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Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping)

Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping) 

 

 

A rhinoplasty is surgery on the nose. It is sometimes called a nose job. It’s aim is to achieve nose reshaping for functional or aesthetic reasons. 

 

 Duration – 2 – 3 Hours

 Hospital stay – Daycase or Overnight

 Costs – from £5000

 Return to work – 2 weeks

 Location – London, Manchester

Frequently Asked Questions

How is a rhinoplasty performed?

A rhinoplasty is performed under general anaesthetic. It can be done as a day case procedure or an overnight stay depending on the complexity of the case. Mr Soueid uses the open technique giving greater accuracy. This involves making an incision in the base of the nose around 3mm in length, and hidden from view.

How long is the recovery period?

You will need around 1 week of work at least. There might some packs in the nose to be removed in a day or two. Bruising will settle in 2 weeks. The scar will heal over 1 week with some sutures to remove in 10 days. The fading of the scar will then continue over next few months. Swelling takes time to settle, up to one year.

Are other procedures necessary during the operation?

On occasions we would need some extra cartilage to support or rebuild the nose. This can be harvested from the nose septum, but on occasions from the ears or the rib cage. This will be discussed with you at the consultation. 

When will I see a final result?

A final result will be seen in one year, however initial results can be seen within a few weeks. 

What are the risks and complications of rhinoplasty surgery?

Infection, bleeding, unfavourable scarring, asymmetry, swelling, breathing problems, snoring, nasal collapse, changes over time, revision surgery, general anaesthetic risks, DVT/PE, blindness, dissatisfaction.