What is rhinoplasty (Rhinoplast meaning) ?

Rhinoplasty, also known as Nose Reshaping, is a surgery that alters the proportions of the nose and enhances facial harmony. It is a surgery that can correct impaired breathing and can be performed for either cosmetic or medical purposes and sometimes both.

Rhinoplasty in Dubai is general surgery, as it is a simple procedure that is guaranteed to give you the best results if you choose the right rhinoplasty surgeon.

Rhinoplasty is generally a straightforward procedure, but it varies from case to case, like most surgeries. Sometimes the surgery is performed under general anesthesia; however, at Bizrahmed, most nose surgeries are performed by the world-renowned plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty expert Dr. Bizrah under local anesthesia. It requires extreme care to preserve the nose’s structure and function as a sophisticated procedure.

A small plaster or cast is inserted after the surgery, generally removed after a week. Some bruising and swelling are normal and usually fade away in two weeks. It takes the nose approximately six months to settle into its final shape. The patient should wait for ten days after the surgery to resume daily activities.

Different types of nose jobs: 

The type of nose reshaping surgery chosen depends on the patient’s unique nose condition and the severity of changes desired. There are three types of Rhinoplasty procedures – closed rhinoplasty, open rhinoplasty, and revision rhinoplasty are well proven to overcome any troubles.

Closed  Rhinoplasty surgery   

Closed rhinoplasty is performed through the nostrils by making a small incision inside the nostrils and does not require cutting. This technique has limited to minimal scarring and this procedure is best suited for patients requiring small changes to the nose or what we call now a “finesse” rhinoplasty. Dr. Bizrah is a pioneer of this technique, having done more than 40,000 rhinoplasty procedures, many of them being closed rhinoplasties.

Open rhinoplasty procedure:

Open rhinoplasty is made with small incisions inside the nose as well as across the columella between the nostrils and nose and then elevating the skin to work on the nose. In this matter, the nose is completely unveiled. This procedure is best suited for patients who require major changes to the nose.

Revision rhinoplasty procedure:

Rhinoplasty is a very challenging and complex procedure so many reasons can arise whether aesthetic or functional. Revision rhinoplasty is a procedure done around a year after the initial rhinoplasty in case there were any issues arising from the initial procedure. Dr. Bashar has performed many revision rhinoplasties where the initial procedure was done elsewhere but didn’t achieve the required look the patient wanted.

When looking for the best rhinoplasty result and the best nose surgeon in Dubai, it is essential to find one that is highly experienced and skilled.

What types of anesthesia are used during a rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty procedure or nose reshaping procedure can be performed under numerous depths of anesthesia. The most used ones are:

  • Local anesthesia
  • General anesthesia

Who is the ideal candidate (Diagnosis) 

Anyone unhappy with the look or shape of their nose or having breathing problems is considered a good candidate for rhinoplasty or nose reshaping. Change the size, angle, and proportions of your nose to achieve the desired nose of your dreams will help you:

  • Straighten and refine the bridge of your nose
  • Nose reshaping or narrowing of nostrils
  • Treat a broken nose
  • Breathing problems in the nasal airways.

what is the best age for a nose job?

Ideally, with full parental consent, him/her can get a rhinoplasty as early as 17 years of age, while boys should be at least 18. A rhinoplasty or nose job procedure is suitable for anyone above the age of 18 once they have completed adult growth.

Benefits of rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is usually considered by people unhappy with the aesthetic appearance of their nose to improve its contours. Through reshaping their nose, may tend to boost their body image and self-esteem. Apart from cosmetic issues, there are often many medical and functional reasons that require Rhinoplasty.

