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Rhinoplasty is one of the most intricate and complex of all facial surgeries. To be successful, it must be performed with the most advanced surgical techniques. If you are considering altering the appearance of your nose with some of the best rhinoplasty Toronto has to offer, read this comprehensive guide to get the facts to make an informed decision.

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1. What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is the medical term for a “nose job,” or “nose reshaping.” It is most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons, but can also address breathing problems caused by injury, impact, or nose defects present from birth. If you have a nose that you believe has a negative impact on your facial appearance, a rhinoplasty can reshape the structure to bring it into balance with your other features.

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3. Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Most patients who choose to undergo rhinoplasty do so because they feel embarrassed or inhibited by the size, shape, or projection of the nose. As it is the central feature of the face, there is no hiding a flaw, whether it is a hump on the bridge, droopy, large, or bulbous tip, or an aesthetic problem related to overlarge, wide nostrils, or a flat bridge or asymmetrical shape. If you find your cosmetic issue here, you are a likely candidate for rhinoplasty in Toronto.

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Large Nose

While your nose brings character to your face, there can be too much of a good thing. If your nose is out of balance with your other features, it can be corrected and reshaped to create a more pleasing harmony in facial balance.

Unsightly Nose Tip

Some people inherited features they don’t appreciate, such as a large, drooping, bulbous, or pinched nose tip. Rhinoplasty surgery can reshape the cartilage to create a more balanced and attractive profile.

Nose Bridge Hump or Bump

Depending upon the size and projection of a hump, whether created by bone, cartilage, or a combination, smoothing it can dramatically improve your overall appearance to enhance your features.

Wide, Large, Long, or Misshapen Nostrils

Many patients undergo rhinoplasty to correct over-wide, protruding, or long nostrils, or to resolve a unique nostril shape problem. The nostrils can be custom-altered so they better suit your face and are less prominent and visible.

Other Problems: Asymmetry, Concave Bridge, Crooked Nose

For a cosmetic issue such as lack of volume on bridge, an asymmetrical nose, or a crooked nose, a custom rhinoplasty can be performed by adding volume, straightening, or correcting an uneven nose structure.

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4. What is the cost of Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a customized surgery, so that the price tag can vary significantly. In general, the cost of rhinoplasty in Toronto will range between $18,000 - $20,000, based upon what the patient needs surgically. Procedures that involve reshaping both cartilage and bone structure may be costlier.

5. Types of Rhinoplasty

A rhinoplasty can serve several purposes. Most often it is performed for cosmetic reasons but may be used to correct functional problems or restore a natural look to the nose after trauma.

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Most rhinoplasty surgeries are performed to improve nose appearance for cosmetic reasons, whether reducing nose size, projection, altering shape, smoothing a hump, adding volume to a flat bridge, or altering size and shape of overlarge nostrils.


A functional rhinoplasty is performed to resolve a structural problem affecting healthy breathing. In many cases, the function of the nose along with appearance are resolved in a single surgery.


Custom ethnic rhinoplasty is performed to restructure the nose to better enhance the other ethnic features – when performed with an artistic eye. The most effective and beautiful results are achieved by a full evaluation of the facial structure of the individual and subtle changes made that honor heritage while creating a more attractive look.


Some patients who require minor revisions can achieve an excellent result without undergoing surgery. The custom application of dermal fillers can subtly raise the nose tip, smooth a minor hump, or create a more attractive nose tip if it has depressions or has a pinched look.

Open VS. Closed Rhinoplasty

Open Rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty is a method of nose reshaping that involves an incision in the columella, the strip of tissue between your nostrils. While many people worry about scarring, the incision is placed where it will be virtually invisible once healed. This surgical method is appropriate for patients who require more extensive corrections, particularly to the nasal tip. The support structure of the nasal tip must be protected in surgery, so the result achieved is lasting. Many plastic surgeons advise this technique as there is more control in surgery, and less risk of errors that could require correction later.

Closed Rhinoplasty

Many patients have high interest in a “scarless” rhinoplasty, or closed technique. In this technique, incisions are made within the nostrils, so no visible scars are left on the surface. This is an advantage, but this method is not appropriate for extensive corrections to the nose tip, or even the nose bridge. Only your plastic surgeon will be able to evaluate your nose structure and advise you which surgical approach will be most appropriate in your case. If closed rhinoplasty is possible, you will experience faster healing time and will not be left with the tiny scar of open rhinoplasty.

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6. Recovery time

The recovery from rhinoplasty varies person to person, but in general, plan for two weeks off work and other regular activities. It is usual to wear a nose “splint” for the first week, and to experience swelling and bruising. You should be comfortable returning to work or social activities within about one to two weeks

Immediately After

Immediately after your surgery, which will take several hours, you will recover under observation. Once you have become alert and all is well, you will be released to be driven home.

Day of

The day of your rhinoplasty will be a long one. You will awaken early for surgery, have anesthesia administered, undergo hours of surgery, and then return home. Most patients just want to rest and recover for the rest of the day. Sleeping with your head elevated or resting in a reclining chair is the preferred position for recovery.

