A Complete Guide to Rhinoplasty Surgery – Treatment, Procedure, Cost And Side Effects

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Rhinoplasty Surgery

For a lot of people, appearing in a certain manner is important. They do desire changes in their body shape or sometimes specific areas to look how they wish to. This idea has seen a lot of cosmetic surgeries being demanded by people across the world. There are patients who are ready to travel across continents to get surgeries such as Rhinoplasty. 

As per Grandview Research “The global rhinoplasty market size was valued at USD 5.1 billion in 2021 and is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.9%, “

This blog would serve as the complete guide to knowing more about the Rhinoplasty Surgery

What is Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure that is used to alter the shape and/or size of the nose. It can be performed for both functional and cosmetic reasons.

Functional rhinoplasty is used to correct issues with the nose that affect its function, such as a deviated septum or nasal obstruction. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is used to improve the appearance of the nose for aesthetic reasons. 

This procedure is usually done under general anaesthesia and an incision is made in the skin over the nose. These incisions give the surgeon access to the underlying bone and cartilage of the nose so they can be reshaped or modified to achieve the desired outcome. 

After surgery, patients may experience swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes, which usually resolves within a few weeks.

Rhinoplasty Procedure & How It Is Done!

As we know, rhinoplasty is performed to change the shape and size of the nose. It can be used to correct functional nasal problems such as: Misalignment of the nasal septum, or to improve the appearance of the nose for cosmetic reasons. This surgery is usually done under general anaesthesia. That is, the patient loses consciousness during the operation.

The surgeon will make incisions either within the nostrils or across the columella (the skin between the nostrils). Through these incisions, the surgeon will have access to the underlying bone and cartilage of the nose.

Next, the surgeon will reshape the bone and cartilage to achieve the desired result. This may involve removing excess bone or cartilage, adding cartilage or other materials to increase the size or shape of the nose, or rearranging the existing bone and cartilage to change the shape of the nose.

Once the desired shape has been achieved, the incisions will be closed and the nose will be taped and/or splinted to help it heal properly.

The procedure typically takes between one and three hours, depending on the extent of the surgery. After the surgery, the patient will need to rest and avoid strenuous activity for a period of time to allow the nose to heal. There may be some swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes following the surgery, but these effects will typically subside within a few weeks.

What are the different types of Rhinoplasty Treatment?

There are several types of rhinoplasty which are as follows:

Primary rhinoplasty: This is a standard rhinoplasty procedure that is performed on a patient who has not previously undergone a nose job.

Revision rhinoplasty: This is a procedure that is performed on a patient who has previously undergone a primary rhinoplasty and is seeking to correct or improve the results of the original surgery.

Open rhinoplasty: This is a type of rhinoplasty in which the surgeon makes an incision across the columella (the skin between the nostrils) in addition to incisions within the nostrils. This allows the surgeon to have better visibility and access to the underlying bone and cartilage during the procedure.

Closed rhinoplasty: This is a type of rhinoplasty in which the surgeon makes all of the incisions within the nostrils, leaving no visible scarring. This approach can be used for more minor adjustments to the nose.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty: This is a procedure in which injectable fillers are used to alter the shape of the nose without surgery. This is a less invasive option that can be used to make minor changes to the nose, but it is not suitable for more significant changes or for correcting functional issues with the nose.

The type of rhinoplasty that is right for you will depend on your specific goals and needs, as well as the recommendations of your surgeon. 

Why Do People Go For Rhinoplasty Surgery? 

There are several reasons why people may choose to undergo rhinoplasty, including:

To correct functional issues with the nose: Some people may have functional issues with their noses, such as a deviated septum, which can cause difficulty breathing or other problems. Rhinoplasty can be used to correct these functional issues.

To improve the appearance of the nose: Many people choose to undergo rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, to alter the shape or size of their nose in order to improve their overall facial appearance.

To repair damage to the nose: Rhinoplasty can be used to repair damage to the nose that has been caused by trauma or injury.

To address birth defects or congenital abnormalities: Some people may have congenital abnormalities or birth defects that affect the shape or function of their noses. Rhinoplasty can be used to correct these issues.

What are the Side Effects of Rhinoplasty Surgery? 

Caring more about the surgery’s advantages also needs attention to the risks. Like any surgical procedure, rhinoplasty carries a risk of complications and side effects. Some of the potential side effects of rhinoplasty include

Swelling and bruising: 

There may be some swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes following the surgery, which can take several weeks to subside.


Some patients may experience pain or discomfort following the procedure, which can usually be managed with pain medication.


There is a risk of infection following any surgery. If you develop an infection following your rhinoplasty, you may need to take antibiotics to treat it.

Changes in sensation: 

The skin on and around the nose may feel numb or have a different sensation after the surgery. This is usually temporary and should resolve over time.


There may be some scarring following the surgery, although this is typically minimal and will fade over time.

Unsatisfactory results: 

In some cases, the results of the surgery may not be as desired, and a revision procedure may be necessary to achieve the desired outcome.

What is the Cost of Rhinoplasty Treatment? 

The cost of rhinoplasty can vary widely depending on a number of factors, including the location of the procedure, the complexity of the case, and the experience of the surgeon. In general, the cost of rhinoplasty ranges from 1,00,000 to 2,00,000, although it can be higher or lower than this depending on the specific circumstances.

There are several components that may be included in the cost of rhinoplasty, including:

Surgeon’s fees: The fee for the surgeon performing the procedure is typically the largest component of the overall cost.

Anesthesia fees: The cost of the anesthesia used during the procedure may be separate from the surgeon’s fees.

Facility fees: If the procedure is performed in a hospital or surgery centre, there may be separate fees for the use of the facility.

Laboratory fees: If any laboratory work, such as testing or analysis of tissue samples, is required, there may be additional fees for these services.

Post-surgery care: Some surgeons may include the cost of follow-up care, such as dressings and medications, in the overall cost of the rhinoplasty procedure.

It’s difficult to determine exactly how many people get rhinoplasty every year, as data on the number of procedures performed is not consistently tracked. However, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), rhinoplasty is the second most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States, with over 200,000 procedures performed in 2020.

Rhinoplasty is a popular procedure among both men and women, although it is more commonly requested by women. It is often performed on people in their late teens or early 20s, although it can be performed at any age.

Choose Ruby Hall for your Rhinoplasty Surgery

At Ruby Hall you get quality and expertise blended together. We take care of your needs and make sure that you get what you desire. Known as the first nationally accredited multidisciplinary hospital in Pune for its quality improvement, personalised healthcare, and high-end technology.

 We are one of the few hospitals in India with 9 NABH and NABL accreditations and 1 green OT accreditation in the operating room. With extraordinary resources to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art care, we are poised to recognize and respond to the health-related needs of the diverse populations we serve. 

You deserve the best and we work to keep your requirements as our priority, Choose us Now! 

Dr. Sudheer Rai
Dr. Sudheer Rai

Chief Operating Officer at Grant Medical Foundation, Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune

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