Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a "nose job," is a nasal reconstruction, which means it is an operative procedure for altering and reshaping the nose by modifying the bone or cartilage. Rhinoplasty is one of the frequent and well-known plastic surgeries done in India.

There are two different kinds of rhinoplasty surgery —

  • Reconstructive surgery modifies the nose to the standard form and functions of the nose.
  • Cosmetic surgery that transforms and enhances the appearance of the nose.

Why rhinoplasty surgery is done?

With rhinoplasty, you can achieve below goals or correct the below conditions of your nose.

  • Correct nose width
  • Correct nasal asymmetry
  • Correct nasal tip that is out of shape
  • Correct nostrils that are out of shape
  • Correct nose size with the shape of the face
  • Correct nose profile if it has major depressions or humps on the bridge
  • Nose bridge straightening

Rhinoplasty Indications

Rhinoplasty reconstructive surgery is used to treat the following conditions -

  • Nasal injuries due to different traumas such as blunt, penetrating, and blast injuries.
  • Congenital disabilities
  • Breathing issues (deviated nasal septum, sinus problems, etc.)
  • Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed to enhance the nose's appearance.

For all these conditions, the expectations should be discussed with the operating surgone to stay informed and take a decision wisely.

Rhinoplasty procedure

How to prepare

Before the surgery, you will have to have some tests, such as surgical blood tests and body scans, as suggested by your doctor. This is done to determine your overall general health.

The doctor will review your medical history and check if you have any bleeding problems, allergies, if you are pregnant, any other medical conditions, etc. If you're using certain medications or supplements, you may have to stop taking them.

The surgeon will conduct a physical examination of your nose to determine what kind of changes can be made. It also includes photographing the nose from different angles. These photos will be used for reference in the future and may be used during the surgical process.

Avoid certain habits like smoking, chewing tobacco, and excess alcohol consumption that affects your recovery period.


Book an appointment with a plastic surgeon or general surgeon for a rhinoplasty.


A rhinoplasty procedure can be done in a hospital or an outpatient clinic. Depending upon the type of surgery, your surgeon will decide between local or general anaesthesia. If it's a simple surgery, the doctor will prefer to give you local anaesthesia for your nose, which will numb the nose and also your face. With general anaesthesia, you'll be completely unconscious, and children are not given general anaesthesia. Once you're into a deep sleep, the surgeon will begin an incision between or inside the nostrils. They'll disconnect your skin from the cartilage or bone and begin the nose reshaping process. If additional cartilage is required, the surgeon may take some amount from the ear or deep inside your nose. Rhinoplasty surgery takes nearly one to two hours to complete, and if the surgery is complex, it can take more time.

Rhinoplasty Risks

The risks of rhinoplasty are -

  • Reactions to medicines
  • Breathing problems
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Bruising
  • Scars
  • Numb nose
  • Loss of nose support
  • An asymmetrical nose
  • Contour deformities of the nose
  • Worsening of breathing problems through the nose
  • Pain, discolouration or swelling that may stay for a long period
  • need for another surgery

Rhinoplasty Care at Medicover Hospitals

At Medicover Hospitals, we are supported by a team of higlhy skilled plastic and cosmetic surgeons with a proven track record of success with complex plastic surgeires. Our facility is also equipped with the latest tools and technologies to perform the procedure with minimal risk while yielding the best results. Connect with our doctors to know more about the rhinoplasty surgery and the expected results.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What precautions should I take after rhinoplasty?

Your healthcare provider will guide you about the precautions you need to take for a few weeks after the procedure, such as:

  • Blowing your nose
  • Excessive chewing
  • Swimming
  • Smiling, laughing, or other facial expressions that need lots of muscle movement
  • Strenuous physical exercises
  • Eyeglasses resting on your nose
  • Tooth brushing vigorously
  • 2. When can I get back to my routine life?

    You can get back to work or school in a week.

    3. What is the right age to do a rhinoplasty operation?

    If you want to have rhinoplasty to improve your appearance and not your health, wait until the nasal bone is fully developed. Talk to your doctor to seek more details.

    4. What is the cost of rhinoplasty in India?

    The rhinoplasty cost in India is anywhere between INR 80,000 and 2,50,000.

    5. How standard is rhinoplasty in Hyderabad or India?

    Nowadays, many people, from celebrities to the general public, are doing the rhinoplasty procedure. Some do it for aesthetic purposes, while others do it for medical reasons.

    6. Which surgeon does rhinoplasty?

    Rhinoplasty is done by oral and maxillofacial surgeons, plastic surgeons, and general surgeons in India.