If you are not happy with the shape or size of your nose, you may choose to have aesthetic corrective surgery. Possible functional complaints can be treated at the same time and may be covered by your health insurer.
- Free consultation with extensive advice.
- Our ENT specialist/facial plastic surgeon is board certified by the European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery
- We have performed over 3000 rhinoplasty surgeries.
- Nose reshaping with a natural result.
- Treatment plan based on your complaints and/or wishes.
- Patients usually experience minimal pain and are often able to resume their social and work activities after 10 days.
Before the surgery
After the surgery
“Very pleasant clinic: highly professional while also very personal. Very pleasant team. They take all the time they need and make you feel comfortable. The aftercare is excellent. They are not done when the surgery has been finished. Professor Nolst Trenité is amazing! Very satisfied.”
“Very correct and professional reception and preparation. There was a lot of attention to the patient’s individual wishes.”
“When I needed rhinoplasty surgery, Prof. Dr Nolst Trenité did an excellent job. Already during the first consultation, I knew that he has a huge amount of experience and he gave a good view of what could be done and what I could expect.”
During the first consultation, you and the attending plastic surgeon will discuss the rhinoplasty surgery. Our surgeons specialise in performing nose reshaping procedures and we will guide you through the preparation, the treatment itself, and the aftercare.
The costs for a rhinoplasty surgery depend on the type of procedure and the complexity of the surgery.
|Rhinoplasty surgery||€ 4.500|
The first consultation
During the first consultation, we will discuss your wishes and requirements with regard to the rhinoplasty surgery. We will examine your nose and use a mirror and, when necessary, photos and drawings to explain more about the possible changes in shape and/or size. We then inform you about the treatment, the surgically technical aspects, possible complications, and the aftercare during the postoperative trajectory. We will also ask you some questions about a number of health aspects and your use of medication. All information will be documented in the Electronic Patient File. The consultant will then discuss some other practical issues and will give you a possible date for the surgery. Issues that will be discussed are:
- Use of medication, allergies, and medical afflictions
- Use of tobacco, drugs, and alcohol
- Possible previous surgery
During the intake interview, we will also take photos to make a clear analysis of the profile of your face
The surgeon and nurse will decide If you can go home after the procedure. Please arrange for someone to collect you and take you home as you will not be allowed to drive yourself. You will need to drop by the clinic the next day so we can remove the nasal tampons. The next appointment will be a week later, when we will remove the nose splint and the stitches.
Recovery time rhinoplasty
YOU CAN SHOWER BUT YOUR FACE MUST NOT GET WET
1 day after the procedure
CHECK-UP APPOINTMENT FOR REMOVAL OF NASAL TAMPONS
1 day after the procedure
SWELLING AND REDNESS INCREASE
3 to 7 days after the procedure
CHECK-UP APPOINTMENT AT THE CLINIC AND REMOVAL OF STITCHES
Day 7 after the procedure
YOU CAN RESUME LIGHT PHYSICAL WORK
7 to 10 days after the procedure
YOU CAN RESUME HEAVIER PHYSICAL WORK
1 month after the procedure
THE FINAL RESULT BECOMES MORE AND MORE VISIBLE
3 to 4 months after the procedure
THE FINAL RESULT
After one year
Risks and complications
Rhinoplasty surgery generally involves few complications and risks. Our plastic surgeon performs the corrective procedure meticulously and with great care. Nevertheless, as with any type of surgery, there are some risks such as:
- Bleeding after the procedure
- Swelling of the nose
- Bruising below the eyes
- Reduced sense of smell
- Reduced ability to breathe through the nose
- (Temporary) numbness of the tip of the nose
- We aim to achieve symmetry, but we cannot guarantee this for 100%
- Wound that is not healing as it should
- Excess scar tissue
Frequently asked questions
DO I NEED GENERAL ANAESTHESIA DURING THE RHINOPLASTY SURGERY?
In most cases, the rhinoplasty surgery is performed under general anaesthesia.
WHEN CAN I GO OUT IN PUBLIC AGAIN?
After the corrective surgery, we will place an aluminium cap on your nose which must be worn for six to ten days. In most cases, we also place nasal tampons inside your nose, which the assistant at the clinic will remove the next day. The area around your nose and under the eyes will be swollen and sensitive for a few days after the procedure. After 10 to 15 days you can resume your daily work activities again. We advise you to wait four weeks before resuming physically heavy activities.
WILL THE FINAL RESULT BE VISIBLE SOON?
The ultimate result of a rhinoplasty will only be visible after about one year. Naturally, you will see immediately that your nose has changed, but the bone, cartilage, and skin tissue need time to recover.
CAN I WEAR GLASSES?
When the nose bridge has been corrected, you are not allowed to wear (sun)glasses that rest on the bridge during the first 6 weeks after the surgery. There is a solution for this when wearing your glasses: you can attach your glasses to your forehead by using a plaster.