Rhinoplasty in Toronto: How Long Will the Procedure Take?


It’s a reasonable question: how long will this take? If you’re researching options for rhinoplasty in Toronto, you may want to know precisely how long your procedure will take. However, getting specifics from your surgeon will depend on your personal treatment plan. There are numerous ways to approach nose job enhancements.

As well, the length of time needed to complete meticulous work may increase during surgery because the nose is complex and a challenging feature.

There are two primary approaches to rhinoplasty in Toronto: open and closed.

Surgical incisions can be made inside the nose only, or across the columella. The closed technique is optimal for some adjustments but not for others as the surgeon’s view and access are limited.

The open format allows for highly detailed and advanced work to be done on various tissues. When it comes to nose enhancements, changes of mere millimetres can create dramatic effects, so it’s essential that your surgeon has the access and time they need to do meticulous work.

Commonly referred to as a nose job, nasal surgery allows a person to change the size of their nose, change the shape of the tip or bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip. Dramatic improvements to facial proportion and harmony of features are achieved through meticulous and subtle adjustments. In the hands of a skilled and experienced facial cosmetic surgeon, a person’s appearance can be improved without it appearing obvious they had surgical modifications. learn more.

Will you be having a septorhinoplasty?

Patients often combine the aesthetic and functional in a procedure known as septorhinoplasty. In fact, sometimes people don’t realize they have a septum obstruction or asymmetry until they meet with a surgeon to talk about changing their look. The two procedures can be combined and result in a nose that works better and looks better too. Combining various interventions, or a nose surgery with other treatments on the face will increase the necessary OR time.

Is your Toronto rhinoplasty a revision?

If this is a secondary procedure, it may take longer. Revision surgery requires a high level of knowledge and practice experience in facial plastic and reconstructive work. The scar tissue, reduced cartilage and potential blood supply alterations from the primary procedure make subsequent operations more demanding. The risks are higher and working with scar tissue is delicate. Your surgeon may be extracting cartilage from elsewhere on your body to create supportive graft material as well. Whether from the ribs or the ear, harvesting tissue and creating grafts takes additional time.

Big changes, or little changes?

You might have an alar reduction, (adjustment to the nostrils) a tip refinement, shaved bridge, or even a septum repair for breathing added to your procedure. In all these cases, the time in the OR will vary by hours. Your nose job may require 2 hours in the operating suite, or 6. It all depends on the degree of work to be done. So, who is the best person to ask how long your surgery will take? Your rhinoplasty surgeon. When you meet with the specialists at Verso Surgery Centre for your consultation, they’ll be pleased to discuss your goals and expectations, assess your nose, and offer ideal treatment options. When you know what’s needed, you can learn exactly how long it will take too. We look forward to meeting you.

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