller to balance the proportions of the face.
  • Straighten a crooked nose.
  • Remove a hump or bump in the nose.
  • Minor correct based on the cosmetic issues.
  • Correct structural birth defects or deformities in the nose
  • Help improve breathing

The ideal candidates for nose job are people who wish to improve their appearance, not achieve an idea of perfection in the way they look. They need to be physically as well as healthy, with a stable psychological state. As rhinoplasty can be performed for aesthetic reasons or for reconstruction of nose to correct birth defects and treat breathing problems, the surgeon will consider many factors. The doctor will also discuss the realistic expectations of what can be achieved with the surgery based on patient’s individual nasal structures.

Age is not a limit and teenagers also opt for nose plastic surgery, however, it will depend on the surgeon’s preference. Some plastic surgeon may not recommend rhinoplasty until the person have completed their growth and development, that is around 14 – 15 years for girls, and more for boys.

Preparation for rhinoplasty

The preoperative phase for preparation before the nose job surgery mainly includes medical and psychological evaluation, and consultation to plan the operation.

Once it is determines that the person is a suitable candidate for rhinoplasty, the plastic surgeons will discuss the expectations, procedure, risks involved and goals of the operation. This is followed by scheduling the date for the surgery and planning the alterations that are to be made. Before this, patient undergo a series of examinations:

  • Review of overall health status and medical history
  • A physical examination to design the desired nose form
  • Blood tests and radiology studies for health check up
  • Assessment by an anaesthesiologist to identify the risks and minimize anaesthesia-related complications

The plastic surgeons will asses the potential risks and discuss the treatment for the changes to the shape and size of the nose and other facial characteristics in detail. After this discussion, the doctor will lay down the cosmetic expectations and results that can be achieved.

As there are many techniques for nose surgery – mainly open and closed, the doctor will determine which type of surgery will be more suitable. 

Once the surgery is scheduled, considering patient’s convenience, patient will be asked to quit smoking, if they are a smoker. They may also need to stop taking certain medications that can increase the risk of bleeding. Patients must inform about any prescribed or over-the-counter medications, herbal products and supplements that they are taking. These may also need to be stopped before the surgery, as they may affect healing.

The medical team will also instruct the patient to stop eating and drinking for a particular length of time before the surgery. All instructions must be strictly followed in order to undergo the surgery safely and at the scheduled date.

It is also advisable to plan for discharge, post-discharge accommodation and travel before undergoing the surgery as it helps manage postoperative period better. The hospital can also be consulted as they help the patient in arranging everything, especially in the case of international patients. 

Rhinoplasty Surgery 

Rhinoplasty is a complex surgery and can be customized based on the patient’s expectations and goals. It might be performed with general anaesthesia or combination of local anaesthesia and sedation. There is usually no requirement for an overnight stay as this is an outpatient procedure, especially when general or local anaesthesia.

If general anaesthesia is used, patients remains unconscious during the operation and may need to stay for a night (in some cases). This is commonly used for children undergoing reconstruction surgery. Local anaesthesia along with sedation makes the nose numb and relaxes the patient, so that they do not feel the pain.

A completely personalized planning is done for each patient and the steps involved in the surgery may vary for different patients. 

When improvement of appearance or aesthetics is the goal of rhinoplasty, the incision is preferably made to the inner surface of nose, which allows visualization of the nasal bone and cartilage during the procedure. 

Based on the underlying nasal problems, the bone or the cartilage from the nose might be removed, and grafts, parts taken from other body parts or synthetic materials, are placed. This is to improve the look and correct the deviated septum of the nose.

Once the desired result is achieved, a splint might be placed on the outer surface of the skin of the nose to protect the new shape and function. Also, wound dressings will be placed in and around the nose.

Closed Rhinoplasty Surgery 

A closed nose surgery is a technique in which the incisions to access the nasal structure are in the nostrils. Although, the closed technique surgical operations offer a lower angle of view to the surgeons, there are no chances of a stitch trace from the outside. This is the biggest advantage of closed rhinoplasty. Also, patients are expected to have a relatively shorter recovery time than the length of time required after the open rhinoplasty approach.

