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Rhinoplasty Toronto

Rhinoplasty is also commonly known as nose surgery or a nose job.

During rhinoplasty, Toronto surgeons reshape the nose so the outward appearance and form are changed. *Often the function and structure inside the nose is also transformed.* Remodelling of the nose through rhinoplasty is one of the most common and rewarding cosmetic surgery procedures performed today. Nose jobs can be tremendously gratifying for both the patient and surgeon. A popular facial cosmetic surgery, nose surgery patients typically range in age from late teens to upwards of 60. The end result of rhinoplasty should be a nose that is proportionate, balanced, and functional.

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Dr. Cory Torgerson’s Rhinoplasty Patients

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Rhinoplasty Expert – Dr. Torgerson

Rhinoplasty in Toronto is best performed by an experienced Facial Plastic Surgeon with a keen aesthetic eye. As a highly trained surgeon in Toronto, Dr. Torgerson considers everything from size and shape of your face, gender, ethnic background, skin thickness, and age – to determine the nasal shape that best suits your face. As a long-time advocate of the art of rhinoplasty, Toronto surgeon, Dr. Torgerson believes in a customized, tailored approach. Each patient receives a unique plan, regardless of whether they want a subtle or dramatic change. *The ultimate goal of Rhinoplasty is to create a balanced, natural change that harmonizes with overall facial features, enhances appearance and confidence.*

Dr. Torgerson has published extensively as an expert in Facial and Reconstructive Surgery. He is a faculty member in the Division of Facial Plastic Surgery at the University of Toronto, training and lecturing medical students and residents in the art of Facial Cosmetic Surgery.

The Nose Is One Of Our Most Prominent Features

Candidates For Rhinoplasty in Toronto

There are several reasons people seek cosmetic surgery on their nose. The nose is one of our most prominent features and can be a distinguishing characteristic of the face. Motivation to find a qualified Facial Plastic Surgeon for rhinoplasty ranges from heredity to physical trauma, and even prior attempts at enhancement. Common areas of concern are a bulbous tip, droopy tip, or a boxy tip. Many patients also want to have a bump (dorsal hump) refined and improve their profile. Changes can be made to decrease or widen the size of the nostrils or change the rotation (angle) of the tip. Modifying the width of the nose bridge is common for rhinoplasty. Toronto patients can request completely personalized improvements.

However, visible features of the nose are not all that patients seek to change. Some rhinoplasty patients have difficulty breathing, suffer from snoring or chronic nasal congestion. In many cases, improving nasal passages is a relatively straightforward procedure and requires only straightening the septum and turbinate reduction. This is achieved with an operation called a septoplasty and can be performed with rhinoplasty. Patients often notice a welcome and dramatic change in their breathing in addition to their polished external appearance.

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Toronto’s Techniques

Rhinoplasty Surgery Takes Between One to Three Hours

Rhinoplasty surgery is usually done under general anaesthesia, although in certain cases, it may be performed with local anaesthetic and IV sedation. The procedure takes from 1 to 3 hours to complete – depending on the complexity required. Because patients often desire minimally invasive results, Dr. Torgerson’s approach to rhinoplasty is primarily through the closed method. This means that the nasal surgery is performed through incisions made inside the nose. Dr. Torgerson feels this method results in higher patient satisfaction and allows him to use greater precision and care. Another useful approach is the open method. Here, greater access to the nose is achieved by “opening” the skin overlying the nose using a small “inverted V” incision between the nostrils. During both closed or open rhinoplasty, Toronto surgeon, Dr. Torgerson sculpts the cartilage, bone, and soft tissue (skin, muscle, and fat) of the nose to create the desired outcome.

Rhinoplasty Consultation

What Can You Expect?

Potential rhinoplasty patients have the opportunity to meet privately with Dr. Torgerson. During this initial consultation, patients can express their concerns and ask plenty of questions. Dr. Torgerson will carefully examine and analyze their nose, then provide a comprehensive plan of action. A tool that can be exciting and effective for planning is the Vectra 3D imaging camera. This technology allows Dr. Torgerson and the patient to design a natural and proportionate nose. The use of 3D imaging also ensures the patient’s expectations are achievable and aligns the patient’s goals with Dr. Torgerson’s surgical plan.

Viewing before and after photos of previous rhinoplasty patients is an important part of the consultation process. At Dr. Torgerson’s office, you can view additional rhinoplasty before and after images. Not everyone is comfortable sharing their photos online. However, many patients are pleased to have their results viewed in office and have permitted them to be shared this way.

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Rhinoplasty Recovery

What Can Patients Expect?

