Enhance the Appearance
and Functionality of Your Nose
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. Over the past 25+ years, 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.
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. Schedule an assessment with Dr. Gantous to see if this procedure is right for you.
When we change the size, shape and appearance, as well as improve the ability of someone to breathe better, we are able to transform their life positively and permanently.”
~ Dr. Gantous
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.
Do you feel like the size or shape of your nose just doesn’t fit your face? The nose is often the first thing people notice when they look at you so it’s important to be confident in its appearance.
At Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery we perform rhinoplasty procedures to create a nose in perfect symmetry with the rest of your facial features. A rhinoplasty can transform the way you look physically and also how you feel emotionally.
Functional rhinoplasty procedures focus on repairing the internal structure of the nose that occurred naturally or as a direct result of a previous rhinoplasty. Functional concerns such as having a pinched nasal tip or a deviated septum can make it difficult to breathe and cause excess snoring. In some cases, septoplasty surgery (correcting a deviated septum) can actually reduce or stop snoring and even treat patients with breathing disorders such as sleep apnea.
“I cannot say enough about my experience with Dr. Gantous. From the day I came in for my consultation for breathing issues and a deviated septum.. he made me feel safe and comfortable with the procedure that he was about to do…
For the first time in 10 years I can breathe properly through both nostrils! I cannot say enough about this man .. he brought me tears of joy today and I cannot thank him enough. If you or any of your family members or friends need surgery from this doctor he is definitely your man you will not be disappointed.”
~ Real Self Review
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. Clients under the age of 18 require parental consent if they’re undergoing a strictly cosmetic procedure.
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.
Following your preliminary assessment, Dr. Gantous will provide you with a complete list of instructions to help you prepare for nose surgery. Here are a few things you should do to prepare ahead of time:
- Fill all prescriptions that are prescribed so you’re well prepared
- Stock your fridge with foods that are easy to digest and eat (you may feel nauseous in the days after your surgery)
- Do your laundry – particularly your sheets because you will be bedridden for a number of days post surgery
- Stock up on button down tops to reduce the risk of damaging your nose by putting on and taking off shirts over your head
- Stay hydrated at all times
- Take a shower the night before the surgery to remove all makeup and skincare products.
- Stock up on lip balm or petroleum jelly because your lips will be extremely dry after surgery
- We recommend that you arrange to have someone drive you to your surgery
- Don’t eat or drink anything after midnight the day before your surgery
- Wear an easily removable button-up shirt
Healing and recovery time can vary from one patient to another. It also depends on the type of rhinoplasty procedure you receive and the extent of the procedure. However, the average recovery time can last anywhere between two weeks and a few months.
As with any cosmetic or medical procedure, there are a few minor potential risks that are associated with rhinoplasty. Dr. Gantous will take the time to assess your nose during the initial consultation and explain these potential risks to you. Here is a list of some of the side effects you may encounter during the recovery period:
- Discolouration and slight swelling around the nose
- Various sensations such as numbness, itchiness, or discomfort
- Adverse reactions to anesthesia (it’s important to provide a complete list of allergies before the procedure)
- Infection if proper aftercare isn’t administered
- Some scarring or redness
- Nasal septal perforation (a small hole in the septum) – this is rare but is treatable in most cases
- Possible need for revision surgery (this is not uncommon)
- Dissatisfaction with the end result
- Labored breathing (which can be corrected through revision rhinoplasty)
Cosmetic rhinoplasty procedures are generally not covered by most insurance plans in Canada. However, some corrective or reconstructive procedures might be covered by your insurance policy as long as you can prove that you’re doing it to fix a physical nasal defect caused by an illness or injury.
Regardless, you should always check your provincial healthcare plan and speak to your doctor about your coverage options. In certain cases, only specific portions of the procedure may be covered.
Depending on the nature of the procedure, rhinoplasty is usually performed on an outpatient basis in either a hospital or a clinic. You may be required for a few extra hours post-op for observation, but you most likely won’t have to stay overnight.
Choose Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery
Dr. Andres Gantous is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with well over 25+ years of experience working in the field. He’s attended and served as the keynote speaker at numerous facial plastic surgery conferences and events around the globe. Therefore, he’s a veteran in the art of nasal shaping. Countless clients worldwide have traveled to Toronto to undergo Rhinoplasty at Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery, all with excellent results and complete satisfaction.
Dr. Gantous will take the time to answer all of your questions and address your concerns prior to your procedure. Contact us today to book your appointment!