Rhinoplasty is Toronto’s leading facial cosmetic surgery – in demand for men and women of all ages. Also known as a nose job, rhinoplasty is incredibly intricate and can be completely customized using advanced surgical techniques.
Toronto’s best rhinoplasty surgeons reshape the nose to achieve proportionate, harmonious results for a spectrum of unique faces and ethnicities. Whether the bump on your nose bothers you, you have a droopy tip, or the size of your nose feels unbalanced with your features, Dr. Cory Torgerson, facial plastic surgeon, will be pleased to help you reveal a nose that you feel confident in.
As the nose is the most prominent, central feature of your face, the size and contours of it help shape your overall appearance. That’s why rhinoplasty delivers remarkably high satisfaction rates. For people just like you who are frustrated by what they see in the mirror or pictures, finally booking their nose surgery is life-changing.
Rhinoplasty: The Nose Job Explained
Reshaping or resizing the nose surgically is referred to as rhinoplasty. Toronto facial plastic surgeons tend to specialize in this advanced sub-specialty of facial cosmetic surgery. Though breathing problems may also be improved during your rhinoplasty procedure (septoplasty), a rhinoplasty focuses on improving your appearance.
Dr. Torgerson creates a personalized plan for each nose job. Desired nose improvements may involve removing or adding material (nasal implant), narrowing nostrils, straightening the bridge, or lifting the tip. For many people, a combination of adjustments, ranging from dramatic to ultra-subtle, can deliver the nose of their dreams.
Toronto’s Rhinoplasty Techniques
Rhinoplasty is done under general anaesthesia, which means that you will be completely asleep while your procedure is done. It is also a day surgery, so you’ll be able to return home after a brief stay in our recovery suite.
Nose job surgery takes 1 to 3 hours on average.
Closed rhinoplasty: In many cases, nasal surgery can be performed through incisions made inside the nostrils. Depending on the level of access to internal structures and the finessing needed, operating without creating an incision across the base (columella) helps patients avoid a small scar.
Open rhinoplasty: The open method is very common and allows the surgeon full access to the internal bone and cartilage structures to be sculpted. A small “inverted V” incision is made between the nostrils, where it will become faint and well-hidden in most cases.
Dr. Torgerson is not limited by a particular style or technique. As a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Toronto, he carefully assesses each patient’s needs before creating their one-of-a-kind rhinoplasty plan.
The specialized techniques used to create your ideal nose will be focused on the specific areas of concern and even some structural factors that you may not have considered! As a head and neck surgery expert, Dr. Torgerson can assess facial composition and understand the relationship between various anatomical features. The changes that he suggests for you will be based on your exact face. There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to rhinoplasty. It is this high level of experience and rhinoplasty personalization that sets Dr. Torgerson apart.
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Why Consider Rhinoplasty in Toronto?
Reductive (nose-shrinking) rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly requested types of rhinoplasty.
While many people feel that their nose is too large for their face, meeting with a rhinoplasty surgeon like Dr. Torgerson is essential to understand your overall facial proportions. With the increased prevalence of “selfie” pics, it’s important to note that smartphone selfie cameras may distort the apparent size of your nose, making it look up to 30% bigger!
This is why the Vectra 3D digital modelling system that Dr. Torgerson uses is vital to show patients what their nose really looks like and demonstrate before your eyes what realistic alterations will do for you.
It can be astounding what a difference small nose tip refinements make. A wide, boxy, or drooping tip can give your nose a rough appearance. Cartilage in this region can be carefully reduced and repositioned for a perkier or more elegant result.
Alongside a tiplasty, you might consider narrowing your nostrils. Known as alar reduction, this adjustment is tailored to each person and their overall nose. When nostrils are overly-wide, flared, or rounded, altering the bridge and tip alone will not likely produce satisfying results. The base, or footprint, of the nose viewed from the front can be narrowed to suit the face and harmonize with other features.
Nasal Bridge Bump
If your facial profile shows a hump on the bridge, it may be an inherited feature. Correcting a bump on the nose through rhinoplasty is often straightforward and delivers high patient satisfaction.
