RHINOPLASTY (NOSE JOB)

Nose job (rhinoplasty) operations are one of the most delicate and challenging procedures in the field of plastic surgery which requires surgical mastery together with vast amount of experience.

The changes in the shape and structure of the nose, which is perhaps the most important structural element in the facial proportions and arguably one of the most important aesthetic unit on the center of the face, leads to a dramatic changes in the overall “beauty” and expression of a person.

The “touch-ups”, in the form of restructuring and re-shaping the nasal elements are decided during the consultation together with the patient before the surgery.

The operational plan is made by evaluating the shape and size of the other facial anatomical units, and thereby, the most realistic solutions are offered to meet the patient’s expectations.

There are two major steps of nose operations. One is the aesthetic reforming-reshaping and the second one is “functional correction”, which is the intervention to treat breathing difficulties due to nasal airway obstructions.

The main nasal deformities that require aesthetic interventions are:

 

  • Nasal hump
  • Down pointing nasal tip
  • Wide nasal base (wide nasal bones)
  • Coarse and large nasal tip
  • Asymmetry of the nostrils

During functional correction of the nose, the main objectives are:

 

  • Correction of the deviations of the main nasal (septal) cartilage
  • Strengthening of the nasal tip support
  • Correction of the nasal airway obstructions
  • Supporting the dynamic structural elements of nasal breathing

 

The corrections of the functional or anatomical obstructions of the nasal airways and interventions made to relieve the nasal breathing are as important as the aesthetic interventions done during the surgery. Therefore, these functional and anatomical interventions, such as removal of the deviated or malformed cartilage and bony segments that obstruct the airways, fixing the defects in the supportive framework of the nose, to reconstruct a patent airway, take a considerable part of the surgery.

RHINOPLASTY (NOSE JOB)

Nose job (rhinoplasty) operations are one of the most delicate and challenging procedure in the field of plastic surgery which requires surgical mastery together with vast amount of experience. The changes in the shape and structure of the nose, which is perhaps the most important structural element in the facial expression and arguably the most important aesthetic unit of the face, leads to a dramatic change in the overall “beauty” and expression of the face. The corrections, restructuring and re-shapings that are going to be applied to the nose are decided during the interview with the patient before the surgery. The operational plan is made by evaluating the shape and size of the other facial parts and thereby the most realistic solutions are offered to meet the patient’s expectations. There are mainly two major steps of nose operations. One of them is aesthetic reforming-reshaping and the other one is functional corrections which is the correction of breathing difficulties and nasal airway obstructions.

The main nasal deformities that require aesthetic interventions are:

 

  • Nasal hump
  • Down pointing nasal tip
  • Wide nasal base (wide nasal bones)
  • Coarse and big nasal tip
  • Asymmetry of the nostrils

During functional correction of the nose, the main objectives are:

 

  • Correction of the deviations of the main nasal (septal) cartilage
  • Strengthening of the nasal tip support
  • Correction of the nasal airway obstructions
  • Supporting the dynamic structural elements of nasal breathing

 

The corrections of the functional or anatomical obstructions of the nasal airways and interventions made to relieve the nasal breathing are as important as the aesthetic procedures done during the surgery. Therefore these functional and anatomical interventions, such as removal of the deviated or malformed cartilage and bony segments that obstruct the airways, fixing the defects in the supportive framework of the nose, to reconstruct a patent airway takes a considerable part of the surgery.

The Method: Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty

The Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty is a revolutionary new technology for the plastic surgery world. This cutting-edge method has many advantages.

It allows a much faster recovery and reduces the risks of complication during and after the surgery. This technique allows the surgeon to reshape the nose without damaging the soft tissues, and allows the surgeon to cut the bones more precisely and gently.

The Method: Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty

The Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty method is a big revolution in the surgery world. This revolutionary surgery has many benefits. It allows a much  faster healing process and reduces the risks of complication during and after the surgery. This technique allows the surgeon to reshape the noise without damaging the soft tissues, and allows the surgeon to cut the bone more precisely and gently thanks to the Piezo Technologie.

The Process:

After your consultation with Dr.Surmeli M.D., you will have your blood and other tests done by the help of our team. After that, you will be evaluated with your blood test results by the anesthesiologist who will supposedly give medical permission for the surgery if there is no medical condition that requires further tests.