Two weeks

The majority of uncomfortable congestion is largely resolved, and swelling has greatly reduced. Limited residual swelling, with minor bruising lingering for some patients.

One week

After one week, congestion is reducing, and the splint can be removed. Maximum swelling peaks at about three days and has begun to diminish slowly by the end of week one. Some patients feel well enough to return to work.

Three months

Your reshaped nose is starting to appear natural, with swelling significantly improved, and refinements starting to reveal. You are now free to exercise as you wish, play sports, and run. Always take great care with your nose, as any impact can damage the delicate structure.

One month

Your nose is beginning to take shape and you may find yourself smiling at your image when you look in the mirror.

One year

After a year, your new nose shape is truly a part of you, stable, balanced, and the incision site faded to the point of being almost imperceptible. All reshaping and refinements are fully achieved for most patients.

Six months

Your nose is now mostly healed, and you may not pay much attention to it, are familiar with your new image in the mirror, and likely are experiencing a great increase in confidence in how you look.

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7. What Are the Risks of Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty risks include complications such as infections, bad reactions to anesthesia, poor scarring, breathing difficulties, or an asymmetrical result. Always choose an experienced, board-certified facial plastic surgeon for this procedure, and a clinic that follows the most stringent guidelines for patient health and safety.

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8. How to Choose the Right Rhinoplasty Surgeon?

Choosing the right rhinoplasty surgeon is the most important aspect of a successful outcome. While many plastic surgeons perform rhinoplasty surgery, you should choose a surgeon who focuses strictly on facial plastic surgery and has performed thousands of successful procedures, and is recognized for excellence in this procedure.

Dr. Asaria is the Canadian Region Director for the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, is a Program Director for one of only two Certified Facial Plastic Surgery Training Programs in Canada and is the Facial Plastic Surgeon consultant to the Toronto Raptors. He presents his unique techniques at over ten international meetings annually and is known for the most artistic yet natural-appearing outcomes with rhinoplasty.


A facial plastic surgeon who has gained experience under the tutelage of the masters of nose surgery in fellowship training, with extensive experience at world-class surgical centers where rhinoplasty is performed, and who has been consistently at the top of the class is likely an ideal surgeon to perform your rhinoplasty.


Experience, above all, matters. Your rhinoplasty surgeon should have performed hundreds, if not thousands of nose reshaping surgeries.


A rhinoplasty surgeon who is recognized by his or her peers for quality surgical work, and who has performed countless successful surgeries, with before and after images of patients for you to review is a good choice for this delicate surgery. Read online reviews from other patients and check out all credentials.


Board certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons is the first requirement. Those who serve as educators for other surgeons at Universities are often leaders in their field, as they employ the most advanced techniques.

Why Choose Dr. Asaria?

In Toronto, Dr. Asaria is widely-recognized as the most accomplished rhinoplasty surgeon in the area. He has outstanding qualifications and is often called upon to perform complex surgeries on patients from across Canada. He is known for his exceptional artistry, ability to reshape the nose to the perfect size, shape, and projection to best enhance facial features, and is considered to be among the finest facial plastic surgeons in the country.

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9. What to Expect

Preparing for Surgery

When planning your rhinoplasty, you can make the process much easier on yourself by caring for your body for several weeks prior to your surgical appointment. This means no alcohol, no drugs, and eating a healthy diet and drinking plenty of liquids. You may be asked to stop taking certain medications or supplements that thin the blood to avoid excessive bleeding and faster healing. You will undergo several tests to ensure you are safe for surgery.


Many patients will have a rhinoplasty under general anesthesia, while some may require only intravenous sedation with local anesthetic. The decision will be made between you and your surgeon, and what is considered to be safest and most comfortable for you.


During your rhinoplasty, you will not be aware of what is occurring, as you will be anesthetized. The procedure requires several hours to complete, and you will likely remember nothing about what occurred. Every procedure is customized, and may include bone and cartilage reshaping, grafts, and other techniques to achieve the look you envision.


When your rhinoplasty is complete, you will be transferred to a recovery area to regain consciousness. Once you are fully alert, you can be driven home by a friend or family member, as you will not be allowed to drive. Arrange for someone to stay with you for at least a day to assist you.

10. Frequently asked questions

Q: When Can I Go Back to My Usual Exercise Program After Rhinoplasty? Your activities will be restricted for two weeks. You cannot return to any vigorous exercise until your swelling has reduced and the facial area is more stable. Most cardio and weight-training can be resumed at the two to three week mark. Contact sports are to be avoided for six weeks.

Q: Is it Okay to Blow Your Nose After Rhinoplasty? It is advised not to blow your nose after rhinoplasty for the first one to two weeks as there is a higher likelihood of developing a nose bleed. After surgery, nasal rinses are advised during the healing period to clean and clear the nasal passageways.