As a facial plastic/head and neck surgeon, Dr. Torgerson is often sought out for his advanced skill in reconstructive or revision work. When a person has undergone one or more nose surgeries, the available structural tissue and blood supply may be compromised. Nasal implants are either made from biocompatible synthetics or derived from the patient’s own tissue. They are artfully placed to strengthen and support an improved nose contour.
Revision rhinoplasty is complex, but very rewarding. And in the right hands, revision rhinoplasty can be a procedure that gives someone their confidence and happiness back.
A nasal implant made from synthetic biocompatible material or the patient’s own tissue can be used to build up, strengthen, and reshape the nose. Nose implants are popular among Asian clients or people who have a low, flat nasal bridge and desire more prominence in that area or in the tip. Medical implants are vigorously tested and monitored for safety before being approved by Health Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty: Toronto’s Elite Specialty
Ethnic rhinoplasty in Toronto is a broad term used to describe the enhancement of a person’s nose in ways that preserve and complement their facial features. Thankfully, it is no longer common practice to perform the same westernizing nose job procedure on all patients, regardless of their heritage. Many rhinoplasty patients don’t want to alter their apparent racial identity. They simply want an improved version of their own nose.
Dr. Torgerson’s downtown Toronto surgical centre welcomes patients from numerous cultures. Dr. Torgerson has honed his experience performing Asian rhinoplasty, African-American rhinoplasty, Persian rhinoplasty, and more.
Dr. Torgerson has travelled extensively to lecture and teach surgical techniques. And his familiarity and sensitivity to diversity help him offer the best rhinoplasty result suited to each patient.
Rhinoplasty Cost in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The cost of rhinoplasty in Toronto is typically dependent on the facial plastic surgeon’s qualifications, the clinic location, and the extent of the procedure itself. Because each person is entirely unique, rhinoplasty is a bespoke procedure – designed for you, based on your needs. Therefore, you can expect to see a range in the rhinoplasty costs listed online until you see your surgeon in person for a consultation.
The surgical quotes provided at Dr. Torgerson’s Toronto plastic surgery centre include anaesthesia fees, nurses’ fees, facility fees, in-clinic medication, the surgeon’s fee, and surgical supplies. Your rhinoplasty price will also include all appointments with Dr. Torgerson and his nursing team before surgery and for 1 year post-operatively. We believe that a crucial element of your experience is the ongoing care and attention that our clinic provides. We make pricing and planning as comprehensive as possible to suit busy schedules like yours.
Your out-of-pocket costs may include a prescription for antibiotics or pain medication if you don’t have a private insurance plan. If you visit us from out of town or out of province, you may factor overnight nursing, travel, and accommodation into your expenses.
The cost of rhinoplasty in Toronto with Dr. Torgerson is typically $16,000 plus HST. These prices are subject to change over time. Payment and medical financing plans are available to help you offset the cost of rhinoplasty and ensure that you can plan the nose you want now, without waiting any longer! Ask our team members about the reputable financing companies that we partner with who offer fast approval.
The First Step Of Your Journey Begins With A Conversation
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Selecting the Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon for You
Cosmetic rhinoplasty is offered by many surgeons. However, it is a challenging and demanding surgery. Facial plastic surgeons and ear, nose, and throat (ENT) specialists have advanced knowledge and training in the complexities of facial anatomy.
Dr. Cory Torgerson is one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons in Canada. That is because he is both an ENT and a facial plastic surgeon, with extensive credentials in both surgical specialties.
When you begin planning your nose job, selecting your surgeon will be a critical step, and the availability of options may feel overwhelming. Keep in mind that you can meet with more than one expert for a consultation. Who you choose to work with is ultimately up to you!
- Consider your personal rapport and comfort level with the plastic surgeons whom you meet. Are you able to communicate freely about your concerns, speak with the surgeon directly, and understand what they tell you?
- Verify the accreditation and reputation of the surgical facility where your procedure will take place.
- View rhinoplasty before and after photos. You may find that your chosen Toronto rhinoplasty surgeon has consistent results that appeal to you. Or the opposite may be true.
