Commonly known as a nose job, a rhinoplasty is a reconstructive cosmetic procedure whose purpose is to improve the nose’s aesthetic, balance, and functionality and restore – or create – optimal nasal-facial proportion, beauty, and harmony. However, as the nose is a delicate and sensitive part of the face, rhinoplasty is considered to be one of the most intricate and complex facial cosmetic surgeries.
There are many reasons why patients decide to have a nose job. Still, the procedure is often done to open airway flow, repair obvious and unsightly imperfections, and improve the body part’s overall aesthetic appearance.
Fortunately, with their state-of-the-art equipment, over 25 years of rhinoplasty experience, and advanced surgical techniques, Dr. Bell and the esteemed team at SpaMedica are more than up to the task.
While the cost of a rhinoplasty in Toronto varies according to the particular areas of the nose you would like to alter, pricing generally starts from $8,999 (for a tip-plasty). A standard reduction rhinoplasty of the bridge, tip, and nostrils is $11,999. However, if you have already received a nose job from another surgeon and are unsatisfied with the results, the SpaMedica team may perform a revision rhinoplasty for $14,999.
Typically, most nose job Toronto patients begin to look “socially acceptable” 3 weeks after the procedure. By the 6th week, the reshaped nose begins to appear natural, with swelling significantly improved. However, it is important to keep in mind that the absolute final results will not begin to show until a year after the procedure.
The length of your Toronto rhinoplasty depends on the complexity and extent of the cosmetic work performed. However, on average, a rhinoplasty procedure at SpaMedica takes approximately 90 minutes to perform. Patients will also require post-operative care for a couple of hours after the procedure before they can be driven home by a friend or family member.
While there are no specific traits that dictate candidacy, there are certain conditions that can make the process more seamless.
Well-Defined Bone Structure. A well-defined bone structure can make a great deal of difference for a rhinoplasty procedure, as the cosmetic surgeon will have proper support while performing alterations.
Proper Physical Health. Good health and a lack of serious medical conditions are vital for a proper recovery following a rhinoplasty procedure.
Realistic Expectations. As is the case with most cosmetic procedures, good rhinoplasty candidates have realistic expectations concerning the risks and benefits of the surgery.
Finally, please note that individuals who are pregnant at the time of surgery or who have had multiple rhinoplasty procedures in the past are not candidates, as they may have soft nasal tissue that does not lend itself to repeated surgery.
You are a candidate for rhinoplasty if your nose:
Some benefits of getting a rhinoplasty procedure include:
Like all cosmetic surgeries, rhinoplasty procedures are associated with possible risks and complications that, although uncommon, should be considered by patients prior to undergoing the procedure.
Some risks sometimes associated with a rhinoplasty procedure include:
Led by the incomparable Dr. Bell, with 25+ years of experience and thousands of procedures performed, the skilled and experienced cosmetic surgeons at SpaMedica combine technical proficiency and unparalleled precision with an individualized approach that puts the patient first.
By using advanced plastic surgery techniques and state-of-the-art equipment, the SpaMedica team is capable of producing incredible results while also reducing the risk of complications. Contact us for a consultation today!
In this type of rhinoplasty procedure, a small incision is made in the base of the nose and the nasal skin is lifted up over the bone structure. This way, it is possible for doctors to change the complex structure of the nasal tip anatomy in order to produce excellent long-term results.
In an internal rhinoplasty, the incisions are placed within the nose and the nostrils. As such, this approach is excellent for dorsal bridge reductions and addressing concerns regarding obstructed airways and minor tip problems.
While this approach saves the patient from the small incision in the skin that defines the external rhinoplasty, it is not recommended for more complex work involving changes to the tip of the nose. In truth, a combination of external and internal approaches will give patients the best possible cosmetic outcome.
A Secondary or “Revision” rhinoplasty is requested if the first rhinoplasty did not fully address the patient’s initial concerns or if the patient is completely unsatisfied with the results. Depending on the extent of the patient’s request, correction can be easy or demanding and presents the challenge of altering blood flow, scar tissue, and cartilage.
While anyone of any ethnicity can undergo a rhinoplasty procedure, there is also ethnic rhinoplasty available for patients who have aesthetic goals in line with preserving and respecting their heritage.
Asian rhinoplasties help patients who seek to achieve a greater definition of the nasal tip and changes to the low bridge. The goal of Asian rhinoplasty is to respect the anatomy unique to Asian faces while creating a harmonious, refined nose that blends well with the face.
African American rhinoplasties address the thicker skin, flared nostrils, and flattened bridge of patients, where alterations are made to the size and width of the nose without erasing ethnic distinctions that work beautifully with the rest of the face. While European rhinoplasties involve making the nose smaller, African American rhinoplasties make alterations.
Persian culture is extremely rich in Canada, and many Persian people seek Persian rhinoplasties, which involve reducing any bumps in the nose and making the bridge more proportionate to complement other features.
Patients requiring minor revisions to their noses can achieve results without surgery. Applying dermal fillers can raise the nose tip, smooth minor bumps, or reduce the look of depressions and pinching.
An injection rhinoplasty, or “5-minute nose job,” can be an excellent option for those patients who want to change their naso-facial shape, but do not want to undergo rhinoplasty surgery. An injection rhinoplasty involves using a dermal soft tissue filler, such as Juvederm, Restylane, Revanesse, and/or Teosyal, injected under the nasal skin to improve the appearance of bridge bumps, bridge scoops, crooked noses, and bulbous tips.
