Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Istanbul: Nose Job in Turkey Guide in 2024

An ethnic nose job is a surgery focused on achieving natural-looking and harmonic facial features for worldwide patients without losing their ethnic features.  During ethnic plastic surgery, I always focus on giving my patients a suitable change that will both make them happy and not so different.

Ethnic nose surgery  is definitely different than other types of operations in so many ways. This type of surgery requires the specific surgery experiences and care. Because, any out-of-place change, unfortunately, would make the person look different in not a very good way.

What is ethnic rhinoplasty?

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a unique rhinoplasty surgery performed for people from different geographical regions and with different ethnic appearances. Ethnic rhinoplasty aims to provide an aesthetic appearance by preserving the patient’s ethnic characteristics and natural beauty. The primary purpose of this surgery is to achieve a more aesthetic appearance compatible with one’s cultural and ethnic identity. This surgery offers treatment plans suitable for the unique facial structures and aesthetic expectations of people of all ethnic backgrounds.

In my country, it is a term used for people with an anthropoetic structure different from the ethnicity Turkish. The anatomical structures of people with different ethnic characteristics and their aesthetic needs cannot be the same. Type of  ethnic rhinoplasty candidates mostly African-American rhinoplasty (Black nose job) and Asian rhinoplasty. Additionally these ethnic rhinoplasty in Turkey include some other regions wordwide like Middle Easthern , Indian, and Hispanic origin differ from Western people nose job surgeries. Depends on ethnic features anatomy and aesthetic goals are deffrently wordwide.  For example, Western European noses ( Caucasion nose)  usually require reduction surgery and correction of protrusions bridge of the nose (Nasel bone). On the other hand, for African-American ( Black people nose job) and some Asian nasal structures needs augmentation surgery methods such as increasing the projection and filling the depressions in the nasal bone are preferred.

The only difference between the Caucasian nose structure and other parts of the world mentioned above is not only in cartilage and nase bone height. At the same time, skin thickness and skin elasticity are not the same, so it would not be appropriate to approach all of them with the same rhinoplasty philosophy.

Revision African American Nose Job + Alar Base Reduction
Revision African American Rhinoplasty

What is African American Rhinoplasty?

People who have African ancestors usually have a flattened and splayed nose due to their ethnic features. The main reason for this person’s flat appearance is a short projection (the distance between the nasal tip and the face). In addition, the base of the nose appears quite wide when viewed from the opposite side. In the noses of people of African origin, there is often a depression in the bridge of the nose and root (radix) area. In most of these patients, filling the nasal root and nasal dorsum with rib cartilage and increasing the projection is applied. In addition, alarplasty, which we call alarplasty, is a technique that is frequently applied to these patients. The typical feature of these patients is a thick nasal tip and nasal dorsum skin.

Closed African American Nose Job
Closed African American Rhinoplasty 2 weeks later

What is Asian rhinoplasty ?

We call the typical nose structure of people who usually originate from East and Southeast Asian countries people nose as an Asian nose. Depending on this ethnic features, they often have a broad nasal tip and shortness in the distance between the tip of the nose and the face, which we call nasal projection. However, in this group of patients, the projection is often not as flattened as black people nose. These patients can often be operated with closed rhinoplasty methods. In these patients, it is possible to achieve the intended appearance by refining the tip of the nose with cap cartilage grafts and reducing the nostrils with alar base reduction surgery. Asian noses usually have relatively thinner skin compared to patients of African origin.

Asian Nose Job
Asian rhinoplasty early before/after results

How can I find the best ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon and results?

Here are the steps to be taken to find the best surgeon for ethnic rhinoplasty surgery:

1. Hospital and Surgeon Research:

Firstly, You need to consult with doctor who good experiences at nose surgery. Visit the surgeon’s website and social media accounts you are interested in. Examine the before and after photos, videos, and patient comments of the surgeons on these platforms.

2. Expertise and Experience:

Focus on the surgeon’s expertise and experience in ethnic nose surgery. Please pay special attention to the surgeon’s previous surgeries on patients with similar nasal structures to you and their results.

3. Surgeon Selection and Comparison:

Follow 2 or 3 surgeons and compare the techniques, hospital conditions, and results of the patients.

4. Schedule a Consultation:

Online consultations with the surgeons of your choice. Clearly express your expectations, questions, and concerns in these meetings.

5. Board Certification and Accreditation:

Make sure the surgeon you choose has board certification and international certificates in the relevant field.

Following these steps, you can find the most suitable ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon for your needs and expectations. Remember, the choice of surgeon is a personal decision, and the needs of each patient are different. Therefore, a comprehensive research and evaluation process is essential.

What is Caucasian rhinoplasty?

Caucasian rhinoplasty is a rhinoplasty method usually applied to Western and European racial people noses. In these, surgery is usually planned to reduce the height of the nasal dorsum, correct asymmetry, and reduce the nasal projection. While a reduction surgery is generally planned for Western noses, in ethnic rhinoplasty perform some augmentation techniques. Ethnic rhinoplasty often aims to increase the projection and raise the nasal root to reduce nasal flatness.

Is it safe to get an Ethnic Rhinoplasty operation in Istanbul/Turkey?

Any surgery or medical operation has its risks. But, that doesn’t mean you should worry about an ethnic nose job more than a regular normal rhinoplasty. With the right surgeon, you can achieve very good results without any worries.

