Nose Job in Iran

  • Duration: 1 – 2 hours

  • Anesthesia: General

  • Recovery: 1 – 6 months

  • Clinic Stay: 1 Day

  • Total Stay: 7 Days

  • Back to Work: 9 – 12 Days

Nose Job in Iran

  • Duration: 1 – 2 hours

  • Anesthesia: General

  • Recovery: 1 – 6 months

  • Clinic Stay: 1 Day

  • Total Stay: 7 Days

  • Back to Work: 9 – 12 Days

Traveling abroad for nose surgery is not hassle-free if you want to do it on your own; that’s where we come into play. AriaMedTour offers all the services you need for your nose surgery in Iran in affordable all-inclusive packages. The price of nose job packages is determined by the experience and proficiency of the doctor, type of hotel, and other services you wish to receive.

Primary Rhinoplasty Packages in Iran

* A deposit is an advance payment to secure a spot by the user after making an informed decision and agreeing to receive a service and cannot be refunded due to the user’s refusal to receive the service or cancellation for personal reasons.

* What does a surgeon level mean?

Our rhinoplasty packages have been classified into 3 levels mainly based on the surgeons' competencies and also the hospital/clinic where the surgery takes place.

Our surgeons’ ranking is measured using different criteria, including:

  • Skills and hands-on experience, evaluated based on the years of experience as a surgeon, the number of successful surgeries, the percentage of patient satisfaction, and expertise in fleshy nose surgeries.
  • Academic background, evaluated based on the education level (considering their specialties and subspecialties), ranking in the board certification examination, the place of study (institution ranking), and the number of congresses, workshops, and courses attended.

The higher-ranked surgeons are the Iranian brand doctors who are also active on social media.

* Note that all our doctors are board-certified and have met AriaMedTour medical group's standards.

Hear about our rhinoplasty patients’ experiences in Iran: They have so much to share.

Watch these nose job stories from different patients around the world to see why people choose Iran for their cosmetic surgeries and how AriaMedTour facilitates their medical trip to Iran.

From Norway to Iran:
A nose job trip flight to flight documentary

Breathtaking nose job result
of the Croatian girl in Iran

Revision rhinoplasty is no joke:
Surprising results in Iran

From Spain to the nose job capital of the world
cause I wanted the best

Australian girl getting a nose job in Iran
thinks it’s way better than you think

Fixing a prior botched
nose job in Iran

Our Russian patient shares her unforgettable
nose-job experience in Iran

A childhood dream came true in Iran:
An amazing nose job journey

Romanian girl choosing Iran for a perfect rhinoplasty result

A smooth rhinoplasty trip from London to Tehran with AriaMedTour

Before & After Photos

Take a look at ‘before and after’ photos of people who got their nose jobs done in Iran.

Asset 1

What We Offer

  • Rhinoplasty
    Clinic and doctor visits, medical tests, medical photography, nose surgery in hospital, post-operative care, medicines*, recovery, and follow-up

  • T-Visa Authorization Code
    T-visa authorization code. (Note that there is a separate visa fee that the patient must pay when receiving the visa, which it is not part of this package).

  • Pick-up & Transfer
    Airport pick-up, private transfer from hotel to clinic/hospital and vice versa

  • Accommodations
    7 nights stay in a three-star to five-star hotel offered which is preferably near the clinic or hospital

  • Other Services
    24-hour on-call assistance, interpreter, SIM card and internet

Note: The medicines and other aftercare items included in this package are the necessary items prescribed by the surgeon.
Also, the doctors and hotels and clinics which are included in the package are offered by AriaMedTour to the patient. There may be other doctors whom the patients considered and the price might be different. Based on a new policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the citizens of the USA, UK, and Canada are included in different logistic services.

Asset 2

Now, let’s have a look at the photos
of our patients in Iran!

