WHAT IS RHINOPLASTY?
Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery or a nose job, is a surgical procedure to reduce the size or change the shape of the nose.
“We have performed thousands of rhinoplasty procedures, including reducing the size of the nose, changing the shape of the nose, increasing or decreasing the size of the nostrils and smoothing lumps and bumps.” Mark Solomos, consultant rhinoplasty surgeon.
As the central feature of the face, the nose can determine your overall look. If you feel it's not in proportion with the rest of your features, or if you are unhappy with the shape or position of it, Rhinoplasty can help. Whatever the reason is for you being unhappy with your nose, book in for a free consultation today to see how we can help and talk through your options.
Rhinoplasty Can Involve:
Often patients feel the size of their nose is disproportioned with their facial features. Rhinoplasty can modify the size, shape and overall appearance of the nose in the following ways:
- Narrowing the bridge of the nose.
- Reshaping the tip if the nose.
- Widen or narrow the nostrils.
- Removing some bone and cartridge off the nose to reduce the size.
Why Choose The Harley Medical Group
Our many years of experience & highly skilled cosmetic surgeons - our medically led team of surgeons and cosmetic surgery nurses have many years' experience in performing nose surgery procedures in our clinics nationwide. Our surgeons have extensive experience in performing Rhinoplasty and all are registered with the General Medical Council (GMC).
Our focus on care & professionalism: before, during and after - patient care and safety is our number one priority. That's why we insist on a minimum of two pre-surgery consultations, a full assessment of your current health and medical history and ongoing post-operative care.
Our expertise lies in being medically sound, with our staff retaining the highest standards in knowledge and ethics for all our patients.
During your initial consultation, you will have the chance to ask the many questions you have and a member of our fully trained and qualified team will talk you through the Rhinoplasty procedure, recovery and ongoing aftercare.
The first step to a new, more confident you is a free consultation with a member from our qualified team. During this initial session, you will be invited to ask all your questions to ensure you are happy and comfortable, we will discuss the procedure itself and our excellent aftercare.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Your procedure will be carried out under general anaesthetic and it should take around two hours. Many nose surgeries involve making tiny cuts inside the nostrils; this is closed rhinoplasty. For this type of procedure, visible signs of surgery are minimal. Nose surgeries which cut across the skin, between the nostrils (open rhinoplasty), may leave fine scars. Once the procedure is complete, the skin on your nose will then shrink or expand around its new shape. Proper aftercare is recommended. See rhinoplasty before and after photos from rhinoplasty surgery to see examples of our work.
Rhinoplasty Recovery and Aftercare
After surgery, you will need to stay in hospital for one night and wear a splint over your nose for 7-10 days. Whilst in the clinic, you may have dressings inside each nostril. Any bruising should subside around two weeks post-surgery, and swelling can take up to six weeks to recover. It is recommended that you refrain from working for at least two weeks after your surgery, and avoid strenuous exercise for at least six weeks. A series of follow-up appointments will be made to check your progress.
Read our rhinoplasty aftercare guidelines for more information.