Rhinoplasty / nose job

What is it?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure of reduction, enlargement, reshaping, narrowing or straightening the nose. It is a very popular plastic surgery procedure that not only reduces or increases the size of your nose, but can also change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or even change the angle between your nose and upper lip. During this procedure the surgeon can also correct a birth defect or injury and help relieve some breathing problems.

Who it is for?

Generally healthy patients who are unhappy with the look of their noses or those who experience breathing problems. They are qualified based on photos, blood tests results and a face to face consultation with a surgeon and an anaesthetist.

Surgery info

The surgery is performed under general anaesthetics by a fully-qualified surgeon with the assistance of a certified anaesthetist. It takes place in a sterilized operating room and usually lasts 1-2 hours although some more complicated procedures may take longer. The skin of the nose is separated from the supporting bone and cartilage which is sculpted to the desired shape using the technique your surgeon has decided on. The skin is then redraped over the new framework. Rhinoplasty can be performed from within the nostrils or by using an ‘open’ procedure where a small incision is made across the vertical strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. If your surgery involves bone reshaping, a splint will be applied to help your nose maintain its new shape.

Hospital stay

1 night of hospital stay is required after the procedure. You will be looked after a nurse and checked up by a doctor the following morning. After that, you will be discharged from the clinic and may go back to your hotel.

Clinic info

The procedure is performed in Warsaw Centre clinic. Details in ‘Our clinics’ section.

Required stay in Poland

Between 4 and 7 nights, depending on doctor’s recommendations and extend of the procedure.

Accommodation

We recommend one of the ‘Warsaw city centre hotels’. See details in ‘Accommodation’.

Contraindications

Patient’s unrealistic expectations as well as some medical problems like mental disorders, drug or alcohol abuse, heart and skin diseases, blood coagulation, liver conditions etc.

Possible complications

The procedure is connected with some level of risk of complications like bleeding, inflammation, infection, scarring, adhesions, nerves damage, asymmetry, burst blood vessels (appear as tiny red spots) and deformity. More information provided at a consultation with a surgeon.

Post-operative guidelines

Include check-ups, dressing changes, taking prescribed medication and strictly following the doctor’s post-op instructions. Headaches, bruising around the nose and eyes, swelling/puffiness, minor bleeding are normal after rhinoplasty surgery and can be controlled by painkillers. They usually last from ab few days up to a few weeks. Try not to be to active for the first few days. Make sure you get a few days off before going back to your every day activities and/or work. It also might be a good idea to have somebody around in case you need help with anything. Do not blow your nose for the first couple weeks. Around the 7th-10th day after surgery all the dressings, stitches and splints should be removed. For the first month or two avoid strenuous activities such as exercising and sports but also avoid rubbing and touching your nose (important when you put on make up!). You will get more detailed information at a consultation with the surgeon.

Surgery cost

From 9 000 PLN / £1875 / €2118 for a small cosmetic correction up to 21 000 PLN / £4375 / €4941 for full rhinoplasty and up to 26 000 PLN / £5417 / €6118 for revision surgery.

This includes a consultation with a surgeon, an anaesthetist, surgery fees, anesthetics, 1 night of hospital stay, 2 check-ups and dressing changes.

Additional cost may be medication prescribed by the doctor (around 200 PLN / £42 / €47).

Our price does not include required pre-op medical tests. They are to be done back home (own arrangements required) or after arrival to Poland (we are able to recommend places to have them done and help with arrangements).

Flights

Airports available in Warsaw:

Warsaw Chopin airport WAW – 20-min drive from the city centre

Warsaw Modlin airport WMI – around 1h drive from the city centre

Flight prices from most popular locations start from around £50 / €56 return.

Transfers

Available upon request. Prices are evaluated individually and start from 450 PLN / £94 / €106 per package.