General Reasons:

  • Improved Sleep
  • Confident Uplift
  • Boosted Self-Esteem
  • Enhanced Nose Functionality
  • Repair broken nose
  • Reduced Sinus Pressure
  • Aesthetic Enhancement
  • An End to Snoring Troubles.
  • Correction of a hump at the bridge of the nose
  • Correction of the length or width of the nose
  • Correction of the width of the nostrils

Aesthetic Reasons:

  • Correct the nose size (reduce or resize)
  • Change the size, angle, and proportions of your nose
  • Straighten a crooked nose
  • Improvement in facial symmetry.
  • Widen or narrow the nose width to correct proportion with the facial features.
  • Restructure nose tips
  • Additionally, Rhinoplasty is recommended to patients unsatisfied with their nose job or with a history of botched nose surgery.
  • Alter the size of nose
  • Alter the shape of the nose

Functionality Reasons:

  • Breathing problems in the nasal airways
  • Helping in breathing by opening the nasal airways
  • For instance, factors like cleft palate and cleft lip need Rhinoplasty for better nose functioning.
  • Reshaping or narrowing the nostrils
  • Sometimes a narrow nasal passage or benign tumours like polyps tend to cause breathing problems that can be corrected through the surgery.
  • A deviated septum, either present congenital or acquired later in life, also benefit from the procedure.
  • Not just that, even nasal inflammation due to chronic allergies benefits through surgical remedies

Medical Reasons:

  • Cure breathing issues (also called Septoplasty)
  • Treat nose damage from accidents (referred to as reconstructive Rhinoplasty).
  • Even trauma, injury, or accident tend to cause deformities in the shape of the nose needing surgical intervention.
  • Factors like facial burns necessitate Rhinoplasty as a reconstructive measure.
  • Treat a broken nose
  • Straighten and refine the bridge of your nose
  • Repair deformities from an injury
  • Repositioning and restructuring the nose after an injury.
  • Correct a birth defect


How to prepare for rhinoplasty (the day before rhinoplasty)

Before signing you up for Rhinoplasty, doctors recommend you for an initial screening program. This primarily involves a primary examination of your nose and the rest of your face to know whether you are an ideal candidate for the surgery. They measure your nose and take photographs from different angles. These data will help your surgeon estimate the success of your surgery. At this time, it is essential to discuss your pre-existing medical and allergic conditions or about any past surgeries with your doctor to help your surgeon come up with an ideal treatment plan.

After a thorough examination of your nose, it can be confirmed whether Rhinoplasty alone suffices, or it should be accompanied by any secondary procedures like lip augmentation or liposuction of the chin to complete the job. In this regard, you may also be advised for X-rays, blood tests, and, if required, other diagnostic procedures before moving forward with the surgery.

Rhinoplasty Pre-care

It is imperative to stay hydrated and drink lots of water and fluids with a healthy diet. Staying under a strict diet will ensure quick healing of incision wounds. Two weeks before the surgery, you are required to stop all past medications such as Aspirin, NSAIDs, blood-thinning medications, or herbal supplements. These medications tend to cause excessive bleeding during the surgery and increase the risk of heart complications while under anaesthetics.


It is also essential to avoid direct exposure to the sun as it can darken the incision lines and lead to pigmented scars. It would help if you also avoided nicotine and smoking that cause similar effects. Smoking can also affect muscle tone and impact the procedure’s overall results. Smoking should be given up at least 3-4 weeks before the surgery. Avoid eating anything after midnight on the night before the surgery to help with your anaesthetics the next day. On the day of the surgery, report to the clinic at least an hour or two before the surgery. Wear loose-fitting clothes and avoid any makeup or nail polish as well.

What happens on the day of the surgery (During The Procedure)

After the consultation and if you decide to undergo the procedure, you will book a date to schedule your operation with your nose surgeon Dubai. The duration of the surgery and type of anaesthetic used during the surgery differs from patient to patient. Rhinoplasty is generally a straightforward procedure but like most surgeries, it also varies from case to case. Sometimes the surgery is performed under general anaesthesia, however, at Bizrahmed most nose surgeries are performed by Dr Bizrah under local anaesthesia with sedation. As a sophisticated procedure, it requires extreme care so that the structure and function of the nose are preserved. A thorough screening will be done with the patient before the nose surgery in Dubai or London. This includes pre-anaesthetic consultation and blood testing.

