What is included
Price changes
Everything is included in the cost of operations: tests, ward, the best anesthesia, observation for 20 years after the operation
⚪️ Consultation + nose modeling - 100 €
⚪️ Complex nose reshaping (hump, tip of the nose, nostrils) - 4500 €
⚪️ Correction of previous unsuccessful plastic surgery on the nose - 4 900 €
⚪️ Complex changes in the appearance of the nose with the restoration of breathing - 4 900 €
⚪️ Surgical nose tip correction - € 3,900
⚪️ Reconstruction of the nose for congenital malformations or as a result of trauma - 5,500 €
⚪️ Respiration restoration (alignment of the deviated nasal septum) - 1,800 €
consultation with the surgeon
necessary health tests
hospitalisation (1 night)
a massage to help you recover quickly
24/7 personal assistance during your stay
transfers to / from the airport, hotel and clinic
​10% discount on plastic surgery for returning patients
Please note that the price of the surgery itself is provisional and may be accurately assessed only after the evaluation of each individual case.
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What is rhinoplasty?

A nose job, also known as a rhinoplasty, is a procedure which improves shape and function of the nose, by modifying bone or/and cartilage. Rhinoplasty can enhance aesthetic appearance as well as breathing function.
A rhinoplasty should be considered by patients who are unsatisfied with their nose size, shape or width, or those who have visible humps, wide or asymmetrical nostrils. Rhinoplasty can also help patients with obstructed airways by adjusting a deviated septum, which is a common cause of many breathing problems.
During rhinoplasty a patient is usually put under general anesthesia. Therefore, the patient will have to stay in a hospital overnight. 

Who is a proper candidate?

  • As with all surgeries, it is of high importance to be in good overall health in the first place.
  • Well-balanced diet and regular exercise are significant to a successful recovery.
  • Smoking and alcohol consumption, on the other hand, can have a negative impact on wound healing and skin elasticity.
  • Specifically for rhinoplasty, patients should be at least in their late teens, because the nose stops growing and changing approximately at this age.
  • Moreover, the person getting rhinoplasty should have realistic expectations and a desire to improve their current appearance, not perfect it completely.
  • People with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart and blood clotting disorders are also eligible for the procedure, but additional preparation might be necessary. Informing your surgeon about all present medical conditions is crucial, so that the medical team can prepare in advance and prevent any possible complications.

Recovering after rhinoplasty

Depending on the technique chosen for the procedure, a patient will have either  dissolvable or non-dissolvable sutures inside the nose or columella. The dissolvable sutures are supposed to dissolve after approximately a week and do not require to be removed. If the stitches are non-dissolvable, they should be removed by the surgeon 7-8 days after the surgery. The patient should also expect to have external and internal nasal dressings which will be placed inside and outside of the nose. A small gauze is placed right under the nose so that it absorbs any blood discharge, which is normal and common after rhinoplasty surgeries. Bear in mind that in the first few days after surgery, an absorbent gauze is required to be changed as often as 10 to 20 times. Nasal dressings should be removed in 5-7 days.

Patient’s upper part of the face is likely to be swollen, especially the eyes and the cheeks. Approximately 2 weeks off work are recommended to rest and heal properly because swelling and discomfort usually subsides in that time. After two weeks post-surgery swelling is usually not as noticeable and should not interfere with any daily tasks. Final results can be appreciated after residual swelling is gone, which usually takes about 6-12 months.

It is not recommended to wear eyeglasses since it puts pressure and disrupts the blood flow. In order to reduce swelling overnight, it is advisable to elevate one’s head with multiple pillows.

The patient should avoid bending forward and lifting heavy objects or children and high-intensity activities should be limited for at least 8 weeks after surgery.