Asset 3

Your detailed schedule after arrival in Iran

>> Day 1: Arrival at airport: you will be welcomed by our guide, then picked up and transferred to hotel. Checking into hotel; Transfer from hotel to clinic; Visiting the doctor; Pre-op tests/images; Transfer from clinic to hotel

>> Day 2: Transfer from hotel to hospital; Preparations for surgery; Conversation between doctor & patient, reviewing the expectations; Performing of surgery; Post-op recovery at hospital; Taking doctor’s instructions; Transfer to hotel

>> Day 3: Rest in hotel; Taking post-op medications; following instructed diet; Follow-up through doctor’s assistant

>> Day 4: Rest in hotel; Follow-up through doctor’s assistant, checking patient’s condition; Starting daily walking (30 min/day)

>> Day 5: Rest in hotel; Regular eating restarts; Daily walking

>> Day 6: Taking shower at hotel and preparing for nose splint removal1; Transfer from hotel to clinic and doctor check-up; splint removal2 ; Medical photography3; Doctor instructs patient how to tape the nose at home; Reviewing post-op instructions and dos & don’ts; Receiving written certificate from doctor confirming patient is fit to fly; Transfer from clinic to hotel. It would be done by the doctor or his aide.

>> Day 7: Transfer from hotel to AriaMedTour office; AriaMedTour gives patient special gift; Start of permanent follow-up through communication channels.

>> Note:
1 This is a rough estimation and it may be a day sooner or later.
2 It may be done by the doctor assistant (aide) based on the doctor availability but this will not be a problem because it is an ordinary job.
3 It may be needed or not depending on the doctor diagnosis.
Rarely, if there would be a need for the artificial graft in the nose job that would be done with an extra cost.

About our hotels

We work with a select group of three- to five-star hotels in Tehran and other cities. Depending on the type of package you choose and the location of the hospital or clinic where you are going to receive the treatment, we arrange the most suitable hotel for you. The name, details, and photos of the hotel will be sent to you ahead of time.

Is Iran the right choice for my rhinoplasty?

Iran has all you need for a safe and effective rhinoplasty: highly-experienced surgeons, modern clinics and hospitals, and affordable costs. Iran is well-known for its rhinoplasty and is called the “nose job capital of the world.” Plus, Iran is a great country with a great culture and great people. A look at the testimonial videos of our rhinoplasty patients who had their nose job done in Iran will tell why Iran is a great country for your nose surgery.

Why choose AriaMedTour?

AriaMedTour does all the arrangements for you, from helping you choose the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Iran, get a visa for Iran, book flight and accommodations, to picking you up from airport, transferring you to your hotel and hospital, assigning a personal interpreter to you to help you communicate with your doctor, and providing post-operative care and consultation.

comparing rhinoplasty cost in different countries

How much does nose job in Iran cost?

Depending on the doctor, hospital and clinic’s fees, and other factors, an average primary nose job in Iran would cost something between $1500 and $3500. (Please note that this is simply a price range for rhinoplasty in Iran. Our prices are usually somewhere near or above the average of this range given our quality of services and the expertise of our surgeons.)
A revision rhinoplasty is normally more expensive than a primary procedure. The infographic you see here compares the average cost of rhinoplasty in Iran with that in other countries

How can I get my nose surgery arranged with AriaMedTour?

First of all, you should send your request through one of our communication channels (online form, WhatsApp, email, etc.). We will assign a personal coordinator and consultant to you who will guide to through all the process, step-by-step. During the correspondence, you may be asked to send photos of your nose for a more accurate price quote and choosing the most suitable surgeon. Finally, after you’ve decided to have a trip and surgery arranged, we will do all the arrangement for you.

Haven’t decided yet? Let us help you, it’s free

Rhinoplasty in Iran: all you need to know

Iran is known as the ‘nose job capital of the world’, with more per capita procedures than any other country (seven times more than the United States). With well-educated specialists performing different kinds of nose surgeries — cosmetic and medical — Iran enjoys one of the richest manpower resources for nose surgery in the world.

What is rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty or nose surgery (also known as ‘nose job’) is a plastic surgery aimed at correcting, reshaping, or reconstructing the nose. The rhinoplasty procedure is typically performed to address the aesthetic aspects of the nose. It involves a surgical procedure to modify the structure of the nose, usually by making changes to the nasal bone or cartilage.

Not all rhinoplasty procedures, however, are for cosmetic reasons. Sometimes nose surgery is performed to restore the function of a nose with medical problems, e.g. difficulty in breathing because of a deviated septum. The surgical procedure for correction of a deviated septum is technically called septoplasty.

