Cartilage Rhinoplasty

Duration of surgery

Duration of surgery

1-2 hour

Duration of hospitalization

Duration of hospitalization

1  night

Length of stay in hotel

Length of stay in hotel

6  night

Cartilage rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure surgeons use to reshape the nose by changing the shape and structure of the nasal cartilage. This rhinoplasty type is usually done to correct problems such as a crooked nose, nasal bump, low nasal bridge, wide and low nosetip or misshapen tip. During the procedure, surgeons will make small incisions in the nose to access the cartilage. Surgeons can then remove or reshape the cartilage using special tools and techniques, such as nicking or suturing the cartilage. The doctor may also use cartilage grafts from other body parts, such as the ear or ribs, to add structure or volume to the nose.

Our specialists in cartilage rhinoplasty in Turkey typically perform it under general anesthesia, which takes a few hours. Recovery time varies according to the type and complexity of the surgery. However, most patients can expect some swelling and bruising for a few days or weeks after the procedure. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with this type of rhinoplasty, including bleeding, infection, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. In addition to the risks associated with any surgical procedure, some specific risks and complications can occur with cartilage rhinoplasty.

For example, if the surgeon cannot shape the cartilage correctly, it may cause irregularities or deformities in the nose. In addition, if the specialist removes too much cartilage, it can weaken the nasal structure and cause breathing difficulties. In rare cases, the cartilage may become infected after surgery, requiring further treatment. In some cases, cartilage grafts used by surgeons during surgery may become visible through the skin, resulting in a lumpy or irregular appearance. It would be best if you discussed the risks and benefits of the procedure with our experienced surgeon before deciding.

In general, cartilage rhinoplasty in Turkey is a safe and effective way to reshape the nose. However, you must choose our experienced surgeon to minimize the risks and achieve the best possible result. It’s also important to have realistic expectations and understand that the final results may not be evident for several months after surgery as swelling subsides and tissues heal.

It would be best to discuss with the surgeon any medical conditions, medications you are taking, and any previous nose surgery or injury you have had. It’s essential to be honest, and open about your medical history to ensure the best possible outcome and minimize the risk of complications. You will probably need to wear a splint or cast on your nose for a few days to help your nose heal as desired after surgery. You may also have a silicon tampons in your nose to reduce bleeding and swelling. It is essential to carefully follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions and avoid strenuous activities or heavy lifting for several weeks. It would be best if you kept in mind that the results of cartilage rhinoplasty may not be permanent, as the nose may continue to change over time. However, the results will be long-lasting and significantly improve the nose’s appearance and function.

What is Cartilage Rhinoplasty?

Cartilage rhinoplasty, also known as cartilage grafting or reshaping rhinoplasty, is a necessary procedure that reshapes the nose by changing the structure and shape of the nasal cartilage. During the process, our plastic surgeon will make small incisions in the nose, and the surgeon will use special instruments to remove or reshape the cartilage to achieve the result you want. The surgeon may also use cartilage grafts from other body parts to add volume or support to the nose.

Cartilage rhinoplasty in Turkey also corrects various cosmetic and functional problems, such as a crooked nose, a prominent bump on the bridge of the nose, low nasal bridge, wide or an asymmetrical nose tip. For your comfort, our specialists typically perform the procedure under general anesthesia, which takes several hours. You may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort for several days or weeks after the procedure. You will need to follow special instructions after surgery to ensure proper healing.

Cartilage rhinoplasty in Turkey is a highly effective way to improve the appearance and function of the nose. However, choosing an experienced plastic surgeon and having realistic expectations for results is vital. The specific risks and benefits of the procedure vary depending on the individual case. Therefore, you must discuss your goals and concerns with our surgeon during our consultation.

Who are Ideal Candidates for Cartilage Rhinoplasty?

Ideal candidates for cartilage rhinoplasty in Turkey are all men and women who are dissatisfied with the appearance or function of their nose and want to improve it surgically. Check out some of the common concerns you can address with cartilage rhinoplasty:

  • A crooked or asymmetrical nose
  • Having a hump or lump on the bridge of the nose
  • A wide or flat nose tip
  • Low nosebridge
  • Breathing difficulties due to a deviated septum or other structural problems

In addition, ideal candidates for cartilage rhinoplasty should be in good general health, have realistic expectations about the procedure results, and be willing to follow the surgeon’s pre-and post-operative instructions.

However, not everyone is suitable for this rhinoplasty type. Experts don’t recommend cartilage rhinoplasty for individuals under 18 because the nose is still developing and changing during this time. In addition, surgery and anesthesia may sometimes risk the baby’s health, and experts are not recommend this procedure to be pregnant or breastfeeding women. People with certain medical conditions, such as bleeding or autoimmune disorders, may not be good candidates for cartilage rhinoplasty in Turkey.

