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What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that changes the shape of the nose and improves its function. The procedure alters and reconstructs the nose in an efficient manner. There are two types of rhinoplasty: cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. Cosmetic surgery focuses on changing the appearance solely whereas reconstructive surgery restores the form and functions of the nose. Reconstructive septoplasty can effectively resolve nasal injuries, birth defects, breathing problems, and even previously failed rhinoplasties. 

Rhinoplasty formation

Why Undergo Rhinoplasty?

Most people chose to undergo rhinoplasty for any of the following reasons:

  • To remove the hump on the nose
  • To straighten the bridge 
  • To reshape the nose tip 
  • To increase/decrease the size of nostrils 
  • To correct the nose after injury 
  • To open breathing passages 
  • To make the nose bigger or smaller 

Many people misunderstand that nose jobs are only done for cosmetic reasons. However, it can also be done for medical reasons. While some may need surgical repair of their nose to resolve a problem others may just wish to change the shape and size of their nose.

Types of Rhinoplasty

Open Rhinoplasty

Open Rhinoplasty

Closed Rhinoplasty

Closed Rhinoplasty


During the consultation with the doctor, he/she will start the meeting by talking about your goals. The doctor will ask what about the noise bothers you and what kind of changes you want. It is important to understand that there is no such thing as a perfect nose. Thus, the doctor will try to understand your needs and describe what kind of changes you should expect from the procedure. 

Furthermore, the doctor will check the bone and cartilage of the nose and also evaluate other facial features. Only after the evaluation, the doctor can tell if your expectations from rhinoplasty are realistic or not. 

In the physical examination, the doctor examines the skin thickness, nasal valves, osteogenic and cartilaginous disorders, lipid glands, etc. The pre-surgery examinations are necessary to ensure that you are an ideal candidate for the procedure. 

When to consult a doctor ?

As rhinoplasty is not specifically done to treat a nose-related problem or disorder, there is no time frame to consult the doctor. You can get in touch with a plastic surgeon anytime and discuss your aspirations clearly. The doctor will explain the pros and cons of the procedure and what kind of results you should expect from rhinoplasty. 

One other aspect of consultation you should pay attention to is talking to an ENT surgeon as well. They are the doctors who specialize in diagnosing, treating, and managing all conditions related to ear, nose, and throat. Thus, they will help you understand what changes will be made during rhinoplasty and how it will affect your daily life. 

Questions to ask your doctor

Are you certified by the Board of Plastic Surgery?
What is your speciality in cosmetic procedures?
How many surgeries have you performed, specifically rhinoplasties?
How many years of experience do you have in performing nose jobs?
Which hospital or clinic are you associated with?
Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
What can I do to get the best results from the surgery?
Where will the surgery be performed?
What surgical technique will be used for the treatment?
What are the risks and complications with the procedure and how will you mitigate them?
What should I expect my nose to look like over time?
What are my options if I am not satisfied with the results of the surgery?
Can you show me before and after photos of the patients who’ve had rhinoplasty under your care?

Rhinoplasty Treatment Cost

The cost of rhinoplasty starts from Rs. 70,000 and goes up to Rs. 1,50,000 approx. The exact price varies for each patient as it depends on various factors, such as the surgeon’s fee, the technique chosen for the procedure, risks and complications, anesthesia used, medications, post-surgery care, support, hospital admission/discharge, bed charges, etc. 

Due to the above-mentioned reasons, the final cost of surgery is different in different cities. 

  • Rhinoplasty cost in Delhi is Rs. 1,05,000 approx.
  • Rhinoplasty cost in Mumbai is Rs. 1,45,000 approx.
  • Rhinoplasty cost in Pune is Rs. 85,000 approx.
  • Rhinoplasty cost in Hyderabad is Rs. 90,000 approx. 
  • Rhinoplasty cost in Chennai is Rs. 1,50,000 approx.
  • Rhinoplasty cost in Bangalore is Rs. 1,30,000 approx. 
Insurance coverage

As a nose job or rhinoplasty is done primarily for cosmetic purposes, it is generally not covered under health insurance. However, if you are having rhinoseptoplasty (a combination of rhinoplasty and septoplasty), some parts of your treatment may be covered under insurance. 

To understand the terms and conditions associated with your health insurance policy, it will be better to talk to your insurance provider. They will clarify what aspects of your treatment can be covered under insurance and how much. 

Long term outlook of the treatment

The long-term results of rhinoplasty may get affected with age. Normally, people between the age group of 19-29 undergo a nose job. And most of them don’t know that the shape and size of the nose are still changing during that period. That’s why they don’t think hard about what may happen to their nose in the next 5 years, 10 years, or 20 years. 

Generally, there is no way to analyze how the nose job will look in the long run. But there are some factors that may affect the appearance of the nose, such as:

  • Technique used for rhinoplasty 
  • Patient’s genetics 
  • Trauma to the face 
  • Thickness of the skin 

Some of these factors can be controlled with healthy lifestyle choices, such as sagging of the skin. But the surgical technique is the primary factor that will determine whether rhinoplasty will have a positive and long-lasting result or not. 

