Rhinoplasty (nose job)

A rhinoplasty refers to changing the shape and the size of the nose to create a more proportionate nose that harmonizes the face in a better way. Rhinoplasty is also largely performed in a reconstructive aim to improve its functionality due to congenital defects or trauma. The procedure can address the size, shape of the tip and the bridge of the nose, the angle between the nose and the upper lip, the nostrils as well as the nasal septum.

WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE MY OPERATION?

The first meeting with your surgeon constitutes a consultation where you will be asked about your medical history, previous operations and any medications that you might take. Your surgeon will ascertain why you desire to undergo this procedure and what your main aesthetic goals are to ensure that any other possibly more suitable treatments have been considered.

HOW IS THE PROCEDURE PERFORMED?

The procedure itself can be done with different techniques, which will depend on what areas of the nose are being addressed. The incisions in the skin can be on the inside of the nose as well as on the columella. The surgery might involve repositioning of the bone, shaving off some cartilage and adjusting the tip.

IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO BEFORE MY OPERATION TO ENSURE THE BEST OUTCOME?

As with any operation it is important to be healthy and lead a lifestyle with a good diet and regular exercise. Our dietitian can help you review your diet and help advising a good diet plan before your operation.

We will give you a checklist with all the dos and don’ts and also advise you to see your GP if that is required to review any regular medications that might have an influence on your operation.

We suggest an overall healthy lifestyle and if you do smoke we advise stopping as this will help reduce the risk of complications.

ARE THERE ANY ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS?

During your consultation it is important that you express your goals with this procedure as there might be alternative or complementary treatments that would suit better or optimize your results.

An alternative to a rhinoplasty might be a non-surgical temporary treatment with dermal fillers.

WHAT POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS ARE THERE?

All operations have risks, however it is important to remember that they will vary depending on your general medical state. During your consultation the surgeon will discuss any particular complications in detail so that you understand them and make an informed decision. Overall the risks are unlikely and some are even negligible but ensure that you do speak about any concerns that you might have.

The more common complications are bruising, swelling and increased sensitivity in the area. The more uncommon risks include infection, haematoma and damage to deeper structures and longer healing times. There are some patients that might find areas of unevenness, but remember that the full results will not be revealed until you have completely healed.

At Hvit Clinic we keep a close eye on all our clients and you will be monitored to make sure the healing process is progressing well and that any potential complications are detected sooner.

WHAT IF I AM NOT COMPLETELY SATISFIED?

In some rare circumstances some clients might not be entirely pleased with their results. It is important to remember that it takes some time for the final results to be evident due to swelling and potential bruising.

Occasionally patients might feel that their expectations have not been met. Make sure that you discuss your aesthetic goals with your surgeon as your expectations can then be addressed and planned for better.

WHERE WILL MY OPERATION TAKE PLACE?

You will be admitted to a private hospital in London on the day of your surgery and likely discharged the same day.

WHAT ANAESTHETIC WILL I HAVE?

For this surgery you will have a general anaesthetic and therefore you will be asleep during the whole procedure. Your anesthetist will meet you and discuss any concerns or requests you may have.

HOW LONG DOES THE SURGERY TAKE?

The operation might take between one to two hours, which is depending on the amount of work that is needed. Your surgeon will discuss this with you in detail.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT AFTER THE SURGERY?

After the operation you might experience some discomfort, however you will be given medications to lessen or even eliminate this.

When you wake up you will have dressings in each nostril and a pad under your nose. Some patients might need a splint over the nose for protection. The stiches inside your nose will dissolve on their own but any outside the nose will have to be removed seven days after the operation. It is normal to feel that you have a congested nose when you are trying to breathe, this is due to swelling and will settle eventually.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR ME TO HEAL?

You will most probably be discharge home the same day of your operation. We suggest that you take it easy for a few days and avoid any strenuous activities for at least two weeks.

You might experience some soreness and bruising after the operation, which is nothing to be worried about. We advise our clients to avoid any exercise for six weeks after a rhinoplasty to ensure adequate healing. Be careful not to carry out any activities that might risk an impact on your nose. You should also sleep with your head propped up at night to reduce the swelling.

