Prior to surgery, a clinical examination will confirm that rhinoplasty is the appropriate and feasible technique for you.

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The term "rhinoplasty" refers to the modification of the morphology of the nose, with the aim of improving aesthetics (e.g. nose tip, hump, asymmetry, profile, general appearance), and sometimes functionality (functional disorders: correction of possible breathing problems such as a deviated nasal septum).

The aim of the procedure is to reshape the nasal pyramid to make it more attractive, and thus the whole face. The aim is to specifically correct existing disfigurements, whether congenital, caused by trauma or due to the aging process.

Surgical rhinoplasty (nose correction) is one of the most delicate operations in cosmetic surgery, because it is technically difficult to perform. It depends on how the body reacts during the procedure. It should not be confused with medical rhinoplasty in aesthetic medicine, which involves hyaluronic acid injections into the nose. These hyaluronic acid injections are less invasive than surgery, but do not provide a profound correction of the nose's appearance. Likewise, the result of this operation, even if it corresponds to the patient's expectations, may provoke a negative reaction if such a change proves difficult to accept.

The surgeon will take the time to inform you properly about this solution, so that you reveal your expectations and are properly informed about all the parameters you will encounter during this operation.


Each plastic surgeon adopts his or her own procedures, adapting them to each individual case in order to correct defects and achieve the best possible results. It is therefore difficult to systematize rhinoplasty surgery. However, some common basic principles can be identified:
Incisions: these are concealed, usually inside the nostrils or under the upper lip, so there are no visible scars on the outside. They are then closed with small, usually absorbable, threads.
In the case of rectifications, the osteo-cartilaginous infrastructure can then be reshaped according to the anomalies to be corrected and the surgeon's technical preferences. Sometimes, cartilage or bone grafts will be used to fill a depression, support a portion of the nose or improve the shape of the tip.
Dressings and splints: The nasal cavity can be packed with a variety of absorbent materials. A shaping dressing is often applied to the nasal surface using small adhesive strips.

The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic, with a variable duration (or general anaesthetic in rare cases) depending on the operating time. It varies according to the surgeon, the extent of the improvements to be made, and the possible need for additional procedures, so the operation can last from 45 minutes to two hours.


Benefits Natural appearance. In most cases, the procedure brings about an appreciable improvement in morphology and aesthetics, as well as psychological benefits.

Disadvantages Pain and discomfort: after the operation, plaster cast for 1 week, breathing difficulties. Minor imperfections may result from a misunderstanding of the goals to be achieved, or arise from side effects: unusual scarring phenomena or unexpected tissue reactions (spontaneous poor redrapinǵ of the skin, retractile fibrosis).
If these are not well tolerated, they can eventually be corrected by a surgical touch-up, which is generally much simpler than the initial operation.


Result: Changes following rhinoplasty appear gradually. Generally speaking, however, you need to be patient and wait six months to a year for the final result. The skin covering the bony and cartilaginous framework of the nose must readapt to its new shape and size. The time it takes for the skin to retract depends both on the way it heals and on its elasticity. Price: from CHF 4,500 to CHF 6,000