Reasons for rhinoplasty include the following: big nose, long nose, deviated nose, bony bump, saddle nose, bullous nasal peak, big nostrils, or an acute angle between the nose and upper lip.

What you should keep in mind

local with sedation or general
Length of operation:
1 – 2 hours
Patient status:
outpatient or inpatient for 1 night
Side effects:
temporary problems with breathing through the nose, swelling and bruising around the eyes for 2 – 3 weeks, wearing a nasal splint for 1 week
back to work: 2 weeks

The operation

The operative correction of the nasal frame aims to fit the nose to the face. The operative access is either along the inner part of the nasal entrance (closed rhinoplasty) or with an incision on the lower part of the nose piece (open rhinoplasty). The bony and cartilaginous parts of the nose are then sculpted to the desired shape.

If a deviated nose is accompanied by functional breathing problems due to a deviated nasal septum, a rhinoplasty can also repair these problems.

Praxis Prof. Dr. med. Beer, Zürich
Example of resection of a bony nasal hump, before (red) and after the operation (blue).

Treatment options

Treatment areas