The procedure aims to reshape and beautify the nose and to repair deformities whether congenital (that appeared during adolescence) or consecutive to a traumatic injury or due to aging.
During a typical rhinoplasty, the surgeon reshapes the bone and cartilage, since these are the solid infrastructures of the nose that give it its shape. The procedure is done through hidden incisions in the nostrils to avoid any visible scars. After the procedure, the skin covering the nose will readjust and recover given its elasticity. This step underlines the importance of the quality of the skin in obtaining a satisfying final result. It is thus understood that a rhinoplasty does not usually leave a visible scar on the skin.
When a nasal obstruction (due to a deviation of the septum or an enlargement of nasal turbinates) interferes with breathing; aesthetic and functional problems can be addressed simultaneously during the same procedure.
The procedure is typically performed for women and men and can be done starting the age of 16.
A rhinoplasty can be done alone or associated with other procedures, if necessary or desired, such as a genioplasty for example (modification of the chin, sometimes carried out at the same operating time to improve the whole profile).
1 to 2 hours
Respiratory discomfort due to wicks
Edema and bruising
7 to 15 days
Rest period (no physical activity)
Significant improvement visible at 3 months, final appearance at 12 months post-op