The surgery takes 3- 3.5 hours depending on the patient and the complexity of the operation. Once it is finished, you will be taken to the recovery room and then to your own room, and our private nurse will be watching on you until you wake up completely. Dr Surmeli M.D., will visit you to make sure that everything is good. And you will spend 1 night in the hospital.

Once you are discharged from the hospital, all the required medications would be given to you and you have to take them as instructed. On the 7th postop day Dr Surmeli M.D. will see you, to remove silicon tampons and the cast. You will be in contact from the very beginning with one of our representatives that will help and follow you before and after your operation. If you have any questions or doubt please contact us.

 

 

 

 

The Process:

The day of your surgery, you will be doing some blood test and have a small interview with the anesthetist. Once the anesthetist has given his recommendation, you will be taken to the operating room, the surgery time varies from 2 to 4 hours depending on the patient and the complexity of the operation. Once it is finished, you will be waking up in your single hospital room, and our specialized ClinicPlast nurse staff will be watching you until you wake up. Dr Mehmet Sürmeli will visit you to make sure that everything is good. And you will spend 1 night in the hospital under the watch of our staff.

Once you are discharged some drugs will be given to you and you have to take them as instructed.You have to spend at least 8 nights in Turkey, on the 7th day post op, Dr Mehmet Sürmeli will see you, to remove silicon tampons and the cast and  you will be able to finally see your new nose. You will be in contact from the very beginning with one of our representatives that will help and follow you before and after your operation. If you have any questions or doubt please contact us.

 
 
 
 

RHINOPLASTY FAQ’s

How long should I stay at the hospital after rhinoplasty?

After rhinoplasty operation, our patients spend one night at the hospital. One day after the operation we discharge our patients after we check and inform them about their operation, after care and usage instructions of medicines.

 

What is nasal massage? When should I start doing it? What is it for?

In the first 4-6 weeks after your nasal surgery your bones are mouldable which means that  with an outside pressure you can shape the healing of the nasal bones. In the early weeks after the surgery because of the breathing and healing dynamics, the narrowed nasal bones tend to get wider while healing.  Therefore, we advise patients to massage their nose as we’ve instructed.  We routinely advise to start it after we remove the external nasal splints on the 7th postop day and it should be continued for at least 4-6 months till the early phase of bone healing is completed.

 

When will I see the doctor again after hospital discharge?

Your first check up will be on the 7th post-operative day.  We remove the external and internal splints on the 7th day.  The function of the external splint over your nose is to keep the shape of the newly-shaped bones, and the function of the internal splints which we put each of your nasal  airways to prevent excessive swelling inside your nose and to keep your airways open to prevent breathing problems immediately after operation. We also check the alignment of your bones and usually try to approximate them by exerting some pressure over the nasal bones. We clean the outside of your nose with special solutions, we take early post-operative photos for medical documentation and then, we put some strips over your nose to help the swelling to resolve and to make a bit of  compression that will help your skin to adapt faster.

 

When can I return to work?

If you are working in an office you can start working 7 days after surgery  (when the internal and external splints are removed).  If you are working in a job which requires intense physical activity  you should better wait for at least 3 weeks.

 

When can I start using my glasses?

You can start wearing your glasses after 2 months.

 

When can I start exercise?

You can start having long walks 7-10 days after surgery but for jogging and for fitness exercises you should wait for at least 2 months.

 

When will I see the final result?

Most of the swelling (edema) will decrease within the first 2-3 weeks, but the tip of the nose will be the last area of the nose that the edema will resolve. It typically takes 4 months, but may even take up to 8-12 months  for the tip edema to completely disappear. So, you will see the final result within 12 months.

 

RHINOPLASTY FAQ’s

How long should I stay at the hospital after rhinoplasty?

After rhinoplasty operation, our patients spend one night at the hospital. One day after the operation we discharge our patients after we check and inform them about their operation, after care and usage instructions of medicines.

What is nasal massage? When should I start doing it? What is it for?

In the first 4-6 weeks after your nasal surgery your bones are mouldable which means that  with an outside pressure you can shape the healing of the nasal bones. In the early weeks after the surgery because of the breathing and healing dynamics, the narrowed nasal bones tend to get wider while healing.  Therefore, we advise patients to massage their nose as we’ve instructed.  We routinely advise to start it after we remove the external nasal splints on the 7th day and it should be continued for 2 months till the early phase of bone healing is completed.

