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As the central feature of the face, the nose should enhance rather than detract from one's overall attractiveness. The nose should be in harmony with other facial features and if not, Toronto rhinoplasty can improve the shape and size of the nose to bring out the overall attractiveness of the face.

Rhinoplasty at a glance

  • Summary: Rhinoplasty is surgery that changes the shape of the nose. The motivation for rhinoplasty may be to change the shape and size of the nose, improve breathing or both.

  • Alternative names:Nose job

  • Length of surgery: 2-3 hours

  • Anesthesia: General anesthesia

  • Recovery: 5 to 7 days

What are the benefits of a rhinoplasty?

  • Natural looking results
  • Improves self-confidence
  • Can help correct a nose that is too wide or flat
  • Achieve a more harmonious look to the face
  • Improve the imperfections of the nasal bridge, nostrils and tip
  • Highly tailored to existing facial features

Closed Rhinoplasty

Here, the incisions are hidden within the nose, and all modifications are performed without an external scar. If the majority of changes required are in the nasal bridge, this technique can be most useful.

Open Rhinoplasty

During open rhinoplasty, an incision is made at the columella which allows the surgeon to lift the nasal skin for better access to the nose's internal structures. This is ideal for reshaping the bridge, tip and nostrils. This approach is very helpful in cases of revision rhinoplasty as well.

Revision Rhinoplasty

In cases where the patient has undergone a primary rhinoplasty but is unhappy with the results for any reason, revision rhinoplasty may be performed to help achieve the client's original goals. This is a tricky procedure due to dealing with scar tissue within the nose. Our board-certified plastic surgeons can perform revisions that will help restore balance, harmony and beauty to the nose as well as the entire face.

Who is a good candidate for the rhinoplasty procedure?

Patients who want to improve the appearance of their nose and/or improve nasal function are good candidates for a rhinoplasty in Toronto. The procedure is typically performed on healthy, non-smoking adult and teenage patients with no serious medical conditions and in a positive state of mind with realistic expectations.


What will my recovery be like?

The surgeon will apply a splint to your nose to keep its shape intact. Bruising and swelling, as well as puffiness, are part of the recovery process and will begin to decline within 2-3 weeks. Some minor swelling will persist for up to one year, so it's important to be patient and not judge your results prematurely. You will definitely see your results right away, but your full outcome will be visible after all the swelling has gone down. Our plastic surgeons will make sure you have the proper pain medications and full post-operative instructions.

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Re-Opening June 8th Update

As a valued member of the Canadian Dermatology & Plastic Surgery Centre, we want to personally update you on steps our practice has taken to protect you and your health in light of the COVID-19 situation.

As it has always been, the safety and health of our patients and staff members remain our highest priority. We want to thank you for your support and the confidence you have in our practice. In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the guidelines from the Ministry of Health and have added the following extra measures to protect our patients:

  1. A COVID-19 screening questionnaire must be completed prior to your appointment.
  2. Upon arrival for your appointment, you will be asked to check-in while in your car and one of our staff member will come and meet you at the door.
  3. Patients must arrive wearing their own face masks, and continue to wear them in office until taken into the exam room, and sanitize their hands upon arrival.
  4. We have spaced out the waiting room area and decreased our daily patient volume to reduce the likelihood of crowding.
  5. We have installed plastic barriers at the front desk for the safety of our staff and patients.
  6. Social distancing is seen as the most effective way of slowing the spread of the virus causing COVID-19. Patients should avoid close contact, minimize interaction, and put distance between themselves and other patients within the office.
  7. We will continue to provide virtual consultation options to patients who would like to see our specialists virtually.
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Thank you for being a loyal patient. We will remain attentive to this situation and keep you updated on any changes with the practice.

- The CDPSC Team