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Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that changes the shape and aesthetical view of a nose. Some people have complaints about the unpleasant view of their nose; whereas the others have breathing problems. Both of cosmetic rhinoplasty and functional interventions can be performed in the same session by the plastic surgeon. Although there are two approaches inluding open and closed rhinoplasty none of these methods has superiority over the other. In our facility, Crisalix 3D simulation programme is recommended to the patients to give an idea about the postoeprative view. After rhinoplasty the recovery period including swelling around the nose may vary among the patients, however it generally lasts for couple of months.


What does the procedure involve?

The operation involves either cutting across the skin between the nostrils (open rhinoplasty) or tiny incisions inside the nostrils (closed rhinoplasty). A closed rhinoplasty leaves no visible scars and causes less swelling but is not always possible or available. 

Depending on the type of surgery you’re having, the surgeon may:

  • Make your nose smaller (nose reduction) – by removing some of the cartilage and bone
  • Make your nose larger (nose augmentation) – by taking cartilage from the ears and bone from the hips, elbow or skull, and using it to build up the nose (known as a “graft”)
  • Alter/modify the shape of your nose (including the nostrils) – by breaking the nose bone and rearranging the cartilage
  • Change the angle between the nose and top lip

Rhinoplasty is mostly performed under general anaesthesia and may take 1.5 to 3 hours. You’ll probably need to stay in the hospital for 1 or 2 nights.

 You may experience some common yet temporary side effects after rhinoplasty, such as:

  • Blocked, stiff or numb nose 
  • Light nose bleeds
  • Soreness, swelling and bruising around the eyes (up to 3 weeks)



Frequently Asked Questions on Rhinoplasty

Standard rhinoplasty, also known as “nose job,” is a surgical procedure that aims to reshape and improve the appearance and function of the nose. It involves making incisions inside the nostrils or across the columella (the strip of skin that separates the nostrils), which allows the surgeon to access the underlying bone and cartilage.

The surgeon can then modify the bone and cartilage structure of the nose to achieve the desired shape, size, and proportions. This can include reducing or increasing the size of the nose, altering the shape of the tip or bridge, straightening a crooked nose, or correcting breathing problems caused by structural issues.

After the modifications are made, the incisions are closed, and the nose is typically packed with gauze or splints to help it maintain its new shape. The recovery period usually takes a few weeks, during which patients are advised to avoid strenuous physical activity and take measures to minimize swelling and bruising.

Cosmetic rhinoplasty is performed to enhance the appearance of the nose and improve facial harmony. It may involve reshaping the tip of the nose, reducing or increasing the size of the nose, correcting asymmetry or improving the overall proportions of the nose. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is typically an elective procedure and is not covered by insurance.

Reconstructive rhinoplasty, on the other hand, is performed to restore the function and appearance of the nose after an injury, trauma, or birth defect. It may involve correcting a deviated septum, repairing a nasal fracture, or rebuilding the nose after cancer surgery. Reconstructive rhinoplasty is often covered by insurance as it is considered a medically necessary procedure.

In some cases, rhinoplasty may involve both cosmetic and reconstructive elements, such as correcting a deviated septum while also improving the appearance of the nose. It is important to discuss your specific goals and needs with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine the most appropriate approach for you.

The main difference between open and closed rhinoplasty is the location and size of the incisions made during the procedure.

In closed rhinoplasty, all incisions are made inside the nostrils, which makes them completely hidden from view. This technique involves making small incisions inside the nostrils to access the bone and cartilage of the nose. This technique is typically used for minor nasal corrections and is ideal for patients who require minimal modification.

In open rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes an additional incision across the columella (the strip of skin that separates the nostrils), which allows them to lift the skin and access the underlying bone and cartilage. This technique is ideal for more complex nasal corrections, such as major reshaping, tip refinement, and revision surgeries. Open rhinoplasty offers better visibility and access to the underlying structures of the nose, allowing for more precise and predictable results.

The choice between open and closed rhinoplasty depends on the specific needs and goals of the patient, as well as the experience and preference of the surgeon. Both techniques have their advantages and disadvantages, and the best approach will be determined by the surgeon during the consultation process.

The duration of rhinoplasty surgery can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure, the technique used, and the skill of the surgeon. Generally speaking, rhinoplasty surgery can take anywhere from 1 to 4 hours to complete.

Simple rhinoplasties that involve minor modifications to the nose, such as removing a bump or refining the tip, may take around 1-2 hours to complete. More complex procedures that require significant reshaping of the nose or structural modifications may take longer, up to 3-4 hours.

Additionally, the time it takes to complete the surgery may also depend on whether the procedure is being performed alone or in combination with other procedures, such as a septoplasty to correct breathing issues or chin augmentation to improve facial harmony.

It is important to note that the duration of the surgery is just one aspect of the overall rhinoplasty process. Patients should also factor in the time needed for pre-operative consultations, post-operative recovery, and follow-up visits with the surgeon.

Rhinoplasty Prices at Eton Medical

We listed the starting prices for rhinoplasty across a number of European countries and US. These prices are not fixed and may vary from clinic to clinic. Call us to have a non-binding consultation to learn more on treatments and international packages.

Turkey€ 2,600
Poland€ 3,500
Germany€ 4,500
United Kingdom€ 5,900

Why chose Eton Medical?

Our mission is to connect patients with high-quality and affordable overseas clinics and we always put the needs of patients first before anything else. Our network of well-established and accredited  clinics at home and overseas can make a big difference to get you the dream nose with a personalised treatment plan, and this is why Eton Medical exist.

✔ 100% free, non-binding assessment: We provide initial non-binding consultation regardless of your decision, and share our best of knowledge and experience in dentistry treatments overseas and abroad.

✔ Best-in-class clinics just a phone call away: You can communicate to us via call, whats app, email, or schedule a call at your convenience.

✔ Affordable Prices: Price should not be a blocker for people to access to the best in class cosmetic services, and we always help you to negotiate the best price with the clinics.

✔ All-inclusive treatment packages: Most of well-established clinics abroad offer all-inclusive packages that cover accommodation, airport pick-up, and transfers to and from the clinic. In some cases, they might also cover your flights.