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Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

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At his clinic in Toronto, Dr. Derek Ford specializes in rhinoplasty, often called a "nose job," to correct both cosmetic and functional issues with the nose. As the central feature on your face, the nose plays an important role in your overall appearance. If it is misshapen or out of proportion with your other features, it can cause you to feel self-conscious. If it is not functioning properly, your breathing may be impaired, which can cause discomfort and other problems. Having trained with some of the world's leading facial surgeons, Dr. Ford is uncommonly qualified to perform rhinoplasty, and is often sought to perform revision procedures on patients who have undergone prior nose surgery elsewhere.

If you think your nose could benefit from nose surgery, request a consultation online with Dr. Ford, or call our Toronto office at (416) 925-7337 or our Oshawa office at (905) 743-9888 to schedule your appointment.

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Dr. Ford is uncommonly qualified to perform rhinoplasty, and is often sought to perform revision procedures on patients who have undergone prior nose surgery elsewhere.

Introduction and Indications

Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed, and also one of the most complex. Over the years, the techniques used for this procedure have been significantly refined, boosting the surgery's safety and effectiveness.

Rhinoplasty is a general term that encompasses a variety of nose reshaping techniques, and it can be used to correct many different concerns related to the nose. These include:

  • Drooping or bulbous tip
  • Nasal hump
  • Crooked or misshapen nose
  • Excessive width
  • Excessive length
  • Respiratory difficulties due to structural abnormalities

Assessment

Your consultation is an important time to share your aesthetic goals with Dr. Ford. Many people bring in photos of noses they like to help Dr. Ford better understand their preferences. Together, you'll discuss what's possible for your particular anatomy and the techniques Dr. Ford will use to give you the results you want. Also during this appointment, Dr. Ford reviews your medical history and asks you questions about your lifestyle to determine your candidacy for surgery. While rhinoplasty patients tend to be younger than people who undergo other types of cosmetic surgery, it's still important that the noses of prospective patients are fully developed in order to undergo a successful surgery. Full maturation typically occurs by about age 16.

In cases of septal deviation or other structural abnormalities, Dr. Ford can also perform rhinoplasty to improve the functions of the nose, with or without cosmetic changes.

Procedure

In the majority of cases, Dr. Ford prefers to use an "open" technique. This approach, which requires a small incision made across the strip of skin between the nostrils, allows for greater control and accuracy during surgery while still creating a very discreet scar. Dr. Ford sculpts the underlying framework of the nose, reshaping it to your specifications. This may require removing a small amount of tissue or even "shaving down" cartilage, especially in cases where a nasal hump is present. Dr. Ford keeps you apprised of his surgical technique prior to your procedure so you know exactly what to expect.

Patient Results

See the possibilities of Dr. Ford's work for yourself when you visit our gallery of real patient before-and-after photos.

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Recuperating After Surgery

Although the days and weeks following rhinoplasty are not without some discomfort, the overwhelming majority of patients are pleased with their recuperative periods. Dr. Ford uses internal nasal splints to keep your airways open while your nose heals, easing breathing and reducing the congested feeling many rhinoplasty patients experience. Your nose will be bandaged and a splint will be in place, so you may not feel comfortable in social settings until these are removed after about 2 weeks. During this time, it's also important to avoid exercise and other vigorous activities, as these can raise your blood pressure and increase the risk of swelling and bleeding. Take it easy and don't overexert yourself.

Rhinoplasty Considerations & Cost

All surgical procedures have risks, but rhinoplasty is reliable and safe, especially when performed by a qualified surgeon such as Dr. Ford. During your consultation, Dr. Ford evaluates your own unique risks and discusses whether or not you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty. Together, you discuss potential complications and learn how to minimize risks and discomfort before and after your surgery.

A rhinoplasty by Dr. Ford costs $7,870. This figure does not include taxes but does include other fees associated with surgery.

Common Complements

Although rhinoplasty is typically performed as a solitary procedure, it can amplify the results of chin or cheek augmentation or even facelift for a significant improvement to your face's structure. If you're interested in combining your rhinoplasty with another procedure, Dr. Ford helps you understand what's possible during your consultation.

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Derek T. Ford, MD, FRCSC