Rhinoplasty translates to nose reshaping surgery, and you most probably know it as a “nose job”. 

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic nose surgery that is performed on both men and women to reshape and enhance the nose, while it is also employed to solve medical concerns such as breathing disabilities or nose disfigurements. 

Set your goals. 

It’s very important to communicate your desired aesthetic outcome with your surgeon so that he/she could help you set your goals and ground your expectations. 

Let’s talk Medically. 

Rhinoplasty operation corrects functional nose problems, for instance, it reduces hypertrophic turbinates, as it also reverses the effects of a deviated septum, which usually causes breathing difficulties.

All functional problems can be repaired in a separate procedure or as part of a complete rhinoplasty, thus both correcting and enhancing the shape of the nose at once.

Aesthetically speaking, that’s what Rhinoplasty can treat*: 

  • “Nose to face size balance
  • Nose width at the bridge
  • Nose with visible humps on the bridge
  • Nasal tip that is enlarged or hooked
  • Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
  • Nasal asymmetry”

A Compatible Surgical Method. 

Surgeons employ different surgical methods while operating a Rhinoplasty depending on the pre-operative goals that were set during previous consultations. Every patient’s unique case imposes on the surgeon to rely on a customized method; for instance, surgeons will remove masses of excess tissue and cartilage to assist easier breathing but would build up cartilage for reshaping. 

The surgeon can also decide if a closed rhinoplasty –  incisions are made inside the nose – or an open rhinoplasty – a cut is made underneath the nose in an area called the columella – is more suitable for your case. 

Wrapping it up! 

After your surgeon operates and solves a functional or an aesthetic problem, nasal features are repositioned and the skin is reformed and draped over the newly enhanced framework. 

No one can reach perfection, not even your nose!  

Perfect is not what you’re looking for, a successful rhinoplasty is one that leaves you with a  “more aesthetically appealing nose that balances out your features, meets your cosmetic desires, and functions as it should”, according to Dr.Jamie S. Schwartz, a Beverly hill’s cosmetic surgeon, and a surgeon at Silkor’s daycare in Dubai. 

After the procedure

Immediately following surgery, expect visible swelling and bruising, which may include black eyes. A number of patients report feeling congested and having to breathe through their mouths. It takes 2 – 4 weeks to heal from a nose job, it’s recommended that you avoid tough movement. 


* According to the American Society of Plastic Surgery.