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Rhinoplasty

How can a rhinoplasty enhance your life?

One of the most defining features of your appearance, the shape and size of your nose can be a source of self-esteem challenges for many – one person’s “dream nose” can be another’s frustration. There’s no such thing as a “perfect” nose – only your own version of perfect; precisely what all of our surgeons are dedicated to helping you discover. Among our most popular features, The Best You offers you spectacular rhinoplasty results to boost your confidence and have you feeling selfie-ready from every angle. 

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job or a nose reconstruction, is a surgical procedure to correct and reconstruct the nose. The nose is one of the most prominent features on your face. Some patients find their nose too large, too small, or too wide. Some patients might have bumps that they wish to be smoothed. Some patients may be unhappy with their rhinoplasty results from a previous procedure. Nasal surgery can easily address all these issues and more. While most people have rhinoplasty done for cosmetic reasons, many patients also undergo it to alleviate poor breathing, sinus pressure and other problems that can be caused by defects in the nasal structure. 

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What can Rhinoplasty Accomplish?

Common issues with the nasal passages that need to be addressed during Rhinoplasty include: 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

Rhinoplasty Surgery

Open Nasal Surgery 

A small incision is made at the columella during an open rhinoplasty. This is the tiny column of skin that separates two nostrils. Your surgeon can see all nasal structures without obstruction by making this incision. This allows the surgeon the ability to make more substantial changes in his nose, and even reconstruct it if necessary. 

Closed Nasal Surgery

A closed rhinoplasty is a less traditional option. It does not require incisions to the nose’s outside to achieve the desired changes. Instead, all incisions for surgery are made within the nostrils. A closed rhinoplasty has the advantage that there is no scarring left outside the nose. However, it is more difficult to view the nasal structure and tip, which can make it less attractive. The Best You recommends this option for those who need the smallest adjustments. 

The more favorable option of both the techniques is open rhinoplasty. It offers greater accessibility and allows for more precision in making the changes you desire. Your surgeon will consult with you to decide the best approach for you. 

Rhinoplasty Recovery

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job or a nose reconstruction, is a surgical procedure to correct and reconstruct the nose. The nose is one of the most prominent features on your face. Some patients find their nose too large, too small, or too wide. Some patients might have bumps that they wish to be smoothed. Some patients may be unhappy with their rhinoplasty results from a previous procedure. Nasal surgery can easily address all these issues and more. While most people have rhinoplasty done for cosmetic reasons, many patients also undergo it to alleviate poor breathing, sinus pressure and other problems that can be caused by defects in the nasal structure. 

The first 48 hours

Many patients find the first 48 hours (about 2 days) after surgery to be the most difficult. Patients can still feel the effects of anesthesia and experience discomfort during this period. 

Some of the common issues that patients may encounter during the recovery period after rhinoplasty are:

It is best to stay in bed with your head raised for the first 48-hours after your procedure. A puffy nose and dull headache can occur. Bleeding is common during recovery. It is important to not blow your nose. This can negatively impact the results of the Rhinoplasty surgery. Use cold compresses to reduce swelling and ease pain. It takes approximately 10 to 14 days (about 2 weeks) before the swelling and bruising diminishes.

Swelling & Bruising 

It is perfectly normal to experience swelling and bruising following rhinoplasty. There may be swelling and bruising around your eyes, nose, and mouth. For the first few days following surgery, it is recommended to keep your head elevated but not too still. This will aid in the healing process. The first 48 to 72 hours (about 3 days) after surgery, you can use a cold compress or freeze bags of peas to reduce swelling. You can also take pain medication to ease discomfort following surgery. 

Your surgeon will follow up with you approximately one week following surgery to track your progress. Nasal packing will be removed along with any splints and/or stitches. The swelling will decrease, and bruises will start to subside. Initial swelling and bruising usually disappears within a few days, but it could take up to one week to refine your new nasal contour. You may notice gradual changes in your nose’s appearance as it settles into the final shape. While most swelling will disappear within 3 weeks, The Best You advises that you wait a full year before seeing your results. 


Frequently Asked Questions


All You Need to Know About
Rhinoplasty / Nose Job

Rhinoplasty is a surgery that is performed on the nose to change its shape or size.

What is a nose job?

A nose job is the colloquial or familiar name for rhinoplasty.

What is non-surgical rhinoplasty?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is also called a “liquid nose job” as it involves the use of dermal fillers to change the shape of the nose, but only temporarily. Results usually only last about 6 months.

There is no difference in the procedure. Nose job is an informal way of referring to a rhinoplasty.

The average price of a rhinoplasty is $10,000 or more. The cost is based on the surgeon, cost of the facility and the specific factors related to the surgery as well as the cost of any other procedures that may be combined with the nose job. 

After any surgery, it takes time for the body to heal and for the swelling to go down. While there may be visible changes noticed within 3-4 weeks of the operation, it takes about 3-4 months for the full recovery.

Because non-surgical rhinoplasty is achieved with dermal fillers, the results are temporary and can as long as 6 months.

Before your consultation, you should have an idea of your ideal cosmetic outcomes and what you are trying to achieve. You should also have a complete list of any non-prescription and prescription medications that you are taking and the name and contact information for your family physician. Your surgeon will be taking a detailed health history and will ask you questions about your general health, experiences with anesthesia and surgery as well as allergies to medications or foods.

Depending on the extent of the changes that will be made to your nose, a nose job can change your face. It is important to understand that during the surgery, only alterations to the shape, size and/or symmetry of the nose are made.

A rhinoplasty is meant to be permanent. However, as one ages, the tissues and cartilage will undergo some changes.

After a rhinoplasty, you should not exercise strenuously or blow your nose which also includes touching your face in the area of the surgery. Additionally, you should refrain from getting your nose wet in the shower or swimming. Sunbathing and wearing sunglasses are to be avoided after rhinoplasty. To protect your nose, you should not wear anything that you must put on or take off over your head. Similarly, extreme facial expressions caused by smiling or laughing should also be avoided.

The best age to consider rhinoplasty is after the age of 20 and before the age of 40 as this is typically when most people have matured physically, and the skin still has good elasticity.

Most surgeons will advise their clients to wait until they have stopped growing before they have a rhinoplasty. This is usually around the age of 20 but can vary from individual to individual.

This is a very personal decision and determining whether a nose job is worth getting is very subjective. Your reasons may differ from someone else’s. However, rhinoplasty surgery can be rewarding if it will make a person more confident and secure in themselves.

Both surgical approaches have their merit. One technique may be better than another based on the outcome the patient wants and the ability of the surgeon to meet the patient’s expectations.

All surgeries have risk, but the risks and benefits of the surgery will be discussed at the initial consultation. In this way, clients can make informed decisions based on their personal aesthetic goals.

Yes, there are stitches in rhinoplasty.

The best surgeons for rhinoplasty in Ontario, Canada are those that are board-certified and in good standing with their college. The Best You has several plastic surgeons that either work in or are affiliated with their clinics – Dr. Seki (Orillia), Dr. Gencarelli (Collingwood, Orillia, Owen Sound), Dr. Akyurekli (Owen Sound), Dr. Borsuk (Ottawa).

The Best You is an excellent choice for rhinoplasty as we have several experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons that excel in this area. Our team of doctors, nurses and medical aestheticians will guide you through your personal enhancement journey so that you feel confident and secure in the decisions you make. We have a good track record with our clients and the level of success they have experienced with rhinoplasty.

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