Our cosmetic surgery team will walk you through each stage of the procedure, from planning to post-surgical recovery. Following rhinoplasty, Dr. Torgerson provides patients with his personal cell number so they can call or text him 24/7 with anything they need. During rhinoplasty recovery, patients are advised to take a minimum of one week off work. For the first week, patients may experience stuffiness, a little bleeding, bruising, and swelling. However, pain medication is prescribed, *and most patients find the recovery very tolerable.* The nasal cast is removed one week following surgery. The majority of swelling and bruising resolve within 10 to 14 days. Subtle changes and nasal definition continue to develop over several months as the nose heals and settles.

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Did You Know?

There are several types of rhinoplasty: alar base reduction, broken nose, deviated or crooked nose, ethnic rhinoplasty, finesse rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, saddle nose deformity, septoplasty, and more!

The approach towards each of these variations is particular, and that’s why it’s important for potential rhinoplasty patients to seek out an expert with specific education and training in performing nose surgery.

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Toronto’s Statistics

Did you know rhinoplasty in Toronto is the most popular facial cosmetic surgery? According to the latest plastic surgery statistics throughout Canada, the USA, and the world, demand for rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) continues year after year. Females still lead the males in overall plastic surgery demographics, but when it comes to nose jobs, males and females alike prefer this surgery. Rhinoplasty trends in patient ages range from teenagers all the way to 55+. Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) ranks as the second most popular facial cosmetic surgery overall, but eyelid surgery is more common in those 40 years and older. If you’re curious about nose reshaping cost, or whether you’re a rhinoplasty candidate, please contact our Toronto office. We’d love to speak with you!

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic rhinoplasty- Toronto’s elite speciality

Ethnic rhinoplasty in Toronto is an elite specialty requiring the surgeon to carefully enhance a patient’s facial features in harmony with ethnicity for a natural result. Most ethnic rhinoplasty patients don’t want to change their apparent racial identity. They are generally looking for a more refined version of their nose.

Dr. Torgerson has had the pleasure of working extensively with numerous cultures – a benefit of practicing in one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Therefore, Dr. Torgerson has wide-ranging experience with Asian rhinoplasty, African-American rhinoplasty, Persian rhinoplasty, and many more.

This kind of familiarity and sensitivity to diversity is paramount in order to achieve the best rhinoplasty results suited to each person.

Rhinoplasty Cost

What Is The Price Of Rhinoplasty In Toronto?

The cost of rhinoplasty in Toronto is a crucial factor and should be considered carefully. Typically, rhinoplasty costs are dependent upon qualifications of the facial plastic surgeon, the extent of rhinoplasty needed, and the urban location. Well-populated locations can be more expensive but offer more experienced nose reshaping surgeons too.

Other factors directly impact the cost of rhinoplasty. Some upfront costs included in the pricing at Dr. Torgerson’s Toronto Plastic Surgery Centre are anaesthesia fees, nurses’ fees, facility fees, medications, and all surgical supplies. The quoted rhinoplasty price also includes appointments with the facial plastic surgeon, including pre-operative appointments and follow up appointments for 1-year post-surgery. Other out-of-pocket costs may include prescriptions like antibiotics or pain medication if not covered through an insurance plan. Overnight nursing also would incur additional expenses, but most rhinoplasty patients don’t opt for this because they return home the same day of surgery and have a family member assist them as they rest and recover.

Typically, the cost of rhinoplasty in Toronto is between $6,000 and $13,000, plus HST, depending on the surgeon and clinic you choose. These prices are subject to change over time. Payment and finance plans are available to help alleviate the immediate cost of rhinoplasty. It’s important to ask what’s included in the rhinoplasty cost as some surgery centres will quote only for the facial plastic surgeon’s fee, adding anaesthesia and the facility usage fees later on. Being fully informed about the nose job cost, its inclusions and exclusions will help you determine if the pricing is right for you.

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How do I select the best rhinoplasty surgeon?

Cosmetic rhinoplasty is challenging and demanding surgery. Although there may be many surgeons who offer rhinoplasty, facial plastic surgeons and ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeons perform an overwhelming majority of nose surgeries. Dr. Torgerson is one of the top rhinoplasty experts in Canada. He is both an ENT surgeon and a facial cosmetic surgeon, having achieved his credentials in both surgical specialties. Choosing a facial plastic surgeon who is highly trained and experienced in rhinoplasty is a critical consideration. Following this, patients should consider their personal rapport and comfort level with the surgeon. Verify approved operating room facilities, the reputation of the surgical facility, rhinoplasty before and after photos, and no malpractice claims.

What is the difference between closed rhinoplasty and open rhinoplasty?