It usually takes several months for the final results to be evident, mainly due to the swelling.

We will provide you with an aftercare pack and keep you under monitoring even after discharge home to ensure you are healing well and that we are addressing any questions you might have.

A rhinoplasty refers to changing the shape and the size of the nose to create a more proportionate nose that harmonizes the face in a better way. Rhinoplasty is also largely performed in a reconstructive aim to improve its functionality due to congenital defects or trauma. The procedure can address the size, shape of the tip and the bridge of the nose, the angle between the nose and the upper lip, the nostrils as well as the nasal septum.

The first meeting with your surgeon constitutes a consultation where you will be asked about your medical history, previous operations and any medications that you might take. Your surgeon will ascertain why you desire to undergo this procedure and what your main aesthetic goals are to ensure that any other possibly more suitable treatments have been considered.

The procedure itself can be done with different techniques, which will depend on what areas of the nose are being addressed. The incisions in the skin can be on the inside of the nose as well as on the columella. The surgery might involve repositioning of the bone, shaving off some cartilage and adjusting the tip.

As with any operation it is important to be healthy and lead a lifestyle with a good diet and regular exercise. Our dietitian can help you review your diet and help advising a good diet plan before your operation.

We will give you a checklist with all the dos and don’ts and also advise you to see your GP if that is required to review any regular medications that might have an influence on your operation.

We suggest an overall healthy lifestyle and if you do smoke we advise stopping as this will help reduce the risk of complications.

During your consultation it is important that you express your goals with this procedure as there might be alternative or complementary treatments that would suit better or optimize your results.

An alternative to a rhinoplasty might be a non-surgical temporary treatment with dermal fillers.

All operations have risks, however it is important to remember that they will vary depending on your general medical state. During your consultation the surgeon will discuss any particular complications in detail so that you understand them and make an informed decision. Overall the risks are unlikely and some are even negligible but ensure that you do speak about any concerns that you might have.

The more common complications are bruising, swelling and increased sensitivity in the area. The more uncommon risks include infection, haematoma and damage to deeper structures and longer healing times. There are some patients that might find areas of unevenness, but remember that the full results will not be revealed until you have completely healed.

At Hvit Clinic we keep a close eye on all our clients and you will be monitored to make sure the healing process is progressing well and that any potential complications are detected sooner.

In some rare circumstances some clients might not be entirely pleased with their results. It is important to remember that it takes some time for the final results to be evident due to swelling and potential bruising.

Occasionally patients might feel that their expectations have not been met. Make sure that you discuss your aesthetic goals with your surgeon as your expectations can then be addressed and planned for better.

You will be admitted to a private hospital in London on the day of your surgery and likely discharged the same day.

For this surgery you will have a general anaesthetic and therefore you will be asleep during the whole procedure. Your anesthetist will meet you and discuss any concerns or requests you may have.

The operation might take between one to two hours, which is depending on the amount of work that is needed. Your surgeon will discuss this with you in detail.

After the operation you might experience some discomfort, however you will be given medications to lessen or even eliminate this.

When you wake up you will have dressings in each nostril and a pad under your nose. Some patients might need a splint over the nose for protection. The stiches inside your nose will dissolve on their own but any outside the nose will have to be removed seven days after the operation. It is normal to feel that you have a congested nose when you are trying to breathe, this is due to swelling and will settle eventually.

You will most probably be discharge home the same day of your operation. We suggest that you take it easy for a few days and avoid any strenuous activities for at least two weeks.

You might experience some soreness and bruising after the operation, which is nothing to be worried about. We advise our clients to avoid any exercise for six weeks after a rhinoplasty to ensure adequate healing. Be careful not to carry out any activities that might risk an impact on your nose. You should also sleep with your head propped up at night to reduce the swelling.

It usually takes several months for the final results to be evident, mainly due to the swelling.

We will provide you with an aftercare pack and keep you under monitoring even after discharge home to ensure you are healing well and that we are addressing any questions you might have.