Interesting facts

  • A demand for rhinoplasty surgeries is higher and recovery is easier during colder months because of the lower average weather temperature.
  • The first ever nose surgery was performed over 2000 years ago by an Indian surgeon Sushruta. At least a part of his techniques are still being used to this day.
  • In some rhinoplasties, cartilage is harvested from other parts of a patient’s body and then strategically grafted in certain areas of the nose.
  • A rhinoplasty surgery is fairly quick to complete. It takes from 1 to 2 hours and the patient is usually discharged the same day after the procedure.
Can rhinoplasty be combined with other procedures?
Combining several treatments in one operation is a good way to reduce costs and reduce overall recovery time. Keep in mind that when several procedures are performed together, the risk of complications and infection also increases. For a successful procedure and recovery, it is extremely important to choose a surgeon who has extensive experience in all the procedures that will be performed. Common combinations: 1. Septoplasty - Straightening of a curved nasal septum can be combined with an improvement in the appearance of the nose. 2. Breast surgery - Although rhinoplasty can be combined with breast surgery, the likelihood of infection in this case is significantly increased. Each case should be discussed individually to assess specific risks.
Function vs. aesthetics
A functional rhinoplasty is usually performed in order to restore breathing through the nose. Reconstruction of obstructed airways might be required because of congenital reasons (meaning that it is hereditary) or after traumas, such as a nose fracture. Because nostrils tend to narrow with age, older people might have difficulty breathing, and thus, might need a reconstruction of their airways.

On the other hand an aesthetic rhinoplasty focuses mainly on improving the visual appearance of the nose. This includes reducing bulbous nose tip, hump, narrowing wide nostrils, reducing the size of the nose, or vice versa, augmenting the nose.
What is revision rhinoplasty?
A revision rhinoplasty is needed when a patient is unsatisfied with the results of a former nose surgery and desires additional improvements. Note that before undergoing a revision rhinoplasty, the nose should be completely healed, there should be no signs of inflammation caused by previous surgery and scar tissue formation is complete. Depending on each case, a surgeon will reset the nasal bones and reposition cartilage. Airway obstruction can also be cleared by adjusting the position of the internal nose structures. It’s best if the revision surgery is performed by the surgeon who performed the first surgery.
About rhinoplasty
A. Ignatieva operation
Preparation for surgery
You need to consume enough protein and vitamins, such as zinc, vitamins A and C, which are important for collagen synthesis.
Stop taking medications such as aspirin or other blood thinners. Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.
Ask someone close to stay with you for the first few days after surgery. Prepare cold compresses as they relieve pain and inflammation perfectly. Stock up on lip balm.
The patient will have to undergo any necessary laboratory tests, including a blood test and / or urinalysis, ECG (electrocardiogram), x-ray or others.
You should not eat or drink 6 hours before surgery. Patients should try to get a good night's sleep and remain calm before surgery.
On the day of surgery, patients should not wear makeup, wigs or hairpieces. In this case, comfortable and loose clothing will be appropriate.
About surgeon
Anastasia Ignatieva has been working in the field of plastic surgery since 2015. Since 2017 she has been working on a regular basis in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the UK. She was trained in a number of renowned private clinics in both Spain and Switzerland.
At the moment Dr Ignatieva is working at the International Clinic of Dr. Ignatiev, which is located both in Kiev (Ukraine) and Marbella (Spain). She is actively engaged in scientific activities, has had a number of articles published in different Ukrainian and International medical journals. She completed training in related specialties in oncological surgery, microsurgery, orthopaedics, endovascular surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Dr Ignatieva represented Ukraine at the World Congress of Surgeons in Switzerland in 2017 in the capacity of Ukrainian’s top young surgeon.
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I first met Dr Ignatieva in December 2017 when she came to work at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham England. I know she came to this hospital because it is a big training hospital, as a result it gave her the opportunity to work daily on more complex/major procedures that patients needed, because this is the criteria of the type surgery this hospital undertakes, small less complicated ...
I first met Dr Ignatieva in December 2017 when she came to work at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham England. I know she came to this hospital because it is a big training hospital, as a result it gave her the opportunity to work daily on more complex/major procedures that patients needed, because this is the criteria of the type surgery this hospital undertakes, small less complicated surgery tends to be sent to other hospitals.

I discussed with her all the things I had wanted to change about my body for a number of years. For so many of us finding the right Dr in plastic surgery is always a daunting task, particularly as it’s a cosmetic desire to look how you imagine in your mind, for me it was based on finding an old photograph of many years ago! My concerns started with feeling comfortable to discuss what I want to achieve, comfortable and confident about the ability of the Dr I may choose if I decide to proceed, the realistic care recovery process in another country if I considered going outside the UK where I had heard prices are cheaper and knowing how expensive all these “wants” would be in the UK.

