Rhinoplasty, sometimes referred to as a “nose job” is a procedure used to modify the shape and proportion of your nose in order to create facial harmony. It can change the size, width and shape of your nose as well as the position of the tip. It can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects such as a deviated septum. The ideal rhinoplasty is one that doesn’t leave you with an “operated” look, but instead creates a harmonious, natural result.


An ideal candidate for a rhinoplasty are those who would like to enhance the shape and size of their nose to improve their appearance and their facial harmony. If you want to correct your breathing, enhance the appearance of your nose and obtain a natural looking result, this is the procedure for you.


During a rhinoplasty, incisions are created through your nostrils to allow access to the bone and cartilage that will be sculpted to create your desired look. If your new nose needs a small amount of additional cartilage, your doctor may remove some from your ear or deep inside your nose. This procedure is done under anesthesia, and usually takes between 2 to 3 hours.


After surgery, your doctor may place a plastic or metal splint on your nose, this will help retain its new shape while it heals. Patients can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising that improve significantly after a week.  Most people can return to work after 1 week, and strenuous physical activity should be avoided for a minimum of 2 weeks.


You should be able to see immediate results in the shape and size of your nose after your rhinoplasty. Although swelling can linger for a few weeks after your procedure, your nose will continue to improve and settle into its new place. If you are impatient, a rhinoplasty may not be for you: It can take up to a full year to see your final results!


The cost for a rhinoplasty can vary depending on the needs of every patient but it is usually $10,000