Dr. Kolenda is a leader in this field. He’s widely known for his advanced reconstructive skills and is one of a few facial plastic surgeons to have completed the fellowship program of Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery. Having attended the most prestigious universities for advanced surgical training around the world, his patients enjoy the peace of mind that he offers the highest-level quality of care. Dr. Kolenda is also a motivated innovator and pioneer of leading-edge techniques which makes him a valuable instructor and advisor for other surgeons.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty describes a cosmetic procedure designed to change the nose’s appearance, whether through tip or nostril adjustment, straightening the bridge or other alterations. For many people, the characteristics of their nose are a daily source of frustration or self-consciousness even when the perceived defect is small. Because the nose is central on one’s face, it isn’t possible to cover up and detract from it the way that other physical features may be downplayed. One may inherit hereditary features that they aren’t comfortable with, or sustain a nasal trauma playing sports. A slight hump on the nose, droopy or bulbous tip may be a feature that draws a patient’s focus each day. Rhinoplasty in Toronto offers a permanent and effective solution to a variety of nasal aesthetic issues.  Keep in mind, there is also a distinction between male and female rhinoplasty surgeries in Toronto.

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Types of Rhinoplasty

Planning rhinoplasty in Toronto can look a little different for everyone. That’s because this complex, specialized cosmetic surgery varies significantly. Rhinoplasty can be “open” or “closed.” You may have a cosmetic nose job to refine the tip or smooth the bridge. You might undergo a revision or repair of nasal injury. Some people choose septoplasty to improve their breathing with no visible change at all. Here’s a closer look at the which of the most popular types of procedure is best fit for you.:

The open method is often appropriate to make significant changes. It involves incisions within the nostrils and one across the columella, at the base of the nose and upper lip. This allows the surgeon a clear view of nasal anatomy to perform significant work.

Rhinoplasty in Toronto using the closed approach is popular for minor changes and allows a faster healing time with no visible scars. Incisions made entirely within the nostrils enable the surgeon to reshape bone and cartilage.

The central bone and cartilage between nasal passages form the septum. When a septum bends or twists in the middle, the S-shape or C-shape deviation can block airflow. Many people seek surgical correction due to snoring or other symptoms.

A secondary or revision rhinoplasty in Toronto is designed to correct problems after a previous nose job, or an issue that wasn’t thoroughly addressed with the first procedure. Some revisions are relatively easy, while others are incredibly challenging. Factors such as tough scar tissue and reduced blood supply in the nose mean that highly experienced facial surgeons are required for optimal outcomes.

Similar to revision work, reconstruction for the nose is complex and may require the addition of grafts or removal of scar tissue. A severe type of nose injury is called saddle deformity. The bridge and septum break down and collapse due to severe facial trauma or chronic nasal drug use. Rigorous reconstruction work may require donor rib tissue to rebuild a bridge and septum.

This exciting, new, non-surgical approach to reshape noses is increasing in popularity. Toronto rhinoplasty patients may choose this temporary alternative before proceeding with surgical enhancement. Dermal fillers can improve bridge symmetry, subtly reshape the tip, help to fill depressions, and camouflage a bump. There are limitations, including size reduction. The results last roughly 9 – 12 months and provide instant improvements with no downtime.

Good Candidates for Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty describes a cosmetic procedure designed to change the nose’s appearance, whether through tip or nostril adjustment, straightening the bridge or other alterations. For many people, the characteristics of their nose are a daily source of frustration or self-consciousness even when the perceived defect is small. Rhinoplasty in Toronto offers a permanent and effective solution to a variety of nasal aesthetic issues.

Whether a person feels their nose is too large and projecting, or if they have a low radix, a thin or wide nose, size alteration can bring all the facial features into beautiful balance.

A hump on the bridge of a nose is relatively common and creates a profile many people wish to change.

Through tip and nostril adjustments, a wide or bulbous nose can be narrowed and refined.

Many noses are asymmetric, but when it’s extreme, or due to an injury, people may choose rhinoplasty to straighten it.

Septoplasty is designed to restore clear breathing through straightening of the bone and cartilage between nostrils. When combined with aesthetic enhancements, this is called a septorhinoplasty.

For those who had an unsatisfying first nose job, or complications after rhinoplasty, Toronto facial plastic surgeons specialized in secondary rhinoplasty use a variety of techniques to make improvements.

Our Process
What to Expect

Our specialists at Verso Surgery Centre will guide you through every step of the way in this journey

The best way to learn more about your unique opportunities for nasal reshaping is to meet with a facial cosmetic surgery expert. If you’d like to learn whether rhinoplasty is the best way to reach your aesthetic goals, please contact Verso Surgery Centre to arrange your initial, confidential consultation. During your complimentary information session, you’ll have an assessment of your face and nose, hear detailed descriptions of possible treatments, and learn about the pros and cons of rhinoplasty. Toronto patients from all backgrounds, ages and walks of life come to meet with our specialists for facial improvements. You can trust you’ll receive honest, caring feedback and never feel rushed. We’ll make the process of gathering information enjoyable for you. Bring a list of questions, ‘wish pictures’ and a friend or family member if you like.

