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Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) in Toronto

Nose Job Before & After Pictures

Starts at $11,999
Procedure Time
3 hours
Recovery Time
3 months-1 year
Thomas Bell, M.D
Physician and internationally recognized cosmetic plastic surgeon and lecturer.
66 Avenue Road, Suite 4 Toronto, Ontario M5R 3N8

How Much does a Rhinoplasty Costs in Toronto, Canada?

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 $10,999 (for a tip-plasty). A standard reduction rhinoplasty of the bridge, tip, and nostrils is $13,999. 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 $17,999.

How Long Does it Take to Recover from a Rhinoplasty?

Your swelling will have improved significantly, and the final results will reveal themselves around the 6-week mark.

How Long Does a Nose Job Procedure Take?

A traditional rhinoplasty usually takes 1-3 hours, but the length of your procedure will vary depending on the treatment you’re receiving, the severity of your concerns, and your aesthetic goals. It is best to consult with the SpaMedica team to understand the details before, during, and after your procedure.

What is a Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, is a surgical procedure aimed at changing the shape, size, or structure of your nose. It is one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery and can significantly impact your facial appearance and self-confidence.

Who is an Ideal Nose Surgery Candidate?

You are an ideal candidate for nose surgery if:

  • You have a well-defined bone structure that will support alterations in the nose.
  • You are in good physical health.
  • You have realistic expectations about the recovery process and your results going into the procedure.
  • You are not pregnant, a recipient of multiple nose job procedures, or have soft nasal tissue.

If you believe that your nose is larger than you’d like it to be, has a hump on the bridge, has a drooping top, or has overly wide nostrils that you want to correct to achieve full facial symmetry, contact the SpaMedica team today and book a consultation.

5 Rhinoplasty Surgery Benefits

Overwhelmingly, our clients report a significant improvement to their physical and mental wellbeing following nose surgery. Some of the benefits of rhinoplasty they report include:

  • Improved facial aesthetics. Correct facial symmetry, bridge bumps, bulbous tops, bridge scoops, and crooked noses with our rhinoplasty procedure options.
  • Reduced nasal bones. Excessively wide nasal bones can make your nose look bigger than you’d like, but our talented team can reduce this appearance permanently by adjusting cartilage, bones, and tissue in the nose.
  • Permanent results. So long as you follow all aftercare instructions and take care of your overall health (including avoiding injuries to the nose), your traditional rhinoplasty results will last a lifetime.
  • Improved self-confidence. Boost your self-esteem by getting the nose contour and facial symmetry you’ve always wanted to present your best self to the world.
    Various options. There are many types of rhinoplasty treatments offered by SpaMedica to suit your needs, goals, and comfort.
  • Improved breathing. Not only will your facial symmetry improve, but so will your breathing with a quick fix of the nasal airways during your treatment.

4 Rhinoplasty Risks

Although there are very few risks associated with the rhinoplasty procedures performed by Dr. Bell and his team, you should be aware of the following possibilities:

  • Small irregularities in the nose bridge. You may see a slight shifting of your bones after your surgery, but this can be adjusted with simple molding.
  • External scars. This is only a concern regarding open rhinoplasty surgery, but Dr. Bell is an expert at hiding scars. Once healed, the scar between your nostrils will be either barely visible or fully faded.
  • Trouble breathing. There is a risk that if you make your nose smaller, your airways can become more restricted. However, to correct this, Dr. Bell and his team can perform airway surgery during or after your nose surgery.
  • Infection. Although this is the rarest side effect, it is still a concern. Therefore, the SpaMedica team will prescribe an antibiotic after your surgery to ensure that any bacteria that may enter your surgical site are addressed.

Preparing for Rhinoplasty in Toronto

Before your nose surgery, Dr. Bell and his esteemed team of Toronto facial plastic surgeons will review your medical history and discuss your goals during the consultation. You may be recommended to stop taking certain medications before your surgery, drink plenty of liquids, and consume a healthy diet.

You should not get rhinoplasty if you are under fifteen, pregnant, or struggle with cardiovascular problems. Learn more about preparing for your consultation and nose job treatment here.

How is a Rhinoplasty Performed by Dr. Bell?

Dr. Bell, acclaimed as the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Toronto, utilizes advanced surgical techniques to perform both primary rhinoplasty and complex rhinoplasty surgeries. His approach combines the latest in facial cosmetic surgery practices with a deep understanding of the aesthetic needs or patients of varying ethnicities and ages within the Canada region.

Your nose surgery will be performed under anesthesia with IV sedation, which contains adrenaline to minimize bruising and swelling. A small incision will be made to access the bone structure, and Dr. Bell will then make the planned alterations, such as a bridge reduction or nasal tip augmentation. The nostrils may also be narrowed, and airway surgery can be performed to reduce the risk of obstruction.

