Rhinoplasty in Turkey

Rhinoplasty surgery serves the purpose of changing the shape of the nose and fixing your medical difficulties.

However, the motivation for rhinoplasty primarily is to change the appearance of the nose. But it can be performed to improve your breathing as well. And some of the patients also use it to fix both issues.    

The upper portion of the structure of the nose is bone, and the lower portion is cartilage. Rhinoplasty can change bone, cartilage, skin, or all three. Talk with your surgeon about whether rhinoplasty is appropriate for you and what it can achieve.

Why get rhinoplasty in Turkey? 

Rhinoplasty in Turkey is one of the most popular specialties for medical tourism among international patients. Most of the Local hospitals in Turkey provide this procedure, and rhinoplasty in Turkey is represented by the best hospitals and doctors that have proved themselves as world level specialists in this field.  

All the procedures conducted within plastic in Turkey are made according to the international quality standards and for low prices. That is why patients all over the world prefer to have rhinoplasty in Turkey.

Below are a few factors that can help you understand why Turkey thriving in the aesthetic world: 

  • Successful Operations 

Head of European Association of Plastic Surgeons and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Specialist Prof. Dr. Nazım Çerkeş mentioned that Turkey is the most successful country in the world when it comes to nose surgery. 

This fact is not only accepted by Turks but also by foreign doctors too. Besides having a good medical education system that raises successful doctors, having different types of noses that have problems regarding shape and health as Turks, surgeons have a lot of experiences. 

Successful results of surgeries, the success of our doctors in international platforms made Turkey center of the rhinoplasty. Moreover, attentive care before and after the surgery, high quality of service, modern and clean hospitals with affordable prices bring thousands of patients from the UK, Canada, Australia, and the Middle East to Turkey each year. Due to its beautiful atmosphere and weather, İzmir ranks first among the patient’s preferences.

  • Cost 

Rhinoplasty offers all those facilities to the customers at an affordable price, much cheaper than the US and EU countries. For example, the cost of rhinoplasty in the UK is around £3000-£5000, in Turkey, the cost starts from  £1500. In certain surgeries, the cost is 90% cheaper than the West and sometimes it’s even cheaper than Asia. We can barely say that the exchange rates of foreign countries, particularly the UK £ are quite lucrative. By 2023, Turkey is also aiming to build tax-free health care zones intended for foreign patients and provide price advantages as well.

  • Location 

Turkey is convenient to reach for patients from all over Europe with less than four flying hours.

Turkey has a lot to offer in terms of history, culture, shopping, and beaches, so many patients choose to extend their trip into a holiday and make the most of their time in the country. Many of the best cardiac surgery doctors in Turkey are located in Istanbul, which is a popular tourist destination in its own right. 

You’ll also find that waiting times are next to none. You should be able to schedule an appointment very quickly with any cosmetic hospital you want. 

  • Visa procedure 

Turkey has visa-free access to more than 70 countries and citizens from more than 110 countries can enter without a visa. The process is very simple, time taken is short and fees are less. For example, UK citizens can have online e-visa which takes only a few minutes. And It’s around just £15.

In a nutshell, Turkey is especially famous for its superb plastic surgery and hair transplantation with a great chance to have plastic surgery in high-quality standards. Cities like Istanbul, Antalya, Ankara, İzmir, and Aydın are famous for their cosmetic surgery and transplant clinics which offer a vast range of low-cost procedures offering to the wider public. plastic surgery procedures in Turkey; include breast augmentation, breast lift, rhinoplasty, liposuction, tummy tuck, facelift, eyelid surgery, and bum lifts, etc. Packages ensure quality, accurate harvesting, minute incisions, and high-end precision.

Nevertheless to mention, packed to the edge with primeval monuments endowed with showcase scenery that overwhelms in every step, Turkey is an astounding destination that straddles Asia and Europe. Its vibrant culture, famous cuisines, and vast history are worthy to venture upon, while its glorious landscapes-from the sun-soaked Mediterranean to the mighty mountains and arid steppe-are highlights of pleasure. Roaming in cities like Istanbul, Ankara, Antalya, Izmir may all be an overpayment after the surgery. 

