It Is Not Right To Choose a Nose From Social Media

Ear Nose and Throat Specialist Dr. Necdet Demir said that social media has been effective in the increase in the demand for nose aesthetics in recent years and said, “It is not right to choose a doctor or nose on social media and then have plastic surgery.”

Ear Nose and Throat Specialist Dr. Necdet Demir gave information about rhinoplasty and gave important warnings to those who want to have it done. Dr. Demir said, “It is not right to have plastic surgery just by liking a doctor and a nose on social media. The pictures shared on social media are pictures taken from certain angles and under certain lights. They do not clearly reflect the nose, which plays the role of a keystone in the middle of the face and has many tasks. The pictures shared on social media by the doctor “It would be more accurate to use it to evaluate his perspective on aesthetics. Choose your doctor not according to the photos he shares on the internet, but after seeing the results of the operation and communicating with him face to face. The doctor’s approach to his patient, the beauty of the results, his attitude towards problems are important criteria for choosing a doctor,” he said.


Stating that the decision for surgery should be made primarily to make the person happy, Dr. Demir said, “If we are not satisfied with the shape of our nose and do not like it, we should have surgery to achieve a shape that we will like. We should definitely not have surgery to make someone else like it. We should not decide on surgery just because someone makes a negative judgment about our nose.”

Stating that both women and men trying to emulate someone else by imitating them is a wrong direction, not only in nose aesthetics, but in all aspects, Demir said, “The nose is a skeletal structure consisting of bones and cartilage, skin structure and other connective and soft tissues.” “Every person is different and special, no matter what. It is also necessary to consider the harmony of the nose with other parts of the face,” he said.


Op. also gives information about the nose structure of the Turks. Dr. Necdet Demir said, “People’s genetic structures and the geography they live in affect their development and facial shapes. Accordingly, we see different face and nose shapes in different geographies of the world. In our country, we see more arched, drooping and relatively large nose tips. Our patients also want a smaller, archless nose tip.” There are noses with a raised tip. While some patients want a nose that is much smaller, has a prominent curve and is more uplifted, some prefer a nose that is not arched but not curved, is relatively smaller and the drooping nose has been corrected. The first one we describe is more assertive and makes it more obvious that the operation has been performed. “The second one we describe is more natural noses and it is not obvious that they have undergone surgery,” he said.


Stating that it is not right to respond positively to every surgery request from people, Dr. Demir said, “The decision for nose surgery is made together with the patient. However, it is necessary to identify some medical conditions and share them with the patient. For example, a patient with body dysmorphic disorder (essentially being extremely obsessed with the person’s appearance, whether or not he has a physical defect) should not be operated on but should be referred to a psychiatrist.” In addition, it is better for the doctor to know his own limitations and not to perform an operation that he does not think will be successful or that he cannot handle with the patient. Additionally, if the patient has unrealistic expectations about his nose, the possible consequences should be explained to him. If the patient insists on his wishes and the doctor predicts that this cannot be achieved, the surgery should not be performed. “The decision should not be made,” he said.