Nose

Rhinoplasty is generally considered the most challenging of all cosmetic surgical procedures. To achieve consistently optimal results necessitates complete dedication to the science and practice of rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty is a marriage between ‘form and function’ and between ‘art and science’. Just as every fingerprint is unique to an individual, so are our faces, and the nose occupying an aesthetically critical, central, mid-facial position is critical to the intricate balance of naso-facial proportion.

Creating nasal harmony requires expert pre-operative evaluation and precise surgical execution as minor changes dramatically influence facial aesthetics.  My philosophy on nasal surgery is in constant evolution inspired by lessons learnt in each case and by the constant dedication to this remarkable super-speciality.

My philosophy on nasal surgery is in constant evolution inspired by lessons learnt in each case and by the constant dedication to this remarkable super-speciality.

My philosophy on nasal surgery is in constant evolution inspired by lessons learnt in each case and by the constant dedication to this remarkable super-speciality.

  • Thank you all for your care

    Thank you all for your care

    Dr Stuart Geldenhuys, Lynne, Karen and team. Something small and delicious to thank you all for your care, your kindness, your incredible expertise, and most of all, for listening.

    Dr Stuart Geldenhuys, Lynne, Karen and team. Something small and delicious to thank you all for your care, your kindness, your incredible expertise, and most of all, for listening.

  • Best experience so far

    Best experience so far

    Dear Stuart, It is such a blessing to have had you as my surgeon. I’ve had surgeries in Paris, London and Brussels and this has been the best experience so far, thanks to you and your wonderful...Read More

    Dear Stuart, It is such a blessing to have had you as my surgeon. I’ve had surgeries in Paris, London and Brussels and this has been the best experience so far, thanks to you and your wonderful...Read More

  • A rare experience!

    A rare experience!

    I think it is a rare experience to find a surgeon that you trust completely, especially on the first go.

    I think it is a rare experience to find a surgeon that you trust completely, especially on the first go.

  • Wonderful work and support

    Wonderful work and support

    Just wanted to send you a quick note once again to thank you for wonderful work and support, especially for me with my endless questions, my phobias and concerns.

    Just wanted to send you a quick note once again to thank you for wonderful work and support, especially for me with my endless questions, my phobias and concerns.

  • Exceeded my expectations

    Exceeded my expectations

    From the moment I stepped into your office at my initial consultation, you and your staff far exceeded my expectations for personalised patient care and education. You are by far one of the best in...Read More

    From the moment I stepped into your office at my initial consultation, you and your staff far exceeded my expectations for personalised patient care and education. You are by far one of the best in...Read More

  • The only surgeon I recommend

    The only surgeon I recommend

    Dr Stuart, your skills and ability to turn dreams into reality are outstanding. I am very pleased with the results of my surgery and I feel like I have been given a second chance. I wish that this...Read More

    Dr Stuart, your skills and ability to turn dreams into reality are outstanding. I am very pleased with the results of my surgery and I feel like I have been given a second chance. I wish that this...Read More

  • “Master Craftsman”

    “Master Craftsman”

    Dear Stuart. Many thanks for being the “Master Craftsman” that you are!! You really made the ride pleasant & easy.

    Dear Stuart. Many thanks for being the “Master Craftsman” that you are!! You really made the ride pleasant & easy.

  • Thank you a million times

    Thank you a million times

    Thank you a million times for your professionalism, expert surgical skills and extraordinary patient care. Such a positive experience! I never once felt as if I was just a number. Everyone is...Read More

    Thank you a million times for your professionalism, expert surgical skills and extraordinary patient care. Such a positive experience! I never once felt as if I was just a number. Everyone is...Read More

    FAQ

    • Can I have a rhinoplasty if I smoke or VAPE?

      No, rhinoplasty is contra-indicated in smokers.

      Smoking or the use of any nicotine products carries a high risk of serious complications. Abstinence for a period of 4 weeks before and 4 weeks after surgery is mandatory to minimize risks.