Dr. Bell has performed high-volume cosmetic rhinoplasty surgery in Toronto for over 22 years, with hundreds of happy nose job patients. The team at SpaMedica has mastered and offered computer-simulated rhinoplasty imaging for all consults to ensure they can see the range of improvements that are likely to occur.
At SpaMedica, a Toronto rhinoplasty is performed under general and local anesthesia with IV sedation. The local anesthesia contains adrenaline that will constrict the nose’s blood vessels, minimizing bruising and swelling.
Prior to your surgery, Dr. Thomas Bell will determine the best type of anesthesia to use based on your previous medical history, as well as your current prescriptions.
During the procedure, the surgeon will make a small incision to access the bone structure. Once gaining access, the doctor will make the planned alterations, including bridge reduction and tip support augmentation.
Finally, the nostrils may need to be reduced and narrowed, and airway/airflow surgery performed to ensure there will be less risk of airway obstruction after the surgery.
Dr. Thomas Bell oversees all rhinoplasty procedures conducted at SpaMedica. During his 25+ years of experience in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery of the Face and Body, Dr. Thomas Bell has performed over 1000 cosmetic rhinoplasty procedures. He is one of Canada’s most reputable and experienced Plastic Surgeons.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Bell, one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons in Toronto, and his team will review your medications and medical history. Based on the scope of the surgery, SpaMedica doctors may recommend that you stop taking certain medications before the surgery. It is also recommended that you consume a healthy diet and drink plenty of liquid before your surgery.
Please note that after the surgery, you will be impaired from the general anesthesia and thus unable to drive for at least 24 hours. Most patients will go home following their procedure with internal packing in the nose to minimize the risk of bleeding from the septal airway surgery, as well as a cast on the external portion of their nose.
As you will mostly be breathing through your mouth, be sure to stock up on plenty of water to prevent it from drying out. The patient will usually return to SpaMedica after 3 days to have the sutures and nasal packing removed. Once the packing is removed, you will be able to breathe through the nose far more easily.
Following your procedure, Dr. Bell and his team in Toronto will recommend a comprehensive post-operative care regime. This regime will include instructions about the importance of avoiding physical activity, abstaining from alcohol and smoking, and minimizing exposure to the sun.
Day of Surgery: Patient returns home with internal packing to minimize the risk of bleeding. There is bruising and swelling under the eyes.
Day 3: The packing is removed, allowing the patient to breathe through the nose more easily.
Week 1: The scar of the external rhinoplasty procedure is healed and barely visible. Makeup can be applied and the patient may also return to work, with the excuse of gum or wisdom teeth surgery as the reason for moderate swelling.
Week 3: Noticeable swelling and bruising begin to subside, allowing the patient to appear more in public and at social events without feeling self-conscious.
Week 6: The patient may resume playing sports. At this point, the reshaped nose begins to appear natural, with swelling significantly improved.
Rhinoplasty is often combined with liposuction reduction of a double chin or chin and cheek augmentation. Non-surgical treatments such as lip augmentation and dermal fillers to the chin and laser skin treatments can go well with rhinoplasty surgery.
At SpaMedica, the actual rhinoplasty procedure will not be felt due to anesthesia, both local freezing and the general or IV sedation. While there may be swelling and discomfort afterwards, there will be no extreme or long-term pain.
In fact, most SpaMedica rhinoplasty patients are surprised to discover that the nose job is less painful after the surgery, than the throat is from the tube and the anesthetic. Remember, the pain is in adjusting to the nose, not recovering from the “adjusted” nose.
As a result of the surgical precision and innovative techniques utilized at SpaMedica, there is usually no need for post-procedure touch-ups after your nose job in our Toronto clinic. Reported rates of revision rhinoplasty surgery on the internet can be 20-25%.
The most common cause for a “touch-up” is a small bone fragment that pops out of place and leaves a small and annoying bump on the bridge despite all the best efforts of the patient and surgeon. Should you be unsatisfied with the final results, an enhancement rhinoplasty can be performed to correct aesthetic or functional problems.
During a rhinoplasty, the doctors at SpaMedica may be required to perform a complementary procedure designed to enlarge the airway passages in order to compensate for a smaller nose.
Known as a septoplasty (and may also include turbinate and valvular procedures) functional airway procedures serve to counteract the airflow obstruction and breathing problems that can occur after a nose job and are offered automatically to all SpaMedica cosmetic rhinoplasty patients when indicated.
After a nose job, you cannot partake in:
Although you will mostly be consuming soft foods for the first week after your procedure, it is necessary to maintain your dental hygiene. Be sure to brush gently, not shake your nose, open your mouth as little as possible, and prevent pressure on the septum and sutures.
Yes, you can safely smile after a rhinoplasty. Any soreness you feel in your facial muscles will gradually fade away.
Sleeping on your side should be avoided for several weeks after your rhinoplasty, as it puts pressure on your nose. Rest on your back to cut down on congestion and minimize swelling. It is especially helpful to try to sleep on a few pillows or upright in a recliner chair for the first weeks. Remove pets from your sleeping area to avoid injury or infection.
Since sexual intercourse can involve rigorous activity, wait 3-4 weeks before partaking in sexual activity.