What can rhinoplasty fix?

As said above, nose surgery can be used to correct the functional problems of a nose such as a crooked septum caused by a traumatic injury, which often results in nasal obstruction.

The majority of rhinoplasty cases, however, don’t have medical problems. They decide to have a cosmetic nose job because they are unhappy with the shape of their nose. Nose job, from an aesthetic standpoint, aims to correct the following problems:

  • Crooked or asymmetrical nose
  • Too large or too small nose compared to other facial features
  • Prominent nasal bridge or dorsal hump (commonly referred to as ‘hook nose’)
  • Too wide nose
  • Bulbous, droopy or enlarged tip
  • Unproportionate or asymmetrical nostrils

Why is Iran famous for rhinoplasty?

One cannot walk down a street in Tehran and not come across the signature of a nose job: bandages fixed on the nasal bridge. The craze for having a small, straight nose has been on the rise since a few decades ago among both women and men in Iran.

Now Iran has the highest rate of nose surgery in the world, with more procedures per capita than any other country. With people flocking to the country to get their noses done by Iranian doctors, Iran has become a rhinoplasty hub in the world.

Not only in the capital Tehran, but also in many other cities across the country, cosmetic nose operations are performed by nose surgeons who have academic as well as practical expertise in the field. Hospitals and specialized clinics in cities like Mashhad, Shiraz, Isfahan, Tabriz, Kish Island, and other major cities offer quality nose surgeries to national and international patients.

Nose reshaping surgery also attracts the lion’s share of health tourists entering Iran for treatment. A considerable number of foreign nose job candidates from various countries, especially Middle Eastern countries, flock to Iran annually to go under the knives of skillful Iranian nose surgeons. (See rhinoplasty patients’ testimonial videos.)

Some famous foreign celebrities have come to Iran for rhinoplasty over the last years, including the Swedish-American model, Pixee Fox, known as ‘Human Barbie Doll’ and Brazilian-born British TV personality, Rodrigo Alves, known as ‘Human Ken Doll’.

Rhinoplasty cost in Iran

Healthcare services are not very costly in Iran. Given the economic factors, plastic surgery is very affordable in Iran. As for rhinoplasty, an average procedure performed in Iran would cost you up to 80% less than in the United States (including all expenses), 60% less than in Australia, 50% less than in Germany, and 30% less than in India.

AriaMedTour offers affordable nose job packages in three different types to fit all budgets. The price of nose surgery packages is determined by the experience and proficiency of the doctor, type of hotel, and other services you wish to receive.

Rhinoplasty surgeons in Iran

Iranian nose surgeons are among the most knowledgeable, experienced, and prolific in the world. Having graduated from top universities in Iran and the US, and completed advanced courses and fellowships in specialized fields such as rhinology and maxillofacial surgery mostly in the United States and European countries, the best nose surgeons in Iran are in fact the best in the world.

The tried-and-tested expertise of Iranian rhinoplasty surgeons is the outcome of their many years of hard work and experience. An average nose surgeon in Tehran, for example, performs 100 surgeries a month. Some of the most popular rhinoplasty surgeons in Iran do as many as 5 operations in a single day.

It is noteworthy that Iranian rhinoplasty doctors deal with various cases with very diverse noses. This makes for their even greater proficiency in operating on noses with different shapes and deformities.

Some of them, however, are best known for a specific type of nose, e.g. fleshy noses or bony noses, or specific types of nose jobs, e.g. fantasy nose surgery. They also have cases with different ages; people as young as 17 to as old as 50 plus, the latter usually involving medical rhinoplasty cases.

One big advantage of Iranian rhinoplasty surgeons is that they put great importance on the pre-op doctor-patient conversation. They devote a lot of time listening to patients in a friendly atmosphere to clearly understand what they want.

Of course, most rhinoplasty surgeons possess a good understanding of aesthetics, which means they give consultation to patients as to the best way the nose could be reshaped so that to meet the aesthetic standards and be in harmony with other facial features.

In short, as rhinoplasty is an amalgam of science and art, Iranian rhinoplasty surgeons make use of their extensive knowledge, experience, and strong aesthetic sense to make your dream come true.

