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Because it’s located on the center of the face, the nose is fundamental for facial harmony and beauty. Any alteration in its shape or size implies on a great esthetic change to the face.

Because its structure is so complex, the nose varies among races and individuals. The surgery aims to correct disproportions on the nose, making it more harmonious with the rest of the face, and like that, improving the facial esthetic.

Rhinoplasty can be associated with surgeries who aim to correct the respiratory function (ex: septoplasty, turbinectomy) in patients who have difficulty breathing.

As each patient has their own genetics, it isn’t possible to choose a nose (for example, to choose somebody else’s nose), but to correct and perfect your own nose, having the nose that you can have.

Remember: Rhinoplasy, as any other plastic surgery, must always be performed in a surgical center, by a plastic surgeon who is a member of the Brazilian Plastic Surgery Society and with the help of an anesthetist.


Rhinoplasty or nose surgery improves the appearance and proportion of the nose, highlighting the facial harmony, and improving the patient’s self-esteem. Nose surgery can also correct difficulties to breath, caused by structural abnormalities of the nose.


Stage 1 – Anesthesia

Medication will be injected for your comfort during the surgical procedure. The options include intravenous sedation and general anesthesia. Your doctor will recommend the best option for you.

Stage 2 – Incision

Nose surgery is performed either by a closed procedure, in which the incisions are hidden inside the nose, or an open procedure, where an incision is made through the columella, a think tissue line that separates the nostrils. Through those incisions, the soft tissues that cover the nose are carefully lifted, allowing the access to remodel the structure of the nose.

Stage 3 – Remodeling the structure of the nose

The nose surgery can reduce or increase the nasal structures with the use of cartilage grafts from other areas of the body. Most commonly, cartilage from the septum, the middle part of the nose, are used for this purpose.
Sometimes, part of the cartilage of the ear, and few times, part of the rib cartilage can be used.

Stage 4 – Septum deviation correction

The septum deviation correction and the reduction of protrusions inside the nose improve breathing.

Stage 5 – Closing the incisions

Once the underlying are of the nose is sculpted, the nasal skin and tissue are accommodated and the incisions are closed. Additional incisions might be made on the natural folds of the nostrils to change their size.

Stage 6 - Results

A type of internal cast and plug will support the nose, as the surgery starts to heal, for approximately a week. While the initial swelling fades within a few weeks, it can take a year for the new nose contour to be completely redefined. During this period, you will notice gradual changes on your nose’s appearance. The bloating can appear and disappear, and it should be a little worse during the mornings, for the first year after the surgery. Rhyniplasty to remodel an obstructed airway requires careful nasal structure follow-up, when it comes to the flow of air and breathing. The correction of the septum deviation, one of the most common causes of respiratory insufficiency, is achieved through the adjustment of the nasal structure, to produce better alignment.


After the procedure is over, a type of cast, internal plug, and bandages with Micropore will be placed on the nose to support and protect the new structures during the initial healing.

To know more about Rhynoplasty, call (81) 3019 0909 and schedule an appointment.


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