The Most Popular and Most Requested Types of Nose Surgery

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April 28th, 2021
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Dr. Thomas Bell, MD

Did you know that a picture taken from a foot away from your face can make your nose look 30% bigger than a picture taken from 5 feet away?

And that is why people who hate their noses also hate Zoom calls.

The rhinoplasty procedure has always been immensely popular, with over 207,000 procedures in 2019 alone. However, it was most likely even more popular in the year 2020. Both female and male nose jobs have skyrocketed in popularity as people yearn to put their best face forward, even if it’s over video call.

The final 2020 numbers haven’t been tallied yet, but The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) released the findings from their annual members’ survey and revealed that 78% of respondents said they have seen an increase in nose jobs during the pandemic.

An impressive 70% of those surgeons reported an increase in overall business during the pandemic lockdown. Why the increase? 83% of surveyed surgeons attributed it to the so-called Zoom Effect.

Millions of people are suddenly feeling inspired to get plastic surgery after looking at their own faces in Zoom meetings all day. And if you feel insecure about the shape or size of your nose, these meetings are just hateful experiences. If you’re very close to getting a nose job these days, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

We can certainly say that our plastic surgery clinic has been busy lately. We’re booking a lot of consultations and surgeries with people who are looking to change their noses.

And here are some of the different types of nose surgery that we offer.

Traditional Rhinoplasty

Yes, there are a few different types of rhinoplasty, but we will start with the most common and the most requested.

The vast majority of people are looking to get rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons. They want to change the shape and/or size of their nose, and they most likely have wanted to do so for some time.

A skilled rhinoplasty surgeon can help you deal with issues such as:

  •   An asymmetric shape
  •   A bulbous tip
  •   Bumps or scoops on the bridge
  •   A crooked shape

If you’re looking for a nose job in Toronto or the surrounding GTA, you will soon see that you have plenty of options. Our Dr. Bell, who is renowned in the aesthetic medicine and plastic surgery fields, is Toronto’s go-to choice for precise and effective nose procedures.

He is also able to show you all of your options through digital simulation to ensure that you can see exactly how you will look.

Who is the ideal candidate for a nose job? There are no real steadfast criteria, besides needing to be sure that you’ve reached the age where your face has stopped growing and evolving. This typically happens around the age of 17 or 18.

Fitness mega-star Jillian Michaels had a rhinoplasty procedure performed in her teenage years to help combat some of the bullying that she was going through. She has described the decision as one that changed her life for the better.

In fact, 41% of AAFPRS members reported seeing an increase in rhinoplasty among teens over the last year.

Do I Want Open or Closed Rhinoplasty?

The decision to get a nose job is rarely a sudden one. Most would-be rhinoplasty patients may mull the decision over for a few years, and take their time doing extensive research. If this sounds like you, you may have some questions about the difference between open and closed rhinoplasty procedures.

Here is a brief overview of the two.

Closed rhinoplasty (internal rhinoplasty): This technique works best when used to fix blocked airways, small tip issues, or bridge bumps.

This is a less invasive procedure, which means it takes less time to perform and there is a shorter recovery period. But the trade-off is that it’s not an effective way to make larger or more drastic changes to the structure of the nose.

Your surgeon will use small incisions inside the nose through the lining by working through the nostrils.

Open rhinoplasty (external rhinoplasty): This is a more modern procedure that allows the surgeon to get deeper access to the bone and cartilage structure to make more significant changes.

This technique is most likely what would be used to deal with issues like an unwanted size, a protruding dorsal hump, or a bulbous nasal tip. This would also most likely be the technique used for revision rhinoplasty.

Which one is the best fit to meet your needs? You will want to have a detailed conversation with your surgeon to make the best decision.

The 5-Minute Nose Job

This procedure is for people that want to change the look and/or shape of their nose, without an actual surgery.

Our clinic’s previous head surgeon, Dr. Mulholland, has helped to revolutionize and popularize this amazing procedure, teaching Dr. Bell every step along the way – meaning you only get the best treatment and results.

It has also been called injection rhinoplasty, because it involves the injection of dermal soft tissue fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, Revanesse, and/or Teosyal.

Despite its non-invasive nature, it can still have a very substantial impact on things like bridge bumps or scoops, as well as unwanted tips.

This very simple injection does not require anesthesia of any kind and there is no downtime. That being said, it’s recommended that you do not exercise that day, just to be on the safe side.


This is a specific type of nose job that is designed to correct a deviated septum to fix any of the many issues it may be causing the patient.

When you have a deviated or crooked septum, you may be living with things like chronic nosebleeds or sinusitis. Your airways can also be hindered, which can cause trouble breathing and sleeping.

