What Does It Involve?

Nose surgery or Rhinoplasty is performed to improve the appearance of the nose and achieve better facial harmony.  The patient may complain of different aspects including deviation, dorsal hump, or large nose tip in any combination.   It is important for the surgeon to understand the requirement of the patient instead of a standardised approach to all noses.  The complexity of the surgery depends on the correction that needs to be made and it is important to appreciate that in a 3 dimensional structure as such, alternation of one aspect will automatically alter another part with the redistribution of tissue.   In some complex cases, additional material will be required to correct a deformity.  In general, cartilage can be obtained inside the nose but on occasions, additional cartilage needs to be obtained from elsewhere if necessary.  This will be explained in the consultation.


Nose surgery can be performed as either an open or closed technique.  In both open and closed rhinoplasty, the majority of the incision is made inside the nose, so that no scars are visible afterward. In open rhinoplasty, a small incision is made on the columella (the area between the nostrils) which help with exposure in some cases.   This scar usually heals well.


It is important to discuss your expectation of the outcome with Mr Ho-Asjoe. He will evaluate your bony structure and facial appearance and discuss with you what can be achieved and what is most suitable to your facial appearance. It is important to have a realistic expectation.


Rhinoplasty usually takes an hour or two but complicated procedures may take longer.

After Surgery

Patient is likely to have bruises and swelling around the eye region in addition to the nasal area. Most of the bruising and swelling will settle in 7-14 days.  There will be swelling inside the nose and will affect the nasal airway until the swelling settles. The patient should not blow their nose or insert anything into the nasal cavity to improve airway.


The patient is to return to the clinic in 7days time for removal of sutures and the external nasal splint. The swelling will remain there and it can take up to 3 months before settling down.

Before & After Images

  • Before-Nose Reshaping
    After-Nose Reshaping
    Before Nose Reshaping After



I am very satisfied as Mr Ho-Asjoe is very patient and takes the time to consider what’s best for the patient, respecting their needs, unlike other doctors I have seen. I have had a great experience and would happily refer friends and family to him.


Doctor Mark is one of the best surgeon. Can’t complain about the result, simply perfect.


Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe did my tummy tuck on the 13/4/17. Before surgery he explained the procedure and showed me pictures of surgeries he undertook. He clearly informed that i may have scarring after the operation, however I am please with the result. After the surgery Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe reassured me that if there were any problems I should contact him immediately any time of the day, which i found reassuring and alleviated any anxieties i may have had. The after care received was top notch and will definitely use him again for any future operation(s).


Mark is the consummate professional and will never entertain any unnecessary surgery. He is kind and considerate and listens. His skills are second to non and attention to detail, perfect. A wonderful experience which you can rarely say when having surgery.

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