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What Is A Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)?


What is a Nose Reshaping Procedure?

Rhinoplasty or ‘nose job’ is a cosmetic surgery procedure that reshapes the nose, altering the size of the nose to restore balance to the facial features. One of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, nose reshaping can completely transform the length, width and shape of your nose and get rid of any lumps and bumps you are unhappy with. Plastic surgery of the nose can also be a corrective procedure for those who have breathing problems, a birth defect or have suffered nose injuries. Although it is quite a complex procedure, the outcome of a rhinoplasty procedure is usually very pleasing.

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Am I a Candidate? Cosmetic rhinoplasty procedures are the fourth most common surgical procedure and are ideal for people who want to change the shape or size of their nose. Find out if you are a candidate for Nose-Job Surgery

Before Surgery – Your nose is the second most prominent feature on your face, next to your eyes, and its size and shape may be the most obviously defining characteristic of your face, so it is important to carefully consider the desired outcome of the procedure before surgery.

During Surgery – During a Rhinoplasty Procedure, an incision is made to separate the soft tissue of the nose from the bone and cartilage underneath the skin. The bone may then be broken and repositioned, and the cartilage reshaped to achieve the look you require. A splint will usually be applied and the nostrils lightly packed with medicated gauze.

Recovery – You can expect some swelling of the eyes, nose, and sometimes face, after a rhinoplasty operation.  Rhinoplasty recovery time may last for a couple of weeks so it is advisable to take a fortnight off for recuperation and recovery.

Benefits – The benefits of a rhinoplasty procedure are an alteration in the size and shape of the nose to bring this focal feature more in proportion to the other facial features, producing an appearance more pleasing to the patient.

Types – A Rhinoplasty can increase or reduce the size of your nose, straighten a lump on the bridge of the nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. A cosmetic surgeon will be able to talk you through the different types of rhinoplasty procedure and advise which one is right for you.

Risks and Complications – The potential side effects following rhinoplasty may include infection, nose bleeds, a reaction to the anaesthetic, nerve damage and the occurrence of or irregularities, such as a lop-sided nose.  Learn more about Rhinoplasty risks and complications.

CostsRhinoplasty Prices for a private rhinoplasty operation can range from £2000-£3500 depending upon the type of surgery required.

Choosing a Rhinoplasty Surgeon – The nose job procedure has one of the highest statistics for repeat procedures (also known as ‘revision rhinoplasties’) so it is particularly important to find an experienced, specialist cosmetic surgeon for this procedure.

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