Prof. Dr. Fazıl Apaydın
An experienced surgeon and teacher in rhinoplasty and facial plastic surgery...
Prof. Dr. Fazil Apaydin is working as a professor at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology of Ege University and in his private clinic in Izmir, Turkey. His subspecialty is facial plastic surgery and he is the head of Division of facial plastic surgery since 1999. He passed the board exam in 2007 to become the first European board certified surgeon in facial plastic surgery in Turkey. He is the Immediate-Past President of the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery which is the biggest society on facial plastic surgery in Europe since 1977. He is the executive board member of the Turkish Society of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is the executive board member of the International Board Certification of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is the executive board member of the International Federation of Facial Plastic Surgery Societies. He has been lecturing, teaching and operating on facial plastic surgery procedures within the last 20 years all over the world. He has lectured and operated extensively in the Middle East and Gulf countries as well. He has written numerous articles and book chapters on facial plastic surgery.
Rhinoplasty (Nose job)
What is the goal of Rhinoplasty?
The major goal of this operation is to give you a natural looking nose which is in harmony with your face. It is aimed to make a better looking nose. Every effort is taken to get the best result, but expecting a very excellent result after each operation is beyond the reality. The outcome of the operation is not solely dependant on surgeon’s abilities and experience, but also on the patient’s age, health status, skin type, bony structure, wound healing, smoking and relevant anatomy.
Botox (Botulinum toksin A)
What is botulinum toxin A?
It is a toxin obtained from bacteria called “clostridium botulinum”. Although it is a very potent toxin, when applied in small doses on therapeutic sites, it acts as a miraculous agent to get rid of facial wrinkles. It does not have important side effects on the body.
Due to thinning and sagging of the fat layer on our face, we encounter new wrinkles and deepening of existing folds. Filler applications for improving such problems, that is, for rejuvenation of the face, are relatively easier and can be performed without requiring an operating environment. A wide range of fillers are available as an option, depending on the person's wishes. The most commonly used fillers for this day are hyaluronic acid-containing fillers. The second frequently used filler is the application of the fat from the patient’s own body. Both methods are widely used. The advantage of the fat application is that more fillers can be used and it is cheaper. The disadvantage is that it is less reliable in take rate and requires an operating room.
Aesthetic surgery of the eyelids
What are the aims of the surgery?
The purpose of aesthetic surgery of the eyelids is to surgically reconstruct or remove excess adipose tissue, skin and muscles that cause sagging of the eyelids. This operation is not performed to correct wrinkles under or lateral to the eyes, dark circles around the eyes or depressed eyebrows called. This operation is not to correct the drooping of the upper eyelid, also called ptosis. For the later problem, it is necessary to intervene in the eye muscles (the same can be done during surgery). At the same time, if the sagging skin is large enough to restrict the visual field, this problem is also solved by this surgery.
The elasticity of the skin and subcutaneous tissues around the forehead, temples and eyebrows gradually disappears with aging. Horizontal wrinkles on the forehead and vertical frowning lines between the eyebrows and the sagging of the eyebrows are among the earliest signs of aging. The aim of forehead lift (eyebrow lifting) surgery is to obtain a better aesthetic appearance by removing wrinkles in the forehead area and lifting the eyebrows that have sagged downwards. This surgery can be combined with other facial rejuvenation surgeries to achieve a more harmonious and effective result.
With aging, visible changes begin on the human face. As a result of the effects of sun, gravity, social conditions and aging, the skin and subcutaneous tissues on the face and neck start sagging and deepening of the lines and wrinkles start appearing over time. The fatty tissues on the cheeks start shrinking and sagging, the transition line from the face to the neck becomes vague and the sharp edges of the chin disappear. A fuller appearance appears on the neck and under the chin. An old, tired and sometimes sad look on the face and neck may occur. The aim of face lifting is to obtain a younger and healthier facial appearance. Especially in developed countries, the prolongation of the average human life and the increase in the level of welfare has led to the fact that facelift operations are one of the most preferred and applied aesthetic facial surgeries. Facelift does not stop aging and does not reverse time. However, it can help you feel younger, increase your self-confidence and rejuvenate your looks.
It is the process of sucking or surgically removing fat accumulated under the chin. In addition, if there is a sagging in the muscle called platysma that leads to the formation of bands in the neck, this is the process of tightening the muscle. The purpose of this surgery is to achieve a neck that looks younger.
Otoplasty (Correction of prominent ear)
The dimensions of a normal ear is 6.5 x 3.5 cm. The size of the ear reaches to 85 % of the mature size until the age of 3; and reaches to 90 % until teh age of 6. The distance of the outer rim of the ear is 15-20 mm (Figure 1). If the rim is more distant than these values, it is called prominent ear.
A well-deﬁned, well-projected chin and jaw- line are crucial to the harmony of a pleasing aesthetically face. When this is not the case, and if the patient is in search of a solution, the anatomic and aesthetic evaluation should be done first. Then the possible treatment modalities can be discussed with the patient.
Skin cancer surgery
Skin cancer is the most often encountered cancer in humans and it can be described as abnormal growth of skin cells. It generally develops in areas that are exposed to the sun.
There are mainly three types of skin cancer: