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Rhinoplasty often referred to as a ‘nose job’, relates to most cosmetic surgery procedures that involve the reshaping or restructuring of the nose.

Reasons for Undergoing Rhinoplasty:

Functional rhinoplasty

There are two principal reasons for undergoing nose surgery: functional rhinoplasty or cosmetic rhinoplasty. In many cases where the rhinoplasty is performed to improve breathing through the nose (functional nose surgery), is also combined with a cosmetic procedure – often the two are related anyway.

The less aggressive functional rhinoplasty procedures include nasal septoplasty, turbinate reduction, and nasal polyp removal. A deviated septum – the internal wall which separates the two nostrils can restrict breathing through one side, which can be resolved through nasal septoplasty.

Turbinates are mucous membrane-covered ‘shelves’ of bone which run down the length of the internal nasal cavity. In certain cases where these are too large, it can restrict the ability to breathe freely through the nose.

Polyps can be a recurring problem and, in most cases, can be easily removed.

Cosmetic rhinoplasty

The reason for opting for nose surgery can be because you are unhappy with the shape of your nose, and nothing else. This can simply be the natural shape you were born with, or it can be the result of an accident that has led to you breaking your nose. Noses do not always ‘mend’ in their original shape after being broken, and can become squint, flat, or even more protruding around the bridge. 

Cosmetic rhinoplasty can help you achieve the look you want. This can help to reduce any feelings of self-consciousness about the appearance of your nose.

At iMed Istanbul we are specialists in cosmetic rhinoplasty procedures.

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty – what does this involve?

There are two main forms of rhinoplasty procedure – open and closed. Both forms of nasal surgery are performed under general anesthetic.

An open procedure involves surgery on the exterior of the nose, while closed surgery involves altering the structure of the nose from the inside, through the nostrils.

Where noticeable reshaping is required, the surgery will involve the insertion of silicon splints to reduce swelling. These splints are removed before you depart from Istanbul, after these are removed the natural healing process will continue.

If you have traveled from afar and have opted for an all-inclusive package, you will be transferred from your hotel to the hospital. After your procedure is finished you will be driven back to your hotel as part of our all-inclusive service.

Rhinoplasty as part of multiple cosmetic procedures

More often we perform rhinoplasty as part of multiple cosmetic procedures. This type of surgery can be performed alongside, for example, a full or partial facelift or otoplasty. 

If you have any questions you would like to ask before booking your cosmetic surgery procedure with us, feel free to contact us and we will be happy to provide you with all the answers you need.

Post-operative care after rhinoplasty

Any splints inserted during the procedure will be removed towards the end of your stay in Istanbul. There will be noticeable post-operative bruising and swelling which is normal (edema).

You are advised to not return to work for 7 days after the rhinoplasty procedure and to avoid any physical exertion. The time for the healing process to complete will depend on the level of surgery you had. However, after one month most of the bruising should have disappeared. Afterward, you should take into account around six months before your nose will have achieved its final shape.

Treatment Plan


Stay in Turkey

7 Days

Stay in Hospital

1 Day

Operation Type

General anaesthesia

Surgery Time

2 – 4 Hours

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