Q: Can a Pregnant Woman Have a Nose Job? Never undergo elective surgery when pregnant as it could affect the health of a growing child. You must wait until your child is born to plan to have this surgery.

Q: What if I Have Nasal Allergies? Will Rhinoplasty Affect Me? If you have nasal allergies, get treatment in the months prior to your surgery. The surgery may lead to some benefits when the nasal passages are corrected during the procedure, as you will have healthier air flow.

Q: When are the internal nasal splints and packing removed after rhinoplasty? Dr. Asaria does not use any packing after rhinoplasty surgery and rarely uses splints inside the nose. His careful and gentle technique generally results in less bleeding and thus, packing is not required.

Q: How do I know the right shape for my nose? How can I predict what the result will look like? During your consultation, Dr. Asaria will determine a specific plan for your rhinoplasty. He will assess the structure and function of your current nose and determine the possibilities as well as describe the limitations. Digital imaging is provided during the appointment. Dr. Asaria will use this tool to show you what your nose can look like after surgery. Rather than using this as a selling tool, he uses it is a form of visual communication whereby he can show you the expected result based on his experience performing over 1000 cosmetic rhinoplasties.

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St. Lawrence Market. Enjoy the historical architecture in Old Town Toronto, first developed in the 17th century. Arguably one of the best food markets in the world, at surprisingly affordable prices, you will discover flavors that will bring you back, time after time.

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The Royal Ontario Museum: Don’t miss the opportunity to visit one of Canada’s finest museums and enjoy a walk through history. With over six million artifacts, plan on spending many hours, or visiting more than once – there is that much to see.

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Black Creek Pioneer Village: Both children and adults will enjoy a journey back in time to early Toronto. This facility offers interactive exhibits, with animals, tools, and classic structures of the past, revealing the lifestyle of the early residents of Toronto.

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Chef Patrick Kriss has established what has become one of Toronto’s favorite casual eateries. With only 38 seats, it is a food adventure that offers more than standard fare in a comfortable, casual atmosphere.

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If you love something unique and different, take a venture to Drake Commissary for an experience and tastes you won’t soon forget. Delicious entrees, followed by bakery sweets, and top quality teas and coffees, a big choice in the best craft beer options, there is something for everyone.

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If you enjoy steak and seafood, you will appreciate the opulent ambiance of Toronto’s premier steakhouse, Harbour 60. Plan for a long, relaxing evening with the elite of the city in a comfortable setting with an old-school vibe and premium service.

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Here at FACE Cosmetic Surgery in Toronto, Canada, you will never find us selling or pushing the latest and greatest facial aesthetic product. Our top priority is helping our patients to get the results they are looking for, in a manner that looks truly genuine and natural. No matter what it is you are seeking to address, a private consultation with Dr. Asaria will ensure that your treatment is perfectly suited to you and your needs. Schedule your consultation with one of the best facial cosmetic surgeons in Toronto, Dr. Jamil Asaria today.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

At FACE Toronto we are committed to protecting the safety of our patients, staff, and the general public while maintaining our high standard of quality care. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made changes to our patient care practices in accordance with all provincial and Public Health recommendations. Our team has been working diligently on enhancing our safety protocols to protect the well-being of our patients, team members, and families. We would like to highlight how we are providing a safe environment for you and our team:

  • We will be pre-screening all patients that are scheduled to come into our office for any symptoms of COVID-19. We will ask patients to stay home with symptoms of COVD-19, chronic lung disease, severe asthma, serious heart conditions, and uncontrolled type 1 diabetes. A mandatory Covid-19 consent form must be filled out before arrival to the clinic and temperature checks will be administered upon entering the building.
  • We have implemented a policy for the safety and testing of our staff members including daily screening and temperature checks. We will be maintaining physical distancing as much as possible throughout the office for staff and patients.
  • The timing of patient visits has been adjusted in order to limit the number of people in the office at a given time and to allow for enhanced disinfecting and cleaning protocols we have put in place in between patients.
  • We request that patients come on their own to all appointments unless absolutely necessary. We are not servicing any walk-in patients and not allowing visitors or children to accompany any patient.
  • For your safety all of our staff will be wearing masks when interacting with patients in the office and routine hand-washing is required.
  • We request that you wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, a mask will be provided. Hand sanitation stations will be available upon entering and throughout the office.
  • We are pleased to offer virtual visits as an option for non-urgent appointments. The software we have in place provides appropriate safety and privacy for the interaction.
  • We have increased our in-office cleaning. All areas of patient traffic are regularly cleaned throughout the day. All treatment rooms are cleaned between every patient encounter. All chairs and table tops in the waiting room as well as treatment rooms will be wiped down between patients, including counters, keyboards and door handles. Our credit/debit card terminal will be disinfected after each use. We have also enhanced the air filtration quality in our space to provide patients with surgically clean air.

We are so excited to welcome you back and look forward to continuing to help our patients look and feel their best! We encourage you to reach out to our office now to schedule your appointment. Please feel free to contact our team by phone at 416-479-4244 or email at [email protected].