Nose Reshaping Surgery (Rhinoplasty)


1. Overview

Nose reshaping surgery or rhinoplasty surgery is a procedure commonly carried out by Mr Jones to alter and improve the appearance of the nose. Common concerns about the nose include the presence of a "bump" on the bridge of the nose or a nose that is too big, too wide or too long.

2. What Does The Surgery Involve?

Rhinoplasty surgery is performed under a general anaesthetic but increasingly can be carried out as a day case procedure without an overnight stay. The surgery involves small cuts inside the nose and a small cut across the skin of the base of the nose which heals very well. During the surgery the bones and cartilages of the nose are sculpted and repositioned to produce a pleasing shape. The cuts are closed with very fine dissolving stitches and a dissolving pack is placed within the nose.

3. What Is The Down-Time?

Most patients having rhinoplasty surgery will experience some swelling and bruising around the eyes. This usually resolves within a week to ten days. Most commonly Mr Jones places a small plastic guard across the bridge of the nose known as a "splint". This splint holds the nose in its new position for ten days during the early stage of healing and is simply removed in the out-patient department.