Nose surgery

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping or resizing the nose to enhance its appearance or improve its function. Here is some general information about rhinoplasty


  • Cosmetic Improvement: Rhinoplasty is often performed for aesthetic reasons to enhance the overall facial harmony by reshaping the nose. Most common procedure involves the augmentation or reduction of the shape and size. At BHI, we do augmentation rhinoplasty for Asian noses by either bio-material augmentation[Silicone/ Bio compatible materials] and patient’s own tissue [ cartilage/soft tissue/fat graft]
  • Functional Improvement: In some cases, rhinoplasty is done to improve breathing and correct structural issues, such as a deviated septum.


  • Surgical Techniques: Rhinoplasty can be performed using either an open or closed technique. In the open technique, a small incision is made across the columella (the strip of skin between the nostrils), while in the closed technique, incisions are made inside the nostrils.
  • Open or close rhinoplasty the techniques depend on the patient’s condition and preoperative evaluation. The open rhinoplasty can be more complicated and time consuming hence the overall correction of the soft tissue and inner frameworks.


  • Initial Recovery: Patients typically experience swelling, bruising, and some discomfort in the days following surgery.
  • Full Recovery: While most of the initial swelling will subside within a few weeks, it may take several months for the nose to fully settle into its final shape. Complete recovery can vary among individuals.

Risks and Complications

  • Infection: Although rare, infection is a potential risk after surgery.
  • Bleeding: Some bleeding is normal, but excessive bleeding may occur in rare cases.
  • Scarring: With the closed technique, scarring is minimal as incisions are inside the nostrils. The open technique may leave a small scar on the columella.


  • Choosing a Surgeon: It is crucial to select a board-certified and experienced plastic or facial plastic surgeon for a rhinoplasty procedure.
  • Initial Consultation: During the consultation, the surgeon will assess the patient's medical history, discuss expectations, and explain the potential outcomes of the surgery.


  • Cost Factors: The cost of rhinoplasty can vary based on factors such as the surgeon's expertise, geographic location, facility fees, and anesthesia costs.
  • Insurance Coverage: In cases where rhinoplasty is performed for functional reasons (e.g., to correct breathing problems), some insurance plans may cover part of the cost.


  • Permanent Changes: Rhinoplasty results are generally permanent, but it may take time for the final outcome to become fully apparent.
  • Realistic Expectations: It is essential for patients to have realistic expectations and to communicate openly with their surgeon about their goals.

It's important to note that individual experiences and outcomes may vary. If you are considering rhinoplasty, it's recommended to consult with a qualified and experienced surgeon to discuss your specific situation and goals.