      No, rhinoplasty is contra-indicated in smokers.

      Smoking or the use of any nicotine products carries a high risk of serious complications. Abstinence for a period of 4 weeks before and 4 weeks after surgery is mandatory to minimize risks.

    • Can rhinoplasty correct my breathing, refine my nasal tip & remove a hump?

      Nasal functional surgery is frequently performed simultaneously with aesthetic nasal refinement.

      Nasal functional surgery is frequently performed simultaneously with aesthetic nasal refinement.

    • Can I breathe through my nose after surgery?

      Yes. Nasal splints (Doyle splints) are frequently inserted into the nose at the end of the surgery to support the airway. Breathing channels allow you to breathe through the nose. The splints are removed after 3-7 days.

      Yes. Nasal splints (Doyle splints) are frequently inserted into the nose at the end of the surgery to support the airway. Breathing channels allow you to breathe through the nose. The splints are removed after 3-7 days.

    • Is Rhinoplasty painful?

      Rhinoplasty is typically not a very painful procedure although each individual experiences pain and discomfort quite variable. Typically patients have a sensation of ‘nasal congestion’ or pressure for the first few days after surgery. Anti-inflammatory medications will be prescribed for the first few days.

      Rhinoplasty is typically not a very painful procedure although each individual experiences pain and discomfort quite variable. Typically patients have a sensation of ‘nasal congestion’ or pressure for the first few days after surgery. Anti-inflammatory medications will be prescribed for the first few days.

    • Will my medical insurance cover my surgery?

      In cases of nasal airway obstruction due to septal deviations or nasal valve pathology a letter of motivation requesting authorisation for the functional elements of the surgery will be provided for to you to submit to your medical insurance.

      A CT scan of the nasal airway together with nasal rhinometry (airflow tests) will also frequently be required. 

      Your medical insurance will not cover any costs relating to nasal aesthetic enhancement.

      In cases of nasal airway obstruction due to septal deviations or nasal valve pathology a letter of motivation requesting authorisation for the functional elements of the surgery will be provided for to you to submit to your medical insurance.

      A CT scan of the nasal airway together with nasal rhinometry (airflow tests) will also frequently be required. 

      Your medical insurance will not cover any costs relating to nasal aesthetic enhancement.

    • How long is the recovery?

      The recovery time after rhinoplasty varies and is dependent on the surgical techniques. Patients are typically away from work for 10-14 days and can resume light exercise after 3 weeks. Return to normal exercise is generally 6-8 weeks but may vary according to the procedure performed.

      The recovery time after rhinoplasty varies and is dependent on the surgical techniques. Patients are typically away from work for 10-14 days and can resume light exercise after 3 weeks. Return to normal exercise is generally 6-8 weeks but may vary according to the procedure performed.

    Costing

    The costings shown below are based on general quotes. For a more specific quote please click the “contact us” button and send us an email request and attach a few pictures if possible. Our quotes always include anaesthesia, the surgical facility and all disposables, routine pre and post-operative consultations, overnight (if required), dressings, garments / bra’s (in the case of breast / body procedures), nasal post-op pack (in the case of rhinoplasty) and initial scar management treatment creams post operatively.

    * Please note that any pricing given is approximate and the actual cost will be determined after your examination.

    The costings shown below are based on general quotes. For a more specific quote please click the “contact us” button and send us an email request and attach a few pictures if possible. Our quotes always include anaesthesia, the surgical facility and all disposables, routine pre and post-operative consultations, overnight (if required), dressings, garments / bra’s (in the case of breast / body procedures), nasal post-op pack (in the case of rhinoplasty) and initial scar management treatment creams post operatively.

    * Please note that any pricing given is approximate and the actual cost will be determined after your examination.

    R 30 000 - R 75 000

    TIP ONLY

    R 100 000 - R 140 000

    DORSUM AND TIP

    R 10 000 - R 20 000

    MINOR ROOMS PROCEDURES