The trend to have a rhinoplasty or a nose job, is steadily increasing. Many well known people have had rhinoplasty surgery. The most common reason is generally a bump or hump on the nose called a dorsal hump that gives patients the classically described ‘Roman nose’. This is corrected by a relatively simple rhinoplasty procedure. However a rhinoplasty is commonly combined with a septoplasty when there are breathing issues related to a deviated nasal septum. Straightening the septum can improve nasal breathing and correct a ‘bent nose’. A Rhinoplasty can be performed either from within the nostrils (closed) or with a small incision across the columella of the nose(between the nostrils), so called open. It is normally performed under General Anaesthesia and takes between 1.5 to 3 hours depending on the type and extent of rhinoplasty. Patients can have the surgery as a day case or have an overnight stay. Most patients need at least 7-10 days off work, as a splint is usually worn for a week and there is normally bruising and swelling. The cost of a rhinoplasty at Elite Surgical varies from around 5k-8k(revision rhinoplasty).
Altering the appearance of the nose can have a profound effect on a patient; particularly on the physical aesthetic appearance of the nose, facial proportions and can help a self conscious patient improve their feelings of self-confidence. This can impact on their emotional, physical and psychological well-being.
However it is essential to have realistic aims from surgery since surgery is an inexact science and complications can happen. It is vital to choose the right surgeon, ideally a Plastic Surgeon with an interest in rhinoplasty, such as our very own, Mr Sultan Hassan, who is on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery; has the FRCS(Plast) qualification and is a full member of BAPRAS and ISAPS. Always take your time when choosing your surgeon and provider; never be enticed to book if offered special time limited offers and ensure that your consultation is with your intended surgeon and not with a patient care coordinator or adviser . Please remember that old expression that, ‘You get what you pay for!’
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