About Rhinoplasty

Of all facial features, the nose is the most prominent and undoubtedly the one many patients would most like to change. Rhinoplasty, more commonly referred to as a “nose job”, is surgery to reshape the nose.

Is Rhinoplasty Right for Me?

This operation can change the profile, the width, the tip or the nostrils shape. In addition to removing undesirable bulges, Dr. Antoniak can make the nose more diminutive, larger, narrower, shorter, longer, or more aesthetically pleasing. Rhinoplasty can improve your self confidence or correct breathing problems.

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About the Rhinoplasty Procedure

Rhinoplasty is performed as an outpatient surgery at the Riverside Hospital. Normally performed under general anaesthesia, the procedure takes only 1 and a half to 2 hours on average to perform. The common surgical technique performed by Dr. Antoniak is the “open approach”, involving the placement of incisions inside the rim of the nostrils and across their base. This approach allows for better exposure for the surgeon and barely visible scars for the patient once healing is complete. Surprisingly, there is very little pain after the procedure with most patients returning to work after 7 to 10 days.

Dr. Antoniak has been voted “Top Ten Surgeons in Canada” status by Flare magazine and has been performing nose surgeries in Ottawa for over 25 years. As an ENT specialist with an expert aesthetic eye to facial balance and detail, he is highly trusted in his field.

There is generally a wait of 4 to 6 weeks between consultation and the surgery. We also do have digital imaging available here so you can see what the possible result will look like.