AriaMedTour’s rhinoplasty doctors will perform for you a nose job in the style of your choice, but they will also give you hints about the best nose style that fits your face so to meet the aesthetic standards and be in harmony with other facial features.

How to get my rhinoplasty done in Iran?

Choose a good rhinoplasty surgeon and arrange your travel and surgery. That’s all you need to do. Make sure that the doctor is board certified with enough experience in nasal surgery. See before and after rhinoplasty photos of the doctor’s previous cases to find out more about his/her practical skill and proficiency.

Sometimes you need to do more research before making up your mind to have surgery with a particular surgeon. This is where our consultants step in. They assist you to choose a rhinoplasty surgeon in Iran who has a great experience of doing nose surgeries for cases with similar noses as yours.

Additionally, you will meet your surgeon in person once you come to Iran and will discuss your expectations with them. Another consultation session will be available immediately before surgery when the patient and the doctor once again review the expectations and the result.

As someone who wants to travel to a foreign country for surgery, with no idea how your trip would be like and what is awaiting you ahead, you have to make sure that your trip is as well-organized as possible.

To save yourself the hassles of getting a visa, booking flight and hotel, communicating with your doctor in a foreign language, and so on, it is highly recommended that you have a medical tourism facilitator organize all this for you.

Once you contact AriaMedTour for information regarding a rhinoplasty in Iran, one of our coordinators will guide you through all the process. AriaMedTour will do much of the work for you, including getting a visa for Iran.

As soon as you arrive in Iran, you will be received by our assistants and the rest of the process is continued according to a pre-planned schedule. The video below shows how we provide services to a foreign patient. (Read more about health tourism process in Iran).

Types of noses in terms of rhinoplasty

There are two main types of noses as far as rhinoplasty is concerned: bony nose and fleshy nose (meaty nose). The defining factor in differentiating between bony noses and fleshy noses is the thickness of the skin. Bony noses have thin skin or medium-thickness skin, but meaty noses have thick skin.

Because of the thinness of the skin in bony noses, the details of their structures are clearly recognizable. These noses generally have stronger cartilage, which leads to the nasal tip to be firmer with less likelihood of droopiness.

On the other hand, fleshy noses do not reveal the details of their bony structure and cartilage because of their thick skin. Furthermore, these noses have weaker and thinner cartilage tissues.

Sometimes, however, the above general rule does not apply, i.e. a bony nose might have think skin and a fleshy nose might have a thin skin with strong cartilages.

Bony nose surgery vs. fleshy nose surgery

Different techniques are used to do a rhinoplasty for fleshy noses and bony noses. A challenge in meaty nose surgery is the reshaping of the tip of the nose. In fleshy nose surgery, a good result is achievable by refining the sides of the nose and reshaping the nose tip.

However, because of the possibility of deformation of the lower part of fleshy noses after rhinoplasty, which is a result of their weak cartilages and heavy skin, new techniques are used to make a support for the nasal tip and prevent it from dropping.

In bony noses, small changes to the structure will bring remarkable results. Unlike meaty noses, bony noses do not have much fat under the skin. Swelling after surgery will be less severe in bony noses than fleshy noses.

For cases with a bony nose, the surgeon must perform the operation with utmost delicacy so that there would be no asymmetry in the final result. Choosing an experienced and skillful surgeon will be the most important step in achieving the desired result from a boney nose surgery or a meaty nose surgery.

Common Iranian nose job styles

It is very common to hear Iranian rhinoplasty surgeons and patients referring to different nose job styles as ‘fantasy‘ (or ‘dolly‘), ‘semi-fantasy‘, or ‘natural‘.

Natural nose job

In the ‘natural’ rhinoplasty style, smaller changes are applied to the nose, with the result being a nose with a straight nasal bridge rather than a curved one. Also, the angle between the nasal tip and the upper lip is not too wide in a ‘natural’ nose job style.

‘Natural’ style for bony noses

Bony noses with dorsal humps are good candidates for ‘natural’ style.

‘Natural’ style for fleshy noses

Fleshy noses usually receive ‘natural’ style rhinoplasty.

