Rhinoplasty FAQ

Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

Most patients are good candidates for rhinoplasty so long as they have overall good health, are of age (18+), be a non-smoker and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the surgery.

How is the recovery from rhinoplasty?

Immediately after surgery the patient’s nose, and eyes appear swollen and bruised and the packing material stays inside of the nose for a few days. During this period, patients may feel some discomfort from the nose or experience headaches, nose bleeds or drainage. Most patients are comfortable a week post-surgery once the swelling reduces.

What are the benefits of rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty can benefit patients in many ways which are cosmetic and functional for example, rhinoplasty can help remove unwanted humps on patients nose as well as improving patients breathing.

What are the risks of rhinoplasty?

Just like any surgical procedure, rhinoplasty may have risks, but complications are rare. Risks can include infection, nosebleeds, headaches, and numbness around the nose.

Can rhinoplasty ruin my nose?

No. Many patients are often anxious about the procedure and outcome of rhinoplasty as they associate it with ‘breaking’ the nose, but this is not the case.

Will rhinoplasty give me a perfect nose?

There is no answer to this question as this is individual based. During consultation, experts will advise you and give you expert knowledge about what shape would work best for you. Patients will be shown images of what to expect from their surgery and must realise that expectations must be realistic. 

Will rhinoplasty leave a scar?

As rhinoplasty can be performed in two ways, open and closed rhinoplasty it can leave a small but hidden scar on the underside of the nose, between the nostrils but usually with closed rhinoplasty no visible scar is left as it is performed inside of the nose.


Will rhinoplasty affect my breathing?

In some cases rhinoplasty can improve a patient's breathing by opening up the airways if they are blocked or constricted. However, there is a small risk of damage to the airways during rhinoplasty, which could cause permanent breathing disabilities. It may be possible to correct this with revision rhinoplasty.

Are there any reasons not to have rhinoplasty?

Cosmetic surgery is not for everyone and it is important to have realistic expectations from your surgery. Rhinoplasty might not be right for you if you aren’t emotionally ready. There can also be physical reasons why the procedure cannot be performed. For example, rhinoplasty can only help with certain kinds of nasal obstruction, it cannot fix major issues but all this information will be given to you during your consultation.

How much will it cost?

All pricing information will be provided at the consultation by the experts as they will give you a personalised package that suits you.