February 2015

Rhinoplasty: An Introduction

Rhinoplasty is a type of plastic surgery that changes the shape of the nose. It can alter many aspects of the nose’s structure and aesthetic appearance. It can change the size; making the nose larger or smaller, change the tip, or angle of the nose in relation to other facial parts. Rhinoplasty can also eliminate what one perceives as defects in or on their nose.

However Rhinoplasty doesn’t have to be just for aesthetic purposes. Some people suffer from a deviated septum, which causes breathing impairment. Rhinoplasty can adjust the nasal structure, aligning the nose and improving the patient’s quality of life.

The procedure itself is done with the utmost care not to compromise the exterior of your nose. Incisions are made to give the surgeon full access to the nasal structure and support, however these incisions are done on the inside of the nose so as to remain invisible after the surgery. Then the surgeon will go about altering the nasal structure, either adding or subtracting tissue (organic or artificial). At the end of the surgery the nose will be secured with a splint to allow it to heal in a stable position.

After the surgery the patient can expect a small degree of swelling for about a weeks time, before the bandages can start being taken of and life can return to normal.



The general risks associated with rhinoplasty

When travelling for the purposes of rhinoplasty, you should always consider certain elementary factors and make sure there are some questions that you ask your doctor, such as;

Are you certified by your national board for medicine/plastic surgery?

Do you have several years of experience in the field?

What medication will I be given after surgery?

Will I have bandages and when will they be removed?

Am I a good candidate for Rhinoplasty?

What kind of results can I realistically expect?

What are the risks and complications associated with Rhinoplasty?

What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome of my nose surgery?


If you’re seeking travelling for purposes of plastic surgery to or within Europe, you should seriously consider the advantages of committing to your surgery in the Czech Republic. A country with a very high quality of life and advanced medical industry, it has a reputation for being one of the world’s top destinations for plastic surgery.

Medical Travel Czech specifically offers one of the most financially attractive and easy packages when it comes to rhinoplasty, with excellent pre-treatment, procedural and post-treatment care. A free consultation is offered in the beginning, where an experienced surgeon will analyze your photos remotely and discuss with you whether you are a good candidate for the procedure and what are all the individual benefits and expectations you can have. If everything is agreed then you will be brought to Prague (all logistics arranged) for a 3 day trip that involves only a one night stay at the clinic. The surgical team boasts an impressive reputation and over 10 years of experience in the field and is the ideal solution for anyone looking to travel for safe and perfectly executed rhinoplasty.