Rhinoplasty or Nasoplasty is quite a common operation among cosmetic surgeries. It is performed to eliminate deformities and various functional problems in the nose. It gives the person a smooth nose structure that is compatible with their face.

The final result of the surgery occurs between at least 6-12 months. This process varies according to the severity of the problem, the structure of the nasal tissues and the size of the operation.

What is Rhinoplasty Surgery?

It is a surgical procedure performed to allow the nose to breathe in a healthy way and to adapt to the facial structure. It aims to protect the current functions of the nose while improving its appearance and inadequate functions.

Conditions such as slanting or curvature in the bony part of the nose, and asymmetrical nose structure require rhinoplasty surgery.

To Whom Is Rhinoplasty Applied?

Patients who are not satisfied with the shape of their nose or who are decided to have surgery because they have difficulty breathing through their nose can have rhinoplasty if their health allows.

People with an arched, or long nose, and those who have problems such as the nostrils larger than they should be or the tip of the nose are resolved with rhinoplasty surgery.

Thanks to aesthetic nose surgery, it is possible to reduce the nostrils, change the size of the nose and the shape of the nose tip. In this operation, the angles between the nose, forehead and lips, bone and cartilage curvatures can be corrected.

Deformities caused by crashes and traffic accidents can be eliminated. Reconstruction of the nose can be done.

With Which Methods Is Rhinoplasty Surgery Applied?

According to the needs and expectations of the patient, closed or open Rhinoplasty can be performed.

Open Rhinoplasty, during the operation, a small incision is made in the area between the nostrils. This method allows you to clearly see the muscles, bones and cartilage of the nose. In sensitive nose surgeries that need to be performed with millimetric measurements, better results are obtained with open surgery.

However, the operation takes longer than closed rhinoplasty and causes edema at the tip of the nose. (This complaint disappears by itself after a while.)

Closed Rhinoplasty Surgery is performed by cutting the inner parts of the nose. Incisions are made inside the nostrils. The incision is closed by stitching after the operation.


Tip Plasty

Surgery related to the tip of the nose is called Tip Plasty. The procedure is performed on a 1 cm part from the tip of the nose. In this operation, the bones are not intervened with. Trauma is minimal. It can be performed under local anesthesia or sedation.

Piezo Rhinoplasty

During this surgery, an ultrasonic bone-cutting device called a piezo is used. Soft tissues are not damaged. But it is a great device. When inserted into the nose, it is necessary to remove all the tissues. This increases the risk of edema.

Secondary Rhinoplasty

This procedure is applied when the desired result is not obtained from the first rhinoplasty surgery. Since the anatomy of the nose changes in the first operation, it is relatively difficult to perform the second operation. Sometimes it is possible to apply to a Tertiary (third) nose surgery.


It is the operation performed to balance the profile of someone’s face. In this surgery, which is performed by paying attention to the chin, nose, and forehead, the angle between the nose and forehead is corrected during this operation. If the lower jaw is further back than normal, this problem is also solved.

The angles of the chin with the lip and the lip with the nose are adjusted and balanced. In some patients, the filling method is sometimes used to support this surgery.

Laser rhinoplasty

Laser Rhinoplasty is a cutting-edge approach to nose reshaping that utilizes laser technology to make precise and delicate adjustments. This minimally invasive method is designed for cosmetic or functional correction of the nose, including reducing a hump, refining the tip, or changing the shape of the nostrils. The laser-based technique ensures more accurate and controlled tissue removal, thereby reducing the risk of damage, bleeding, and scarring, which are often associated with traditional surgical methods


Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

This process is applied with methods such as nasal filling and nose tip lifting using a thread. It is also known as ‘injection rhinoplasty’. It is a low-cost and low-risk operation. Non-surgical rhinoplasty can also be preferred to eliminate contour irregularities and create symmetry in the face. On the other hand, this operation eliminates the ‘saddle nose’ or ‘scoop nose’ deformity. Non-surgical rhinoplasty, which is applied with the filling method, is performed gradually in a few sessions.

At What Age Is Nose Aesthetics Performed?

The person’s ability to have this surgery depends on the adequate development of the musculoskeletal system. If there are no functional reasons and there are only cosmetic concerns, cartilage development is expected for surgery.

The age limit for this development is 15 and it is possible for boys to take longer. If the child has breathing problems, this surgery can be performed at a younger age upon the recommendation of the physician.

Before Nose Surgery

  • Patients should stop non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin and ibuprofen 2 weeks before surgery.
  • Smoking should also be stopped a few weeks before the surgery.
  • It is determined whether the patient is a suitable candidate for rhinoplasty surgery. The doctor and patient discuss expectations and possible outcomes.
  • The medical history of the patient and the medications they use are evaluated. If you have a disease that may cause excessive bleeding, Rhinoplasty may not be suitable for you.
  • By performing a physical examination, the patient’s nasal structures and nasal skin are examined. Biochemical laboratory tests and blood analyzes are also done at this.
  • Changes to be made are planned. Photographs of the patient’s nose are taken. Photos guide the doctor during the surgery and play a major role in clarifying the patient’s expectations.


Instructions After Nose Aesthetic Surgery

  • Sleep using double pillows for the first few days.
  • Eat liquid foods for the first few days.
  • Do not lie on your side for 1 month. Protect your nose from blows and traumas. Also, avoid pressing your hand on your nose.
  • Do not wear glasses for the first 1-2 months after surgery.
  • Regularly use the sprays and other products given by the physician for nasal cleaning.
  • Avoid excessive facial expressions. (Laughter etc.)
  • Do not chew food too vigorously.
  • You may feel that your front teeth are aching for a few days after the surgery. Use a soft toothbrush during this period.
  • Do not use alcohol and cigarettes during the healing process.
  • Do not take herbal products or medicines without consulting a doctor.
  • Avoid swimming in the pool or sea for the time your doctor tells you.
  • Do not touch your nose while taking a bath.
  • Eat a balanced diet and sleep regularly for the healing process to progress quickly.
  • You can gently massage the back of your nose and from the wings of your nose to the corners of your eyes. This stimulates blood circulation in the area, supporting the healing process. However, it is still recommended to ask your doctor first.
  • Protect that area from the sun until the swelling and bruises subside.
  • You can apply a cold compress with the recommendation of your doctor to make the swelling go away faster.
  • Stay away from sports that require effort and group games for a while. Do not lift weights.
  • It is recommended that you do not go to parks and similar areas during the recovery period in order not to get a ball in your nose. Again, you should be careful when holding a baby or child in your arms.
  • Avoid activities that increase blood pressure, such as lifting heavy objects from the ground, bending too much, and jogging.

If you have complaints such as foul-smelling, dense, green or yellow discharge, bloody vomit, drowsiness, headache, blurred consciousness, visual disturbance, and fever after the operation, tell your doctor immediately.