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Case Study

On 4th August 2021, a patient, named Akash Koswal, came to us wanting to undergo rhinoplasty because of an injury he had during his childhood. The nose had a bump in the middle and was also slightly deviated. Dr. Gaurav Shalya handled the case and discussed the expectations from the surgery with the patient. Some tests were recommended to the patient, which he had on the next day. And the doctor identified him as an ideal candidate for the procedure and discussed whether he wanted to undergo open or closed rhinoplasty. He chose open surgery and the doctor explained what the surgery entails. 

His surgery was planned for 9th August. We prepared everything in advance for the patient. The surgery took place on the same day and took around 2 hours to complete. Dr. Gaurav corrected the deviation in the septum and also reshaped the nose as asked by the patient. He was discharged on the same day. The doctor gave him a detailed guide to help him recover faster. He visited again for follow-up after 7 days. The stitches and splint was removed from the nose. His nose was examined carefully and the doctor ensured that he is recovering properly. 

The good thing is that Akash was very obedient with the doctor’s instructions due to which he recovered completely within a month. The swelling on his nose is barely noticeable and the scar is also disappearing gradually. It has been more than 2 months since his surgery and the final results are yet to be seen. But as of now, he is happy with the surgery and waiting patiently to see the final results. 

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Is rhinoplasty painful?

No. Rhinoplasty is not painful as the procedure is performed under anesthesia. Either local or general anesthesia will be used to numb your face or the entire body respectively. Thus, you won’t feel any pain or discomfort. However, once the anesthesia wears off, you may feel slight pain, congestion and you may have to breathe with the help of your mouth. 

What is the duration of the surgery?

Rhinoplasty may take around 1.5 to 3 hours to complete. This includes the time of preparation and the time anesthesia takes to numb the body. And even after surgery is done, the patient is kept under observation for a couple of hours to monitor his/her vitals and sent to the general ward after he/she wakes up. 

How long does it take to recover after rhinoplasty?

The complete recovery after rhinoplasty takes around 3 to 6 weeks. The exact time may vary depending on the type of surgery, i.e., open or closed. If you’ve had closed surgery, the recovery will be quicker than open surgery as it is less invasive. 

How often do I need to follow-up with the doctor?

After you are discharged from the hospital, you will have to come back for the first follow-up after 7 days. The surgeon will remove the stitches and monitor the recovery. The internal splints are also removed and the doctor will provide further instructions to ensure that you recover well. During this follow-up, the doctor will also tell you when you should come back for other follow-ups.

Facts and statistics around Rhinoplasty

Facts about Rhinoplasty- 

  • Rhinoplasty is a procedure that is performed to correct both shape and function of the nose, if needed. 
  • Rhinoplasty is considered as one of the most complex cosmetic surgeries. That’s why it is crucial to have the surgery performed by a surgeon who has ample experience and specialization in nose jobs. 
  • There are many ways to customize a rhinoplasty to ensure that the patient gets the expected results from the surgery. 
  • Your overall health plays a critical role to get a positive outcome from the surgery. 



  • In 2020, around 352,555 nose reshaping surgeries were performed all across the globe. 
  • Out of the 352,555 people, 65,121 were males and 287,434 were females. 
  • Around 44,686 rhinoplasties that were performed in 2020 were on the patients whose age group was between 13 to 19. 
  • Rhinoplasty lies on the 4th position in the list of top 5 cosmetic procedures for men. 
  • In India, around 48,936 rhinoplasties were performed in 2019. 
  • Rhinoplasty is the second most common cosmetic procedure in India accounting for 12.4% of the total market. 
  • India lies on number 3 among the top 10 countries to perform rhinoplasty after Brazil and Turkey. 
  • 90.2% of plastic surgeons in India are well-trained and skilled in performing nose jobs. 


Wish to get a nose job done? Rely on the best plastic surgeons of India to undergo rhinoplasty and get desired results. 

If you are not satisfied with the shape and size of your nose and want to make some changes, consider undergoing rhinoplasty. Consult with the best plastic surgeons in India and find out to what extent the shape and size of your nose can be enhanced. 

Pristyn Care has the best team of plastic surgeons in major cities of India who are highly experienced. Our doctors have ample experience in performing rhinoplasties with precision and high success rates. Thus, you can rely on their skills and expertise to undergo rhinoplasty and achieve the desired results. 


Get Comprehensive Care & Assistance for Rhinoplasty Across India with Pristyn Care 

In recent years, Pristyn Care has become a leading healthcare provider across India because we emphasize greatly on the patient’s needs. Our focus is providing personalized care to the patients under all circumstances. While you are undergoing rhinoplasty under the care of Pristyn Care doctors, we provide complete assistance to the patients throughout the treatment journey. With us, you get:

  • Top-rated hospitals and clinics in major cities of India. 
  • A team of highly experienced plastic surgeons who have ample knowledge of the traditional and modern techniques of rhinoplasty. 
  • Safe and sound environment at all medical centers where the COVID-19 safety protocols are followed. 
  • Medical coordinators who will assist the patient from the beginning till the end. 
  • Assistance with hospital admission, discharge, and even insurance paperwork and claim process. 
  • Multiple payment options, including credit card, debit card, and No-Cost EMI service. 
  • Free cab service on the day of surgery for easy commute to and from the hospital. 
  • Follow-up appointments with the doctors without any additional charges. 
  • A free recovery and diet plan to help you recover faster. 

From the moment you get in touch with us, one of our representatives will stay in touch with you round-the-clock to simplify your surgical experience and remove all the hurdles that people often face while seeking medical care. 

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