Ethnic nose surgery in Istanbul, Turkey operations are nothing to worry about and fairly safe.

What should I do, if I wanted to have an ethnic rhinoplasty (nose job) in Istanbul, Turkey?

“I am scared of having an Ethnic Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) and losing my ethnic background”

“I don’t want to look like a freak.”

“I don’t want a Caucasian nose shape.”

“I don’t want to lose my ethnic features.”

If you have ever had similar fears thinking about any type of ethnic rhinoplasty (nose job) operation in Istanbul, Turkey, I will try to explain all the details and answer all your questions. Do not forget that you can always write us on WhatsApp or e-mail us if you have further questions.

Getting a ethnic nose surgery in Istanbul, Turkey can be scary but my team and I are here for you to help throughout the process. All you need to do is follow these simple steps below.

  1. Send us an e-mail or a message through WhatsApp, so my team can schedule a consultation for you.
  2. On the video consultation, we will discuss your surgery in a general way looking at your photos to give you an idea about what needs to be done.
  3. My team will arrange a surgery date for you, depending on your free time.
  4. You should arrive in Istanbul/Turkey at least 1 days before surgery so my team can arrange before surgery blood tests for you, we’ll have a face-to-face consultation in my clinic, do your 3d simulations and decide on the final operation’s plan.
Dr. SU Clinic
Prof. Dr. Seckin Ulusoy Clinic is in the QuasarTower Şişli / TURKEY

General information on my Ethnic Rhinoplasty Surgeries

On average, an Turkish nose surgery’s duration is around 3 hours, but of course, varies all the time depending on each patient and what needs to be done. I do all my ethnic nose job operations under general anesthesia, so you will not feel anything and after surgery, you’ll have no pain whatsoever.

My patients need to stay in the hospital one night only, and that’s the night of the surgery. The next day we discharge them and take them to their accommodation after giving them all the medicine they will use.

Patients are required to sleep on their back to avoid any trauma to the nose. After surgery, patients can shower without any problems but, you should try not to get your cast wet.

After discharge from the hospital, my team will arrange the first follow-up 2 days after surgery in my clinic. I will do the first follow-up to make sure everything is going according to plan.

Then, 5 days after surgery I will see you one more time in my clinic to remove the cast and you’ll be able to fly back home whenever you please.

“The patients are the ones that live with their noses after surgery, and the results should be planned depending on the patients’ happiness and satisfaction.”
– Dr. Seckin Ulusoy

How much does your nose change after an Ethnic Rhinoplasty Nose Job?

It fully depends on the patient’s desire. In our face-to-face consultation in my clinic, I listen to your desires and ideas for the surgery and I show you what can be achieved using professional studio pictures  simulations. Then, we agree on a final plan to go with for your surgery.

For more results, check my Instagram Page.


Ethnic Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) results by Dr. Seckin Ulusoy
Ethnic Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) results by Dr. Seckin Ulusoy

How much does an Ethnic Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) cost in Istanbul, Turkey?

If you’re wondering about the ethnic rhinoplasty cost in Turkey, it definitely differs from one patient to another. Whether it’s the first primary surgery or a revision, how long ago was the primary surgery done, etc.

In our clinic, primary prices start at $4000, but depends on anatomy and if needs cartilage usage etc 6000$ or more. My team will arrange and help you with more information about the cost once you contact us.

We can also arrange accommodation and transportation for you with our all-inclusive packages.

Does the hospital matter for my Ethnic Rhinoplasty surgery?

Yes, surgery and operation hospitals do matter when it comes to the results. We do our operations in the one of the best hospitals in Istanbul.  Acıbadem Maslak Hospital, and Estetik İnternational which is on a very high level when it comes to hospitals in Istanbul, Turkey, and Europe.

The anesthesia team is very professional, talented, and always one anesthesia doctor is present during the surgery. The nurse staff is also top-notch and provides our patients with the best care during their stay there.

Prof. Dr. Seckin Ulusoy's operation hospital in Istanbul, Turkey
Our surgery hospital Acıbadem Maslak Hospital

Click here to read more about our process before, after, and during the rhinoplasty operation.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

What is ethnic nose job?

Ethnic nose is a specialized type of rhinoplasty (nose aesthetics) applied to people with different racial characteristics. Since the nasal structure and aesthetic needs of people originating from different continents of the world are different, the surgical techniques applied also differ.

How much does ethnic rhinoplasty cost in Turkey?

The price of ethnic rhinoplasty surgeries is determined according to the procedure to be performed. Since the vast majority of ethnic rhinoplasty surgeries use rib cartilage and require an alarplasty procedure, a higher price is recommended compared to western noses. The average price in Turkey is between 3500 and 6500 Euros. ,

Who is the best ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon in Turkey?

There are many surgeons in Istanbul who are interested in ethnic nose surgeries. One of the prominent names in this field is Prof. Dr Seçkin Ulusoy. The doctor has a rhinoplasty practice that has been continuing for more than 20 years with rhinoplasty surgeries. e One of the surgical topics he is especially interested in is ethnic and revision rhinoplasty surgeries.

Is it worth having rhinoplasty in Turkey?

Patients often state that after ethnic rhinoplasty, they have a more harmonious and aesthetic appearance with their faces. Many patients state that having this surgery in Turkey is a very affordable and successful experience.

Any Question?

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