What is rhinoplasty surgery?

Category: Rhinoplasty Faqs
Rhinoplasty surgery (commonly known as a nose job) is surgery that changes the external shape of the nose.

Rhinoplasty surgery can address breathing difficulties or alter the appearance of the nose or both.

During rhinoplasty:

  • The nose can be straightened, made smaller or bigger, and bumps may be removed.
  • The shape of the tip of the nose can be changed.
  • The angle between the nose and upper lip can be changed.
  • Pieces of cartilage or bone may be removed from or added to the nose to help change its shape.

When planning rhinoplasty, Dr Chris Oosthuizen looks at the whole picture and will consider your other facial features, the skin on your nose and what you would like to change.

Frequently the internal wall (nasal septum) that separates the nose cavities is twisted. This may need to be corrected at the same time. The combined operation is called a septorhinoplasty.

There are limits to how much a nose can be altered. The final result will depend on the size of your nose, the condition of your skin and your age.

Dr Chris Oosthuizen will put your health first with surgery focused on achieving the perfect balance of both form and function.