Rhinoplasty Recovery Timeline

Everyone’s recovery timeline is different due to various factors, including medical history, the procedure performed, and the severity of your concerns. However, there is a general timeline to follow so you can heal properly and enjoy optimal results as soon as possible.

Rhinoplasty Recovery Timeline Infographics

Day 1: You will experience some discomfort, bruising, and swelling that can be managed with cold compresses and oral medication. Stay hydrated and get plenty of rest with your head elevated to promote blood flow.

Day 3: The nose packing and sutures will be removed, allowing you to breathe freely again. If you can, avoid sneezing and laughing as much as possible during your recovery.

Week 1: Your external rhinoplasty scars will heal and be barely visible. You can begin applying makeup lightly and should continue to keep your head elevated for proper blood flow.

Week 3: Swelling and bruising will begin to subside, continuously improving for the next 3 weeks. You can return to work by this point, so long as it does not involve too much strenuous activity.

Week 6: At this point, you will be fully healed or close to fully healed. You can resume strenuous activity, drinking, smoking, swimming, and wearing eyeglasses.

After 6 Months: You will see your visible results after 6 months, and all swelling will have gone down.

What to Expect Following your Nose Surgery?

In the first few days following a rhinoplasty procedure, patients can expect to go through several stages of recovery. While individual experiences may vary. Generally, the following recovery symptoms are common within the first one to three days following a procedure:

Swelling and Bruising

The most noticeable effects are swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes. This is most prominent in the first few days and gradually subsides over the following weeks.

Discomfort and Pain

Patients often experience some degree of pain and discomfort, which is usually manageable with prescribed pain medication. The pain is typically more intense in the first few days and diminishes gradually.


Due to swelling and the presence of splints or packing inside the nose, patients often feel congested. This sensation usually improves as the internal swelling goes down.

Nasal Stuffiness

Patients may experience a feeling of stuffiness or a clogged nose. This is normal and will improve as the internal healing progresses.

Limited Physical Activity

It is recommended to avoid strenuous activities and exercises for at least a few weeks to prevent bleeding or increased swelling.

Sleeping Position

Patients are advised to sleep with their head elevated on pillows to reduce swelling.

Follow-Up Appointments

Post-operative visits are scheduled to remove any splints or stitches and to check on the healing process. These appointments are crucial for monitoring recovery and addressing any concerns.

Gradual Healing

The initial healing phase occurs over the first few weeks, but it’s important to remember that complete healing and a settling of the final nose shape of the nose may take up to a year or longer.

Temporary Changes in Sensation

Some patients might notice numbness or a change in sensation around the nose, which usually returns to normal as the healing progresses.

Emotional Ups and Downs

It is common to go through a range of emotions post-surgery. Initial disappointment or concern due to swelling and bruising is normal, but as healing progresses, patients typically become more positive about their results.

It’s crucial for patients to follow their surgeon’s specific post-operative instructions and attend all scheduled follow-up appointments to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.

Post-Op Nose Surgery Instructions

After your rhinoplasty procedure, you will be given detailed aftercare instructions to follow so you can heal fully and quickly, enjoying your beautiful results as soon as possible.

You may need to tape your nose after your rhinoplasty or wear a nasal retainer. You should also avoid swimming, wearing glasses, eating spicy food, and doing anything that could hurt the nose or restrict blood flow during the first few weeks of healing.

Some general guidelines for optimal healing include:

  • Avoid strenuous activity for 2-3 weeks.
  • Go for walks to promote blood circulation and prevent swelling.
  • Avoid wearing glasses for 4-5 weeks so your nose does not shift.
  • Avoid blowing your nose and laughing if possible.
  • Eat healthy, stay hydrated, and give your body nutrients.
  • Take time off work so you can heal properly with no stress.
  • Keep your head elevated for blood flow, especially while sleeping for the first few weeks.

6 Types of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, a transformative procedure for reshaping the nose, is available in two primary techniques: open and closed rhinoplasty.

  • Open Rhinoplasty: This involves a small incision at the base of the nostrils, providing Dr. Bell extensive access to the nasal structure. This approach is ideal for comprehensive reshaping, addressing both aesthetic and functional goals.
  • Closed Rhinoplasty: Here, all incisions are made within the nasal passages. This technique offers the advantage of no visible scarring, although it allows for less extensive modifications compared to the open method.

For more details on these procedures, visit our comprehensive guide on open and closed rhinoplasty.

Different Subtypes of Rhinoplasty

  1. Cosmetic Rhinoplasty: This is a popular choice for those looking to enhance their facial aesthetics. It effectively addresses issues like an overprotected or underprojected tip, tension tip, bulbous tip, an elongated nose, and dorsal hump deformities.
  2. Liquid (Non-Surgical) Rhinoplasty: For those hesitant about surgery, liquid rhinoplasty offers a non-invasive alternative. It involves the use of dermal fillers to subtly alter the nose’s shape, correcting asymmetries and other minor imperfections without the need for plastic surgery.
  3. Functional Rhinoplasty: This procedure is primarily focused on improving nasal function. It’s often recommended for correcting congenital defects or a deviated septum, enhancing both breathing efficiency and comfort. Additionally, it can subtly improve the nose’s appearance.
  4. Revision (Secondary) Rhinoplasty: Dr. Bell specializes in revision rhinoplasty for patients dissatisfied with their previous surgery results. This procedure is tailored to address specific issues such as asymmetry, bumps, and other concerns not adequately resolved in the initial surgery.