How Long is Rhinoplasty Surgery? (Duration)

Depending on the severity of the case, a rhinoplasty can take up to 3 hours. However, if it is a small procedure, the surgery can be completed within 30 – 40 minutes.

Rhinoplasty Recovery time

In most of the cases, the estimated recovery time is 6 weeks for the bones in the nose to heal completely. Activities like stretching, lifting or bending over can increase nasal swelling and may also increase the recovery time required.

When can you fly after the rhinoplasty surgery?

It is recommended to fly one week after your rhinoplasty or nose job surgery. You should rest and have very light activity in the first couple of days post-op.

When can you go back to work after the rhinoplasty surgery?

After the majority of swelling subsides within 3 days, most patients can return to office work after one week. However, any work activity that requires strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least 3 weeks.

After the Rhinoplasty surgery.

Following the surgery, a small plaster/cast is applied which is normally removed after a week. Some bruising and discolouration is normal and usually fades away in ten weeks. It takes the nose approximately nine months to settle into its final shape. The patient should at least wait for ten days after the surgery to resume daily activities.

Post-care (After the surgery) (after care)

  • Post-surgery, it is imperative to avoid driving and have someone drive you home instead. Keep your head elevated for the next 48 hours.
  • You can use double pillows, a recliner, or ice gauze pads instead of ice packs to minimize swelling.
  • The aim is to be as gentle as possible. Don’t blow your nose for the next few weeks.
  • Avoid any conditions that may cause a sneeze and if inevitable, do it with your mouth open.
  • Also, avoid touching the area with your fingers.
  • Use a cotton-tipped applicator instead for applying any medications or ointments over the sutures.
  • Regularly change the dressing under the nose as per the surgeon’s advice and keep the inside of it moist with saline spray. This will reduce the discomfort and aid in the healing process.
  • Do not wear glasses for at least six weeks till the nose becomes stable enough to hold its weight. You can use contacts if required.
  • Avoid the sun while avoiding any outdoor activities or exercise during this period, as the heat may aggravate any pre-existing inflammation.
  • Also, avoid foods that require chewing and temporarily shift to a soft diet.
  • Use a baby bristle brush to avoid pressure over the operated area, even while brushing your teeth.
  • Most importantly, regularly use the medications prescribed by the surgeon, and even after removing the cast, don’t touch it unless advised otherwise.

Recovery & follow up

To help the initial healing, the doctor will use gauze bandages and splints. The initial swelling will subside in a few weeks, and slowly the new shape of your nose will start appearing. Depending on the amount of work done, the shape and structure of your nose might take up to 12 months to finalize.

During this time, swelling will come and go till it settles down. Bizrahmed expert Rhinoplasty doctors will help you understand all the post-surgery queries you may have. We also provide 12 months of Free Follow Up as complementary addition for the patients.

What to expect from the procedure:

During the Rhinoplasty or Nose Reshaping surgery, it’s advised not to expect immediate changes after the procedure. The rhinoplasty results may be small or significant, depending on the nature of the alteration. The Plastic Surgery team at the Bizrahmed makes sure to agree on the same goals with the patients so that accurate results are expected. As with any surgical procedure, minor bleeding along with swelling or bruising is expected. The patient might feel slight numbness of the upper teeth and a mild nasal blockage, but it improves with time.

Does nose surgery hurt And how painful is this?

There might be mild discomfort the first few days after surgery, however, most people describe rhinoplasty as virtually pain-free. A day after surgery, most people rate their pain 0-4 out of 10. There might be mild discomfort following that, however mild painkillers can be prescribed to help ease the discomfort. Overall, Rhinoplasty in Dubai is an easy and pleasant experience if the right nose surgeon is chosen.

What To Expect After Your Surgery (Results)

Rhinoplasty results are permanent unless a subsequent injury takes place. Most surgeons suggest a wait of at least one year for the changes to take full effect, after which a course of action is decided for revision Rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty or Nose reshaping requires an adjustment period as improvements show gradually.

