Everything to know about Rhinoplasty Surgery (Nose Surgery)

Dr. Kristina Zakhary makes Rhinoplasty a large focus of her practice in Calgary and Edmonton. Rhinoplasty surgery, commonly referred to as a Nose Job, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed by facial plastic Surgeons. Dr. Zakhary has extensive training and expertise in both cosmetic and reconstructive nasal surgery.


Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery performed on the nose, and is one of the top-requested procedures, given that your nose is the central part on your face, so its size and shape affect your appearance. Nasal surgery can reduce the size, reshape or augment the size of a person's nose, to create pleasant facial harmony and boost self esteem. Dr. Zakhary has extensive training and expertise in both cosmetic and reconstructive nasal surgery.

What is Primary Rhinoplasty?

When choosing nose surgery for the first time, it’s referred to as primary. Thus, primary rhinoplasty is nose reshaping surgery performed on a nose which has never been operated on before for aesthetic purposes.

On the contrary, when people undergo nose surgery to improve breathing will typically have what’s known as a septoplasty. This procedure to straighten and clear nasal passages deals with the central bone and cartilage that make up the septum. If combining this functional improvement with visible, aesthetic changes, then it will be termed, “septorhinoplasty.”

No matter how simple or complex the procedure, rhinoplasty surgery needs excellent skill and precision to get the best possible results.

Pre, During, Post

Pre Rhinoplasty Surgery

During your consultation with Dr. Zakhary, she will discuss your desired changes with you, and then evaluate your nasal structure and assess your breathing. She will determine if you have a deviated septum, nasal allergies, or any structural deformities of the nose.

Rhinoplasty Surgery

Dr. Zakhary performs a "min-dissection" rhinoplasty technique in which tiny incisions and minimum surgery are used to attain the maximum results and minimum swelling. Scars are hidden and will fade away in time. Nasal cartilages are reshaped and excess bones and cartilage is gently removed in order to preserve the nasal support and breathing function.

Post Rhinoplasty Surgery

Rhinoplasty surgery is generally a well-tolerated and painless procedure. Many patients experience minimal discomfort after surgery, and Dr. Zakhary always offers pain medication if needed to help in the first few days after surgery. In all cases, Dr. Zakhary will provide a prescription along with instructions to help you in your recovery stage.

Dr. Kristina Zakhary

Calgary’s Top Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgeon, with over 20 years of experience specializing in facial surgery

Accredited by both the Canadian and American Boards of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Performed 1,000+ successful surgeries.

What our patients have to say

I visited 3 plastic surgeons in Calgary, and none of them were willing to show me as many pictures as Dr Zakhary. She has done so many rhinoplasties. I chose her and I was not disappointed at all. I Highly recommend this doctor if you are looking to get a rhinoplasty.
Dr. Zakhary is an amazing doctor who boosted my confidence immensely. I can never thank her enough for the amazing job she's done on my rhinoplasty and submental liposuction. I am so grateful to have had a doctor as caring, ethical, gifted and supportive. Thank you thank you Dr. Zakhary you are such an angel.
I had wanted a nose job since I first noticed my side profile. From our first online consultation due to COVID, Dr. Zakhary was friendly, genuine and extremely knowledgeable. I could not be happier with the care, and I’m excited to see what it looks like in the end! I recommend Dr. Zakhary to anyone who wants a genuine, honest and kind surgeon taking care of you.
I have had troubles breathing for awhile now because of my deviated septum. Dr. Zakhary gave me my options, one of which included surgery. The first thing I noticed after I came out from the general anaesthesia was my breathing!
Dr Zakhary helped me through a very difficult time. I recently had a rhinoplasty complication that allowed my body to reject the implant that was inserted during my initial rhinoplasty procedure done overseas (in Asia) in June 2019. Long story short, Dr Zakhary was able to remove the implant flawlessly.. I would like to extend my sincerest gratitude to Dr Zakhary and her team!
My husband had a septoplasty surgery there, at Dr. Zakhary's clinic. He was a bit nervous about the treatment at the beginning. However, after the initial meeting with the doctor, he was eager to proceed as soonest. Dr. Kristina was very helpful before, during and after the surgery. We both were hugely impressed with her knowledgeable and supportive attitudes towards patient
I had a rhinoplasty two years ago. The follow-up period was a bit difficult, however, it didn't last long. I am happy with my new nose so much. It looks naturally and functions well. I feel better, more beautiful and confident after the surgery. I do recommend Dr. Zakhary to everyone who considers rhinoplasty or other facial surgery.
I'm very happy with my rhinoplasty surgery results. I have enjoyed caring and compassionate attitude from Dr.Zakhary and the whole staff. My after surgery period took less time than I thought it could. I'm really satisfied with the end results.
I felt great and easy working with Dr.Zakhary and her staff on my nose surgery. I believe that undergoing a rhinoplasty in her office was a wise choice. My nose looks natural and fits my face really well. The surgeon did the best job for my nose. Thank you, Dr.Zakhary!
I had a rhinoplasty done and I am glad I chose to go to Dr.Zakhary. From the start she was friendly and knowledgeable, and she told me everything straight up, including the risks. After the surgery, they checked up on me often ensuring I’m healing well. Now, a year later, I am in absolute love with my nose. It was the best decision was to get it done with Dr. Zakhary. It’s just like I wanted!

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