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    Rhinoplasty (cosmetic nasal surgery), also referred to as a “nose job,”  is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures. Located at the center of the face, the nose has a dramatic impact on our appearance. Rhinoplasty is the most elegant and complex operations that a facial plastic surgeon performs and produces remarkable results. Using the most advanced techniques, we customize each rhinoplasty procedure based upon your unique anatomical features, facial structure, and desires. His goal is to create a natural appearing nose that promotes facial harmony in order to give you the best rhinoplasty results possible.

    The nose is one of the most important organs that defines the face and can take many different shapes. In some people, rhinoplasty is used because a very wide, very large or arched nose may cause discomfort, especially in social life. After rhinoplasty surgery performed for aesthetic reasons, the shape of the nose is thinned or reduced according to the patient’s needs. Rhinoplasty is usually performed after the age of 18, when the development of the nose is completed in both men and women.

    There are two possible approaches that can be utilized when performing rhinoplasty surgery. These are called the endonasal (closed) approach or an external (open) approach. The type of rhinoplasty approach used will depend upon the preference of your surgeon along with the necessary changes that need to be made to your nose.  There is not right or wrong approach, the best approach is the one that gives you the best possible rhinoplasty results.

    1. External Rhinoplasty- This is also often referred to as an open approach.  The open rhinoplasty is performed through a very small incision on the bottom of the nose, between the skin of the nostrils (called the collumela). This tiny incision is hidden within the shadow of the collumela, is approximately 3 millimeters in length and is not noticeable. The open approach, as the name implies, allows for better visualization and access to the nasal framework then the closed approach.

    2. Endonasal Rhinoplasty- This is also often referred to as a closed Rhinoplasty.  In the closed approach, there is no small incision along the collumela, instead, additional incisions are made inside of your nose in order to access the nasal structure from within the nose. The rhinoplasty surgeon will then make changes to the bones and cartilages of the nose from within.

    Rhinoplasty FAQ

    After rhinoplasty, you must stay in Istanbul for 7 days. The splints placed after the surgery and the silicone pads placed inside the nose are removed on the seventh day. Therefore, you can return to your home country after the seventh day.

    On average, if you don’t want anyone to notice whether you have undergone a surgery, you can return to work on the 10th day, or 7 days after the surgery if you have no concerns about it.  To prevent edema, a special tape is applied on the nose after the seventh day. This is removed on the tenth day. Therefore, it is possible to start work after 7 to 10 days.

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