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Rhinoplasty in Saudi Arabia 

Rhinoplasty has surged in popularity in Saudi Arabia. This transformative procedure, meticulously executed by expert plastic surgeons, is no longer solely a celebrity secret. Instead, it’s become a carefully considered option for Saudis seeking to subtly enhance their natural features and boost their confidence.

You can now achieve a sharper nasal bridge, a refined tip, or a harmonious balance to the face by the skilled hands of our plastic surgeons at Novomed. The allure of rhinoplasty lies not just in its transformative potential, but also in Novomed’s commitment to ethical and personalized care. Each patient’s journey begins with an in-depth consultation, ensuring that expectations are aligned and concerns are addressed with utmost sensitivity.

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, or “nose job”, is a cosmetic procedure that aims to improve the aesthetics of the nose by changing its size, shape, or both. Aesthetic considerations or practical issues connected to breathing problems or nasal deformities might also motivate this cosmetic procedure. The goals of Rhinoplasty can be accomplished by a variety of procedures, including but not limited to narrowing the nostrils, reshaping the nasal tip, straightening the bridge, or correcting asymmetry.

Who can benefit from rhinoplasty?

This versatile cosmetic surgery can address various aesthetic and functional concerns, including the following:

  • Enhancing a nose with roundness, an upturned or sagging profile.
  • Fixing a crooked septum to make the nose work better and breathing easier.
  • Changing noses that are too big, too small, too wide, or pointing up incorrectly.
  • Getting rid of noticeable bumps or hollows on the nose line.
  • Changing the size of the nose to make the face look balanced by making it smaller or bigger.

What are the types of rhinoplasty?

The two primary surgical approaches to Rhinoplasty are:

  1. Open rhinoplasty:  For open rhinoplasty, a cut is made across the cartilage tissue, which is the strip of muscle that goes between the nose. This method makes it easier to see and reach the structures inside the nose and is mainly done for major nose shaping. Open rhinoplasty gives the surgeon a clear view of the nasal framework, which makes it easier to make accurate changes. It works exceptionally well for reconstructing large or complicated noses.
  1. Closed rhinoplasty: In this method, cuts are made inside the noses instead of on the outside. This means that there are no scars on the outside of the nose. Closed rhinoplasty is often the best choice for more straightforward cases where you don’t to make significant changes to nose structures. This approach typically results in a faster recovery time and reduced postoperative swelling compared to open rhinoplasty.

Are rhinoplasty and septoplasty the same?

If you are unhappy with how your nose looks or feels, rhinoplasty might be the right procedure for you. Septoplasty, on the other hand, fixes the nasal septum, a profound structural issue inside the nose. If your nasal septum isn’t functioning correctly, it could impact your breathing. Both operations can be performed together to enhance the appearance and functionality of your nose.

What happens during a rhinoplasty consultation?

Your rhinoplasty consultation starts with a conversation with our plastic surgeon to discuss your motivations, dream nose, and any worries you have. The surgeon will then examine your nose, face, and overall health, possibly taking photos and measurements. They’ll set realistic expectations for your results, explaining what’s achievable and discussing potential risks and complications associated with the procedure. Finally, you’ll receive an estimate of the total cost, including surgery fees, anesthesia, and any necessary follow-up care. This comprehensive consultation ensures you’re well-informed before making any decisions about rhinoplasty.

What happens during a rhinoplasty procedure?

During your rhinoplasty, you’ll drift off under either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Your surgeon will then meticulously reshape your nasal bones, cartilage, or both, to sculpt the nose of your dreams. Depending on the specific changes needed, they’ll either work solely inside your nostrils (closed rhinoplasty) or utilize a small external incision (open rhinoplasty). Once the sculpting is complete, they’ll gently re-drape your skin and seal the incisions. To support the new structure during its early days, they might apply nasal splints or packing. The procedure’s duration varies based on the complexity, typically taking anywhere from one to several hours.

What are the aftercare instructions for post rhinoplasty?

After undergoing Rhinoplasty, you must diligently adhere to the aftercare instructions for optimal results.

  • The best plastic surgeons emphasize rest and recovery, managing pain with prescribed medications, and employing cold compresses to alleviate swelling and bruising.
  • Nasal care, including the use of saline sprays, is crucial.
  • It is advised to avoid activities that could impact on the nose.
  • Follow-ups are essential to monitor progress and concerns, ensuring timely removal of nasal packing or splints.
  • A healthy diet, hydration, and sun protection contribute to the healing process.
  • Refraining from smoking and limiting alcohol intake support overall recovery.

What is asymmetrical healing after a Rhinoplasty?

Asymmetrical healing after Rhinoplasty refers to uneven recovery, where one side of the nose heals differently, which may make your nose appear crooked or uneven. This is not an error or surgical mistake; it’s just the way your nose chooses to heal. Individual factors can lead to variations in swelling, bruising, or postoperative changes. Regular communication with the surgeon is crucial for managing and addressing concerns during recovery.

What is the recovery time after a rhinoplasty procedure?

The first one or two weeks after surgery are often the most obvious regarding swelling and bruising. In most cases, you can return to your regular routines after a week or two, though you may need to rest for a while before engaging in more vigorous activity. Most swelling decreases within a few weeks, but some may stay for months. It can take up to a year for the effects to settle ultimately.

Book your appointment at Novomed today!

The journey of Rhinoplasty is a deeply personal and transformative experience. If you are conscious of the appearance of your nose or seeking improvements to boost your self-confidence, then entrusting this journey to the hands of the best plastic surgeons in Saudi Arabia at Novomed ensures expert guidance and an empathetic understanding of your aspirations and goals.


Can rhinoplasty fix breathing problems?

Yes, rhinoplasty can address functional issues, such as breathing difficulties. Our expert plastic surgeons in Saudi Arabia often incorporate operational improvements alongside cosmetic enhancements to ensure a comprehensive outcome.

Can rhinoplasty be reversed if I don’t like the results?

Reversing rhinoplasty is challenging. The results are permanent after a rhinoplasty procedure; therefore, you must discuss the goals and preferences before having the procedure.

Will rhinoplasty leave visible scars?

Our expert plastic surgeons will make maximum efforts to minimize scarring. Incisions are often discreetly placed; for some procedures, closed rhinoplasty can be performed, leaving no external scars.

Can rhinoplasty modify the size of my nostrils?

Yes, rhinoplasty can address the size and shape of nostrils for aesthetic and functional purposes.

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