Fantasy nose job (dolly nose)

To put it simply, a ‘dolly‘ nose (fantasy nose) is a very small and upturned nose (informally known as ‘ski jump’ nose or ‘snub’ nose). In a ‘dolly nose’ surgery in Iran, the nose is made small and upturned (so-called ‘retroussé nose’). It produces a favorable result mostly in bony noses and is suitable for and most attractive in small faces.

Semi-fantasy nose job

A ‘semi-fantasy’ nose job style is something between the ‘natural’ style and the ‘fantasy’ style. The curve of the bridge is slighter and the angle between the nose and the lips is narrower than a fantasy nose.

Fantasy and semi-fantasy noses are more popular among women than men, who typically opt for natural style. The desired result in these two styles greatly depends on the skill and experience of the surgeon, as well as the type of nose.

Nose job for men (Male Rhinoplasty)

Rhinoplasty or nose job is not only for women. An increasing number of men undergo rhinoplasty every year to change the properties of their noses and achieve a better-looking appearance. Even though this cosmetic surgery is becoming more popular to both genders and increasing number of male celebrities are undergoing nose job, but male-rhinoplasty is not exactly the same as female rhinoplasty.

Although plastic surgeons use the same surgical techniques while performing the surgery, the results of male rhinoplasty surgeries are different from the results of women nose jobs due to differences in anatomy and preferences.

Men’s noses are different from women’s. They tend to have straighter and wider bridge, have thicker skin, and their tips is often more bulbous and broader than women’s noses. Since the tips of men’s noses are less elevated, they tend to create an angle of 90 to 95 between the nose and the upper lip.

While women prefer to get a small and fantasy (upward) nose, most men would like to have a natural nose that characterizes by a more prominent nasal structure with a straight angle nose. This way the patient will be more satisfied about his nose while feeling at the same time that he has a more masculine nose.

Preparing for rhinoplasty: What to expect before, during, and after surgery?

Pre-op anxiety is an inseparable part of every surgery. However, one thing is for sure: The more informed you are about the procedure, the less stressed and more prepared you will be before your surgery.

If you are coming from abroad to Iran for a nose procedure, you have even more concerns. “I do not speak Farsi,” “I’m not familiar with this country,” “What if I come across a problem,” you might wonder.

All these worries will be taken away when you have the support of AriaMedTour. With all your affairs handled by the company, the only thing you need to do is stay positive and be prepared for the operation. Read these crucial tips for rhinoplasty preparation.

Nose surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia. During the surgery, you are unconscious and do not feel any pain. After the surgery, a nasal splint is placed on your nose to help nasal structure remain stable during the healing process.

Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, which means you will leave the hospital on the same day with no overnight stay. Five to seven days after surgery, you need to visit your surgeon to get your nasal splint removed and the bandage replaces. During this period, you have to follow a number of instructions for better healing. Read “do’s and don’ts for rhinoplasty recovery”.

Revision rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty, also called secondary rhinoplasty, is a second, third, etc. nose surgery aimed at correcting the result of a previous unsuccessful operation or making improvements to the nose after a not-so-bad nose job.

Collaborating with some of the best rhinoplasty doctors in Iran (all with at least 12 years of experience), AriaMedTour offers guaranteed rhinoplasty, which means patients whose nose reshaping surgery result is not satisfactory due to medical malpractice on the part of the doctor, or his team, will be provided with a revision surgery, as well as all travel services, all free of charge.

How long should I wait after a previous surgery to undergo a revision rhinoplasty?

Having a revision rhinoplasty not long after the first surgery would turn a minor problem into a disaster. Therefore, deciding to undergo revision rhinoplasty should not be impulsive.

You should wait at least 10-12 months after your previous rhinoplasty before considering a revision rhinoplasty when your nose has taken its final shape. It takes at least one year for the swelling to completely subside.

How long does a revision rhinoplasty take?

Revision rhinoplasty takes longer than a primary rhinoplasty. The procedure sometimes takes up to four hours.

Frequently Asked Questions About Rhinoplasty

As the surgery is performed under general anesthesia, you won’t feel any pain during the operation. The degree of pain after regaining consciousness is different from person to person, depending on the patient’s pain threshold and the technique used (open and closed). Medications can help relive the post-operative nose job pain.

