Rhinoplasty (nose job) in Istanbul, Turkey

Rhinoplasty (nose job) in Turkey is the most required cosmetic surgical procedure that reshapes the nose, restoring respiratory function and aesthetics in a single operation. This surgery is performed to correct problems such as deviated nasal septum, wide nostrils, wide back, and tip deformity.

What Is a Rhinoplasty?

One of the elements that most impact the features of our face is the nose, which, not surprisingly, is one of the parts of the body that is most often the subject of interventions to modify its shape and size. The most used operation to correct various profiles of the nose is rhinoplasty, a painless operation capable of leading to excellent results. This operation is carried out both to obtain aesthetic improvements but also to resolve more concrete problems, such as obstacles to breathing.


Rhinoplasty in Istanbul is carried out at Prof Clinic frequently and through the intervention of specialized surgeons. It requires a lot of attention since, despite being a safe and reliable operation, it involves the patient’s face. Any inaccuracy risks compromising the aesthetics of the person, therefore maximum competence is necessary when carrying out this type of intervention.

When To Perform Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is carried out mainly for two reasons: the first is aesthetic, and the second is to resolve malformations caused by genetic factors or external factors such as trauma.


Concerning the aesthetic aspect, rhinoplasty is recommended in cases where the shape of the nose appears disproportionate to the face, in terms of size or width. Another case is when the nose is curved or asymmetrical, so much to cause discomfort to the patient. Further situations can then be when the tip of the nose is large, droopy, or flattened.  These are cases in which the person wants to perfect aesthetic “defects”, which can generate insecurities or simply be unwelcome by the bearer.


As regards the use of rhinoplasty to resolve problems other than aesthetic ones, it is frequently performed in cases of deviated nasal septum or deviated columella.


Ideal Candidates For Rhinoplasty

  • Nose too large in proportion to the face;
  • Nose too big or wide at the front;
  • Crooked or curved nose;
  • Asymmetric nose due to previous fractures;
  • Tip of the nose thick, broad, or fleshy;
  • Sagging or prominent nose tip;
  • Flattened nose tip;
  • Nose with both cartilaginous and bony humps on the nose;
  • Deviated nasal septum;
  • Columella deviated or proceeded;
  • Retracted columella and short upper lip.

How Rhinoplasty Is Performed At Prof Clinic?

In general, there are two techniques used for rhinoplasty: closed rhinoplasty and open rhinoplasty. In both cases, the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, therefore the patient is not subjected to any pain.


As regards the first technique, “Closed Rhinoplasty”, it is the least invasive method, as it allows you to obtain excellent results without the need to open the nose. This way, there is not even the possibility of scars remaining. The operation is carried out inside the nostrils, to be able to model the cartilage and the bony part and therefore modify their shape.


Open Rhinoplasty, on the other hand, is used when a more complex situation arises that cannot be treated using the previously mentioned technique. In this case, it is necessary to proceed with an incision in the area located between the tip of the nose and its base.

How Rhinoplasty Is Done, And How Long Does It Last?

Rhinoplasty surgery usually takes place with an overnight stay: “The objective is to reshape the bone and cartilaginous structures and create a nose with a proportionate shape and in harmony with the rest of the facial features.


Aesthetic rhinoplasty corrects the shape and size of the nose using incisions located inside the nostrils”.


The operation lasts approximately one hour and is usually carried out under general anesthesia. In some cases, however, such as for operations limited to the tip of the nose, hospitalization in a day hospital is also possible.

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What Does Rhinoplasty Surgery Consist Of?

To undergo rhinoplasty surgery it is preferable to wait for the end of the development of the bone and cartilaginous structures around the age of 15-16 years, for a woman the average age indicated is 15 years while for a man 16 years because the maturation of the structures occurs with a delay of 12 months. In any case, the starting age required to carry out the indicated rhinoplasty operation is 18 years and older.

During the first visit, the surgeon evaluates the shape and size of the nose and checks for the presence of any aesthetic and functional defects by carrying out a tomography of the nose and paranasal sinuses and consequently illustrates the possibilities for modification while always maintaining a balance between shape, profile, and aesthetics of the nose.

It is also important to evaluate the patient’s health conditions, excluding complications such as high blood pressure, coagulation, or healing problems which can compromise the final result of the rhinoplasty.

Things to Know Before Rhinoplasty

Before the operation, specific instructions are given to prepare for rhinoplasty which includes pre-and post-operative nutrition, taking drugs, alcohol, and smoking, specifically:

  • Present yourself for surgery on an empty stomach.
  • Do not take medicines such as analgesics, aspirin, and vitamin E.
  • Decrease the use of cigarettes because smoking can increase the risk of complications and cause delayed healing.


Rhinoplasty operation is performed under general anesthesia with day surgery, but in some more complex cases, hospitalization in the clinic is required for one or two nights. However, rhinoplasties of modest difficulty can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation.

