how is rhinoplasty done

Rhinoplasty is an operation that corrects 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 bump removal
  • Bridge straightening
  • Change the shape of the tip of the nose
  • Change the size of the nostrils
  • Nose correction after injury
  • Opening of the airways
  • Enlargement or reduction in the size of the nose
  • Correction of nose asymmetry

Rhinoplasty and septoplasty: what is the difference?

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

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

How is rhinoplasty performed?

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

The closed operation is performed through internal incisions.


  • Leaves no visible scars
  • Does not hurt the skin between the nostrils
  • Allows you to perform complex work with the internal tissues of the nose.

It takes place in 6 steps:

  1. You are anesthetized.
  2. The incisions are made inside the nasal passages. The number and size of the incisions depends on what needs to be repaired.
  3. The doctor works with the structures of the nose to achieve the desired result.
  4. The doctor puts all the tissue back in place and sutures.
  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 high, wide or flat nasal dorsum, asymmetries, hollows and irregularities in the nose.
  • The ability to remove, move parts of bone or cartilage, install nasal implants.
  • Invisible scar.

It takes place 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, then performs the required correction.
  4. The doctor applies a thin suture. Delicate sewing allows you to get an almost imperceptible scar.
  5. The doctor applies a 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 tell you about possible complications after rhinoplasty during the consultation.

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

It is important (! ) to pay attention to sun exposure. Too much sun can permanently discolor the skin around the nose.

Rhinoplasty Results: Before and After Photos

Rhinoplasty is a relatively safe and simple procedure. You will see the result immediately, as soon as your cast is removed. You can fully recover in a few weeks.

Certainly, you will be able to evaluate the final result of your operation in about a year.

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

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

Below you can see all the results of the work of the surgeons of the clinic "Chirurgie du Nouveau Monde".

How to prepare for rhinoplasty?

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

How much does open and closed rhinoplasty cost?

Rhinoplasty preservation is a cosmetic procedure, the price of which ranges from 120, 000 to 300, 000 rubles, depending on what exactly the patient wants to correct.

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

Everything you need to know about rhinoplasty

How many days will you be in the hospital?

One day.

How is recovery after rhinoplasty?

Remove the plaster10 days.

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

final formthe nose is formed during1 year.

Follow-up after rhinoplasty is extremely important. Be sure to follow your doctor's recommendations.

Do you need a vacation?

Yes. We recommend that you take 1 week vacation. The pain may persist for 3 to 5 days after surgery. This is a minimally invasive effect, but still an operation. Rest will be needed.

Are there any contraindications to 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 illness
  • 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 you can trust. The operation will be successful - confirmed by dozens of satisfied patients.