No one can claim that surgery is completely risk-free. However, the chance of developing complications after rhinoplasty can be greatly reduced by choosing the right surgeon.

Our board-certified rhinoplasty surgeons have at least 12 years of experience, having done over 5000 operations each during this period. This translates to their vast expertise in every aspect of nose surgery, giving you assurances that you will have a nose job as safe as possible with the most satisfactory result.

Yes, the end result of a rhinoplasty lasts for good. Almost one year after surgery, when all swelling subsides and the nose gets the final shape, your nose is not expected to change form.

It is a procedure in which fillers are injected into the nose in order to change its shape. The non-surgical rhinoplasty results do not last forever.

Depending on the type of nose, and the technique used by the surgeon, it typically lasts between 1-3 hours.

In closed rhinoplasty, as a small incision in made in the columella, there will be no visible scarring. In open rhinoplasty, the scarring left depends on the skill of the surgeon in making the incisions and sewing them up, and the skin thickness and texture (thin and light skin is less prone to scarring).

However, the scarring is often barely visible in most cases. Using anti-scar ointments and gels in the first 3 months after surgery can help reduce the scarring.

Check out the complete list of questions about Rhinoplasty

Contact Our Medical Support Team:

Feel free to express your opinions or ask your questions.

newest most rated
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
January 5, 2023 8:02 am

20 days after my nose job and i still have a lot of swelling. Is it even normal? And how long is it gonna last?

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Hana
January 6, 2023 3:05 pm

Experiencing swelling 20 days after rhinoplasty is not strange.
While the majority of swelling subsides in 3 weeks and patients will feel quite comfortable being in public, it won’t completely vanish so soon.
Rhinoplasty recovery varies from one person to another and depends on different factors such as the thickness of the skin, how complex the procedure has been and if it involved fracturing bones, the method, grafting material, number of rhinoplasty times, etc.
Your nose swelling gradually diminishes usually until a year after your surgery. You can expect your nose to settle into its new shape in about 6 to 12 months, in some cases, it takes even longer.

January 12, 2023 4:34 pm

How serious is this quitting alcohol before rhinoplasty? My doctor said i need to stay away from alcohol two weeks before the surgery and i want to know how fixed this number is and if drinking before rhinoplasty is really that important.

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  John
January 13, 2023 8:37 pm

That was actually a very important question, thanks for asking.
And yes, it is a serious piece of advice you need to follow both before and after your rhinoplasty.
Alcohol can thin your blood and interfere with blood clotting. Therefore, not only does it make controlling blood loss during the surgery very difficult, but it can also come with an increased risk of post-operation bleeding which is a serious complication.
Moreover, alcohol interferes with absorbing anesthesia and may lead to using the wrong doses which can be dangerous.
The increased risk of infection during and after surgery is another danger of drinking alcohol.
A period of two weeks of avoiding alcohol (before and after surgery) is what most surgeons agree on, and that’s what we ask our patients to do.
And it is very important to stick to this rule for your own safety. Generally, the longer you quit alcohol the smoother rhinoplasty and recovery you’ll experience.

February 6, 2023 9:39 am

I keep hearing about non-surgical rhinoplasties. Can i reduce and reshape my nose without undergoing surgery? Are such methods really effective?

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Alexandra
February 7, 2023 6:41 pm

Up to now, no method has been developed to reduce nose size without surgery. While non-surgical rhinoplasties, also known as liquid or injectable rhinoplasty have been developed to help with creating a more even and smoother nose by hiding mild dorsal humps, filling the depressed areas, and improving nasal tips, the liquid injection can not decrease the size, and in most cases, it may even make the nose look larger by adding fillers to straighten the nose.
It is also important to note that non-surgical methods have temporary effects and must be repeated every 6 to 12 months to maintain the result. 

February 21, 2023 4:15 pm

I am 33 years old and the bump on my nasal bridge has always been on my nerve. Yet the idea of breaking the bone during nose job really freaks me out which had me hesitating so far. Is it possible to remove the dorsal hump without having to break the nose?

