Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Nose Surgery, commonly known as Rhinoplasty is a procedure which reshapes the nose by reducing or increasing its size, removing a hump, or by changing the shape of the top or bridge.

Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Nose Surgery

Nose Surgery, commonly known as Rhinoplasty is a procedure which reshapes the nose by reducing or increasing its size, removing a hump, or by changing the shape of the top or bridge.

The nose is one of the defining characteristics of the face, perhaps the most important. Any disproportion or irregularity in the nose can make you self-conscious. Sometimes irregularities are inherited (the “family nose”) or they are the result of a sporting injury or accident.

As well as being unsightly, nasal deformity may also create physical repercussions such as breathing difficulties and sinus infections. Rhinoplasty can therefore not only dramatically improve the look of your nose and the overall symmetry of your face, but also its function.

The Rhinoplasty Procedure

The procedure is usually performed under general anaesthetic, although it can be performed under heavy or “twilight” sedation which reduces recovery time. Generally the surgeon will work from the inside of the nose; the skin and external area is not touched from the outside which means there are no visible scars.

In open Rhinoplasty a tiny scar is made outside. The actual technique used will depend on the type of reshaping to be done, and your surgeon will discuss this with you at your consultation.


* Every patient is a unique individual and every surgery has unique aspects. Therefore, results may vary. To read our full disclaimer please click here.

Will my consultation be with a surgeon?

All consultations pre nose surgery take place with a surgeon. We believe that only a surgeon can help and advise you on the best procedure to achieve the results you would like.

During your initial consultation, we will ask you about the results you are looking for and explain the rhinoplasty procedure so that you understand every stage of the process. The most important thing is that you feel completely at ease in our care and fully aware of the procedure and the resulting enhancement.

Are your consultations free?

All of our consultations for nose surgery are free with no obligation. You will be provided with advice and information relevant to achieve the results you desire from the rhinoplasty procedure.

 

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What will happen after the Rhinoplasty surgery?

Your surgeon will see you when you have recovered to check that all is well, and you will usually be discharged the same day. You’ll be given medication and post-operative instructions along with appropriate telephone numbers in case you need to contact us at any time. Cold compresses should be applied regularly for the first couple of days to reduce swelling.

Week 1-2

You will be fully mobile but may still experience some minor discomfort which you can control with prescribed painkillers. Bruising and swelling around the eyes will diminish and is usually almost gone after two weeks, and, importantly, you will look “normal” to other people. During this time you will also receive a post-operative check with our nurse.

It’s worth anticipating your own reaction to the first sight of yourself and your new nose. To start with you will look rather strange in the mirror and not quite “you”. Remember that it takes a few days for your mind’s eye to adjust itself to your new appearance and to recognise it as “you”.

You should not worry about any minor problems of shape immediately after the operation: it takes around 12 months for your nose to settle and for swelling to subside completely.

Weeks 8-10

Your surgeon will see you again, usually 8-10 weeks after the procedure for a full post-operative consultation.

Do you have any before and afters?

We certainly do. You can find them on this page or can view our full gallery of nose surgery before and after rhinoplasty

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