Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) in the Toronto Area

At Ford Plastic Surgery in Toronto, Dr. Derek Ford and Dr. Steven Hanna specialize 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 and Dr. Hanna are uncommonly qualified to perform rhinoplasty, and are 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 one of our surgeons, or call our Toronto office at  (416) 925-7337 or our Oshawa office at  (905) 743-9888 to schedule your appointment.

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

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Rhinoplasty result 10 years post surgery
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Introduction & 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


Your consultation is an important time to share your aesthetic goals with your surgeon. Many people bring in photos of noses they like to help your surgeon better understand their preferences. Together, you’ll discuss what’s possible for your particular anatomy and the techniques your surgeon will use to give you the results you want. Also during this appointment, your surgeon 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, your surgeon can also perform rhinoplasty to improve the functions of the nose, with or without cosmetic changes.

Derek Ford, MD FRCSC

A Talented Duo

With their expertise in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Derek Ford and Dr. Steven Hanna create attractive, natural-looking results using advanced techniques. Both are Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada who provide compassionate patient care.

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In the majority of cases, our surgeons prefer 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. Your surgeon 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. Your surgeon keeps you apprised of his surgical technique prior to your procedure so you know exactly what to expect.

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. Our surgeons use 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 or Dr. Hanna. During your consultation, your surgeon 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.

For procedure pricing, please visit our Pricing & Financing page.

*Prices exclude taxes

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, our plastic surgeons help you understand what’s possible during your consultation.

Will rhinoplasty change my appearance drastically?

A rhinoplasty will change the shape of your nose, projection, size, and appearance. In our practice, we prioritize not changing your identity.

Will a rhinoplasty affect my sense of smell?

Rhinoplasty can temporarily affect your sense of smell, but normal function typically returns as the swelling subsides during recovery.