Nose Job (Rhinoplasty & Septorhinoplasty)

Nose Job (Rhinoplasty & Septorhinoplasty)2023-08-14T12:02:29-04:00

What is Rhinoplasty?

Your nose is a prominent feature of your face that gives it its unique character. However, if you are feeling self-conscious about its shape you may be thinking about a “nose job”. Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is a cosmetic procedure to reshape the nose to enhance facial harmony.

This can be achieved by reducing or increasing the size, removing a hump, changing the shape of the tip or bridge, narrowing the span of the nostrils, or changing the angle between the nose and upper lip. The extent of the transformation, however, is limited by your skin type and the anatomy of your nose. check out types of rhinoplasty here.
Sometimes Rhinoplasty is combined with septoplasty, a procedure that opens up nasal passages blocked by a bent septum, to address breathing difficulties in patients.
You may also qualify for a non-surgical rhinoplasty in which soft tissue fillers are used to reshape and even out the surface of the nose.

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What is Nostril Widening?

Rhinoplasty can also widen narrow nostrils. The procedure usually involves removing a small amount of nasal tissue. By gently pulling and suturing the nostrils, they are widened, improving aesthetics.

Breathing Difficulties and Nasal Flaring Nasal flaring can indicate breathing difficulties or an attempt to reduce airway resistance. These issues should be diagnosed and treated to prevent worsening. Severe nasal flaring, particularly in children, may necessitate immediate medical attention.

Price & Cost

The Price of rhinoplasty, depending on the non-surgical or surgical approach, and the type of nose is different. Our surgeon can give you an exact estimate of the cost after examination & talking with you.

Nose Job
Nostril Widening$8,000

Who is a good candidate?

You are a good candidate for Rhinoplasty if:

  • You’ve reached full facial development (typically by age 16).
  • You desire an aesthetic change in your nose’s appearance.
  • Breathing issues related to nasal structures need to be addressed.
  • You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations for the procedure.
  • You’re in good health without serious illnesses that could hinder healing.
  • You’re a non-smoker or can refrain from smoking for at least three weeks pre- and post-surgery.

The procedure

Typically lasting one to two hours, rhinoplasty’s focus is primarily on cartilage and bone. Small incisions are made inside the nostrils (endonasal rhinoplasty) or sometimes across the base or crease of the nose (open rhinoplasty). Skin is gently lifted, allowing cartilage and bone reshaping.

If augmentation is needed, extra cartilage might be taken from the ear or inside the nose. Occasionally, implants or bone grafts may be necessary. Your surgeon repositions the skin and sutures the incisions. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, intravenous sedation, or local anesthesia, determined by your case and surgeon’s discretion.


After surgery, you may wear a nasal splint for support and soft packing in the nostrils to align the nasal septum. Packing is usually removed within four to seven days, and the splint within ten days. Expect pain, headaches, breathing difficulties, and facial puffiness. Keep your head elevated and relatively still initially, using cold compresses to reduce bruising and swelling. Most swelling subsides after two weeks, and minor swelling disappears within a year.

You can return to work after a week and gradually resume activities, including exercise, within three weeks. Refrain from blowing your nose for at least a week and avoid activities that might impact or expose the nose to sunburn for about eight weeks.

Possible complications

As with any surgery, though rare, complications can occur, such as fluid retention, excessive bleeding, infection, anesthesia reactions, and pigmentation changes (hypo/hyper). Temporary changes in smell, skin numbness, and upper front teeth numbness are expected. Rarely, these could persist.

Specific to Rhinoplasty, potential complications include:

  • Unsatisfactory nasal appearance requiring revision.
  • Poor wound healing or scarring.
  • Severe nasal blockage due to swelling.
  • Septum injury or holes.
  • Implant exposure or infection (if used).

Rhinoplasty FAQ

Fleshy noses can revert to their pre-operative state if inappropriate techniques are employed during rhinoplasty. However, contemporary rhinoplasty surgeons in Toronto employ standard and current techniques to perform fleshy nose surgery. This approach significantly reduces the likelihood of post-operative reversibility in fleshy noses.

Indeed, patients who have undergone rhinoplasty should adhere to specific guidelines in their daily activities to expedite the recovery process.

The likelihood of humps reappearing on bony noses after rhinoplasty is exceedingly low, approaching zero percent.

While lasers hold a prominent role in medical advancements, their current capabilities do not extend to performing rhinoplasty. It is important to note that lasers can effectively address scar tissue and skin discoloration on the nose.

Contrary to public perception, rhinoplasty is not an arduous or distressing procedure. The post-operative pain is manageable and can be alleviated with appropriate pain medication.

Undergoing rhinoplasty during menstruation is not inherently problematic. Nevertheless, it is advisable to schedule rhinoplasty for a period after menstruation.

The duration of the recovery period varies depending on individual patient factors but generally spans no more than one week.

The duration of nasal dressing applications varies according to the patient’s condition and the professional opinion of the nasal surgeon.

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  1. Hana June 24, 2021 at 8:35 am - Reply

    I’m wondering to know how much os the nose job cost?
    Please contact me as soon as you can ?

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