Frequently Asked Questions about Rhinoplasty


Rhinoplasty has become a very popular procedure over the past 8 years. At the same time, new technologies in plastic surgery allowed surgeons to carry out closed operations, in which all cuts are carried out inside the nose. This approach allows to achieve the maximum aesthetic effect and reduce the recovery period after rhinoplasty. Leave a message on the site to learn about advanced methods of plastic surgery and make an appointment with a doctor in one of the best clinics in the world.

I don’t like the shape of my nose, can I improve it?

In order to change the shape of the nose or reduce it, rhinoplasty is carried out. This is a plastic surgery to correct the shape and size of the nose for aesthetic purposes.

What is the difference between rhinoplasty and septoplasty?

Both rhinoplasty and septoplasty are nose plastics. However, if rhinoplasty is carried out for aesthetic purposes, the septoplasty-for medical reasons (difficulty breathing, nasal polyps).

What is rhinoseptoplasty?

Rhinoseptoplasty is an operation in which not only changes in the proportions, the shape of the nose, but also the correction of the nasal septum (septoplasty) to improve breathing.

What are the indications for rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty has no specific medical indications (unlike septoplasty) and is carried out to improve the appearance.

Are there age restrictions for rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is carried out from the age of 18 because it is up to this age that cartilage tissue is finally formed.

Are there any contraindications to rhinoplasty?

There are General surgical contraindications, such as chronic diseases, cardiovascular diseases, severe diabetes, and blood clotting disorders.

Can I see a portfolio of rhinoplasty plastic surgeon, photos of patients before and after surgery?

Yes, your plastic surgeon can provide you with pictures of patients before and after rhinoplasty. At the same time, some patients do not allow public use of their photos, so the doctor’s portfolio may not include all the operations performed by him. In addition, in some countries, such as Israel, this information is strictly confidential and cannot be published or transferred to third parties.

How to prepare for rhinoplasty?

2-3 weeks before surgery, after consulting a doctor, you should stop taking oral contraceptives, vitamins, food supplements. Inform your doctor about taking medications to treat chronic diseases (including anticoagulants, drugs that thin the blood).

Does rhinoplasty have a health risk?

Rhinoplasty specialists always take into account the patient’s condition to prevent any harm. If you have any doubts about the operation (except in urgent cases), weigh the possible risks with your doctor.

Is it possible to see how my nose will look after surgery?

Yes. In many clinics, plastic surgeons use 3D-modeling of the nose, in conjunction with the patient to choose the most aesthetic option.

What anesthesia is used for rhinoplasty? Will I be asleep during surgery?

Surgery to correct the shape/size of the nose is carried out under General anesthesia. Local anesthesia for rhinoplasty is rarely used.

I have an intolerance to some anesthetics, can I do rhinoplasty?

Yes. Experienced anesthesiologists conduct a special examination to find a suitable anesthetic.

How long is the surgery for rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty usually takes 1.5 to 3 hours. Operations in complex cases can last longer.

Does it hurt?

During the procedure, you will be under anesthesia. However, as with any other surgery, you may experience discomfort caused by the surgery itself and the stitches applied. It will pass as the nose heals.

Does rhinoplasty have any side effects or complications?

Complications and side effects of rhinoplasty are usually short-term and include subcutaneous hemorrhages, swelling, difficulty breathing, dry mouth, headache, scars, and nosebleeds.

How long does it take to recover from rhinoplasty?

Depending on the volume of surgery, the method of rhinoplasty, recovery after surgery takes from 10 days to 1 month.

When can I go back to my normal life?

You can return to your daily routine within 1-2 weeks after the surgery.

When will I be able to play sports?

Return to physical activity depends on the healing process and usually occurs 1-3 months after rhinoplasty.

I don’t like the result of rhinoplasty, what am I to do?

10-14 days after surgery, the surgeon removes the internal splint, and the patient can see the result of rhinoplasty. If you do not like it, within 2 weeks, when the tissues are easily corrected, a rhinoplasty revision is carried out.

How long does the rhinoplasty result last?

If the patient is satisfied with the result, one operation is enough. Repeated rhinoplasty may be performed in case of breathing problems. At the same time, with age under the influence of gravity the nose can be deformed.

Is there a preferred time of year for rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is carried out at any time of the year.

Can I sunbathe after rhinoplasty?

You should avoid exposure to UV radiation during the first month after surgery.

If I want to do rhinoplasty abroad, should I arrive in the country in advance?

Yes. The operation is prescribed 1-2 days after the arrival and examination of the patient.

How long should I stay in the clinic after rhinoplasty?

The patient can be discharged the same day or the day after the surgery.

How long should I stay in a country where I undergo rhinoplasty?

If you decide to undergo rhinoplasty abroad, you must stay in the selected country for 1 week.

Do I need a special visa for rhinoplasty abroad?

Depending on your country of origin and the laws of the country where you want to undergo rhinoplasty, you may need a visa.

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