Rhinoplasty in Frankfurt

We can customise the shape and size of the nose to suit your appearance, your type and your wishes

An unattractive nose or a nose that does not match the shape of the face is not just an aesthetic flaw - it is often also an immense psychological burden for the person affected. Be it an annoying hump on the nose, a crooked or too long nose, asymmetrical nostrils or a nose tip that is too thick or drooping. 

The anomaly attracts the attention of onlookers and can make an otherwise beautiful face appear unattractive. Our experienced plastic surgeon Dr Norbert Kania can remedy the situation with a rhinoplasty in Frankfurt.

Sometimes there are additional functional problems and patients cannot breathe normally through the nose. Aesthetic plastic surgery offers numerous correction options, which - when performed by an experienced surgeon - usually lead to very good results and help patients regain their self-confidence and improve their nasal breathing.

Brief information on nose surgery

Op-ArtMostly stationary
AnaesthesiaLocal anaesthesia and simultaneous twilight sleep or general anaesthesia
OP duration2 to 3 hours, depending on the scope of the operation
Able to work7 days after the operation
Healing6 weeks
Final shape of the nose: 6 to 12 months
CostsCustomised - depending on your requirements and scope of surgery
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After the operation" Nasal plaster or tape bandage for 1 - 2 weeks
" Follow-up checks after 6 weeks, 6 months and 1 year
Treating specialist

Dr Norbert Kania

Alternative designationsAlternative names Rhinoplasty
Nose surgery
Nose operation

When is rhinoplasty advisable?

There are many reasons why a person's nose may not fit. The nose forms the centre of the face. In addition to health aspects, there may be optical reasons. 

Frequent patient requests are:

  • Reduction of the tip of the nose
  • Narrowing of the nose
  • Correction or removal of a nasal hump
  • Raising or lowering the tip of the nose
  • Correction of a saddle nose or crooked nose

The scope of the operation is defined according to the initial findings. The most common nose operations are

  • Rhinoplasty plus septorhinoplasty
  • Rhinoplasty
  • Nose reduction
  • Nasal septum surgery
  • Nose tip corrections
  • Rhinoplasty

If the nose is too pointed, too wide, too long or visually too conspicuous - a nose correction can often provide a remedy.

rhinoplasty procedure

What is the procedure?

Basically, an examination is carried out in which we determine your initial situation. This is compared with your desired changes. This results in the most appropriate surgical method for you and the exact scope of the operation. As these are individualised, the costs incurred can only be defined afterwards.

The consultation also takes place during the examination appointment. Here you will learn all about possible risks and your expected healing process. We will also use before and after pictures to show you what your possible result may look like.

How is a nose corrected? What happens during the operation?

During the operation, which takes around one to three hours under general anaesthetic, the bone-cartilage framework of the nose is first exposed via incisions in the nostrils. In most cases, a small incision is also necessary on the bridge of the nose between the tip of the nose and the upper lip (open rhinoplasty).

The individually required changes can then be made. Typical examples include the removal of excess cartilage at the tip of the nose, lifting and reshaping the tip of the nose, removing a nasal hump and straightening the nasal septum.

If a larger bump is removed, the bone at the transition to the upper jaw usually has to be weakened with a very fine chisel in order to narrow the nose.

Occasionally, a cartilage transplant is also necessary for an optimal result. The cartilage can usually be taken from the nasal septum, but sometimes cartilage has to be taken from the auricle.

In very rare cases, it may also be necessary to remove rib cartilage.


What should I look out for after the operation?

For surgical rhinoplasty, a Hospitalisation of one day necessary. The nose is tamponaded from the inside for the first 24 hours. Externally, a plaster cast protects and stabilises the sensitive nose, which must be worn for 7 to 14 days.

Swelling, accompanied by slight pain, which occurs in the first few days after the operation and then gradually subsides, is normal.

Sleeping with the upper body slightly elevated and taking decongestant medication will help to reduce the swelling.

The Plaster is changed after one week and the fine stitches on the nose bridge are removed. The stitches inside the nose dissolve by themselves and do not need to be removed.

The plaster cast is removed after two weeks. The nose will still be a little swollen, but you will usually be able to socialise again. Contact sports should be avoided for six weeks.

In the following months, the patient must above all be patient, as the final result is only achieved when the internal scarring is complete and the skin mantle has adapted to the new nasal structure. This process takes around twelve months.

novoLinea Clinic - Expertise in plastic surgery

We at the novoLinea Clinic have the right solution for our patients - let Dr Kania and his team advise you personally and comprehensively. During the consultation, you will find out which rhinoplasty method suits your desired result and your face. We will inform you in detail about treatment methods and possible risks. You will also receive a detailed breakdown of the costs of the treatment.

Thanks to the empathetic and competent support, you as a patient will not feel alone during your rhinoplasty.

The clinic is excellently air-conditioned, so that you will have a pleasant stay with us even on hot summer days.

Dr Norbert Kania - over 20 years of experience for your rhinoplasty in Frankfurt

Dr Norbert Kania Frankfurt
Dr Norbert Kania
Specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery

Dr Kania, a specialist in aesthetic and plastic surgery with over 20 years of experience in aesthetic plastic surgery, places great value on individual patient care. With his many years of medical experience, he has repeatedly been recognised as a TOP surgeon by FOCUS. Take advantage of his expertise for your rhinoplasty.

Recommended by experts

Multiple awards in the FOCUS medical list as TOP surgeon are proof of Dr Kania's expertise.

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

What scars can be expected?

Most rhinoplasty scars are internal scars and are therefore not visible. With open rhinoplasty, a small white line remains on the columella, which can only be seen if you look into the nostrils from below. Cartilage transplantation from the auricle results in a small scar in the fold behind the ear.

What complications can occur?

The complications that can occur with any operation (post-operative bleeding, wound infection, excessive scarring, excessive new bone formation, nerve injury) are rare with rhinoplasty.

Irregularities caused by excessive internal scarring can usually be eliminated by injecting tiny amounts of cortisone into the scar tissue.

If the bone had to be weakened with a chisel, blue discolouration may occur in the area of the lower eyelids, but this is usually absorbed after two weeks.

Occasionally, sensory disturbances occur in the area of the tip of the nose, but these disappear after a few weeks.

Can I finance the cost of my rhinoplasty?

Yes - Financing of the costs of your rhinoplasty is possible via our partner if you have the appropriate credit rating.

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