In addition, smoking increases the risk of complications during and after surgery and affects the healing process. If you smoke, you should quit before surgery and not continue smoking until the nose completely heals. You must discuss your medical history with our surgeon to determine if the procedure is safe.

Cartilage Rhinoplasty
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What to Expect at the Cartilage Rhinoplasty Consultation?

During your cartilage rhinoplasty consultation in Turkey, you can expect to discuss your goals and concerns with our plastic surgeon and perform a physical examination of your nose. Check out the situations you will encounter during the cartilage rhinoplasty consultation:

  • Medical history: The surgeon will ask you questions about your medical history, including previous surgeries or injuries to the nose, any medical conditions or allergies, and any medications you are currently taking.
  • Physical examination: The specialist will examine your nose internally and externally to assess its shape, size, and structure. This may include the surgeon’s inability to use special instruments to measure various angles and proportions of the nose. Sometimes, the surgeon may use photoshop from the sideprofile to create a digital simulation of your nose’s appearance after the procedure. This can help you visualize the possible outcomes of the surgery.
  • Discussion of options: Our doctor will discuss the various surgical options available to address your concerns and recommend the best approach based on your situation. This may involve the surgeon using cartilage grafts from other parts of your body or reshaping or removing existing cartilage in the nose.
  • Risks and benefits: The specialist will discuss the potential risks and benefits of the procedure and any possible complications or side effects. You will also discuss the recovery time you can expect and post-operative care instructions at this stage.
  • Cost: Our professional can also provide a cost estimate for the procedure, including all fees for anesthesia, facility use, and follow-up appointments.

At the end of the consultation, you should clearly understand the surgical options our specialist will offer you, the potential risks and benefits of the procedure, and whether cartilage rhinoplasty is an excellent option to meet your goals.

What are the Risks of Cartilage Rhinoplasty?

This rhinoplasty type carries certain risks and potential complications, as with any surgical procedure. Take a look at the risks of cartilage rhinoplasty in Turkey in general:

  • Infection is a risk in any surgical procedure. Our surgeon will take steps to minimize the risk of infection, such as prescribing antibiotics and maintaining proper hygiene during surgery.
  • There may be minimal bleeding during or after the procedure, and additional procedures may be required to control the bleeding.
  • Anesthesia can pose certain risks, such as allergic reactions or respiratory or heart rate complications. Our anesthesiologist will monitor you closely during the procedure to minimize these risks.
  • Our surgeon’s incisions during the operation are typically small and hidden but may leave tiny scars.
  • Temporary or permanent numbness may occur in or around the nose due to nerve damage during the procedure. There may also be changes in how the nose feels after surgery, including decreased or increased sensitivity.
  • Although most patients are satisfied with the results of cartilage rhinoplasty, you will likely not get the result you want if you have an inexperienced surgeon perform the procedure. However, you must have realistic expectations for the results of the process. In some cases, revision surgery may require achieving the desired results or correcting any complications that may arise.

In addition, there may be specific risks associated with procedure-specific cartilage rhinoplasty. Take a closer look at these risks, too:

  • Cartilage curvature: Cartilage grafts used by surgeons during surgery may curve over time or become misshapen, resulting in an unsatisfactory appearance.
  • Nasal collapse: In rare cases, removing or replacing the cartilage in the nose may weaken the nasal structure. This leads to failure or other breathing difficulties.
  • Poor wound healing: Some patients may experience poor wound healing, increasing the risk of infection or other complications.
  • Asymmetry: Asymmetries that are difficult to correct may occur in or around the nose after surgery.
  • Functional problems: In some cases, this rhinoplasty type can cause breathing difficulties or other practical issues with the nose.

It is essential to discuss these potential risks and complications with your surgeon before the procedure and ask any questions you may have about the risks and benefits of this rhinoplasty type. Your surgeon will help you decide whether this procedure is correct based on your situation and goals.

How Do You Prepare for the Cartilage Rhinoplasty Procedure?

Preparation for this rhinoplasty type is essential to ensure successful surgery and recovery. Check out some of the steps you can take to prepare for the cartilage rhinoplasty procedure in Turkey:

  • The first step in preparing for cartilage rhinoplasty is to consult our plastic surgeon, who has experience in such procedures. As we mentioned above, you can discuss your goals and expectations for surgery during the consultation. Our surgeon will evaluate your nose to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.
  • Before surgery, our surgeon will likely request a medical evaluation to ensure you are healthy enough to undergo surgery with anesthesia. These evaluations may include blood tests, physical examinations, and other diagnostic tests as needed.
  • Your surgeon may recommend stopping certain medications or supplements in the days or weeks before surgery. Some medicines can increase the risk of bleeding or other complications during and after surgery. Discuss any medications or supplements you take with your surgeon before the procedure.
  • Smoking interferes with the recovery process and can increase the chance of side effects. The surgeon will recommend that you stop smoking for a while before and after the surgery. It would be best to make some lifestyle changes in the days or weeks before surgery, such as avoiding alcohol, getting enough rest, and eating a healthy diet.