Closed rhinoplasty refers to nose surgery with incisions hidden inside the nostrils. Open rhinoplasty utilizes an incision at the bottom of the columella (in between the nostrils) and allows the surgeon to expose nasal structures. With Dr. Torgerson, each patient’s needs will be assessed and the best approach taken to achieve the desired result.

Does having thick skin or thin skin impact the rhinoplasty result?

*Yes, the type of skin a patient has can affect a rhinoplasty result. Patients with thicker skin may have a more difficult time achieving the definition they desire in the tip of the nose, whereas patients with very thin skin may find that underlying small imperfections on the nose are easier to detect after surgery. In both cases, choosing an expert rhinoplasty doctor is of outmost importance in order to have the surgical goals realized.*

What is the best age for a rhinoplasty in Toronto?

*Dr. Torgerson recommends a patient be over 16 years of age when having a rhinoplasty. By 16 years old, the nasal tissue growth should be complete. Emotional maturity and stability of the teenager must also be considered. Anyone under the age of 18 will need parental or guardian to consent for their surgery.*

Does Dr. Torgerson perform Rhinoplasty in a private Plastic Surgery facility or a hospital?

*Dr. Torgerson recommends a patient be over 16 years of age when having a rhinoplasty. By 16 years old, the nasal tissue growth should be complete. Emotional maturity and stability of the teenager must also be considered. Anyone under the age of 18 will need parental or guardian to consent for their surgery.*


Toronto’s Alternatives

For those not yet ready to undergo rhinoplasty, or who are interested in non-invasive nose job alternatives, the non-surgical rhinoplasty with dermal filler may be the perfect option. This type of nose job cost usually begins at $1,000 depending on the expertise of the injector and type of filler used. Nose filler can instantly augment the nose, masking a bump or contouring the bridge. This increasingly popular option is lower-risk and can be fully completed within 15 minutes. Dermal filler used for nose reshaping usually lasts around 9 months and can provide top results if you are a good candidate. To learn more about the non-surgical nose job, please contact our Toronto location!

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Potential Side effects of Rhinoplasty

With any type of surgery there are risks involved

It is essential that anyone interested in undergoing rhinoplasty surgery investigate what these risks are. A comprehensive knowledge of what to expect creates understanding and minimizes any feelings of vulnerability. Dr. Cory Torgerson ensures that his patients are aware of the healing process and encourages them to ask questions to alleviate any confusion.

In order to minimize the occurrence of any of these side effects, choosing an experienced, licensed professional

Reaction to Anaesthetic

It is necessary to be under general anaesthesia during a rhinoplasty. There is potential to have a reaction to that anaesthetic. This is rare and can be managed by medical professionals. In order to minimize discomfort for you as the patient disclosing your past medical history and all current medications is very helpful for the surgeon and anaesthesiologist.

Because the cartilage, delicate bones and soft tissue of the nose have been dissected and altered during the rhinoplasty, it is normal to experience swelling and bruising. The initial pain is minimal and can be managed with pain medication. Excessive pain is a possibility, and may require additional medication to control.

Postoperative edema (swelling) is an expected result of rhinoplasty. Dr. Cory Torgerson applies tape with gentle pressure in order to press out any trapped fluid. Excessive swelling is possible if the collagen fibres in the scar tissue take longer to become organized after being disrupted by surgery.

Osteotomis (black eyes) are normal for the first week or two, but may take longer to dissipate if the patient is older or has been on medication that thins the blood.

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Dr. Torgerson prefers to use the closed method Rhinoplasty as it leaves no scars

Normal Side Effects Of Rhinoplasty

Antibiotics are prescribed post operatively to fight against infection. If an implant was used to modify the shape of the nose, there is a possibility of the body rejecting it as a foreign substance. All implants are carefully regulated to ensure their safety and it is very rare that an implant must be removed due to infection.

A small amount of nasal bleeding can also occur during the first few days. If the small blood vessels burst while trying to heal, it can result in nosebleeds. Hematoma (blood that collects under the skin), is also a potential side effect, but is extremely rare.

Numbness in the upper lip is considered to be a normal side effect of rhinoplasty but nerve damage is a possibility if the nerves fail to relocate and heal properly.

Dr. Torgerson prefers to use the closed method when performing this facial cosmetic surgery as it is achieved under the nose and leaves virtually no scars. The open method is performed by making an incision at the base of the nose with the potential of scarring.

Finally, if an inexperienced facial plastic surgeon is chosen to perform the rhinoplasty, there is the potential of over or under correction which may lead to the necessity of a revision rhinoplasty.

In order to minimize the occurrence of any of these side effects, choosing an experienced, licensed professional is of paramount importance. Dr. Cory Torgerson is considered one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons in Canada and has also acquired wide acclaim for his expertise performing rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty surgeries.

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