What is rhinoplasty?

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a type of surgery aimed at correcting the structure, function, or appearance of the nose. Rhinoplasty is a combination of Rhino means nose and plasty means correction. Rhinoplasty also called nose job is a specialized medical field that deals with different changes in the nose. The surgery is performed by ENT surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, or plastic surgeons.

Types of rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is performed for different purposes, including:
• Making the nose bigger or smaller
• Making the nose thicker or thinner
• Nose Hump Removal
• Correction of the asymmetry of the nose
• Correction of bifurcation of the nose
• Correction of angle between the nose and upper lip
• Correction of deviated nose
• Minimize the nostrils
• Reduce the distance from the tip of the nose to the face
• Polyp Surgery
• And other purposes

Overall, rhinoplasty is able to correct most congenital disorders or nasal defects. Rhinoplasty is divided into two general types, open and closed methods. In the closed method, surgical incisions are made inside the nose and in the open method a small incision is made between the nostrils.

Results of rhinoplasty

Cosmetic nose surgery can change the size and angle of this sensitive organ and make it more suitable for people. On the other hand, respiratory problems caused by nose structure are also improved by rhinoplasty. Balancing and enhancing facial beauty with nose tip deformation are other results of rhinoplasty. But self-confidence can be called the main outcome of rhinoplasty.

The advantages of Modern Rhinoplasty

Traditional rhinoplasty focused only on shrinking the nose by removing cartilage and crushing the bone, While removing a large portion of cartilage had various side effects, the most important of which was post-operative respiratory problems. But in modern rhinoplasty, instead of removing cartilage, they shape it to improve the appearance or function of the nose. Modern nose job methods improve post-surgery breathing. Usually there is no need for tampon insertion into the nose and therefore the patient does not experience nosebleeds, dry mouth or pain. Post-operation bruising and swelling also decrease significantly.

How is rhinoplasty performed?

First of all, depending on the degree of difficulty and complexity of the surgery, local or general anesthesia is performed on the patient. The surgeon then cuts into the nose to access the bone or cartilage of the nose. That is why post-operative surgery on the skin is not visible. The surgeon then performs the necessary changes on the cartilage or nasal bone. Depending on the type of surgery, a bone or cartilage transplant may be required. At the end of the procedure, splint and bandage are also used to protect the nose. The final results of rhinoplasty will be determined after one year, while some people expect to see a favorable outcome after a few weeks, which is a misconception.

The best time for rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty should be performed at the time of complete physical development. This is because if the person’s growth is not complete, they are more likely to have adverse effects. Although rhinoplasty can be performed for ages 17 to 60, the best age for it is 20 to 30 years. Also, after 50 years of age due to the aging of skin and body tissue, the chance of getting a positive result is very low.


If the surgery succeeds, the pain and swelling of the anesthesia will disappear within or less than a week, also cold water compresses or painkillers can be used to reduce them. Observing tips and instructions before or after surgery can greatly reduce the risk of complications and reduce the risk. Complications of rhinoplasty may include bleeding, ulceration or infection, skin problems, nasal congestion, and so on.

Tips to know

• Patients should not insist on exaggerating nosebleeds, dolls or other forms of fantasy. This is because they can have various complications, including severe nasal congestion. So it is best to follow their doctor’s approach and be cautious.
• It is important to take a standard color image before and after rhinoplasty to compare skin thickness and nose angle.
• Patients requesting nose surgery should carefully examine their breathing after surgery.
• Seeing the final result depending on thick or thin skin may take several months or a year.


As the surgery is performed under general anesthesia, you won’t feel any pain during the operation. The degree of pain after regaining consciousness is different from person to person, depending on the patient’s pain threshold and the technique used (open and closed). Medications can help relive the post-operative nose job pain.

No one can claim that surgery is completely risk-free. However, the chance of developing complications after rhinoplasty can be greatly reduced by choosing the right surgeon.

Our board-certified rhinoplasty surgeons have at least 12 years of experience, having done over 5000 operations each during this period. This translates to their vast expertise in every aspect of nose surgery, giving you assurances that you will have a nose job as safe as possible with the most satisfactory result.

Yes, the end result of a rhinoplasty lasts for good. Almost one year after surgery, when all swelling subsides and the nose gets the final shape, your nose is not expected to change form.

It is a procedure in which fillers are injected into the nose in order to change its shape. The non-surgical rhinoplasty results do not last forever.

Depending on the type of nose, and the technique used by the surgeon, it typically lasts between 1-3 hours.

In closed rhinoplasty, as a small incision in made in the columella, there will be no visible scarring. In open rhinoplasty, the scarring left depends on the skill of the surgeon in making the incisions and sewing them up, and the skin thickness and texture (thin and light skin is less prone to scarring).

However, the scarring is often barely visible in most cases. Using anti-scar ointments and gels in the first 3 months after surgery can help reduce the scarring.

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