Plastic surgery of the nose (rhinoplasty) is one of the most popular interventions. Its first results can be seen within 10-14 days, but the final effect is evaluated only after 6-12 months. This is due to the special properties of the recovery period. Consider both the rehabilitation process and the features of the operation itself, indications and contraindications to it.

Indications for rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty can be performed for aesthetic and medical reasons. In some cases, surgery is prescribed when several factors are combined.
Aesthetic indications

Rhinoplasty can be performed with such disadvantages as:

• Large nostrils
• Pronounced hump
• Volume tip
• long length
• Various curvatures

All such defects impair the perception of appearance and violate the proportions of the face.

Functional indications

The nose performs a number of important functions from the point of view of life support. These include:

• Respiratory
• Reflex
• Olfactory
• Speech
• Protective

The nose allows us to breathe normally, provides warming and purification of the incoming air, participates in the formation of speech and makes it possible to perceive odors. Congenital and acquired defects of both the osteochondral skeleton and the septum can reduce nasal breathing, interfere with smell and reduce other organ functions. At the same time, only pronounced breathing disorders are an absolute indication for plastic surgery.


Rhinoplasty can be performed with a combination of various aesthetic and functional indications. Reconstructive rhinoseptoplasty is usually performed. This operation makes it possible for:

• Expansion and strengthening of narrowed passages
• Baffle fixes
• Elimination of asymmetry of the nose, etc.

Preparing for plastic surgery of the nose

Preparation for surgery always begins with a consultation with a surgeon. The patient describes the changes that he would like to see after the end of the rehabilitation period. The surgeon conducts an examination and announces the options for correction, discusses with the patient the terms of rehabilitation and possible complications.

During the examination, the doctor:

Assesses the structure of the nose, its symmetry and proportion
Reveals all external and hidden defects

Determines the structure of the skin of the nose and its features
Computer modeling is also carried out. It allows you to understand how the nose will look after recovery.

If necessary, other examinations are carried out. Their full list is voiced by the doctor.

Typically, patients:

• Get X-rays and ECGs
• Take blood and urine tests
• Consult with an otorhinolaryngologist

Contraindications to surgery

Plastic surgery of the nose is not performed for:
• Diseases of the blood associated with a violation of its coagulability
• Diabetes mellitus
• Pregnancy and lactation
• Acute stages of infectious and inflammatory diseases
• Oncological pathologies, etc.

The intervention is not performed on patients under 18 years of age. This is due to the fact that only at this age the formation of the osteochondral skeleton is completed.

The doctor will tell you about all the contraindications.