Good communication between you and your doctor is essential and crucial. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will ask you about how you wish your nose to look or the desired outcome; they will examine the structure of your nose and face and discuss the possible options for you. The structure of your nasal bones and cartilage, the shape of your face, the thickness of your skin, your age, and your expectations are fundamental topics for discussion.


Your surgeon will explain the type of anesthesia and surgical technique to be used, the type of facility where the surgery will take place, the risks, the cost, and any other options available. Most health insurance policies do not cover this surgery if it is purely for aesthetic purposes. However, if the surgery aims to correct a breathing problem or a significant deformity resulting from an injury, it may be covered by insurance. Regardless of how long ago it was, you must inform your surgeon about any previous nasal surgeries or treatments, allergies or respiratory difficulties, medications you are taking, and whether you smoke. Especially, do not hesitate to ask your surgeon any questions you have about your expectations regarding the surgery and its outcomes.

Surgery Preparation

Your surgeon will provide information on how to prepare for the surgery, including guidelines on eating, drinking, smoking, taking or avoiding specific vitamins and medications, and washing your face. Adhering to these instructions will contribute to a smoother surgery experience. While preparing, don’t forget to arrange for someone to take you home after the surgery and assist you if necessary for a few days when going out.

Location of Your Surgery

Aesthetic nose surgery can be performed at the surgeon’s office, an outpatient surgical center, or a hospital. It often does not require overnight hospitalization and is usually done on an outpatient basis for comfort and cost reasons. However, complex surgeries might require overnight stays at the hospital.

Type of Anesthesia Provided

Aesthetic nose surgery can be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the surgery and the preferences of both you and your surgeon. Local anesthesia typically involves mild sedation, numbing the area around the nose; you will be awake during the surgery but will experience comfort and painlessness. With general anesthesia, you will be asleep throughout the procedure.