When will I see the doctor again after hospital discharge?

Your first check up will be on the 7th post-operative day.  We remove the external and internal splints on the 7th day.  The function of the external splint over your nose is to keep the shape of the newly-shaped bones, and the function of the internal splints which we put each of your nasal  airways to prevent excessive swelling inside your nose and to keep your airways open to prevent breathing problems immediately after operation. We also check the alignment of your bones and usually try to approximate them by exerting some pressure over the nasal bones. We clean the outside of your nose with special solutions, we take early post-operative photos for medical documentation and then,  we put some strips over your nose to help the swelling to resolve and to make a bit of  compression that will help your skin to adapt faster.

When can I return to work?

If you are working in an office setting you can start working 7 days after surgery  (when the internal and external splints are removed).  If you are working in a job which requires intense physical activity  you should better wait for at least 3 weeks.

When can I start using my glasses?

You can start wearing your glasses after 2 months.

When can I start exercise?

You can start walking 10 days after surgery but for jogging and for fitness exercises you should wait for at least 2 months.

When will I see the final result?

Most of the swelling (edema) will decrease within the first 2-3 weeks, but the tip of the nose will be the last area of the nose that the edema will resolve. It typically takes 4 months, but may even take up to 8-12 months  for the tip edema to completely disappear. So, you will see the final result within 8-12 months.

 

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General FAQ’S

How Can I Book My Surgery?

Once you have sent an enquiry to us, you will be contacted by one of our representatives. Your representative will provide information about the procedure that you are interested in and answer any questions you may have. Your representative will also arrange an online consultation for you with Dr. Surmeli and he/she will show your photos/videos and medical history. After Doctor’s online evaluation, he will give his advises and make an initial operation plan if the patient is suitable both physically and psychologically. And the representative will inform you about the plan, details of the operation, healing, etc. You will also be provided with details on the available dates, required accommodation duration, packages & costs, and possible extras. Once you set a date with your representative we book your appointment after you send the flight details and passport information.

What Are the Options For International Patients?

For our international patients we are offering packages including hotel and transfers between airport-hotel-clinic. We accommodate our patients near hotels to our hospital to reach them easily and to avoid spending time in traffic. We currently have a 4-star and a 5-star hotel options. As we have agency collaborations with the hotels, we usually provide better quotes for our patients than the hotel does. You can get detailed information from your representatives about hotels and prices.

The patients who will arrange their own accommodation and transportation, should inform their representatives about their accommodate addresses before they arrive Istanbul. We strongly recommend those patients to arrange close accommodates to our hospital. Please note, Istanbul is bigger than you see on the map. So, please consult to your representative before arrange/book your accommodation.

We strongly recommend bringing a companion and even make obligatory in some operations. In case there is no chance to bring a companion with you, we offer private duty nursing service for our international patients. Our licensed practice nurse will assist you with basic needs such as going to the bathroom, having meals, changing clothes and dressings and will stay overnight. Please contact your representative for details and prices.

What is Included in the Price, and What Are the Possible Extras?

Our price includes;

  • Pre and Post operative medical examinations, blood tests.
  • Hospital accommodation (Private room, amenities listed below) 
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included for the patient and for one companion
    • 24/7 nursing and translators
    • All needed post operative treatments and medications
    • Free Wi-Fi, LCD TV, Private Bathroom, Security Box, Fridge, Kettle, Free Water, Tea and Coffee
  • All needed medicines
  • 1 pair compressive garments (If a liposuction, tummy tuck or other body surgeries are performed)
  • 1 pcs medical sports bra (If a breast surgery is performed)
  • BBL pillow (If BBL or gluteal implant is performed)
  • Check ups

If you pick our package, our package also includes;

  • Hotel accommodation (Breakfast Included)
  • Transfers between hospital-hotel-airport with our private vehicle

Possible Extras

  • Our package for Mommy Makeover covers up to 2 nights hospital stay. Hospital stays after 2 nights are for extra fee.
  • T3, T4, TSH Tiroid function tests are for extra fee. These tests are only required if a patient has tiroid problem.
  • Blood transfusion. In some combining body contouring procedures patient might need blood transfusion for faster mobilizing and for keeping hemogram value in appropriate levels.
  • Our package covers one pieces of all needed types of compressive garments. Additional compressive garments are for extra fee.

PS: Please consult your representatives for possible extras