Too crooked, too long, too big, too small, too flat, too narrow, too wide: it’s just too easy to find a fault with our own noses. (Not to mention other people’s.) Sometimes, however, you can be born with one you’re perfectly satisfied with, only to have it broken or damaged in an accident. And then there are those who find it hard to breathe through the things. Rhinoplasty—sometimes called a nose job—is one of our most common surgical procedures. What is less common, perhaps, is the number you see that look natural and resolve as expected. And that, again, is why you want to trust a qualified plastic surgeon.
You may want to have your nose corrected purely for cosmetic reasons, to correct the results of an injury or birth defect, or to relieve a nasal obstruction.
One of our plastic surgeons can:
We often perform rhinoplasty as day surgery. However, a short stay in hospital is sometimes necessary depending on two major factors: the extent of the procedure and your general health.
The bruising and swelling around your eyes will subside quickly. Swelling and numbness of the nose can last longer. You’ll need to be patient: the final result may take three to four months to become apparent. Of course, as with any surgical procedure, other side effects can occur such as infection, poor healing or excessive bleeding, but they are uncommon. Don’t worry, though: your surgeon will explain any possible complications during your consultation and we’re always here to support you through your recovery.
Your surgeon will advise you of this, as it varies for each individual. As an indication, though, most of our patients return to work within two weeks.