Also known as rhinoplasty, nose reshaping or nose job.

This surgery reshapes the nose by excising the excess tissue, remodelling, or sometimes by using implants to get the desired shape.



Numerous individuals who consider a rhinoplasty likewise consider jaw – Orthognathic surgery , forehead lift and eyelid surgery.

Operation Theatre
2-4 Hours


General Anaethesia Or Local Anaesthesia depending on the case


There are two general techniques for making the incisions. Dr.Venkat will advise which is the better approach based on your cosmetic goals and general health.

Open rhinoplasty: fully exposes the nasal structutres thus providing better visualization and a more direct route for surgical manipulation; The incision is made on the outside surface of the nose but the resulting small scar at the base of the nose should be barely visible once it heals Endonasal rhinoplasty endonasal approach limits dissection of nasal tissue but offers excellent visualization of nasal structures. This technique eliminates the possibility of visible scar in open rhinoplasty that occurs at the base of the nose.

The incisions are made inside the nasal passages. Because these incisions are hidden, they are invisible after surgery.

An open rhinoplasty requires an incision on the underside of the nostril.

12-24 Hours


There are two main approaches for making incisions: the open approach and the internal (endonasal) approach.

The various methods for reshaping your nose or for smoothing surface deformities are

  • Autologous cartilage grafts taken from your nasal septum, if this is not possible then ear or rib cartilage and sometimes bone from the skull are other options.
  • Solid silicone implants are available for nasal surgery, they can be reshaped as per the desired shape. Silicone material has the least rejection rate.
  • Fillers and fat grafts: These can be injected as an additional procedure ,in order to smoothen the nose, camouflage deformities or indentations and to add volume in the desired areas.

Nasal contour can be improved by adjusting the cartilage and bone.

The nasal bridge can be narrowed by moving the bone inward.

REST AT HOME before resuming office work
1 Week


After the surgery the surgeon will place an external splint with a bandage to protect the nose from any accidental bumps, it can be removed within 7-10 days after the surgery. An internal packaging would be done inside the nose, which is meant to act as an internal splint, the surgeon may keep a tube in place to facilitate easy breathing. This surgical packaging can be removed within 4-7 days after the surgery. Swelling & minor bruising in the nasal area could be seen after the surgery and most of this would subside within 10-14 days. Minor swelling would persist for a year, but this won’t be easily visible to others. You may need a special support with a tape, for a couple of weeks, to support your spectacles, if the bones in your nose were altered.

1 Week after the surgery.


Rhinoplasty is a permanent procedure and it should be performed only after the nose has finished growing i.e., after 16-17 years of age.
Maintain good communication with the aesthetic plastic surgeon

Keeping safety in mind as well as for the most beautiful outcome of the procedure, we advise that you visit the clinic for post procedure review and evaluation at prescribed times. Also do not hesitate to contact the doctor if you notice any changes in the treatment areas or when you have any concerns and queries.


Click here for the cost for Rhinoplasty.


Significant complications from Rhinoplasty, fortunately, are infrequent. Every year, thousands of people undergo this procedure successfully and are glad with the results. The risks specific to your health will be discussed during your consultation.

Some degree of risk will be present with every surgery. Some of the potential complications involved in all surgeries are

  • Allergies
  • Infection and bleeding
  • Adverse response to the specific med
  • Damage to the underlying structures during the procedure
  • Scarring
  • Hematoma or seroma (an aggregation of blood or liquid under the skin that might require removal)
  • Changes in sensation
  • Unsatisfactory results that might necessitate additional procedures

Some Risks specific to rhinoplasty include

  • Skin related issues and skin breakdown from bandaging or from grafted materials when exposed through thin skin, especially if foreign materials have been inserted
  • Nasal blockage resulting from swelling inside the nose
  • Nasal septal injury which separates the nostrils
  • A raised scar at the base of the nose when the procedure is done by the open approach

For optimal results and to minimize certain risks and it is crucial that you follow the instructions given by the doctor both before and after the surgery.

Recently Asked Questions