how is rhinoplasty done

Rhinoplasty is an operation that allows you to correct the shape and size of the sides of the nose, the tip of the nose and the bridge of the nose. The operation can be performed by open and closed methods.

Why is rhinoplasty necessary?

The operation is associated with the correction of breathing, however, the main task of rhinoplasty is a beautiful nose, namely:

  • Correction of a birth defect
  • nose removal
  • bridge straightening
  • Changing the shape of the nose tip
  • Changing the size of the nostrils
  • Nose correction after an injury
  • Opening the airways
  • Enlargement or reduction in the size of the nose
  • Nose asymmetry correction

Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty: What's the Difference?

Rhinoplasty is surgery to change the shape of the nose. Because breathing and the shape of the nose are interrelated, sometimes rhinoplasty can be performed not only to change the appearance of the nose, but also to improve breathing.

Septoplasty is a surgery to improve breathing by straightening the inner wall of the nose that separates the nasal passages into right and left sides (nasal septum). When the septum is curved, it makes breathing difficult. Septoplasty is often combined with rhinoplasty.

How is rhinoplasty done?

Nose correction surgery can be open or closed. The type of operation is determined individually depending on the patient's nasal defects.

The closed operation is performed through internal incisions.


  • Leaves no visible scars
  • Does not hurt the skin between the nostrils
  • It allows to carry out complex works with the internal tissues of the nose.

It is carried out in 6 steps:

  1. You get anesthesia.
  2. Incisions are made inside the nasal passages. The number and size of incisions depends on what needs to be fixed.
  3. The doctor works with the structures of the nose to obtain the desired result.
  4. The doctor puts all the tissues back in place and stitches.
  5. The doctor fixes the nose with a plaster bandage.
  6. You are escorted to the recovery room after the operation.
An open operation is performed through an incision on the outside, at the narrowest point of the nose.


  • All the cartilage is exposed, allowing the surgeon to freely correct the high, wide or flat nasal dorsum, asymmetries, depressions and irregularities of the nose.
  • The ability to remove, move parts of bone or cartilage, install nasal implants.
  • Invisible scar.

It is carried out in 6 steps:

  1. The operation can be performed under local or general anesthesia. For example, a nose tip correction can be performed under local anesthesia, while a complete rhinoplasty can be performed under general anesthesia.
  2. An incision is made between the nostrils (columella).
  3. The doctor examines the nose, cartilage, and bone structure and then performs the necessary correction.
  4. The doctor applies a thin suture. The delicate stitching allows you to obtain an almost imperceptible scar.
  5. The doctor applies a plaster cast.
  6. You are escorted to the recovery room after the operation.

Open or closed nose surgery usually takes between 15 minutes and 45 minutes.

The doctor will inform you about possible complications after rhinoplasty during the consultation.

After surgery, your doctor may recommend that you avoid:
  • running and other strenuous exercise
  • swimming
  • blowing the nose
  • excessive chewing
  • pulling clothes over head
  • wearing glasses on the nose
  • vigorous tooth brushing

It is important (! ) to be careful with sun exposure. Too much sun can permanently discolor the skin around your nose.

Rhinoplasty results: before and after photos

Rhinoplasty is a relatively safe and simple procedure. You will see the result immediately once your cast is removed. You can fully recover within a few weeks.

It is true that you will be able to evaluate the final result of your operation in about a year.

Is it possible to see how the nose will look after the operation?

Yup. The doctor will show you several views of your face in the photo before the operation.

You can see all the results of the work of the surgeons at the "New World Surgery" clinic below.

How to prepare for rhinoplasty?

  1. Sign up for a consultation.
  2. You meet with your surgeon and discuss the possibility of having an operation, as well as the need for additional operations, for example, to change the shape of the chin.
  3. During the consultation, a plastic surgeon performs a computer simulation. This allows you to see the approximate result of the rhinoplasty.
  4. You do the exams and on the appointed day you come to the clinic.
  5. Before and after the operation, ibuprofen and aspirin should be avoided. These medications slow down the clotting process and can cause bleeding.
  6. We recommend quitting smoking during the surgery and rehabilitation period. Nicotine constricts blood vessels, resulting in less oxygen and blood reaching the tissues. Quitting smoking will speed up the healing of your nose.

How much does open and closed rhinoplasty cost?

Preserving rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure, the price of which varies from 120 thousand to 300 thousand rubles, depending on what exactly the patient wants to correct.

You can view the full price list for the clinic's services below.

Everything you need to know about rhinoplasty

How many days will you stay in the hospital?

1 day.

How is the recovery after rhinoplasty?

removing plaster10 days.

As a rule, after 10 days, patients feel well and return to their usual rhythm of life.

final formnose is formed during1 year.

Care after rhinoplasty is extremely important. Be sure to follow your doctor's recommendations.

You need a vacation?

Yup. We recommend taking a 1 week vacation. Pain may persist for 3-5 days after surgery. This is a minimally invasive effect, but still an operation. Rest will be necessary.

Are there contraindications for rhinoplasty?

Yes, if you have at least one of the following conditions:

  • Blood clotting disorder
  • Diabetes
  • Problems with the heart, blood vessels, liver, kidneys
  • mental disease
  • Oncology
  • systemic collagenoses
Is rhinoplasty painful?

Most people rate their pain between 0 and 4 out of 10. The operation is 80% painless.

Rhinoplasty is performed by experienced surgeons who can be completely trusted. The operation will be successful - confirmed by dozens of satisfied patients.