We’ve been getting some questions about plastic surgery, more specifically rhinoplasty as it’s the most common type of plastic surgery. So we figured we would write a nice informative piece on this procedure if you are interested in this and have some questions. Hope you enjoy it!

The nose is recorded as the most injured facial bone. When and if you fracture your nose, it’s important that you have an ENT doctor evaluate the extent of the damage to see if there’s a presence of a septal hematoma.

When not drained correctly, the clot in the nasal septum causes infection and in some instances leads to long-term nasal deformity.

In cases where a perforation develops, a Rhinoplasty specialist performs Septal perforation repairs and Rhinoplasty procedures simultaneously thus achieving the best clinical outcomes.

When the two surgical procedures are performed together, the patient avoids unnecessary anesthesia, prevents the risk of having multiple surgeries, and he/she benefits from the best clinical outcome.

How Long Does Rhinoplasty Last?  

When the nose surgery (nose job) is done by an experienced and dedicated surgeon and is done correctly, it should last a lifetime. Given the successful celebrity Rhinoplasty procedures, today, nose surgery is the biggest cosmetic procedure in the world.

Fortunately, other than for beauty purposes, a successful nose surgery corrects many ailments including:

  • Crooked Noses
  • Oversized noses
  • Fixes problems with breathing
  • Reduces humps

The purpose of cosmetic Rhinoplasty is to enhance the natural beauty of the nose. Today, many surgeons are conducting nose jobs with an emphasis on preserving the patient’s nose ethnic look.


Rhinoplasty is a procedure performed under general or local anesthesia. The conditions are, however, dependent on the exact procedure and the patient’s preference. As a cosmetic process, Rhinoplasty can be performed in the following settings:

  • Outpatient surgical centers
  • Surgeon’s office
  • Hospital

Complex procedures may call for the patient’s stay in a hospital. For cosmetic purposes, the surgical procedures take between 1-2 hours and ins some instances it takes a while longer.

Local or General Anesthesia

While under local anesthesia, the surgeon numbs the nose and the area around the nose. The patient is lightly sedated and should he/she wake up as the surgery is underway there will be no pain felt.

Under general anesthesia, the patient sleeps all through the process and has to be woken after the surgery is done.

A Rhinoplasty surgical procedure is done through an incision that the surgeon performs inside the nostrils. In some methods, the cut is made from the exterior around the nose’s base.

The second procedure helps the doctor work on the nose’s tip as he/she can perform a cartilage graft with ease. For some noses, the surgeon inserts a plastic or metal splint on the nose’s exterior to help maintain the new bone shape after the procedure.

The Benefits of Rhinoplasty

Some of the reasons people have nose jobs include:

  • Narrowing the opening of the nostrils
  • Righting birth defects or injury
  • Increasing or minimizing the size of the nose
  • Relieving breathing problems
  • Altering the shape of the nasal bridge or the tip
  • Adjusting the angle between the upper lip and the nose


Note: a majority of Rhinoplasty surgeons opts to perform nose surgery after the nasal bone has grown sufficiently. For the best Rhinoplasty surgeons in Boston get in touch with us!