A Rhinoplasty, also known as a ‘nose job’, is one of the most common Cosmetic Surgery procedures in the world - specifically the 5th most popular cosmetic procedure in the UK in 2012 overall but the most popular procedure for men. Many men and women are unhappy with the size, shape and form of their nose – some for aesthetic reasons, whilst others for medical reasons.
We are proud to offer you one of the most experienced Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in the UK, specialised in nose jobs. Mr Davood Fallahder, based in London, has over 15 years of experience in Cosmetic Surgery. You will be able to see plenty of photos during your consultation with Mr Fallahdar.
What is a Rhinoplasty?
A nose job is a plastic surgery procedure aimed at correcting and reconstructing the shape, hence enhancing the aesthetic appearance of your nose, as well as restoring the nasal functions. It can also be performed to correct deviated septums.
The results of a nose job are extremely rewarding, especially to your self esteem. A rhinoplasty procedure can reshape the tip, bridge, or whole profile of your nose, and may even help with breathing, if you currently have difficulties breathing in and out of your nose.
There are 3 main types of rhinoplasty:
- Standard rhinoplasty - Full nose correction of the bridge, nose tip and alar bases (nostrils)
- Septo-rhinoplasty – Full nose correction, including the alteration of a deviated nasal septum (the cartilage partition in the nose). If you suffer from symptoms of a deviated septum, this procedure is also suitable.
- Rhino-tip - Correction of the tip and alar bases
Rhinoplasty is one of the oldest Cosmetic Surgery procedures, which means that overtime, the techniques and skills have been sharpened to perfection by our Surgeons. Depending on your expectations and requirements, our Cosmetic Surgeons will recommend the most suitable procedure for the results you wish to achieve.
Your nose is the focal point and defining feature of your face – the size and shape of your nose can determine the overall look of your face. If your nose is slightly larger than proportion, it will dominate your face; if you’ve got a protruding bridge, it may make you feel self conscious. If you have a deviated septum, this treatment is also suitable.
If you’re not happy with your nose, know that you’re not alone, and our Plastic Surgeons can give you the nose you want to make you feel more confident in your appearance..
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
The Rhinoplasty and Septorhinoplasty surgeries are performed under general anaesthetic and can take up to 2 hours. You will need to stay overnight in the hospital for monitoring. The Rhinotip correction procedure may be suitable to be carried out under local anaesthetic, with sedation, and you may be able to return home on the same day.
Depending on the type of Rhinoplasty surgery you are having, you will be left with no visible scarring. For a standard Rhinoplasty, your surgeon will make incisions inside your nose to be able to make alterations to the bone structure.
If you are having a Rhino-tip procedure, your surgeon will operate on the cartilage inside your nose, either removing or reshaping parts of it to give the desired shape.
Prior to your surgery, your surgeon will cover all aspects of the procedure with you.
The Rhinoplasty Results
Whichever surgery you are having, you will be left with no visible scarring. After being discharged, you will need to wear a splint across your nose for 7-10 days to protect it.
Within a few months you will begin to notice the increased self-confidence arising from a new profile. You will now be able to have your hair styled however you want to, without worrying that your nose will look to big.
We recommend that you take 7-14 days off work.
Bruising and swelling of the eyes and upper cheeks is normal, and will subside within 10-14 days. You may also experience a sore throat after the surgery.
The swelling inside your nose may take a few months to disappear completely.