Dr Ignatieva made me feel at ease and invited me to visit her in Kiev Ukraine and to only have a consultation with her and her colleague, and suggested not to make any forward planned commitments before going away to think about what I wanted to do after the consultation. Knowing she had worked on some complicated/complex/major procedure’s it gave me the confidence to at least go to see her. I went to Kiev in February 2019 and made the decision to have a bust reduction/reconstruction done in May 2019, this was major surgery given I wanted to go from a GG to a C/D cup in bra size, from start to finish the whole process made me relaxed, I was monitored frequently to make sure everything was okay and 2 weeks later on my way back to the UK a very happy patient, within 4 months of my surgery I was back to doing all the fitness training I had been comfortable to do before I felt like “my breasts were getting in my way”.

I had set out at the beginning that I wanted 3 different procedures done, it was suggested to focus only on the major surgery in the beginning, my breast reduction/reconstruction, if I was happy with the result then was the right time to discuss the rest of my “wish list”, which was liposuction to removed fat from my back and upper arms plus skin removal from my upper arms to give a nice tight skin appearance once the fate was removed. Not only have I done extensive fitness training over previous years and cut back drastically during the past few years which took a toll on the appearance of my body with muscle turning to fat, I spend a lot of time in the sun, which is not good for the skin appearance other than getting a tan and at 61 years old my ageing skin was all going against me, hence the dreadful “bingo wings” had to be reduced to a more appealing look. I have had both of these procedures done in the past month, while I’m still coming out of the end of the FULL RECOVERY stage I already know I’m 100% happy with the end result, with little restriction within days of the surgery because it was not so invasive, but to treat my body with respect, all made possible by Dr Ignatieva who made it all stress-less by the care, consideration she showed me but more important her desire to “make my body back to beautiful”. I have achieved all what I wanted to achieve without spending a huge amount of money that the UK would have cost, despite the cost the procedures were carried out in wonderful surroundings with up to date modern technology.

I have since decided to return to have my eyelids done, on a date to be confirmed…

