Frequently Asked Questions
In which cases should nasal aesthetics be performed?
Patients having problems of nasal deformities and nose breathing are suitable candidates. Patients who are older than 18 and have problems as nasal blockage, deformity, open mouth sleeping and snoring or whose nose is bigger, aquiline, crooked towards right or left or nose bridge is lower may have this operation.
Is there age limitation for nasal aesthetics?
Here, general opinion is that waiting for facial development to stop is the best. Age of 18 is suitable for this operation, however, patients whose growing process is over at the age of 17.
Is there any difference between men nose aesthetics and women nose aesthetics?
There is no difference in these terms. The aim is to establish nasal skeleton structure and reshape the nose. The differences occur in terms of skin features, durability of nasal cartilage and nasal configuration differences to be considered in reshaping process. For example, nose-lip angle is different in women and men. Nose to lip angle may be defined as 100-100 degrees, and even 120 in patients whose jaw and forehead is back, while this angle is generally defined as 90-95 degrees in men. A low refraction angle or a slight curvature makes the nose look more aesthetic in men, while straight noses are more preferred in men
I’m afraid of aesthetic operations. What can I do to beat this fear?
There is nothing to be afraid of. If your surgeon is experienced enough, s/he will foresee and tell the potential problems to occur in post-operative process. Thus, you have the chance to consider these risks while making your decision. These operations are among the most painless operations. Thanks to new techniques, post-operative bruises and swellings disappear rapidly. Most of the patients can get back to their routine in 1 week.
How should an aesthetic surgeon be selected?
It’s obvious that nasal aesthetic surgeries require more experience; because these surgeries performed to reshape rather than removal and the target anatomical structure is much more complex. I suggest the candidates to prefer surgeons having enough operation experience and following recent developments and techniques related to her/his specialty area.
Is it possible to have nasal blockage operations and nasal aesthetic operations simultaneously?
These operations cannot be dissociated. In each operation, these two parameters should be considered as a whole without considering whether the patient has nasal blockage problem or deformity or not.
Is it possible to have prominent ear surgery and nasal aesthetics surgery simultaneously?
Yes, it is. We carry out these operations simultaneously in many cases.
Is it possible to apply aesthetic surgery on aquiline noses?
Most of the patients applying for aesthetic surgery have aquiline nose problem. t’s a part of rhinoplasty operations.
What is nasal tipplasty?
It’s a nasal reshaping procedure including reshaping of nasal tip without intervening to nasal bone.
What are the nasal tip problems?
The patients apply us with problems such as low nasal tip, nasal tip looking as two lobed or bulky, and sagging columella, the curtain that separates the nostrils is hanging down. We decrease or eliminate these prbolems via tipplasty operations.
Is aquiline nose, nose bone or nose reduction operations difficult?
These experiment requiring operations are in intermediate difficulty. Difficulty level varies depending on the size of the problem and expectations of the patient. In these operations, there is scarcely any risk of death while chance of success is significantly high when performed carefully.
Can septum deviation is eliminated via plastic surgery?
In rhinoplasty operations, the growth separating nasal cavities, called septum, must also be shaped. In other words, septoplasty is an integrated and indispensable part of rhinoplasty surgeries. Rhinoplasty surgeries performed without correcting intranasal area by septoplasty cannot give successful results in terms of both breathing and shaping.
How is rhinoplasty surgery is performed and which techniques are used?
Rhinoplasty surgeries are performed under two different basic techniques called as open technique and closed technique. The surgical principles of these techniques are common. Their difference lies in the method of reaching to target organ. In open technique, the target is reached via the cut opened in the middle of the nose, while closed technique includes intranasal cuts. The visual area of open technique is wider while closed technique is no-scar and preserves important connective tissues. These are basic differences.
Is non-surgical rhinoplasty possible?
It is possible to perform aesthetic operations on patients with minimal problems by minimal interventions via some external filling materials. It is a suitable option for patients who don’t want to have any surgery, is afraid of anesthesia or having minor deformities. It’s a temporary application. It’s effectiveness lasts for 1-1,5 years. When this period is over, nasal tip will turn the full circle.
Is it possible to have only nasal tip lifting operation?
If nasal shape is suitable, it is possible. The patients with a tall and droopy nasal tip and having no nasal hump may have only nasal tip lifting operation.
How should an ideal nose be?
The answer varies depending on gender. I always suggest the ideal anatomy to my patients, however, their expectations and wishes may also vary. The patients sometimes do not agree in the ideal shape. I accept these requests as long as they are suitable for their nasal and facial structure. In ideal nose for women, the angle to lip is between 100-110 degrees, nasal tip – nasal base height is harmonized with facial structure, the ratio of this height to nasal tip – nasal bridge is close to 2/3 and transition between nose and forehead is aesthetic. I especially take care of the transition between nose and forehead in surgeries. We should handle nasal bridge separately. Lowering the nasal bridge adequately is a sign of surgical profession. If I cannot shape the forehead-nose transition, I try to create this transition by fat injection.
Can people with sinusitis have this operation?
If the sinusitis is active and acute, it should be eliminated by medicines first. However, if the patient suffers from chronic sinusitis, this problem may only be solved via surgery. These operations may be performed simultaneously.
Which issues should the patients consider before rhinoplasty?
There are some points to be considered also in preoperative process. As chill and flu are factors hindering the operation, candidates should avoid from cold weather and people suffering from respiratory diseases and inform their doctors in case that any problem such as these. Inform your doctor about the medicines you take. If you use aspirin or blood thinners, these should be quited under supervision of your surgeon 1 week before the surgery. Patients taking acne or pustule medicines cannot have these operations for 3 months. The patients are examined by anesthesia doctors and controls and serology tests are performed to see whether patients suffer from anemia or any liver or kidney function disorder or not. Avoid from herbal tea and painkillers before the operation. Remove your make up, nail polish and silk eyelashes. Please get shaved before the operation not to have any problem in intubation process. If you have had any rhinoplasty surgery before, inform your doctor about this situation. Bring a companion during operation.
How long does rhinoplasty surgeries?
The duration varies depending on nasal structure and the surgeon. The surgeries I operate generally takes 2,5-3 hours.