Enhance Your Appearance With A Rhinoplasty By Dr. Gantous
Toronto facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Andres Gantous, has dedicated his career to perfect this operation by obtaining reliable and consistent results even in the most difficult cases. He has achieved national and international recognition as a teaching expert in revision rhinoplasty and reconstructive rhinoplasty. Dr. Gantous is double board-certified in the fields of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery, as well as facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
“Believe me, if I looked good, it’s not an accident.”
~ Nora Ephron
We have helped countless individuals feel good about the way their nose looks by providing them with excellent results from their procedure. View more patients’ results in our before & after facial plastic surgery gallery.
Learn More About Nose Surgery
Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed in North America. People of all ages seek medical advice to modify the appearance and function of their noses. The information below will help you understand the basics and ask specific questions during your consultation.
The nose is the centre of the face and the first thing most people see when looking at each other. A nose that is deformed, too big, too small or too wide can take away from the beauty of other features and detract from the harmony of the face. Even small alterations in the shape of the nose can significantly improve one’s appearance. The goal of rhinoplasty is to improve the nose aesthetically while creating harmony with the other facial features.
Before the nose is altered, a young patient must reach full growth, usually around age 15 or 16. Exceptions are cases in which breathing is severely impaired. the procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia, but can be done with local anesthesia and sedation. It is a day surgery, meaning that the patient can go home a few hours after the operation is complete.
Nose surgery can be done in two different ways. The closed (endonasal) approach is the traditional way whereby incisions are made on the inside of the nose and the changes of the nose carried out through these cuts. The open (external) approach is where an incision is made in the skin between the nostrils and the skin is elevated off the cartilage and bone, allowing direct visualization of the changes that are being made.