How Rhinoplasty Surgery is Performed? 

rhinoplasty before and after

rhinoplasty before and after

There are 2 types of rhinoplasty that you can choose to do, depending on the results you want to achieve.

  1. Open rhinoplasty

The most common type of rhinoplasty, open rhinoplasty allows the surgeon to make any changes to your nose shape and size by making an incision on your nose.

  • An incision is made under the nasal tip between the nostrils
  • The surgeon does the reshaping procedures on the nose
  • The incision is stitched back, leaving a small scar
  • An experienced surgeon would be able to position the incision strategically to “hide” the scar in the natural contours of the nose so that the scar is less visible
  1. Closed rhinoplasty

The more difficult approach which requires a very skilled surgeon. Closed rhinoplasty can only be done for less complicated cases or minor changes to the nose shape. The recovery time is also shorter compared to open rhinoplasty.

  • An incision is made inside the nostril
  • The surgeon does the reshaping procedures through the small incisions in the nostrils
  • The incision is stitched back, leaving only a scar in the nostril that is not visible from the outside

For an “open” rhinoplasty, a small incision is made under the nasal tip, between the nostrils. This approach allows the cosmetic surgeon more complete access to the nasal structures, where he or she can then sculpt the nose into the desired shape.

Because of this increased access, cosmetic surgeons will typically use the open rhinoplasty approach for patients requiring more extensive reshaping.

The resulting scars are well-hidden in the natural contours of the nose so they are as inconspicuous as possible.

For a “closed” rhinoplasty, incisions are made inside the nostril. This approach is most commonly used for patients who need more minor adjustments to the nasal structures to achieve their desired improvements.

The advantage of closed rhinoplasty is that there is no visible scarring after surgery; however, this approach may not be suitable for more extensive rhinoplasty procedures.

In certain cases, the nose can be reshaped non-surgically with dermal fillers, providing improvements that last up to a year.

By strategically injecting a filler at certain points in the nose, a skilled cosmetic surgeon can help smooth out bumps, reshape the nasal tip, and improve nasal symmetry.

Recovery Time 

After surgery, your doctor may place a plastic or metal splint on your nose. The splint will help your nose retain its new shape while it heals. They may also place nasal packs or splints inside your nostrils to stabilize your septum, which is the part of your nose between your nostrils.

You’ll be monitored in a recovery room for at least a few hours after surgery. If everything is okay, you’ll leave later that day. You’ll need someone to drive you home because the anesthesia will still affect you. If it’s a complicated procedure, you might have to stay in the hospital for a day or two.

To reduce bleeding and swelling, you’ll want to rest with your head elevated above your chest. If your nose is swollen or packed with cotton, you might feel congested. People are usually required to leave splints and dressings in place for up to a week after surgery. You might have absorbable stitches, meaning they’ll dissolve and won’t require removal. If the stitches aren’t absorbable, you’ll need to see your doctor again a week after surgery to get the stitches taken out.

Memory lapses, impaired judgment, and slow reaction time are common effects of the medications used for surgery. If possible, have a friend or relative stay with you the first night.

For a few days after your surgery, you might experience drainage and bleeding. A drip pad, which is a piece of gauze taped below your nose, can absorb blood and mucus. Your doctor will tell you how often to change your drip pad.

You might get headaches, your face will feel puffy, and your doctor might prescribe pain medication.

Your doctor may tell you to avoid the following for a few weeks after your surgery:

  • running and other strenuous physical activities
  • swimming
  • blowing your nose
  • excessive chewing
  • laughing, smiling, or other facial expressions that require lots of movement
  • pulling clothing over your head
  • resting eyeglasses on your nose
  • vigorous tooth brushing

Be especially careful about sun exposure. Too much could permanently discolor the skin around your nose.

You should be able to return to work or school in a week.

