What are the aims and benefits of performing Rhinoplasty?
The ultimate objective of performing a Rhinoplasty is for the surgeon to create an evenly proportioned nose shape and profile, which will fit in with other dimensions and features of an individuals face.
Why is Rhinoplasty surgery performed?
Rhinoplasty is a common cosmetic surgery operation. The nose is the central feature of the face and dissatisfaction with the shape of the nose can be due to a variety of reasons. Most commonly, requests are for reduction of the size of the nose due to a prominent profile (dorsum). This can be associated with a broad nasal bones and prominent nasal tip and can be refined. When considering a Rhinoplasty, it is important to carefully balance your expectations with the result that can be reasonably achieved.
The first and most essential step in any cosmetic surgery is a consultation. The changes you desire will be discussed with you and an assessment is then carried out. This not only includes the proportions of your nose but also the nasal skin, the shape of your face and the changes which are possible. The result of a rhinoplasty is often masked by those who have thicker nasal skin and degree of reshaping is also determined by other facial features. The operation and limitations will be discussed with you.
How is a Rhinoplasty procedure performed?
Rhinoplasty is carried out under a general anaesthetic with an overnight stay in hospital. The incisions are usually made inside the nostrils and there are no external scars. Sometimes for more complex procedures (especially for tip work), incisions are made externally. The skin is then carefully separated from the skeleton of the nose and the cartilage and bony components are refined. The base of the nasal bones are also refractured (re-
Important advice to follow before surgery
Are there any risks or complications associated with Rhinoplasty surgery?
Although every care is taken to minimise complications, these can occur. This list is not exhaustive and will be discussed in more detail at your consultation.
More serious complications (rare):
Guide to recovery after Rhinoplasty:
Return to work 1 -
Driving 1 week
Aerobics & sport 6 weeks
Swimming 6 weeks
Make up After splint removed
Flights 6 weeks
Immediately following surgery a splint is applied to the nose and it is common for there to be bruising and swelling around the eyes and cheeks for 7 -
Special note to all patients considering Rhinoplasty surgery
This is a general description of Rhinoplasty surgery and its typical recovery.
However, recovery times and risks will vary between individuals and Mr Foo will discuss this in more detail with you at consultation.