Medically Reviewed April 2023, by Mr Khan - Consultant Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon
The decision to undergo rhinoplasty surgery is based on extensive research, a lengthy thought process and consideration of the pros and cons. The same is true when it comes to deciding which rhinoplasty surgeon to choose.
It is critical to find an appropriately qualified, trained and experienced surgeon who you can trust with your safety and wellbeing, and this can be a complex process.
There are several important factors that you should consider during your search:
Before attending your rhinoplasty consultation, you should prepare a list of questions for your chosen surgeon. This should include any worries or concerns you have relating to the procedure itself, the risks, outcomes and recovery. Below we have collated a list of questions you might like to include:
One thing in common between all types of surgical rhinoplasty is that anaesthesia is required. Anaesthesia helps to ensure that the procedure is pain-free and can be completed safely.
With rhinoplasty there are usually two anaesthetic options:
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The rhinoplasty recovery process requires patience. Your body must be provided with the time it needs to repair and recuperate following a procedure as complex as nose reshaping.
Although the entire recovery process can take up to a year to complete, patients often return to work as early as 2 weeks after surgery and resume normal levels of activity (excluding strenuous exercise) by the end of the 3rd week.
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Although open rhinoplasty involves making an incision on the external visible portion of the nose and scarring is possible, with expert-led surgery and postoperative care these incisions often heal well. Any scarring from open rhinoplasty would not be easily noticeable since it would be located on the underside of the nose.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty utilises injectable dermal fillers to alter the contours of the nose. These products will be metabolised by the body over time and the results are therefore temporary, lasting for 6-18 months depending on the filler product used.
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