Rhinoplasty can affect the area around your eyes, and you might have temporary numbness, swelling, or discoloration around your eyelids for a few weeks. In rare cases, this can last for six months, and slight swelling could persist even longer. You can apply cold compresses or ice packs to decrease discoloration and swelling.

Septorhinoplasty Recovery Process 

The septum is the bone and cartilage wall which divides your nose into two distinct nostrils. As the septum is moved to one side of your nose, a deviated septum occurs. 


Some people are born with a deviated septum, But an injury to their nose Could be a cause. There is one nasal passage in most persons with a deviated septum that is much narrower than the other. This can cause breathing problems. Frequent nosebleeds and facial pain can be other signs of a deviated septum. Surgery is the only way for a deviated septum to be replaced. 


A surgical procedure for repairing a deviated septum is septoplasty. The septum is straightened by septoplasty to allow for better airflow through your nose.

Rhinoplasty Recovery Process

Rhinoplasty is a surgery to improve the shape of your nose by changing the bone or cartilage, Which is why generally referred to as a “nose job.” And one of the most common types of plastic surgery.

The upper part of the nose structure is bone, and the cartilage is the lower part. 

Bone, cartilage, skin, or all three may be changed by rhinoplasty. Speak to your surgeon about whether your rhinoplasty is necessary and what it will accomplish. 

Your surgeon will consider your other facial features, the skin on your nose, and what you want to change while preparing a rhinoplasty. Your surgeon can create a personalized plan for you if you’re a candidate for surgery.

The Recovery process 

You need to rest in bed after the procedure, with your head lifted higher than your chest, in order to avoid bleeding and swelling. Due to swelling or splints inserted within your nose during surgery, your nose may be congested. 

The internal dressings remain in place for one to seven days after surgery, in most cases. Your doctor even tapes your nose with a splint for safety and support. Usually, it’s in place for about a week.

A few days after surgery or after dressing removal, light bleeding and drainage of mucus and old blood are normal. Your doctor can put a “drip pad” under your nose to absorb drainage, which is a small piece of gauze kept in place with tape. Adjust the gauze according to your doctor’s orders. Don’t put your nose on the drip pad. 

To avoid the chances of bleeding and swelling, you should avoid these daily activities for several weeks after surgery :

  • Avoid exercises such as aerobics and jogging.
  • To avoid ruining the bandages on your nose, you should take baths rather than showers.
  • do not blow your nose.
  • Eat high-fiber foods, including fruits and vegetables, to prevent constipation.
  • Avoid excessive facial gestures, such as smiling or laughing.
  • Wear front-fastening clothing. Do not pull clothes over your head, such as tops or sweaters.

While rhinoplastic treatment is relatively safe and simple, it can take a while to recover. Your nose tip is highly sensitive and can stay dumb and swollen for months. In a few weeks, you can be completely recovered, but some effects may last months. It may be a year before the end product of your operation can be fully appreciated.

Before and After Photos

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Cost of Rhinoplasty in Turkey

plastic surgery in istanbul, turkey

plastic surgery in istanbul, turkey

This is one of the most frequently asked questions by the patients. Did you know that you can save up to 60% on your nose job cost?  The average rhinoplasty cost in the UK is around 4500£ and average rhinoplasty cost in the Turkey is around 2,000 € 

The rhinoplasty cost in Istanbul includes:

  • Internationally reputable talented nose surgeons. 
  • Fast recovery thanks to the latest techniques.
  • No last-minute surprises and disappointment, excellent patient satisfaction thanks to the virtual nose job simulator.
  • Enhanced nose appearance with improved nasal breathing.
  • Nose Job Turkey at top quality hospitals.
  • Accommodation and VIP transfer from the airport to the hotel, hotel to clinic, and back.

The fact that nose job cost in Turkey is considerably lower than rhinoplasty cost in Europe or the USA has nothing to do with the quality. Nose job costs are lower in Turkey because labor and running costs are cheaper. 




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  1. Amy
    Amy says:

    I want to get information about rhinoplasty price and process in your clinic. I can send my nose photos if it is needed.


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