Following these steps and carefully following your surgeon’s preoperative instructions will help ensure a successful rhinoplasty procedure and recovery.

Cartilage Rhinoplasty Procedure Steps

The specific steps of the procedure may vary depending on the individual case and the surgeon’s approach. In general, take a look at the steps of cartilage rhinoplasty procedure in Turkey:

  • Anesthesia

Our specialists perform the surgery under general anesthesia, as we consider your comfort and convenience in every situation. This means that you will be asleep and unaware during the procedure.

  • Process

The surgeon will make small incisions inside the nostrils or between the nostrils (columella) to access the underlying cartilage. If additional cartilage is needed to achieve the desired results, our surgeon may remove cartilage from other parts of the body, such as the ear or rib.

After this stage, our doctor reshapes and repositions the cartilage. The surgeon will use special tools to reshape and reposition the cartilage inside the nose to achieve your desired shape and structure.

  • Final

After reshaping the cartilage, our specialist will close the incisions with sutures or surgical glue. To help support the new shape and structure, our professional can apply a splint to the outside of the nose. Sometimes, the surgeon inserts a nasal packing to control bleeding and support healing.

Our staff will take you to a recovery room to wake up from anesthesia after surgery. Specialists will monitor you closely for any signs of complications or discomfort. You must carefully follow our specialist’s post-operative instructions to ensure a successful recovery and optimal results. The surgeon will give detailed instructions on how to care for your nose, manage pain and swelling, and then follow up on post-operative appointments.

Recovery Process After Cartilage Rhinoplasty

The recovery period after surgery varies entirely depending on the individual case and the extent of the surgery. Take a look at the recovery process after cartilage rhinoplasty in Turkey in general:

  • Initial recovery period: You will typically experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the days after surgery. You may have a splint outside your nose or a silicon tampon inside your nostrils. During this time, you need to rest and avoid strenuous activities.
  • Pain management: The surgeon will prescribe pain medication to help you manage any discomfort you may be experiencing. You should take medicine as the doctor directs and not take additional pain relievers without consulting your surgeon.
  • Swelling: Swelling after cartilage rhinoplasty is standard and can last several weeks. You help reduce swelling by applying ice packs to your nose and keeping your head as high as possible.
  • Activity restrictions: The doctor will likely recommend avoiding strenuous activity or exercise for a few weeks after surgery. You should also avoid blowing your nose or wearing glasses resting on your nose’s bridge.
  • Scarring: This rhinoplasty type is typically minimal because the doctor cuts inside the nostrils or in inconspicuous nose areas.

The surgeon can schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and remove tampons or splints. You must attend these appointments and follow your surgeon’s instructions for post-operative care. You may notice a sudden improvement in the appearance of your nose. However, you may not fully see the final results for several months as the swelling subsides and your nose completely heals.

When Will You See the Results of Cartilage Rhinoplasty?

Cartilage rhinoplasty results in Turkey vary depending on the individual case and the extent of the surgery. In general, you may immediately notice some improvement in the appearance of your nose. But the final results may not be evident for several months. It is common to experience swelling and bruising after the procedure, which may take several weeks to go away. As the swelling goes down, you will start to see the final shape of your nose more.

During recovery, it is essential to be patient and carefully follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions. Avoid any activity that could compromise the healing process and attend all follow-up appointments to ensure proper recovery and address any concerns you may have.

In most cases, you can expect to see the final results of this type of rhinoplasty procedure within 6 to 12 months after surgery. However, you should know that the nose may change slightly over time as the tissues settle and heal.

How Much Does Cartilage Rhinoplasty Cost?

Cartilage rhinoplasty cost in Turkey varies depending on several factors, such as the surgeon’s experience, the complexity of the procedure, the geographic location, and the facility where the surgery performs.

It is important to note that the price of cartilage rhinoplasty in Turkey typically includes surgeon’s fees, facility fees, anesthesia fees, required medical supplies, and follow-up care. You are always welcome to consult us to discuss your situation and get an accurate cost estimate for your procedure.

Cartilage rhinoplasty in Turkey is an intelligent option among rhinoplasty surgeries. It is ideal for those who want a natural and long-lasting change in the nose structure. Our expert plastic surgeons have gained experience in rhinoplasty for years, and as iMed Medical, we serve in modern clinics equipped with state-of-the-art equipment. We would be pleased to welcome you if you are considering this procedure.

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