Rhinoplasty is a complex surgical procedure requiring a great deal of training and experience. The decision to have surgery on the nose should be made with the utmost level of care and attention.
The average cost of rhinoplasty surgery in Vancouver is between $5,000 to $13,000, but it can range up to $25,000 due to many variables involved in this procedure, such as the surgeon’s experience, time in practice, and the details of the surgical plan.
There are a variety of different techniques used to perform Rhinoplasty, each one focusing on altering the structure of your nose by modifying the underlying cartilage and bone.
Open Rhinoplasty is performed by making a small incision across the columella – the area between your nostrils at the base of the nose. The skin is gently raised after the incision is made to expose the nasal bones & cartilage so that the necessary modifications can be made. The incision is then surgically closed with sutures to minimize scarring and blend with the natural creases of the nose.
How Dr. Buonassisi performs the surgery and what modifications he makes is dependent on careful considerations including the individual’s desired goals, existing structure, type of skin and more. The best way to know with certainty which technique is best for you is to have an in-depth conversation with Dr. Buonassisi during your surgical consultation.
Very common questions that people ask are “how long is the downtime for Rhinoplasty?” or “how long for swelling to go down?”. Most patients will take 1-2 weeks off work or school, and are able to work or study from home in the early days of recovery.
Your cast is removed 1 week after surgery, but be prepared to still see bruising and swelling. The exciting part, though, is that you will get the first glimpse of your new nose.
While it varies from patient to patient, you can expect most bruising to dissipate in the second week. It is also important to keep in mind that it will take a year for everything to heal and set for you to see your final result.
All of the above information and more (including an overview of what to expect day-by-day after surgery) are covered in your complimentary pre-consultation with a Patient Care Manager.
Entrusting a surgeon with a central feature of your face like your nose requires a great deal of understanding of their credentials, experience, and results of procedures they’ve performed in the past. As such, patients are encouraged to seek out experienced surgeons who have performed many cosmetic rhinoplasties over a long career. One of Canada’s top dual board-certified cosmetic facial surgeons, Dr. Thomas Buonassisi leads the team at 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic and carries extensive experience, having performed thousands of cosmetic nasal surgeries for over 20 years.
The first step in most patients’ rhinoplasty journey is to enhance their knowledge with the free Essential Guide to Rhinoplasty eBook.
At 8 West Clinic, we focus on honest patient education and a comprehensive approach. This is why Vancouver’s leading board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Buonassisi has consolidated his 20+ years experience into the informative Essential Guide to Rhinoplasty. This eBook is an essential tool for anyone considering cosmetic nasal surgery.
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Hailing from Australia, wanderlust blogger Ola Endress has touched down in Hollywood North to continue growing the acting career she has sparked back home, and also to work with Dr. Buonassisi on improving her concerns with her humped nose. After years of research, Ola came to rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Buonassisi to help her be able to let go of her self-consciousness and finally focus on just being her best self in her new home of Vancouver.
Ready to take the next step in your nose job journey? Request a complimentary pre-consultation with Dr. Buonassisi’s knowledgeable Patient Care Managers at 8 West Clinic, where you can undergo an exploration of your goals with surgery to uncover if rhinoplasty is right for your concerns and lifestyle. You’ll also gain important in-depth information on other factors to consider before making a decision to move forward with rhinoplasty. This can include things like cost of surgery, pre-op and post-op requirements, follow-up care, and timelines for booking your surgical consultation with Dr. Buonassisi.
No matter your questions, you’ll be in the best hands. To book a pre-consultation, fill out our online form, or call (604) 733-1669 today.