Infographic illustrating asymmetry and various aesthetic imbalances that can be addressed by rhinoplasty surgery

Each of these rhinoplasty types is designed to cater to unique needs, ensuring personalized care and optimal results. Whether seeking aesthetic enhancement or functional improvement, our clinic offers a range of solutions to help you achieve your desired outcome.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty in Toronto

To honour your heritage while enhancing your beauty, SpaMedica offers ethnic nose job procedures. These include:

Asian Rhinoplasty

Performed with the intent to define the nasal tip and make changes to the lower bridge.

African American Rhinoplasty

Performed to address thicker skin, flared nostrils, or flattened bridges. Alterations can be made to the size and width of the nose while still maintaining your natural beauty.

Persian Rhinoplasty

Performed to reduce bumps in the nose and make the bridge of the nose more proportionate with the other features of your face.

Septoplasty vs Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty may appear similar at first glance, but while rhinoplasty addresses both cosmetic and medical concerns, a septoplasty is performed just to correct medical concerns. Outlined below are the main differences between the two procedures.

Rhinoplasty Septoplasty
Concerns Addresses crooks and bumps in the nose, nasal tip symmetry, dorsal humps, and nose length, along with correcting facial asymmetry and airway concerns to fix breathing. Addresses and corrects deviated septums, removes nasal polyps, reduces the turbinate part of the nose, and corrects breathing for improved nose function.
Technique General anesthesia is administered to reduce any discomfort. A small incision is made to access the bone structure so Dr. Bell can make planned alterations. The nostrils may be reduced/narrowed, and airway surgery may also be performed to prevent airway obstruction after surgery. This procedure is performed entirely internally. Dr. Bell will create an incision on the side of your nose and lift the membrane that protects the septum. Your septum’s bone will then be reshaped, and cartilage will be corrected for improved function. This procedure is also performed under general anesthetic.
Purpose Predominantly cosmetic but can be functional to correct breathing. Predominantly medical/functional but can result in better symmetry in the face.
Options Available There are five main types of rhinoplasty available: cosmetic rhinoplasty (to improve your outer appearance), liquid rhinoplasty (a non-surgical option), functional rhinoplasty (to correct breathing issues), revision rhinoplasty (to correct concerns created during a primary rhinoplasty), and ethnic rhinoplasty (to create symmetry in the face while still honouring your ethnic heritage and features). There are three types of septoplasty available: nasal septoplasty (corrects a deviated septum), turbinate reduction (reduces the internal filtering part of the nose), and nasal polyp removal so the airway is unobstructed. You can get one or all procedures performed.


To learn more about the similarities and differences associated with rhinoplasty and septoplasty procedures, check out our blog post.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Rhinoplasty Surgeries Covered by OHIP?

If you are receiving a rhinoplasty or septoplasty for medical/functional purposes in a medical or clinic setting, it can be covered by OHIP as it concerns your well-being and health.

If you are receiving any nose job procedure for aesthetic purposes, it will not be covered by OHIP.

Is Rhinoplasty Painful?

There is some discomfort associated with rhinoplasty surgery that is reduced due to the administration of anesthesia. You will also feel some discomfort due to swelling and bruising for the first few days after your procedure, but you can reduce this feeling with cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medication.

What is a “Thick Skin” Rhinoplasty?

If you have thicker skin, your nose job will require Dr. Bell to add cartilage, instead of removing it, to create the desired definition and contour.

This condition typically applies to younger people or people of particular ethnicities, but skin thickness varies from person to person.

Can a Rhinoplasty Fix a Deviated Septum?

Yes, although rhinoplasty procedures are often considered cosmetic, they can also be performed to correct certain breathing issues, such as those created by a deviated septum.

If you have more severe issues that concern functionality over aesthetics, you may want to consider a septoplasty.

What Is The Difference Between Tip Plasty and Rhinoplasty?

Tip plasty focuses specifically on reshaping the nasal tip, while a rhinoplasty addresses the entire nose structure. During your rhinoplasty consultation, Dr. Bell can discuss which option is best suited to your aesthetic goals.

What is Computer Simulated Nose Job Surgery?

At SpaMedica, Dr. Bell can use computer simulation to selectively adjust areas of the nose without affecting the rest of the face. This way, you know exactly what you are getting during the cosmetic surgery and can work together to understand your aesthetic goals.

You can work with Dr. Bell, board certified plastic surgeon, to create a virtual version of your perfect nose and agree on a course of action to achieve it!

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