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Who Can Have Septorhinoplasty?

  • If you suffer from deviated septum that causes breathing problems 
  • If you experience excessive snoring that disrupts your sleep. 
  • Unhappy with the aesthetic look of your nose and suffer from septum deviation. 

Treatment Duration

Depending on the surgery complexity, septorhinoplasty surgery time takes 30 - 90 minutes to complete.  

Septorhinoplasty Risks & Side Effects

  • General anesthetic risks
  • Changes in the shape of your nose
  • Bleeding
  • Septum damage (a septal perforation)
  • Reduced sense of smell
  • Infections
  • Excessive scarring
  • Numbness of the tip of the nose or upper incisors
  • An accumulation of blood around the surgical site (septal hematoma)

Septorhinoplasty Recovery Time

It is common to feel slight pain in your nose and have a nosebleed in the week following the surgery. You will need to spend one night in the hospital to monitor your condition. Complete recovery will take many months after the surgery.

It would be best to avoid demanding activities, smoking, and blowing your nose. Follow your doctor's septorhinoplasty recovery day-by-day instructions to avoid any complications.

Success Rate

Septorhinoplasty surgery has a success rate of 90%. 

Alternative Treatments

  • Turbinate Reduction
  • Nasal Polypectomy
  • A non-surgical method like Nasal Steroids or Allergic medicines
Before / After
Septorhinoplasty at Luna Clinic Turkey

How Does It Work?

Septorhinoplasty surgery primarily focuses on treating the patient's breathing problem and improving the nose aesthetically. The surgery will focus on treating deviation in the nasal septum and treating any obstruction that affects the nasal airway.

The surgeon separates the cartilage and the bone to reshape the nasal septum. Then aesthetic enhancement will be applied to the nose.  

We will ask you to send your photos as shown in the Photography Guide below to evaluate your case for your online consultation.

What Does Septorhinoplasty Surgery Involve?

We will plan and arrange the procedure to suit your personal preferences and match you with the best septorhinoplasty specialist available in Turkey. There are a few primary septorhinoplasty steps involved in this procedure. Here is what you can expect:

1. Anesthesia

Depending on your case, your surgeon might decide on general or local anesthesia. To make you feel comfortable during the surgery, you will need intravenous sedation.

2. During the septoplasty phase

Once you are anesthetized, your surgeon will start the procedure by making small incisions on your septum, then will reposition the septum. Your surgeon might need to remove the septum to straighten it and place it back in some cases. After the septum correction, the surgeon will suture the incisions.

3. During the rhinoplasty phase

Depending on your case, your surgeon can perform a closed septorhinoplasty procedure by making an incision inside the nose. Or an open septorhinoplasty procedure by making an incision at the base of the nose.

Your surgeon will place an external splint to stabilize the nose position.

What Should I Expect After Septorhinoplasty Surgery?

  • Nose bleeding is common for several days after surgery.
  • It would be best to breathe through the mouth, which can cause some discomfort because the nostrils airway is blocked with pads. 
  • Avoid blowing your nose; this can cause bleeding. If sneezing is unavoidable, try to sneeze from your mouth.
  • After removing the pads, the splint remains in the nose and is removed 5 to 10 days after surgery. Removal can relieve the patient, but it can cause minor pain.
  • The nasal mucosa naturally irritates after septoplasty surgery and produces a sizeable nasal discharge.
  • There may be swelling on your face for 2-3 days after surgery.
  • You will experience soreness in the nose and little nose bleeding. 
  • Home care consists of elevating your head while sleeping, a light diet, medication, and nasal ointment. 
  • Typically, two to four follow-ups are required two weeks after surgery and at least one final checkup three months after surgery. 
  • Use the medication prescribed for pain and discomfort during the recovery period. Avoid using aspirin products or ibuprofen for two weeks after surgery. Antibiotics will also be given during the recovery period.
  •  If you develop fever, sudden severe nasal pain, or abnormal bleeding during this process, you should call your doctor.
  • You need to rest for about two weeks before going back to your daily routine. 
  • Complete recovery could take many months up to a year. 

Things You Should Consider Before Septorhinoplasty Surgery

  • Your surgeon may prescribe certain medications or may adjust your current medications.
  • Avoid smoking and alcohol. 
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements is also essential because it can increase bleeding in the whole process of septoplasty.
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure. 

Quick Facts 

Procedure  Septorhinoplasty
Duration  30 - 90 minutes
Stay  5 - 8 nights
Cost in Turkey  €3000 - €4000
Anesthesia  General anesthesia
Recovery  1 - 2 weeks
Final Results  4 - 6 weeks
Side Effects  Bleeding, numbness of the tip of the nose
Risks  Septum damage, reduced sense of smell, infections, excessive scarring
Success Rate  90%
Exercise  After 3 - 4 weeks (light activity)
Back To Work  After 2 weeks
Scars  Yes (not visible)
Pain  Slight
Related Procedures  Septoplasty, Rhinoplasty


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How Long Does It Take to Recover From Septorhinoplasty?

Most people experience recovery in 1 - 2 months after the septorhinoplasty surgery. But you will need to regularly check in with your doctor and expect to see full results in 1 year.

Is a Septorhinoplasty Painful?

You will experience discomfort like a stuffy nose and puffy feeling, slight pressure from the nose split. But your doctor will prescribe medication to manage after-surgery symptoms.

What's the Difference Between Septorhinoplasty and Rhinoplasty (Septorhinoplasty vs. Rhinoplasty)? 

Septorhinoplasty treatment prioritizes treating breathing issues caused by a deviated septum, then enhancing the nose's aesthetic look once breathing issues are treated. But rhinoplasty purely focuses on improving the nose aesthetic appeal.

Is Septorhinoplasty Surgery Abroad Affordable?

In general, yes the procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey. But there are some factors that affect the septorhinoplasty price like the location of the clinics, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used. 


Learn more about Septorhinoplasty in Turkey by comparing costs and reviewing the clinics and doctors.   

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    Having a septorhinoplasty was something that i wanted to do for a long time because of my defect i hadn’t confidence on me … I was looking around for the best place to have it and i found Flymedi and the took care of everything … My experience was great . Ahmet accompanied me everywhere and was all time by my side explaining every doubt that i had …. I want to thank him the doctor Mr Hasan and all who was with me that time.
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    Ana was extremely helpful, friendly and made planning my trip so much easier. I don't know what I would have done without her! Going overseas to a country you've never been to before to get plastic surgery can be scary, having Ana made it a lot less scary knowing you have somebody there that's on your team to help you.
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    Best of the best! The attention they show is incredible. I wasn't expecting this at all. Excellent communication and the team is very professional.
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    Thank you for all the florence nightingale team and my doctor. I have been feeling better since I had the surgery. Professional and caring staff
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    Ellis McLintock, Turkey
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    From start to finish my experience with Flymedi was exceptional. The coordinator, Abud worked hard at finding the right surgeon for me. He was constantly in contact while I was away to ensure everything went smoothly. I honestly could not be happier with the company. Dr Ozge has done an exceptional job too. Thank you Abud for making me feel confident again!
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    I highly recommended Mustafa was good assistance all the way through. From airport, hotel, and hospital. The surgeon who conduct the operation did a great job. I was hesitant at first and was scared what would be the result but waking up after the surgery I was surprised by his professionalism. As well as Mustafa was being present every time I needed him out anytime I could contacted him. He never fails. Thanks to Y'ALL guys.
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