What is Nose Reshaping?
Rhinoplasty, or Nose Reshaping is one of the most common of all plastic surgery procedures. A lot of people are unhappy with the size and/or shape of their nose. The nose is central to facial balance and many people opt for surgical Nose Reshaping, or Rhinoplasty, in an effort to find a more harmonious alignment of their features. Sometimes the problem can be more to do with the position of the chin or jaw, but patients tend to focus their dissatisfaction on the nose.
While surgical techniques are advanced, there are limitations as to how much the nose can be altered.
Outcomes depend on the size of the nose, the condition of the skin and the age of the patient. The most important thing is that there is clear communication between yourself and Mr Khan about what is wanted and what is achievable. Patients should also bear in mind that surgery alone will not solve any emotional or social problems they may attribute to their nose or to their appearance generally
How is it done?
In most cases this procedure takes around two hours under general anaesthetic. This means you may need to stay overnight.
Most Nose Surgery incisions are made inside the nose, so you won’t be able to see any scars. However, for some Rhinoplasty procedures Mr Khan may make an incision in the skin between your nostrils; this is called ‘Open Rhinoplasty’. You may also require small incisions to be made at either side of your nostrils, which will leave very fine scars.
Any incisions will be closed with dissolvable stitches which will disappear on their own after a week or so.
After the Surgery?
Your nose will be bruised and swollen after a nose operation and you may also have bruising around the eyes. We’ll provide pain relief to help with any discomfort.
You may have dressings inside each nostril at first, which will prevent you from breathing through your nose. We’ll take these out before you go home. You might also have a splint over your nose to help support it; you’ll need to keep this in place for around a week.
Rhinoplasty Recovery varies from patient to patient. It will be at least two weeks before the bruising begins to fade and several months before your nose settles into its new shape following the surgery. So please don’t be alarmed by your immediate post-operative appearance.