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With rhinoplasty we correct:
The bony pyramid of the nose (hybrid), the diaphragm (which in most cases is crooked and makes breathing difficult), the tip of the nose (it can be round like a bulb or square). The length of the nose decreases and the angle between the upper lip and the nose is blunted. At the end of the operation, the patient wears a very small splint on the back of the nose and two special tampons in the nostrils. It is recommended to stay for one night in the clinic.

The proportions of the nose should be in harmony with the proportions of the face.

By the term rhinoplasty or nose job, we mean the surgery to correct the shape of the nose for mainly aesthetic reasons.

We distinguish between:

  • closed rhinoplasty,
  • open rhinoplasty.

Closed or simple rhinoplasty treats simple situations of correction of the hump (hump) and apical nose.

Open rhinoplasty offers better visibility of the skeleton and more precision in correcting the anatomy of the nose.

Rhinoplasty surgery is carried out from the age of 18 and above.

Rhinoplasty Procedure
The process is simple. On the morning of the operation, the patient comes to the clinic fasting, and the necessary laboratory test is carried out. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Closed rhinoplasty lasts less than open rhinoplasty. In the closed one, the incisions are made inside the mucous membrane of the nostrils. In open rhinoplasty, the incision is made at the narrowest part of the stylet and extends into the nostrils. In the open, we have complete detachment of the skin from the skeleton (osteochondrium) of the nose. The good visibility of the skeleton enables the Plastic Surgeon to better harmonize the cartilaginous parts of the nose (precise excision of cartilages, placement of sutures for straightening and convergence of the cartilages, possibility of placement of a segment of cartilage for better support of the skeleton). For the above reasons, in complex or demanding noses, the operation of choice is open rhinoplasty.

Recovery – Rhinoplasty Recovery Time
The postoperative course is not painful at all. The tampons come out in 2 days and the splint in 7 days. After removing the tampons, saline washes are recommended. When open rhinoplasty is performed, the stitches in the skin (2 – 3 maximum) are removed at 5 – 6 days. The juices in the area last 7-10 days at most. Most of the swelling (swelling) that occurs subsides within 2 weeks, but it takes 2-6 months for the swelling to completely subside. It is recommended that the patient not wear glasses for at least 2 months. Also, exercise is not allowed for the first month.

Additional Information – Rhinoplasty FAQs

Can I choose between closed or open rhinoplasty?

The possibility of open rhinoplasty should be discussed with the person concerned before the operation. Open allows more and more precise manipulations, and is often considered necessary.

Does open rhinoplasty leave a scar on the skin?
The scar left by open rhinoplasty looks like a very thin white line at the narrowest part of the stylus that is not noticeable.

What should I expect from rhinoplasty surgery?
Rhinoplasty comes to provide a solution to the deformity of the nose that concerns a large part of the population. It corrects the osteochondral skeleton of the nose. The nose is in the form of a pyramid, and for this reason when one side is disturbed, the rest must also be disturbed in order for it to close. A nose that is too big cannot be turned into a nose that is too small, because the skin cannot follow the skeleton.

Does rhinoplasty surgery hurt?
Most of the time it is completely painless.

Side Effects – Rhinoplasty Complications
Among the possible side effects are: bleeding, inflammation, horseshoe nose, internal valve collapse.

Results of Rhinoplasty
The results of rhinoplasty are permanent.

Cost – Price of Rhinoplasty
The cost depends on the technique that will be chosen, and is adapted to the needs of the interested party.


The rhinoplasty method – technique must be very precise, because even a millimeter can change the result. The plastic surgeon must have an excellent knowledge of the anatomy of the nose.

Carbon tips should be avoided, because each face has its own peculiarities. For some cases, the nose can be improved with injectable Botox and hyaluronic acid.

This is a very frequent operation in Plastic Surgery, of medium severity.

Extra rhinoplasty tip:

In some cases, injectables such as hyaluronic acid and botox can noticeably improve the anatomy of the nose without surgery (#nose job with fillers)