- Feel free to review your surgeon’s practice and licensing online. Dr. Torgerson, MD, PhD, FRCSC, has a keen, aesthetic eye coupled with impeccable surgical skills and a long-standing reputation in Canada and globally. His safety record, innovative techniques, and customized approach keep him leading his field.
- Is your chosen surgeon experienced in your particular area of concern? Reconstructive, revision, and complex cases require a high level of experience that not every surgeon has. Ideally, you will select a surgeon who is familiar with your issue and has successfully treated it. Rhinoplasty candidates seek out Dr. Torgerson for his specific experience with complex cases.
Are You a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
You can decrease nose width or prominence or straighten a crooked nose through rhinoplasty. Toronto patients who have difficulty breathing or who suffer with chronic nasal congestion or snoring may also consider nasal surgery for functional reasons.
Improving your nasal passages so you can breathe freely and sleep soundly may be as simple as straightening the septum or a turbinate reduction with a standalone septum operation called septoplasty. Commonly performed along with aesthetic changes, the combination is referred to as septorhinoplasty. Patients notice a welcome change in their breathing almost immediately, and they enjoy the visible refinements that take shape as they heal.
What is the right age for rhinoplasty? This is a common question. Ages range for this procedure perhaps more than any other. As long as you are healthy and fit for surgery, this may be an ideal time to choose the nose you want, no matter your age.
Dr. Torgerson recommends that rhinoplasty candidates be over 16 years of age, because nasal tissue growth is expected to be complete at this stage. Many young people can’t wait to fix a nose that causes them embarrassment or self-esteem issues. However, emotional maturity and a clear understanding of realistic goals and recovery will be necessary. Patients under 18 must have a parent or guardian to consent to their surgery.
Toronto’s Nose Job Alternatives
If you’re not yet ready to book your rhinoplasty or you are considering non-invasive nose job alternatives, Dr. Torgerson’s Toronto rhinoplasty consultations also incorporate a discussion of non-surgical rhinoplasty. Commonly referred to as nose filler, or injectable rhinoplasty, this fast, in-office solution is perfect for some people.
What can be achieved through injecting hyaluronic acid dermal filler in the nose includes masking small imperfections, tip refinement, and subtle bridge straightening.
What cannot be achieved is nose size reduction or the correction of significant contour or breathing concerns. Because dermal filler adds volume, it is a useful sculpting and contouring tool. The results are temporary, lasting roughly 9 months, so this non-surgical technique can provide a convenient test drive for some rhinoplasty candidates prior to surgery.
A nose job with filler costs $1,000 and up, depending on the type and the amount of filler used.
This scar-free, quick fix takes just 15 minutes on average, and the results can be seen instantly. The best way to find out if this approach suits your needs is to schedule an in-person consultation.
Recovery After Rhinoplasty
Dr. Cory Torgerson ensures that his patients are aware of potential risks related to any surgical procedure and that they have realistic expectations for the healing process. Recovery time after rhinoplasty is a lengthy process requiring plenty of patience. That’s because, although the initial bruises and swelling clear up relatively fast (1 to 2 weeks), the sensitive, delicate tissue at the tip of the nose will hold on to residual swelling longer – sometimes for several months.
Post-operative recovery – Week 1
When you wake from general anaesthetic, you’ll be in our comforting recovery suite with your recovery nurse by your side. Some packing gauze is often placed temporarily in the nostrils, but it will be removed before you leave.
You will have a plaster cast on the bridge of your nose. It will stay in place for roughly 1 week, until your first post-op appointment. Once you are cleared to return home or to your hotel, you’ll be able to leave with a family member, friend, or private caregiver. You cannot drive immediately after your surgery or while taking narcotic pain medication.
It is normal to experience swelling and bruising, which increase over the first few days. Pain is usually minimal, although patients report a sensation of pressure in the face and nose. You can help alleviate discomfort and reduce the risk of bleeding by keeping your head and shoulders elevated at least 30 degrees while sleeping. Avoid bending over, heavy lifting, or any pressure on your face.
You may develop bruises under your eyes. Don’t worry! Black eyes are common, because the skin in this area is very thin. Minor bleeding will move to this area with general facial swelling, then it will begin to resolve after 1 week.
