Rhinoplasty is often referred to as a ‘nose job’ and can improve the shape and proportion of the nose, eg the nose may be projected, have a hump or a wide tip.
The surgery can be performed through a closed procedure where the incisions are inside the nostrils or through an open procedure where the incision is made through the narrow strip of tissue separating the nostrils.
The procedure can also be combined with a septoplasty where a deviation of the septum is corrected to improve breathing issues.
In instances where the skin is thick there are limitations as to what can be achieved.
Under general anaesthetic, cartilage and bone will be removed or re-arranged. The surgery can be performed through a closed procedure where the incisions are inside the nostrils or through an open procedure where an additional incision is made through the narrow strip of tissue separating the nostrils.
Any invasive treatment carries its own risks and complications. Also, every procedure has limitations and the risks should be compared to the potential benefits before undergoing a surgical procedure.
Possible risks and complications include:-
Recovery time can vary between patients. Pain, bruising and swelling is to be expected, particularly around the eyes. Bending over or lifting heavy objects should be avoided for the first several weeks and strenuous work or exercise avoided for 4-6 weeks.
As the area will be sensitive, exposure to direct sunlight should be avoided for the first few months.
Minor swelling may be apparent for up to a few months and it will be up to 12 months before the final results are available.
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