The nose is a central feature of the face and it has a huge impact on the beauty of the face, and on self image. Reshaping the nose may involve reducing or increasing the size, removing a hump, changing the shape of the tip or bridge, narrowing nostril span or changing the angle between the nose and upper lip.  This procedure is the most common cosmetic procedure in the Middle East. The surgeon alter the shape of the nose by modifying  the bone and the cartilage of the nose.

Key facts about the Septorhinoplasty surgery:

  • Hospital or an in –office procedure: hospital 
  • Anesthesia: General
  • Incisions: a small incision between the nostrils.
  • Length of procedure:  1-2 hours 
  • Length of hospital stay: one day 
  • What to expect: Temporary swelling, bruising around eyes and nose.
  • Discomfort: mild
  • first night at the hospital a nasal pack will be in the nose it will be removed the next day, you should sleep with two  pillows under the head, a lightweight splint is applied over the nose to maintain the new shape, it will be removed after a week, Most people resume their normal activities within a week or two. The nose may feel stiff at the beginning but will soften with time. Bruising around the eyes will be worse in the first three days but it will disappear within two weeks.
  • Long term result: permanent