Through you consultation, we would look into options that will best suit your needs.  This means taking your special occasions and planning into consideration such as planning for a summer time procedure.

Verso Surgery offers an extensive online learning centre for prospective and current clients to feel empowered. Today’s cosmetic patients often like to conduct their own research, ask plenty of questions, and understand their options in-depth. We want our patients to be informed and confident too. Feel free to browse the library of detailed surgical blogs, Q&A’s, and procedure descriptions on our website. If you don’t see your concerns addressed there, feel free to contact our caring team, and we’ll be glad to help.

You’ll need to sleep with the head of your bed somewhat elevated after rhinoplasty in Toronto. You can prop up the mattress and stock up on firm pillows to create comfortable rest areas in your home.

Try to get your prescriptions filled ahead of time and purchase light snacks like pudding, apple sauce and yogurt to take with medication. You may also be permitted to use cold compresses on your cheeks and nasal spray for your nose if your surgeon permits it.

Toronto rhinoplasty patients often experience dry noses and mouths for a couple of weeks after surgery. You’ll be mouth-breathing at first, so plenty of water, straws, candies to suck on, and a humidifier for your room will help keep you comfortable.

Clean the house, run errands and arrange child or pet care. Some people underestimate how much help they need following surgery. You won’t be permitted to do strenuous activity or heavy lifting for a time.

Pause your gym membership. It will be a few weeks before you can workout and longer to be cleared for sports.

You will need a friend or family member to drive you home from the surgical centre and stay with you the first day. You’ll also need them to drive you to follow up appointments for the first week.

The night before surgery, you won’t be permitted to eat or drink anything after midnight. Ensure that you have your surgeon and nursing care contact numbers handy in case you have any questions once you return home. They’ll be happy to help and make sure you’re on track with everything you need after rhinoplasty.

Here is a list of things that you may find as a necessities you need to have for your recovery.


Every Toronto rhinoplasty patient experiences their post-op phase a little differently. The type of procedure you have will affect the timeline for healing. However, there are general guidelines that just about everyone can refer to. Here is the typical rhinoplasty recovery timeline:

Day of Surgery
Most people can return home the same day after rhinoplasty in Toronto. When you awaken in a comfortable recovery room after general anaesthesia, you may feel slightly nauseous or dizzy until medication is cleared from your system.

Most people experience minimal pain, but expect stuffiness and pressure as inflammation sets in. There will be some minor oozing from the nostrils, and you’ll have gauze or cotton placed there with instructions to change it. You’ll need to keep your head up, rest, take your prescription medication, and return to your surgeon for a follow-up appointment a day or two later.

Day 2 – 3
The most swelling and facial pressure experienced after rhinoplasty in Toronto, occurs within the first few days. Most people also see bruises appear under their eyes. Follow your facial surgeon’s instructions for nasal irrigation, application of ointment, and cold compresses on your cheeks if needed. You won’t be permitted to touch or place anything on the nose. Likewise, you mustn’t put anything in the nostrils. Instead, rely on your surgeon to clean up and clear out nasal passageways at your follow-up appointment.

You can walk and perform light tasks, but don’t bend over, lift anything over 5 pounds or increase your blood pressure at this time. Sleep with the head and shoulders elevated to reduce swelling and discomfort. 

Week 1 – Week 2
You’ll have your splint, and any non-dissolvable sutures removed at one week. Most Toronto rhinoplasty patients can see their new nose shape being revealed at this point, and they feel much more comfortable, though some bruising and swelling remains.

You may return to school or light work after the first week while taking care to protect your nose from sun and unwanted contact.

After Week 2
The most challenging phase of rhinoplasty recovery is often after 2-3 weeks when bruising and most swelling is gone. It’s difficult because it requires much patience. Your nose will appear almost completely normal to others, but the sensitive nasal tissue, especially the tip, holds residual swelling for several months. You’ll be permitted to resume most activity like wearing glasses and working out after one month. However, you’ll wait nearly a year to see subtle definition and refined details complete. Book your own, free consultation with our rhinoplasty specialists at Verso Surgery Centre today.

Initially, you will see swelling and possible bruising appear in the facial region the day after your surgery. That typically peaks around day 2-3, then begins to subside with the majority resolved by the 14-day mark.

Most patients report very little pain during recovery, but a sensation of pressure due to the swelling and congestion of delicate mucosal tissue. The nostrils will typically have soft breathing tubes inserted to help keep patients breathing freely while the nasal passages are swollen. You’ll be advised as to how to eat, position yourself and conduct daily activities as comfortably as possible. The incisions are located inside the nasal passages or just at the base of the columella, which means they will heal to be invisible or barely perceptible to the naked eye. Incisions are usually closed within two weeks, and you’ll receive instructions regarding protection from the risk of infection or scarring.

Some of patients fly in for our dedicated services, needing to return home after.  There are also extra details that need to be considered when it comes to travel plans after rhinoplasty procedure in Toronto.

Additionally, with our patient’s well-being in mind, there are things to avoid following the rhinoplasty procedure.  Sticking closely to these pointers will help you on your journey to recovery as soon as possible!  

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