Understanding Rhinoplasty: Enhancing Appearance and Function

Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as nose surgery, is a transformative procedure aimed at altering the shape and structure of your nose. Typically, the main motivation for rhinoplasty is to address cosmetic concerns, improve breathing function, or a combination of both. At Hospital CMQ, our Plastic Surgeons and ENT Surgeons will carefully evaluate your facial anatomy, and specific aesthetic goals to develop a personalized plan to address your needs and aspirations.

By entrusting your care to our skilled and experienced team of specialists, you can embark on a transformative journey towards a nose that not only enhances your appearance but also improves your overall quality of life. Make your appointment today!

What Will Happen During My Rhinoplasty at Hospital CMQ?

At Hospital CMQ, your rhinoplasty journey starts with an initial consultation with our experienced surgeons. They will carefully assess your nasal anatomy, facial features, and breathing function. Moreover, you’ll undergo a preoperative evaluation to ensure you’re in optimal health for the procedure. On the day of your surgery, you will arrive at our facilities where our dedicated medical team will guide you through the preparations. Once you’re ready, you’ll be escorted to the operating room where our Department of Anesthesiologists will administer the proper anesthesia to ensure your comfort and safety.

During your procedure, our surgeons will reshape your nose to enhance its aesthetic appeal, symmetry, and, importantly, your breathing function. This comprehensive approach aims to achieve facial harmony and balance while addressing any underlying structural issues that may affect your nasal airflow. Likewise, it is worth noting that a rhinoplasty is typically recommended for patients who have reached 15 years of age. This is to allow the full development of nasal cartilage and bone. After the surgery, you’ll be carefully monitored in the recovery area by our experienced nursing staff. Once you’re alert and stable, you’ll be discharged home with a detailed postoperative instructions and medications.

Pros and Cons of Rhinoplasty: What You Need to Know

Before undergoing a rhinoplasty it’s crucial to thoroughly weigh the potential benefits and drawbacks of the procedure and discuss your concerns with a board-certified surgeon. By understanding the pros and cons of the procedure, you can make an informed decision that aligns with your goals and expectations.


  • Enhance Appearance: Rhinoplasty offers the opportunity to improve the shape, angle, and overall size of the nose, creating a more balanced and aesthetical facial profile.
  • Functional Improvements: Beyond cosmetic enhancements, this procedure addresses structural defects.
  • Boost in Confidence: A successful rhinoplasty can have a positive impact on self-image and self-confidence, allowing them to feel more comfortable and satisfied with their appearance.


  • Potential Scarring: Depending on the type of surgery, some patients may develop visible scars, particularly in cases where external incisions are made.
  • Adjustment Period: It’s common for patients to require time to adjust to their new appearance following the procedure. Post-operative swelling, bruising, and discomfort are normal during the initial recovery phase.
  • Unrealized Expectations: While rhinoplasty can achieve significant improvements in the appearance and function of your nose, it’s important to mention that results may not be exactly what you want. Realistic expectations are essential for a satisfactory rhinoplasty experience.

Are You a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a highly personalized surgical procedure that should be undertaken for the benefit of the individual, not to fulfill external expectations or the desires of others. Additionally, while every case is unique, certain criteria can help determine if you’re an ideal candidate for this procedure:

  1. Full Facial Bone Growth: Ideal candidates for rhinoplasty have completed full facial bone growth, typically around 15 years old or older. This ensures that the nasal structure is fully developed, allowing for more predictable outcomes.
  2. Good Physical Health: Candidates should be in overall good physical health, with no underlying medical conditions.
  3. Non-smoker: Smoking can impair the body’s ability to heal and increase the risk of complications during or after surgery. Abstain from smoking to optimize healing and minimize risks.
  4. Realistic Expectations: Candidates need to have a positive outlook and realistic goals following a rhinoplasty.
  5. Personal Motivation: Undergoing this procedure should be a decision made by the individual, motivated by their own desires for self-improvement and enhancement.