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What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to change the shape of the nose. The aim of a rhinoplasty is to achieve a nose that is more harmonious with the rest of the patient’s face. With this procedure, we are able to correct asymmetries in the nasal tip, deviations in the nasal septum cartilage and improve or completely correct breathing problems if there are any. Therefore, it combines both functional and aesthetic components, and it is one of the most frequently performed plastic surgeries.

Rhinoplasty is suitable for anyone who does not have health problems and whose bone-cartilage development is complete. For this reason, it is ideal for female patients to be at least 18 years old and for male patients to be at least 20 years old. As for older patients, it is important to remember that the healing period can take longer.

Since most of the change in rhinoplasty depends on the reshaping of the bones and cartilage in the nose, how the new shape will be can be decided together with the patient.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

  • Improved Facial Harmony: Rhinoplasty can bring balance and proportion to the face by addressing issues such as a large, crooked, or asymmetrical nose.
  • Enhanced Self-Confidence: By achieving a nose that is more aesthetically pleasing, patients often experience a boost in self-confidence and improved body image.
  • Correction of Breathing Problems: In addition to cosmetic improvements, rhinoplasty can also correct structural issues that contribute to breathing difficulties, such as a deviated
  • Personalized Results: Each rhinoplasty procedure is tailored to the unique goals and features of the patient, ensuring a result that enhances their natural beauty.


Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

If you are over 18 and in good overall health, have realistic expectations about the outcomes, and have specific concerns about the appearance or function of your nose, you may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty. It is important to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Baygöl t assess your individual situation.

Will rhinoplasty affect my ability to breathe?

Rhinoplasty can actually improve breathing in some cases. If you have structural issues like a deviated septum or nasal valve collapse, Dr. Baygöl can address these problems during the procedure to enhance both the aesthetics and functionality of your nose.

Are the results of rhinoplasty permanent?

The results of rhinoplasty are generally long-lasting. However, it’s important to note that the nose will continue to naturally age along with the rest of your face. It is crucial to follow the doctor’s instructions for proper post-operative care to optimize the longevity of your results.

What happens during the rhinoplasty consultation?

During the consultation, Dr. Baygöl will evaluate your nose’s current structure and discuss your desired goals. He will explain the surgical technique, potential risks and complications, and the expected recovery process. This is also an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

What is the recovery process like after rhinoplasty?

Patients can see significant improvement and start to notice the changes in their faces in the first month. At the end of the 1st month, patients can already begin to perform light activities. Each day, the nose will continue to get a better shape. By the sixth month, healing is almost complete, and our patients can continue with all their activities, including sports. However, it can take up to a year or more for the swelling at the tip of the nose to go down completely. After completing the first year, patients get their last check-ups done to conclude the process successfully.

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