The procedure is often quite literally a breath of fresh air for the patient. Suddenly, they’re able to breathe normally. Their athletic performance may increase and they may sleep better at night. Food can even taste better as their air pathways and sense of smell are cleared.

Hollywood’s Jennifer Aniston made headlines a few years ago by reportedly getting a nose job. She quickly set the record straight and clarified that her nose job wasn’t for cosmetic reasons. She had surgery to correct a deviated septum that had bothered her for years. She told People Magazine that she, “slept like a baby for the first time in years.”

If you’re currently not sure which you need and you’re debating a rhinoplasty vs. septoplasty procedure, we recommend booking an appointment with us to properly assess your situation and your goals.

Revision Rhinoplasty

You can come to us if you’re not happy with the nose job that another surgeon performed. We can assess what went wrong and perform a revision rhinoplasty to give you the look that you wanted the first time.

Failed nose jobs can happen for any number of reasons. It’s possible that the surgeon wasn’t as skilled or as experienced as the patient may have hoped. There may also not have been great communication or expectation management between the two.

You don’t have to live with a botched nose job. Dr. Bell has performed countless revision rhinoplasty procedures to set right what once went wrong.

There are no steadfast criteria for an ideal revision rhinoplasty candidate. But you should wait for at least 2 years after your initial procedure before seeking out a revision surgery. It may take that long for the full effects of the first one to become fully apparent.

We know that this can be particularly hard these days, as you may have to be reminded of the disappointment every time you log into a video call. However, the results will be worth the wait… this time.

Our team’s Dr. Bell is the country’s leading expert in ultrasonic rhinoplasty, which is an ultrasound device use for breaking and shaping the nose with almost no bruising and far less swelling.

Male Rhinoplasty

Contrary to popular belief, nose jobs are not just for women. Far from it! In fact, the nose job was among the most popular plastic surgeries among men in 2020, with over 60,000 successful procedures. As a whole, men accounted for nearly a quarter of all nose jobs performed. In contrast, the liposuction procedure was the second most popular plastic surgery among men, but men only accounted for 11% of that market.

From a technical or procedural standpoint, there is no real difference between a male and female patient’s rhinoplasty surgery. However, the goals are often very different.

The traits of a traditionally handsome nose on a man often differ from what is considered classically pretty for a woman’s nose. The goals for the patient’s nasal length, width, slope, and tip shape tend to differ between the sexes.

However, in both cases, the patient can try different combinations and proportions through a digital simulation. They get to try on a new nose before they buy it, so to speak.

How Much is a Nose Job in Toronto?

There is no flat rate or catch-all pricing for nose jobs. The costs will always depend on the surgeon you’re working with, and how much work needs to be done.

We always discuss pricing in great detail with our clients, to make sure that there are no surprises and we’re always on the same page.

Generally speaking, here are the starting prices for our most popular nose surgeries:

  •   Male and female rhinoplasty starts at $8,999
  •   Revision rhinoplasty starts at $12,999
  •   The 5-minute nose job starts at $1,499

We also offer procedure financing options for qualified applicants, to make things even more affordable.

Why Right Now Could Be the Perfect Time to Get a Nose Job

We’ve already talked about how the lockdown has boosted the number of plastic surgeries in Canada and across the globe. But, not all of that is because of the Zoom Effect. This is, quite simply, a unique opportunity.

First of all, everyone is walking around in public with masks on right now. You can actually go to the store and run errands without anyone having any idea that you’re recovering from a facial procedure.

Speaking of recovery, you can also discreetly recover from your surgery at home while working from home. If you still had to go into the office every single day, you might have had to use a week or so of your valuable vacation days to recover at home. Now, there is no need. You can simply recover from home and save those vacation days for a real vacation.

At the same time, cancelled vacation plans are definitely factoring into the growth in plastic surgery numbers. People have had to cancel their vacation plans or destination wedding plans, and they’re not happy about it. But, they have a little bit more disposable income because of it. In some cases, that money is going to a new pool or a new kitchen. In a lot of cases, it’s giving people the means and the opportunity to get the nose job they have always wanted to get.

Is this the perfect time for you to finally take the plunge and get a nose job? It could be. You owe it to yourself to treat yourself any way possible during these stressful times. You should at least consider booking a consultation to weigh all of your options and discuss your goals with one of our experts.

Take the First Step Right Now!

The journey to the best version of yourself can begin today! Book a consultation with one of our team members to see what’s possible.

We specialize in shattering our clients’ expectations. Reach out today to see what we can do for you!

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Dr. Thomas Bell, MD

Dr. Thomas Bell has been one of Canada’s most renowned cosmetic surgeons for 35 years. He prides his excellence on the harmonious balance of vision, aesthetic appearance, and patient care.

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