is a surgery through which the shape or tilt of the nose is altered by making specific changes to the bones of the nose. It is a process of modifying the shape and structure of the nose, which is sometimes referred to as the process of reshaping the nose, it is performed primarily for the cosmetic purpose of increasing harmony and consistency between the nose and the rest of the facial features. yet it is also performed to treat problems and respiratory disorders and nasal blockages resulting from deformities or defects in the structure of the nose, and due to Exposure to some accidents.

Reasons for rhinoplasty

The most common reasons for rhinoplasty procedure and the problems that this process can fix:

  • Broken nose.
  •  Narrowing of the nostril that blocks breathing.
  •  Congenital problems with the structure of the nose.
  •  Changing certain things in the shape of the nose, such as the tilt, or size
  • Deviation of the nasal bone

Before rhinoplasty

Before operating, you should first check the decision and discuss it with the doctor, some patients and cases may not be suitable for rhinoplasty.
some tests are requested and nose examinations from inside and outside with pictures of it.
It is preferable to quit smoking before the operation, as the smoker has a longer recovery period.

Steps of rhinoplasty

The most important steps for rhinoplasty: 

  • A local anaesthetic is used to make the patient feel complete numbness in the facial area, but if the patient is a child, full anaesthesia is used
  •  An incision is made in the skin of the nose from the outside and removed to detect the bone 
  •  The surgeon begins to work on reshaping and correcting the nasal bone   


  • The doctor often places a special brace on the nose until the nose is fixed on its new shape and body. 
  •  You should lie down after the operation for prolonged periods with the head lifted above the chest level. 
  • You may feel congestion in the nose or even mild and frequent bleeding, which is normal.
  •  You may need to cover your nose opening with a special medical piece to absorb mucus and any blood discharge. 
  • It is preferable not to be exposed to the sun during the recovery period because of the fear of skin pigmentation
  • You should take medications prescribed by your doctor regularly and according to instructions.