Nose Surgery and Rhinoplasty
In Singapore

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Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, is a surgical procedure that modifies the shape and size of the nose. As one of the most prominent features on the face, the nose plays a significant role in facial aesthetics. In Singapore, Rhinoplasty has gained popularity for both its functional and cosmetic benefits.

This procedure, when performed by experts like Dr. Marco, can enhance facial harmony and address various nasal concerns.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

Enhancement of Facial Symmetry

The nose is a central feature of the face, and its proportion and alignment can significantly influence overall facial harmony. Rhinoplasty can adjust the size, shape, and angle of the nose to achieve a balanced and symmetrical appearance. By refining nasal contours, the procedure can create a more aesthetically pleasing profile, ensuring that the nose complements other facial features.

Improvement in Breathing

Beyond cosmetic enhancements, Rhinoplasty can address functional issues. Deviated septums, narrow nostrils, or other structural abnormalities can obstruct airflow, leading to difficulties in breathing. Rhinoplasty can rectify these structural issues, widening the nasal passages and correcting deviations. As a result, patients often experience improved airflow, reduced snoring, and better overall respiratory function.

Boost in Self-confidence

The appearance of the nose can significantly impact an individual’s self-perception and confidence. For many, a nose that they perceive as too large, crooked, or misshapen can be a source of self-consciousness. By reshaping the nose to align with a patient’s desired look, Rhinoplasty can provide a significant boost in self-esteem. Patients often report feeling more confident in social situations and more comfortable with their appearance in photographs and reflections.

Correction of Birth Defects or Injury

Some individuals are born with nasal deformities, while others may acquire them due to accidents or injuries. Rhinoplasty can correct these irregularities, restoring the nose to a more natural shape. Whether addressing a cleft lip and palate-associated nasal deformity, asymmetry from birth, or a nasal hump due to injury, Rhinoplasty can provide both functional and aesthetic solutions. The procedure can restore not only the appearance but also the function of the nose, ensuring unobstructed breathing and proper nasal drainage.

Dr. Marco's Approach to Rhinoplasty

Personalized Consultation and Assessment

Dr. Marco believes that every patient is unique, with individual concerns, goals, and facial features. Before any procedure, he conducts an in-depth consultation to understand the patient’s desires and expectations. This involves a thorough examination of the nasal structure, skin texture, and overall facial anatomy. By listening to the patient and using advanced diagnostic tools, Dr. Marco ensures that the proposed surgical plan aligns with the patient’s vision and is tailored to their specific needs.

Use of Advanced Surgical Techniques

In the ever-evolving field of plastic surgery, Dr. Marco stays abreast of the latest techniques and innovations. He employs state-of-the-art surgical methods that prioritize patient safety, minimize scarring, and ensure optimal results. Whether it’s the use of minimally invasive techniques or the latest tools for precision, Dr. Marco’s commitment to excellence ensures that patients receive the best care possible.

Focus on Natural-looking Results

One of the hallmarks of Dr. Marco’s approach is the emphasis on achieving results that look natural and harmonious. He understands the importance of subtlety in Rhinoplasty and strives to enhance the nose in a way that complements the patient’s other facial features. The goal is not just to alter the nose but to enhance its appearance in a way that feels authentic to the patient. By considering the overall facial balance and symmetry, Dr. Marco ensures that postoperative results are both beautiful and natural-looking.

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Types of Rhinoplasty Procedures

Open Rhinoplasty

This method involves a small incision made on the columella, the skin bridge between the nostrils. It provides the surgeon with direct visibility and access to the underlying nasal structures. Ideal for more complex procedures, it allows for precise reshaping and modification.

Closed Rhinoplasty

All incisions are made inside the nostrils, leaving no visible scars. It’s beneficial for minor adjustments and when extensive visualization of nasal structures isn’t necessary.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Also known as secondary Rhinoplasty, this procedure addresses and corrects issues from a previous surgery. It’s often more complex due to the presence of scar tissue and altered nasal structures.

Non-surgical Rhinoplasty

Instead of surgical alterations, this method uses injectable fillers to modify the nose’s shape. It’s a temporary solution suitable for addressing minor cosmetic concerns without the need for surgery.

Rhinoplasty for Different Ethnicities

Emphasis on Asian/Korean-style Rhinoplasty: Recognizing the distinct aesthetic preferences and facial structures of Asian individuals, special techniques are employed to achieve desired results.

Considerations for Different Facial Structures and Aesthetics: Every ethnicity has unique facial features. Rhinoplasty is tailored to respect and enhance these features, ensuring a harmonious result.

The Rhinoplasty Procedure

Pre-operative Preparations

Before the surgery, patients undergo a comprehensive assessment, which includes a review of their medical history, physical examination, and possibly imaging studies of the nose. Patients are advised on medications to avoid, dietary restrictions, and other necessary preparations to ensure a safe surgical experience.


Rhinoplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia, ensuring the patient is comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure. In some cases, local anesthesia with sedation may be used.


Depending on the chosen method (open or closed Rhinoplasty), incisions are made either inside the nostrils or across the columella. These incisions provide access to the underlying nasal structures.

Reshaping the Nose

The surgeon may remove bone or cartilage, or use grafts sourced from other parts of the patient’s body to achieve the desired shape. The skin and tissues are then redraped over the newly reshaped structure.

Closing the Incisions

Once the desired modifications are complete, the incisions are meticulously closed using sutures. If an open Rhinoplasty was performed, the external incision on the columella might be closed with fine stitches to minimize scarring.


After the procedure, patients are usually placed in a recovery room for close monitoring until the anesthesia wears off. The nose may be packed or splinted to support the new shape during the initial healing phase. Patients receive detailed post-operative instructions, including care of the surgical site, pain management, activity restrictions, and signs of complications to watch for.

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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    How long does it take for the swelling to completely subside after Rhinoplasty?

    While most of the swelling subsides within the first few weeks, minor swelling can persist for up to a year. Follow post-operative care instructions to minimize swelling and ensure a smooth recovery.

    Are there any non-surgical alternatives to Rhinoplasty for minor adjustments?

    Yes, non-surgical Rhinoplasty using dermal fillers can address minor cosmetic concerns. However, the results are temporary, lasting from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the filler used.

    What are the potential risks and complications associated with Rhinoplasty?

    As with any surgery, Rhinoplasty carries risks such as infection, bleeding, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Specific to Rhinoplasty, there might be risks of breathing difficulties, unsatisfactory aesthetic results, or the need for revision surgery.

    Can Rhinoplasty change the sound of my voice?

    While Rhinoplasty primarily focuses on the external structure of the nose, changes to the nasal passages can, in rare cases, affect voice resonance. However, significant voice changes are uncommon.

    Is Rhinoplasty covered by insurance?

    If the procedure is purely cosmetic, it’s typically not covered by insurance. However, if Rhinoplasty is performed to address functional issues, such as breathing difficulties due to a deviated septum, it might be partially or fully covered. Consult with your insurance provider for specifics.

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