Rhinoplasty procedure at Dr. Wim Danau

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping is a procedure that restructures the nose in order to improve its appearance and function. This surgery can be performed as either an aesthetic procedure, basically re-shaping of the nose to improve its appearance. It can also be performed as reconstructive nasal surgery, which means correcting birth defects and disfigurements that are result of injury. Rhinoplasty can also relieve nasal obstruction and improve one’s breathing. There are many ways in which a nose can be altered through rhinoplasty, including reducing or increasing the size of the nose, changing the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrowing the span of the nostrils, or changing the angle between the nose and the upper lip. Consult with your cosmetic surgeon Dr. Wim Danau as to what can be done to improve the nose’s appearance and function.

This particular procedure has become one of the most requested ones today and many of these individual have their own reasons for wanting rhinoplasty. However, in any situation, the individual must have realistic expectations about their operation. The individual must also note that the cosmetic surgery is meant to achieve improvement and not perfection.

Why rhinoplasty?

By performing this surgery in Belgium, Dr. Wim Danau can decrease or increase the size of the nose, reduce the bridge or tip of the nose, and even change the shape of the nostrils. Nose surgery is a special focus of Dr. Wim Danau, and he boasts a large number of nose surgery patients who are extremely satisfied with their results. If you would like to learn how this surgery can help you achieve your aesthetic dreams, please read on.



Candidates for rhinoplasty should be at least 18 years old and have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery. During the nose reshaping procedure, Dr. Wim Danau makes incisions either along the outside or inside of the nostrils. Then, Dr. Danau separates the nasal bone and cartilage and reshapes them in accordance with the desired outcome. The incisions are then closed, and a splint is applied to the area so that the nose will retain its new shape. Sometimes, pieces of gauze must be packed into the nostrils for a short time in order to keep the septum in place and to control any residual bleeding. A nose surgery procedure typically takes about one to two hours to complete and can be performed on an outpatient basis.


Patients can expect swelling, bruising, and some bleeding to be present after nose surgery in Belgium, and the head will need to be elevated for the first day following the procedure. Pain and discomfort can be managed with medication. Nasal packing is generally removed after a few days, and the splint and stitches are typically removed one to two weeks after surgery. Most of our patients can return to normal daily routines about a week after their procedure.


Although problems with this surgery are rare, they can occur. Risks associated with the procedure include:

  • Blood collecting under the skin (hematoma)

  • Excessive bleeding

  • Numbness

  • Scarring at the base of the nose

  • Bursting of small blood vessels on the skin’s surface

  • Permanent nerve damage

  • Under- or over-correction, requiring secondary (revision)

  • Reaction to anaesthesia

  • Infection

Patients must also keep in mind that the desired effects may not be visible for weeks, and the final result can take 6 to 12 months to appear.


Nose surgery is a plastic surgery procedure that can significantly improve the look of a patient’s face to meet his or her aesthetic goals. Some of the benefits of nose surgery include:

  • Better balance of facial features

  • Correcting damage caused to the nose from an injury

  • Restored symmetry

  • Decreased or increased nose size

  • Easier breathing through the nose

  • Deviated septum relief

This suregry can solve a host of nasal problems, both aesthetic and functional. It is a procedure that has been proven effective and satisfactory many times over, and one that Dr. Wim Danau has made a special focus at his practice.

Results Rhinoplasty

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