Open Rhinoplasty Surgery 

This type of nose surgery involves making a small incision in the lower part of the narrow strip of tissue between the nostrils, which is called columella. The opening in this section enables the surgeon to have a wider view. The steps of the surgery for the cartilage and bone is same as that of the closed rhinoplasty. 

This type of rhinoplasty technique is generally recommended for patients with advanced deformity or a history of previous nasal surgery. A major advantage of the open rhinoplasty is the wide range of view and applications of this procedure. However, compared to the closed rhinoplasty technique, the nasal tip edema and bruising in the nose might last longer with open surgery.

Postoperative period of Rhinoplasty

After the surgery, the patient is moved to a recovery room. Once they recover from anaesthesia and can walk comfortable, they will be shifted to a normal room for some time. Most patients get discharged the same day, later after the operation. 

There might be slight pain and swelling in the nose after the surgery, accompanied by a noticeable bruising in skin of the nose. However, these are expected symptoms and usually, spontaneously disappear over a period of few weeks.

The doctor may prescribe some medication for any discomfort, if required. It is advised to keep the head elevate to minimize the risk of bleeding and swelling. The scarring that occurs along the line of incision from the surgery fade over time. Although, its colour will not be completely identical to the skin tone, it won’t be obviously visible.

Although the pain is minimal, every person has a varying degree of pain tolerance. The plastic surgeon will prescribe pain killer medications to manage the pain.

If non-absorbable stitches have been used to close the incision, the medical team will schedule a date for their removed. Usually, this is done during the first postoperative follow-up visit. The wound dressing on the nose and the splint will also be removed during the same visit.

The plastic surgeon will inform the patient about the recovery time period and provide instructions for post-operative care. They are advised to rest and to avoid strenuous exercises as well as activities for a time interval. The patient can gradually resume routine daily life activities, it is recommended to start works or school as per the timeline suggested by the surgeon.

It is important to avoid any nasal trauma and make facial expressions that can stretch the incision. The patient should take care as to not blow the nose and be careful about the nose while dressing and undressing.

Follow these instructions will help prevent any injury or post surgical complications and facilitate recovery period. Visit the plastic surgeon for follow-up visits as per the schedule before leaving the country. Discuss the do’s and dont’s for the rhinoplasty postoperative period in detail. 

Risks and complications of Rhinoplasty

There are certain potential risks and complications associated with rhinoplasty, as is the case with every surgery. The surgeon and medical staff will take all the precaution to prevent or minimize the risks, there is no possible way to warrant that all the risks are completely eliminated. Some of the risks include:

  • Bleeding 
  • Infection
  • Anesthesia-related complications
  • Hematoma: accumulation of blood in the nose
  • Seroma: collection of fluid in the incision area 
  • Injury to the surrounding structure or perforation of the wall that separates the nasal cavity (septum)
  • Pain and bruising in the area where surgery was performed 
  • Loss or changes in the ability to sense in and around the nose
  • Failure to get desired result
  • Difficult in breathing 

During the preoperative phase, the plastic surgeons will evaluate the risks and inform about the possible complications and risks. 

Immediately inform the plastic surgeon or medical team at the hospital, if symptoms such as warmth and redness in the incision line or nose, a high fever or other sign that can possible due to the surgery during the recovery period.

Results

The final results of the rhinoplasty might not be visible immediately after the surgery, and take time. Depending on the extent and goal of the surgery, it can take up to one year for all tissues that were surgically altered to heal and settle for the final shape.

As nose plastic surgery is a very personalized cosmetic procedure, it may sometimes require minor revisions after the final results from the primary surgery are obtained. It is considered reasonable to wait for almost one year to allow before making definitive evaluation about the results. Also, if other cosmetic procedure has also been performed in addition to nose job, the time for its recovery and final healing, must also be considered.  

Dr. Surbhi Suden

Written By Dr. Surbhi Suden

Dr. Surbhi Suden is one of the founders of Lyfboat and a doctor with a renowned name in the Medical tourism industry. She has been working with international patients since 2008 and is a deeply committed professional with a long term vision of transforming the current healthcare scenarios.

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