Your post-operative instructions will explain how to safely clean your face, what activities to avoid, and when to return for your cast removal.
Weeks 2 to 4
Once your cast is removed, you may see significant improvements already, but you will likely still see considerable swelling.
For the first few weeks after rhinoplasty, the nose appears swollen and wide. Your upper lip area may appear longer than it did pre-operatively. Your nose may look overly turned up or high. You will be reminded at your first follow-up assessment that this is not your final result, and your nose will still be distorted until the majority of inflammation resolves.
After the first 2 weeks pass, you can look forward to seeing the nose shrink.
Bruising should be gone, and most of the initial swelling will end too at this point. Some lumps or harder areas may appear as different tissue and cartilage progress through the healing phase.
The tip of the nose will appear less dramatically upturned as it lowers and decreases in size.
You will likely notice numb areas on your nose or upper lip.
Your breathing should be clear as swelling resolves inside the nasal passages.
The tip of your nose will be the last area to let go of all swelling. By 3 months, many patients can see their result taking shape. Most normal activities such as wearing glasses will be allowed at this point, though you’ll still be advised to avoid impact sports that put your nose at risk of trauma for 1 year.
The long wait pays off! Though most patients are very happy with their nose by 3 months, you’ll continue to see further refinements. Your scar along the columella or nostrils will fade and mature so it is nearly invisible by 6 months to 1 year. Dr. Torgerson offers an excellent, high-quality scar cream known for powerful cell regeneration and rapid healing.
We will welcome you back to the clinic between 6 months and 1 year for your post-operative “before and after” photos and to celebrate how far you’ve come!
RHINOPLASTY SURGERY FAQ
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 that there are 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 the utmost importance in order to have the surgical goals realized.
What is the best age for a rhinoplasty?
Dr. Torgerson recommends that a patient be over 16 years of age when having a rhinoplasty. By 16 years old, the nasal tissue growth should be complete. The emotional maturity and stability of the teenager must also be considered. Anyone under the age of 18 will need parental or guardian consent for their surgery.
Does Dr. Torgerson perform rhinoplasty in a private plastic surgery facility or a hospital?
Rhinoplasty takes place at our beautiful, state-of-the-art surgical facility. Our centre is one of the few fully approved, Level 3 out-of-hospital premises (OHP) in Toronto. Cosmetic surgery clinics in Toronto must pass strict inspections and assessments coordinated by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO). Our facility far exceeds provincial standards and quality assurance. Booking your rhinoplasty at a private surgery facility also means better one-on-one attention than what a public hospital offers. Our staff is selected by Dr. Torgerson personally based on their expertise and a passion for client care.
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Book Your Consultation for Rhinoplasty in Toronto
When you meet with Dr. Torgerson for your rhinoplasty consultation, he will consider everything from the size and shape of your face, ethnicity, gender, previous nasal procedures, and your age to the dreams and goals you have and what concerns you the most.
Dr. Torgerson listens intently to his patient’s experience and perspective so that he can partner with them, creating a plan that everyone is excited about.
You’ll have a chance to use the Vectra 3D imaging software that we use to create realistic glimpses of adjustments and your potential results.
Dr. Torgerson believes that the goal of rhinoplasty is creating a balanced, natural improvement in harmony with overall facial features to enhance appearance and confidence.
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While visiting our clinic, we invite you to take some time to explore our fine city, the leading tourism destination in Canada. Not only is Toronto Canada’s largest and most cosmopolitan city, it is also the capital city of Ontario, our most populous province. Considered one of the most multicultural cities in the world, Toronto boasts a stunning selection of international cuisine. There’s something for every taste in this dynamic city with its wide selection of world-class music and sports events, vibrant nightlife, diverse festivals, and family attractions. You’ll be delighted by the blend of innovative and historical architecture and surprised to discover beaches, parks, and peaceful ravines right within the bustling city. And as the hub of the Golden Horseshoe (the economic heart of Canada), Toronto is within a short drive of vineyards, orchards, and Niagara Falls. Why not make a vacation out of your stay?
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