Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

Rhinoplasty surgery & the nose job procedure

The rhinoplasty (nose job) is a surgical procedure that can improve both the function and look of your nose. The nose is a central part of the face and even a mild rhinoplasty can make a big difference to the overall aesthetics of your face. For patients with significant breathing issues (such as a deviated septum) or deformities of their nose following nasal trauma, the RAMQ will cover the rhinoplasty procedure. However, RAMQ does not cover nose job surgery for patients looking to improve their facial aesthetics.


Good candidates for a rhinoplasty are patients who

  • Don’t have medical problems
  • Are functional and happy
  • Have good family support
  • Don’t have significant psychological problems
  • Have not had recent stressful life circumstances
  • Have a long-standing history of being self-conscious about their nose
  • Have a specific idea of how they want their nose to look


Poor candidates for a rhinoplasty are patients who

  • Have significant medical problems
  • Have severe depression or other psychological issues
  • Are unable to specify what bothers them about their nose
  • Are self-conscious about many parts of their body


Post rhinoplasty and nose job recovery time

Patients will go home the same day following their nose job surgery except with packing in their nose. Rhinoplasty recovery time is usually 2-3 weeks for the initial phase. Some mild swelling can last up to a year however.

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Request a consultation with Dr. Perry Gdalevitch at Phi Plastic Surgery for more information.