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Nose reshaping surgery or rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures worldwide. Rhinoplasty can reshape the nose simply if one is dissatisfied with its appearance, or remodel it after an injury. Our aim at TPSG is to create a nose that is both attractive and natural in its appearance and fits in with the rest of your facial features.
Who is suitable for a Rhinoplasty?
For a successful outcome it is essential that you have reached facial skeletal maturity. Therefore, rhinoplasty is suitable for adults over the age of 18 years. During your consultation one the TPSG surgeons will take a careful medical history, carry out a physical examination, including an assessment of your skin and the underlying bone structure of your face to ensure your suitability for the surgery.
What does the operation involve?
The operation is usually carried out under general anaesthesia. Small incisions are made inside your nose and a combination of nasal bone, nasal skin and nasal cartilage remodeling are used to achieve the desired natural looking nose.
What happens after the operation?
Your surgery will last between two to three hours and you will usually be able to go home the same day as your surgery. You will have a small plaster cast on your nose which will remain in place for one week to protected the nasal bones. There will be mild bruising and swelling for at least 2 to 3 weeks. We ask that you refrain from strenuous activity or exercise until 6 weeks after your surgery.
How long do the results last?
Rhinoplasty is an operation that is designed to last a lifetime. However, it is possible that revision surgery is required in a small number of patients. The full benefit of the surgery will only become apparent 12 to 18 months after the procedure once the swelling has settled down.
What are the risks of an Rhinoplasty?
When carried out by an appropriately qualified plastic surgeon there are very few complications associated with this surgery. However, minor complications include: mild skin infection, bleeding (blood clot which needs surgical drainage), asymmetry, and temporary loss of smell. Your surgeon will go through the risks of the operation in more detail at your consultation.
Further Information on Rhinoplasty
BAAPS Patient Information On Rhinoplasty