Rhinoplasty or 'nose job' is either performed to reduce the size, or to build up the shape and profile of the nose. The bridge, nostrils, tip or the angle between the upper lip and nose can be corrected with the Rhinoplasty procedure. In many cases, the procedure will also rectify nasal breathing restrictions and associated problems.
Depending on the procedure and the individual concerned, surgery is performed either with a local or general anaesthetic. Local anaesthetic operations generally mean no hospital stay, but more complex cases involving bone grafts will require a stay. Stiches are normally used within the nose to avoid any visible scaring and will dissolve in time.
What is the definition of Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is the medical term used to describe a plastic surgery procedure that aesthetically shapes or forms a nose.
Who is a good candidate for Rhinoplasty surgery?
A good candidate for Rhinoplasty is someone who has a problem (breathing, trauma, injury) or is emotionally distressed by their nose. Most common reasons for having nose surgery would be to have the size and, or shape changed and, or a bump or dent removed. Only following a consultation will you know if nose surgery is suitable for you.
What does Rhinoplasty surgery involve?
Typically there are different techniques used which will be determined in your initial consultation. Commonly the Rhinoplasty surgery involves small incisions inside the nostrils, for more complicated procedures small incisions may be made across the base of the nose. The actual reshaping of the nose will be done using the inner bone and cartilage.
Is Rhinoplasty painful?
Most patients would describe minimal pain, more discomfort.
Will I need any post Rhinoplasty revisions?
If the swelling gets too much in the operation you may need a touch-up. About 15% of Rhionoplasty procedures need revisions.