How Long Does Rhinoplasty Surgery Take?

Rhinoplasty Procedure in Delhi

How Long Does Rhinoplasty Surgery Take?

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as nose reshaping surgery, is a popular cosmetic surgery to enhance the appearance and, in some cases, the function of the nose. 

Many people looking to get the Rhinoplasty procedure in Delhi, especially the ones coming from far-off places only to get the surgery done, wonder about the duration of the surgery. This helps them to determine how long they will have to stay in the surgical facility. 

Let’s find out this answer and break down the factors affecting the duration of Rhinoplasty.

Factors Affecting the Duration of Rhinoplasty Surgery

1- The Complexity of the Procedure

The complexity of the Rhinoplasty procedure plays a significant role in determining its duration.

Straightforward Rhinoplasty Surgery

For straightforward cases with minimal changes to the nasal structure, the surgery may be relatively shorter, typically taking 1-2 hours.

If we account for the time taken for anaesthesia and the post-operative care as well,  the total time duration for the patient to stay in the clinic is somewhere between 1-3 hours.

Complex Rhinoplasty Procedures

For more complex Rhinoplasty procedures that involve significant changes to the nasal framework or require additional grafting, the actual surgery may take longer, ranging from 2 to 3 hours.


2- Primary or Revision Rhinoplasty

The type of Rhinoplasty, whether it’s a primary (first-time) or revision (correction of previous surgery) procedure, can influence how long the surgery takes. Revision Rhinoplasty, which involves addressing complications from previous surgery, may require more time due to the added complexity. 


3- Surgeon’s Experience

The surgeon’s expertise and experience also impact the surgery duration. Some of the highly skilled and experienced surgeons known for the best plastic surgeries in India can perform the procedure more efficiently and quickly, potentially reducing the overall time. Therefore, it is advised to approach a board-certified surgeon with expertise with a considerable number of Rhinoplasty surgeries to their credit.

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    4- Open vs. Closed Rhinoplasty

    Rhinoplasty can be performed using either the open or closed technique. 

    In open Rhinoplasty, an incision is made across the columella (the strip of skin between the nostrils), allowing the surgeon to get direct access to the nasal structures.

    In closed Rhinoplasty, all incisions are made inside the nose, leaving no visible external scars. 

    Open rhinoplasty may take slightly longer due to the additional steps involved in the approach.


    5- Simultaneous Procedures

    Sometimes, patients opt for additional procedures along with the surgery for nose reshaping, such as septoplasty (correcting a deviated septum). Combining procedures can increase the overall surgery duration.


    6- Post-operative Care

    After the Rhinoplasty surgery, the patient is monitored closely during the recovery period. The surgeon may apply dressings or nasal splints to support the healing process. This time taken for monitoring can vary from patient to patient, affecting the overall duration of the surgery. The patient is usually discharged on the same day after a few hours.

    Summarising the Important Points

    Rhinoplasty is a highly individualised procedure, and the duration of the surgery can vary based on several factors, as mentioned above. 

    It is crucial to have a detailed discussion with your surgeon during the preoperative consultation to understand the specific aspects of your Rhinoplasty and its expected duration. A successful Rhinoplasty involves careful planning, skilled execution, and proper post-operative care to achieve the desired results.

    Remember, the primary goal of Rhinoplasty is to achieve natural-looking results that enhance your facial harmony and boost your confidence. 

    If you are considering a Rhinoplasty procedure in Delhi, take your time to research and choose a reputable and board-certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in performing Rhinoplasty procedures. 

    Dr. Rajat Gupta

    MBBS, MS, DNB(Gen. Surg.),
    DNB (Plastic Surgery)

    Dr. Rajat Gupta is a board certified plastic surgeon in India with 13 years of experience to back his expertise in the domain of aesthetic surgeries.

    Having completed his training from Maulana Azad Medical College and equipped with a thorough understanding of aesthetic needs of people, Dr. Gupta strives to offer the best remedies and cosmetic procedures outfitted with the latest technology to the aspirants in India and across the globe. To book an appointment, call: +91-9251711711 or email:

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