If you are thinking about plastic surgery I would have no hesitation to recommend you discussing what you want to achieve with this professional Doctor.
Common questions
How can I make the payment?
All the amount should be paid in our clinic before the operation. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Maestro credit and debit cards and cash (UAH).
Some banks have specific policy about payments in the foreign countries. If you are planning to pay by card, please contact your bank and let them know you will be making a payment in Ukraine, and, if needed, increase your payment card limit.
Does it have to be general anaesthesia?
Local anaesthesia is applied when the surgery is minor and localized on specific area, for example otoplasty surgery.
Can I combine two surgeries at once?
In most cases combining two procedures is possible. However, plastic surgery is very individual matter, thus each case is different. The surgeon decides whether two or more surgeries may be combined after evaluation of a patient’s health condition, surgery technique, surgery duration, etc.
Are there any age restrictions for cosmetic surgery?
Unlike reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery is not recommended for patients under 18 years old. Patients should understand that puberty is a period of time when the most significant change of body contour occurs and there is no need to rush in surgical correction of any part of it. Moreover, in most cases, the part of body teenagers are unsatisfied with matures does not require any interference of a surgeon.
As for older patients, there is no upper age limit.
What should I bring with me?
Patients, who take medication, that was approved by our anaesthesiologist, should bring the medication with them, so it can be taken as prescribed. Moreover, you may want to bring a computer, a book, or a magazine, to keep you entertained while in the clinic or the hotel.
What questions should I ask the surgeon?
The goal of consultation is to arrange surgery details, express your expectations on surgery results and clear up your mind. Do not be afraid to ask questions concerning your decision even if you think it is not important.
Moreover, ask surgeon about his experience in particular cosmetic surgery. You will feel more comfortable knowing that person who is likely to operate on you is well known in this field.
One more helpful tip is to ask to show pictures of his previous work. You will see the result plastic surgery provides and get a chance to evaluate whether you are happy with it.
Why Ukraine, as a pretty new player in the World market of medical tourism, is reliable, comfortable and worth to be chosen as a medical tourism destination?
– Ukraine is very flexible in order to penetrate into the market.
– Ukraine has a very hight standart of beauty, so the plastic surgeons are trained for the best result with not visible scars.
– Ukraine offers many different places for health recovery, sightseeing and activities.
– Ukraine is easy to reach – 2 international airports in Kiev with all main connections with Europe.
– Ukraine has world class surgeons as well as clinics, and the prices for the same medical treatments are 3 or more times lower than in Western countries.
Is it safe to fly after cosmetic surgery?
Flying immediately after surgery carries a higher risk of blood clot formation and there is no guarantee that it will not be fatal. In order to prevent it, we advise all our patients to stay in clinic for several days. Surgeon will recommend necessary precautions – medications preventing from blood clot formation, moving around the ward or wearing compression stockings. Only after careful evaluation of your health state, you will be allowed to travel home.
Can I get a sick note from the surgeon? If not, how can I get it?
The surgeon that will be performing your surgery may write an official recommendation about the post-surgery period to your GP. Your GP then will provide you with an official sick note.
What is recovery period after surgery like?
You should be prepared that the final result will not be visible until several months after surgery. Most likely, the surgical area will be painful and swollen. It is normal reaction to tissue damage caused by surgical manipulation. In order to reduce uncomfortable feelings medication will be prescribed, however it does not mean that the pain will be unbearable.
Every patient is individual and copes with pain differently. Your stay in hospital should last about 1-3 days. It depends on the type of surgery performed and the patient operated. During the stay, you will be encouraged to walk in the ward. Day by day you will be allowed to return to your daily activities.
When should I expect to see the final result?
The final result is usually visible 6 months after the surgery. However, the full recovery time depends on the surgery and in some cases may take up to 1 year. The final result is visible after the bruising is gone and both inner and outer scarring process is over. Please note, that scars may fade (become less visible) for 2 years after the surgery.
What about scarring after cosmetic surgery?
As with any surgery where incision or skin cut is present, a scar will be the result of natural healing process. However, in cosmetic surgery incisions run along natural skin folds or by the hairline decreasing the possibility of visible scar. Also special medical ointments will be prescribed. Most likely you will have to apply it several times a day for a month or two. It is important to follow instructions precisely to achieve the most pleasing result.
Will I receive supporting garment or should I bring one with me?
You will receive one set of supporting garments free of charge. You may also purchase the second set in the clinic in case you want to have a spare.
How many check-ups will I have after the surgery?
Usually Dr Ignatieva has 4-5 check-ups with a patient – when discharging him/her from the clinic and the day before the patient leaves to go home. on 10th-12th day after surgery and 1-2 months after. However, if the patient requires or if there is a need for an additional check-up, we are flexible and may always arrange it.
Different rhinoplasty techniques
Closed rhinoplasty
Open rhinoplasty
Filler rhinoplasty
Augmentation rhinoplasty
A closed rhinoplasty, also known as a scarless rhinoplasty, is a surgery more suitable for minor adjustments of the nose. With this technique, surgeons can sculpt and shape the nose without having to cut the nose open. Deviated septum surgeries are usually performed with this technique, too. A closed rhinoplasty is advantageous and preferred by most surgeons and patients because the incision and further alterations of the inner structures of the nose are performed through the nostrils, so there are no external scars left.
An open rhinoplasty is usually performed in more complex cases. The incision is made in the columella between the nostrils, so a surgeon can open soft tissue envelope and visualize internal structures. While commonly performed in revision and reconstructive surgeries, it is usually unnecessary for primary cosmetic rhinoplasty.
A filler rhinoplasty is a non-surgical procedure, which can correct minor imperfections of the nose. When injected, a filler can correct a nosebump ?by filling in the area around it. However, the results are not permanent and the procedure requires no less than 3 separate procedures to make a lasting change.
An augmentation rhinoplasty is a procedure which can add size to the depressed or deficient parts of a patient’s nose. For augmentation, a surgeon uses a patient’s own cartilage which is harvested from a nasal septum, the ears or the patient’s ribs. Depending on each specific case, the surgeon might choose to perform nose augmentation with closed or open rhinoplasty.
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