Post-surgery, a nasal splint would be required for a week. Some redness and swelling may also be visible, which will gradually subside.

We can accomplish the ideal nose shape in just a year post-medical procedure. During this time, your nose’s condition will slowly change and develop until it is immovably defined. However, the after-effects of the medical procedure will begin to be apparent beginning from about fourteen days after the medical procedure once the growing and wounding lessen, and the subtleties of the new nose come in clear core interest.

Healthy living, coupled with adequate protection from the sun, will retain the new look for longer.

How soon do the results appear after the surgery

You might need to have follow-up visits at defined intervals with your surgeon for up to 1 year until the nose takes a final shape. The natural aging process can alter the shape of the nose in later years. Still, the surgery results are essentially lasting, and the original shape’s improvement will be apparent.

What is the Success rate of rhinoplasty?

The success rate for Rhinoplasty is around 85-90%. However, this number can be a lot higher if the rhinoplasty is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in this procedure. For

this reason, choosing the best rhinoplasty surgeon Dubai is essential if you want guaranteed optimal results.

Corrective or Revision Rhinoplasty in Dubai

When the rhinoplasty procedure that is done reflects the results differently, not as expected, then a revision rhinoplasty is usually recommended. The initial procedure could have been done due to cosmetic or functional expectations, and after the procedure, it wouldn’t have worked out as desired or expected. Under such scenarios, revision rhinoplasty is most recommended to rectify or correct the mistakes of the procedure that has been done. The revision rate can vary anywhere from 5-10%, depending on the needs of the patient and surgeon.

Sometimes, one operation will not be required to achieve the desired results, and since corrections on any part of the nose can create an entirely different look on you, this might take some time. However, the other elements of the nose affected due to the surgery are going to respond is not so sure about as it is out of the surgeon’s control.

Known issues that need revision Rhinoplasty:

Here, we will enlist some common issues that can be corrected with a revision rhinoplasty surgery.

  • Nasal passages are obstructed
  • The abnormal integration of nasal structure (cartilage and bones)
  • Artificial cosmetic look that appears overdone
  • Asymmetry becomes worse
  • Incomplete or excessive reduction of the dorsal ridge/hump
  • Incomplete change in appearance
  • Underdone or overdone tip projection
  • Excessive narrowing of the nasal tip
  • Formation of too much internal or external scar tissue.

How long should you wait after rhinoplasty surgery before you get a revision?

It is recommended to wait one year after your initial procedure before considering a revision rhinoplasty. As mentioned above, your final rhinoplasty results take up a year, therefore you should not consider a revision rhinoplasty until then.

Rhinoplasty At Bizrahmed

Why Choose Bizrahmed For Your Rhinoplasty Surgery in Dubai?

At Bizrahmed, we will identify your individual and detailed needs, advise you on what to expect from the surgery, and ultimately develop the most suitable rhinoplasty treatment plan for you.

  • At Bizrahmed, rhinoplasty or nose reshaping is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed by Dr. Bizrah. He is recognized globally as one of the most experienced and top nose surgeons in Dubai and internationally.
  • The priority for every patient is to provide beautiful, natural, and realistic results. For possible nose surgery results, Dr. Bashar will discuss your expectations, desired outcomes, and concerns in depth before the surgery to deliver natural results that create a natural look.
  • At Bizrahmed, our surgeon,  Bashar Bizrah, takes a closed rhinoplasty approach minimally invasive, allowing the incisions to heal naturally.
  • Bizrah has vast experience with patients of different ethnic backgrounds has earned his place among the renowned Rhinoplasty surgeons in Dubai, London, and worldwide.
  • Alongside our surgeon, Dr. Bashar Bizrah, our highly trained and experienced staff will guide you smoothly and comfortably along the entire nose reshaping surgery for your rhinoplasty treatment in Dubai.