The incisions made are never visible because they are made inside the nasal cavities, and this also means no visible scars on the nose.

The operation lasts about an hour, is painless, and ends with the application of a plaster fixed on the bridge of the nose with two plasters.

The result is good already after the first two post-operative weeks, but for it to be definitive you have to wait a year after the operation.

Rhinoplasty can be performed individually or in association with aesthetic or functional surgery interventions such as septoplasty, but also with blepharoplasty, Facelift, and rhinoplasty which indicates a series of operations (rhinoplasty, mentoplasty and malarplasty) that completely reshape the face through the correction of nose, chin, and cheekbones.

Rhinoplasty Results at Prof Clinic

Visualize the possibilities of rhinoplasty by exploring our before and after gallery. Witness the remarkable transformations and envision the potential for your own nasal enhancement journey.

Post-operative Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex cosmetic surgery operations where complications such as bleeding or infections are rare , but can happen if the operation is not carried out by a specialist surgeon in specialized clinics.


In the 48 hours following the operation, you must remain completely at rest with your head raised. It is recommended to sleep with multiple pillows to promote good circulation and avoid foods that are too hot or difficult to chew.


From the third day, it is possible to start again with normal daily activities, avoiding exertion, saunas and baths, sun exposure, the intake of very hot foods and drinks, and limiting the use of glasses for at least a month.


In the first few days, swelling and bruising around the eyes may also appear which can be limited with the application of ice, but very rarely bleeding which requires swabs.


7 days after the operation, the surgeon removes the cast from the nose which may initially be swollen and edematous, but as the days pass, the swelling and hematomas will be completely reabsorbed and it will increasingly take on the harmonious shape decided before the operation.


The swelling on the tip of the nose will be the only discomfort that may persist for several weeks post-surgery.


To resume sporting activities you must wait at least a month so that the ossification process of the nose can proceed in the necessary time without suffering trauma.

Risks and Complications Of Rhinoplasty

As with any operation, there are risks and possible complications with rhinoplasty. This could include bleeding, infection, or inflammation.


After the operation, many people’s noses are hypersensitive or insensitive. In most cases, the changed sensitivity normalizes again after a few months.


Less common (but cannot be ruled out) complications include bruising, permanent change in nasal sensation, asymmetry, and respiratory obstruction.


If you have severe pain after the procedure, it is wise to contact us directly. In many cases, you will receive a telephone number after the procedure where you can reach a specialist day and night during the recovery period.


What are the risks and possible complications of a rhinoplasty?

The risk of a complication after a rhinoplasty is very small (around 0.5%). Nevertheless, you should be aware of possible complications, because despite precautions they cannot always be prevented.

Is it normal for my upper lip to move less after my rhinoplasty?

This problem does not occur often. You may especially notice it while laughing. It is the result of a temporary weakening of the muscles that lift the upper lip, or the result of swelling in the area between the nose and the upper lip. During the healing process, the swelling will decrease, and the muscles will slowly recover.

Do steroid injections help against swelling and scarring after a rhinoplasty?

In particular, people with thicker skin who have undergone a nose reduction sometimes complain of a suboptimal cosmetic result because the refinement of the nose bridge and tip has not been fully achieved. A good example of this is the “soft tissue Polly beak”. Before considering reoperation, it is sometimes worth asking for advice about steroid injections. These injections work on the subcutaneous scar and connective tissue. These injections can be effective for at least 2 years after your rhinoplasty. This sometimes requires multiple treatments. Be well-informed and possibly avoid reoperation.

Is a rhinoplasty painful?

This is different for everyone, but on average a rhinoplasty is not a very painful operation. In the first days after surgery, it is advisable to take pain relief (1000mg paracetamol 4 times a day, supplemented with 250mg naproxen 3 times a day if not enough). If you still experience a lot of pain despite proper use of these painkillers, you should contact us immediately.

After how many days will my splint be removed?

we usually remove the splint around day 10 after surgery.

After how many days are the tampons removed from my nose?

Nasal tampons can generally be removed around days 3-5 after surgery. Until then, breathe through your mouth.

Can I go into the sun after my rhinoplasty?

In the first months after your rhinoplasty, do not go into the sun extensively, but seek shade, apply sunscreen, and wear a hat or cap.

Can I exercise after my rhinoplasty?

In any case, do not exercise until nasal tampons, splints, and stitches have been removed. our advice is not to exercise for the first six weeks after the operation, and to certainly avoid contact sports for the first year.

Book A Free Consultation to get the best Rhinoplasty in Istanbul

If you are interested in undergoing rhinoplasty to correct the aesthetic aspects of your nose or to solve problems due to malformations or trauma, you can book a free consultation at our clinic in Istanbul. Rhinoplasty, as mentioned, is a delicate operation as it concerns the conformation of the face. Relying on competent professionals is the wisest choice you can make.