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Michael
February 22, 2023 11:20 pm

It may be possible. But let’s talk about this “Breaking the nose” first.
Maybe all the fears come down to this term, which does not properly describes what happens when a surgeon tries to remove a dorsal hump. Removing the humps and straightening the bridge is one of the most common applications of nose jobs. Yet, it is performed through specialized surgical instruments to create some fine cutes and help move the bone inward in a perfectly controlled way which can not be referred to as breaking. While repositioning may come with more bruising under the eye, it does not significantly increases the pain. Still, modern techniques have been developed to minimize bruising and swelling. A small percentage of dorsal humps can be removed without such fractures, usually minor ones. Still, a case with the indication that requires osteotomy(cutting bones) will not benefit much from rhinoplasty if bone repositioning is avoided. Therefore, I recommend a personal visit with your trusted surgeon for a thorough consultation to discuss your expectations and see if you can achieve your goals without undergoing osteotomies.
The bottom line: If you decide to get rid of the dorsal hump and your surgeon needs osteotomy to reshape the nose, you will definitely find it more helpful to let it happen as it’s the only way to bring about desired changes. Consider that you will not feel what happens during the surgery and it is performed just like other rhinoplasty maneuvers. Also, you will not experience more pain after the surgery. So, forget about “breaking the bone” and think about the benefits. Undergoing rhinoplasty without getting desired results would be much more disappointing, making you wonder why you went under the knife in the first place.

March 8, 2023 10:28 am

I had nose surgery mainly to remove my dorsal hump, more than a week ago. I just had the splint off and can’t believe what i see. My nose is still bumpy. Almost no change has happened. It even seems bigger. I have read all about the swelling and the stuff, but can swelling also cause a nose to look bumpy or crooked? Is there a chance that it will look better over time? Please tell me i haven’t spent thousands of dollars to get a week off with bruised eyes.

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Mary
March 9, 2023 1:25 pm

Patience dear. One week or so is too soon to come to a conclusion.
There’s still substantial swelling and yes it is common that uneven swelling gives the impression of a persisting hump. 
The skin needs much more time to settle and it can take even months for the nose to reveal its new look.
Your surgeon has most probably talked to you about the rhinoplasty recovery and how your nose may look over time. Still, you can discuss your concerns in the follow-up sessions.
Meanwhile, considering you have just taken off the splint, taping your nose for another week and patience can help a lot.
Note that while you may only detect your nose swelling for about three months, swelling will persist for about a year or even longer and that’s when you can judge your final rhinoplasty outcome. 

March 19, 2023 4:53 pm

I had my nose job 16 days ago and i guess i had a good surgery. I am following the post op instructions pretty well. Except for yesterday when my friend who is quite a clown, came to visit and no matter how hard i tried i could not help but laugh out loud a few times and now I am really nervous if i have ruined my rhinoplasty results. How badly is it gonna affect my nose?

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Emma
March 20, 2023 12:58 pm

I’m glad you had a successful procedure and it’s really nice seeing patients take good care of themselves after their rhinoplasty. But please don’t worry about laughing at this stage of your recovery. It seems that you’re not having any odd symptoms to mention and it’s almost unlikely that laughing damage your nose job results. So I guess it’s safe to say there’s nothing to worry about. 
While extreme facial expressions in the early days following your rhinoplasty can put a strain on your operated nose and cause the incisions to open up, it is often safe for most patients to laugh and smile two weeks after their surgery. However, you should know that each patient has a different healing process, so in case you’re experiencing pain, tenderness, bleeding, or any other unusual symptoms, make sure you visit your surgeon for an examination.

April 2, 2023 2:04 pm

I really think I can use a rhinoplasty and it has been a while since I am considering a nose job. But I am worried about sneezing after nose job. I have heard it is dangerous to sneeze after rhinoplasty and considering my allergic rhinitis, it happens a lot that I need to sneeze and I cant help it. What can I do?

