What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure that changes the size, shape or proportions of your nose. Rhinoplasty is able to:

  • Increase or decrease the nasal bridge
  • Reduce the size or width of the nose
  • Slim or reduce nostril flares
  • Reshape the nose tip
  • Straighten a crooked nose
  • Smoothen nose humps

Why do you need rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty can help you achieve your desired appearance. It may also be done to repair deformities from an injury, correct a birth defect or improve function and breathing.

What can you expect when undergoing rhinoplasty?

Preparing for Rhinoplasty

During the consultation with your surgeon, it is important to discuss your goals and expectations for the rhinoplasty and what the surgery can and cannot address. If you have a small chin, your surgeon may suggest chin augmentation as a small chin can create the illusion of a larger nose. Chin augmentation can help with balancing your facial profile. 

Your surgeon will be taking photos of your face to compare your appearance before and after rhinoplasty and to help narrow down the best options for your rhinoplasty.

During Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty can be done with sedation and local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on how complex your surgery is and what your surgeon prefers. 

Rhinoplasty may be done inside your nose or through a small incision at the base of your nose between your nostrils. Your surgeon will then arrange and readjust your nasal bones or cartilage. Your surgeon may use cartilage taken from deeper inside your nose or from your ear, or from your rib, implants or bone from other parts of your body. After the shaping of your nose, the surgeon places the nose’s skin and tissue back and stitches the incisions.

After Rhinoplasty

Bleeding, swelling and feeling puffy are normal effects post rhinoplasty. Your nose will be covered with a splint and a bandage for a week, and you will need to rest in bed with your head raised higher than your chest to reduce bleeding and swelling. 

A small piece of gauze may be placed under your nose to absorb drainage of mucus and old blood.

Why choose Novena Surgery for rhinoplasty?

Doctors who choose to perform rhinoplasty at Novena Surgery will perform the procedure in one of four modular operating theaters with cable-less pendant systems, allowing doctors to operate free of stray wiring obstruction.

Post-procedure, patients can choose to recover in one of Novena Surgery’s comfortable private suites, or in our 12-bed recovery unit under the care of well-trained nursing staff.

Waiting times are also shortened as patients need only turn up half-an-hour before their surgery, and be checked into the ward within 10 minutes of arrival. 

Patients’ companions have the option of patronising Velocity, Square and Square 2 shopping malls that are seamlessly integrated with Novena Medical Centre, the building housing Novena Surgery.

I want to undergo a rhinoplasty in Novena Surgery but I do not have a specialist doctor in mind yet.

This list consists of specialists who commonly perform rhinoplasties at Novena Surgery – contact us at +65-6254 9331 or admin@novenasurgery.com.sg and we will help you book a consultation appointment with a specialist doctor from the list.

Name of Specialist ClinicName of Specialist DoctorSpecialist Clinic AddressSpecialist Clinic Opening Hours
Covette Plastic & Cosmetic SurgeryDr Gavin KangRB Capital Building
Level 6, 22 Malacca Street, Singapore 048980

Thong Teck Building
#03-08, 15 Scotts Road, Singapore 228218
Mon -Fri: 10am -7.30pm
Sat: 10am – 5.30pm
Sun & Public Holiday: Closed
The Plastic Surgery PracticeDr Andrew Tay10 Sinaran Drive, #11-33
Novena Medical Center, Singapore 307506
Monday – Friday: 9am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm
Saturday: 9am – 1pm
Sunday & Public Holiday: Closed
W Aesthetics Plastic SurgeryDr Wong Chin Ho06-28/29 Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Center, 38 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329563Mon -Fri: 9am -5pm
Sat: 9am – 1pm