Finally Made It! - Istanbul, TR

I decided to write this review to help others...

I decided to write this review to help others going through the same experience. Like everyone here I was unpleased with the shape of my natural nose for as far as I can remember, but it took me long to decide to go ahead with this procedure and it was my 25th birthday gift to myself. After some extensive research and considering all the madness happening in the region where I live (The middle east) I chose Dr. Emre ilhan From Turkey to be my surgeon. I was not sure how satisfied I will be with my results but I was almost certain no functional damage will occur to my nose in his hands, which was my biggest nightmare.

My operation took place on the 9th of February at the Memorial Hospital in Istanbul. The hotel is extremely clean just like a 5 stars hotel and hospital staff were extremely friendly. The doctor was also comforting ,only thing is that we agreed on what need to be changed, but he never explained what is surgically going to happen or how is he going to achieve those results. (My advise: ASK YOUR DOCTOR WHAT EXACTLY IS HE PLANNING TO DO IN THE OP ROOM)

Next thing I woke up and it is done, I had a rough week but nothing you can't tolerate if you really want this bad. Luckily, I did not bruise at all! thanks to doctor's technique and light hand I only experienced some serious swelling, bad skin and I could not smile/laugh properly for a decent month or two - all normal.

Today, I am 6 months post op and I am healing fine, It is not exactly the perfect result or the nose of my dreams, however, I do not regret going under the knife for the nose I have now. I still experience uneven swelling and the tip is large in comparison with the nose bridge, however patience is keys and I shall give it some time to see the final results.

Pictures will follow.


been trying to download a before video but didn't get lucky and will try post it some other time. you can see in recent pictures that my tip is not well defined and somewhat big comparing to the bridge of my nose. as I mentioned I have thick skin so I am hoping It will improve over time.

6 months post OP side view

Dr. A. Emre ilhan

Doctor Emre is professional and seems to have good reputation in his field. technically, I think he was able to improve the shape of my nose to an extent and I was able to breath well, clean incisions and natural result. On the down side, it was almost impossible for me to get hold of the doctor after I have left back to my country, all communication methods do not seem to be useful and I could very rarely get my questions/ concerned answered. The follow up was by far the worst part of this whole experience.

3 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
1 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
2 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
1 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
2 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
1 out of 5 stars Wait times
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