Nose job consultation at Bizrahmed

The first step of rhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery is having an honest, transparent, and detailed consultation with our surgeon.

Once you choose your rhinoplasty surgeon, a consultation should be scheduled to go over your aesthetic needs with our doctor. It is important to have a transparent and honest consultation between the patient and doctor to draw realistic expectations.

Best Rhinoplasty surgeon in Dubai

  • Bashar Bizrahis perceived as the top nose reshaping specialist globally and has performed more than +40,000 Rhinoplasty Procedure on Multi-Ethnic background Patients
  • +7,000 procedure of Facelift & Blepharoplasty on European & Non-European patients
  • He has unmatched experience in delivering the very best Rhinoplasty results.
  • Rest assured that, with the highly skilled Dr. Bashar, you are in the safest hands before, during, and after the procedure as he performs several Rhinoplasty surgeries in Dubai every year.
  • Authored a textbook on Rhinoplasty & Facial Plastic Surgery which is recognized by the American and European Academies of Facial Plastic Surgeons in the UK.
  • Certified by the Royal College of Surgeons of England in Rhinoplasty, Facial Plastic Surgery, and Blepharoplasty
    Lectures and teaches globally in many Facial Plastic Surgery courses and conferences
  • Highly experienced Rhinoplasty surgeon in the UK for patients of different ethnic backgrounds, people from Europe, the Middle East, India, Africa & China (Rib graft)
  • Member of American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Member of American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).
  • Bizrah has vast experience with patients of different ethnic backgrounds has earned his place among the renowned Rhinoplasty surgeons in Dubai, London, and worldwide.

Rhinoplasty cost in dubai

Rhinoplasty or Nose reshaping is one of the most complicated procedures in cosmetic surgery, and the surgeon’s experience determines the outcome. There is no price fit for rhinoplasty. At Bizrahmed the rhinoplasty cost is starting from 18,000 AED and depending on the degree of change the patient is looking for.


If you choose a skilled rhinoplasty surgeon Dubai, there should be no changes to your smile. However, if work is performed on the tip of the nose, some minor changes can occur to the movement of your upper lip. If work is only performed on the bridge of the nose, there should be no visible changes to your smile.

Sports or any gym activities after Rhinoplasty should be avoided for up to 2 weeks post-op.

You may resume your sports or gym activities 4 weeks after your rhinoplasty. This is advised in order to reduce swelling and discomfort. Jogging and running are avoided for six weeks.

It is advised to refrain from smoking for at least one week after rhinoplasty or nose reshaping procedure. Plastic surgery and smoking do not go together, therefore you should avoid smoking before and after surgery.

When a closed rhinoplasty is performed, there is no visible scarring.

When an open rhinoplasty is performed, small scars on the base of the nose might be there, however overtime they will subside and be virtually not visible.

Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping procedure may carry a few risks like with any major surgery:



Patient adversely reacting to the anesthesia

Some other major however less likely risks include:

Uneven looking nose

Swelling, pain, or discoloration that may persist for a while after surgery


Numbness in and around the nose

Breathing difficulties

It is strongly advised to arrange with someone to drive you to and from the hospital after your rhinoplasty or nose job procedure.

After the procedure, it is recommended to wait 48 hours before driving. However, if the eyes are still excessively swollen, you should wait 4 – 5 days before driving.

You should consume cool and bland food for the first 24 hours after surgery. Foods like soup, oatmeal, mashed potatoes, and smoothies is recommended.

Drinking and smoking should be avoided for at least 3 weeks after your rhinoplasty to ensure the safest recovery.

It is advised to sleep with your head propped on pillows in order to reduce swelling and congestion. Sleeping on your stomach should be completely refrained from for at least 6 weeks. It is also advised to sleep solo in order to avoid any possible damages. Sleeping on your side should be avoided as well as it may cause discomfort and compromise on results.

The majority of patients go back to their regular workout routine around 3 to 4 weeks after their procedure.

Swimming should also be avoided for 3 – 4 weeks after rhinoplasty procedure.

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