Rhinoplasty or in its simpler form a ‘nose job’ is a way of surgically altering the shape and or size of your nose. This could be for cosmetic reasons or to aid your breathing if it is affected by a previous injury or incident.
The nose is one of the most important features of a person’s face and altering the shape of your nose can transform the way you look - which makes it unsurprising that cosmetic nose surgery is one of the most common procedures we carry out.
Rhinoplasty can have a profound effect on the overall symmetry and look of your face; whether you want to smooth a bump or make the tip smaller we have specialist facial surgeons trained in all areas with multiple years’ experience.
During your rhinoplasty surgery, a splint or packing will be placed inside your nose to support and protect the structures of your nose during the healing period.
Rhinoplasty surgery does bring with it a significant amount of swelling and it can take up to a year for you to see the final result of your surgery. However, your nose continues to change and the swelling continues to reduce throughout recovery and many of our patients are delighted with their result straight away.
The majority of our rhinoplasty cases will be carried out under a general anaesthetic at one of our partner hospitals and the procedure itself should take between an hour and an hour and a half.
We recommend that you look to take at least a week off from work or any strenuous activities and give yourself at least a fortnight to recover from the procedure. Although of course every individual is different and this will all be discussed at your consultation.