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Ava
April 3, 2023 9:06 am

Yes, it is actually something to consider but there are ways to manage the problem and minimize the risks.  
Nose blowing and sneezing within the first few weeks after rhinoplasty can increase swelling or cause bruising and bleeding. In very extreme cases, it can even contribute to moving the nose cartilage or bone and damage your nose job results. That’s why surgeons often advise you to be very gentle on your nose in the first stage of your recovery (mainly the first two weeks or more) and avoid coughing, sneezing, and blowing the nose as much as possible.
 As someone with allergic rhinitis, you must discuss your condition with your surgeon. The first thing you should do is to schedule your surgery for a season when you have fewer symptoms. Your surgeon will probably prescribe you medications to reduce the allergic symptoms after rhinoplasty.  
It is understandable that while you can decrease the chance of sneezing by staying away from allergens and taking medications, it is not always possible to completely avoid sneezing. So we advise the patients to sneeze with their mouth open to reduce the pressure on their new nose and prevent the consequences. Also, control yourself not to blow your nose too hard in the first few weeks. These precautions often help patients, even those with allergic rhinitis, have a smooth recovery without complications. 

April 21, 2023 9:11 pm

I am 10 days into my rhinoplasty and I have been crying since I got my splint off. I have got a piggy nose and I hate it. My friends are gonna laugh at me. I feel it is getting worse each day. Can I have it fixed without a revision rhinoplasty? And if not, how soon can I have another rhinoplasty?

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Sophia
April 22, 2023 10:36 am

Dear, I understand your concern but you really need to stop crying and be patient. But before I answer your question I would like to add a note in parentheses: The first thing you should notice is that crying after rhinoplasty, especially during the first two weeks, can worsen swelling and cause bruising, exactly what you want to decrease as much as possible in your recovery.
Now, let’s deal with the reason for your disappointment. This is too early to judge your result after 10 days cause you’re still experiencing significant swelling in the base of the columella, upper lip, and nasal tip which can contribute to creating the illusion of a too upturned nose. As the swelling subsides, you’ll start to get a more realistic idea about your nose shape and it can take up to a year to see the final outcome. While major swelling resolves in three months, we still ask patients to wait for a whole year before considering a revision procedure or any kind of intervention. Your concerns may be fully resolved by then and you may no longer require a secondary procedure. But if you still want a change in one year, I’d recommend a revision rhinoplasty with a board-certified surgeon with expertise in revision cases. While there are non-surgical methods such as filler injections, the changes are minimal, temporary, and usually not very satisfactory.
Well, now, let’s get back to crying. Although it can’t physically damage your results, it can give rise to swelling which in turn could be responsible for an over-rotated look of your nose. So, what you can do now is to follow the instructions for a smooth recovery and minimize the swelling.

May 8, 2023 1:13 pm

I am 19 years old and apparently I have got a deviated septum which kind of disrupts my breathing but I can live with it. My doctor said a septoplasty could fix my breathing problem. I am now wondering if my nose shape will also change and can look better after this surgery as I have got a droopy nose with a small hump and having it fixed makes the surgery worth it. I mean is septoplasty the same thing or does it do the same thing as rhinoplasty? Cause I can name at least two of my friends who deny having a nose job claiming that it had been a simple septoplasty to get rid of their polyps and breathing issues but came out a whole different person with a very nice nose from the surgery. 

Dr. Shokrzadeh
Dr. Shokrzadeh
Reply to  Ella
May 9, 2023 11:16 pm

Thanks for your question. That’s what many patients ask and I’m happy to clarify a little. A septoplasty is a surgery dealing with functional issues and the inside structure of the nose such as fixing a deviated septum and breathing difficulty, while a rhinoplasty deals with the aesthetic aspects of the nose and what is seen from the outside. Therefore, having a septoplasty will not help enhance a droopy nose, straighten or create a curve on the bridge, and other aesthetic changes. However, a septoplasty and a rhinoplasty can simply be combined (known as septorhinoplasty) and be performed in one surgical session by a single surgeon experienced at both procedures, to bring about the benefits of both; functional and aesthetic enhancements. In fact, they’re often combined and many people having a nose job may have undergone a septorhinoplasty instead of a simple septoplasty or rhinoplasty. Yet, some patients would love to hide having cosmetic surgery, especially when the improvements are minor. But it can’t change the fact that they have undergone structural changes to bring about aesthetic enhancements. So, if you also feel the need for a change in your nose shape and are afraid of having two different surgeries, a septorhinoplasty is what you need. But you need to notice that the cost could be different.