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Nose Reshaping Rhinoplasty
Nose Reshaping Rhinoplasty
Nose Reshaping Rhinoplasty
Nose Reshaping Rhinoplasty
Nose Reshaping Rhinoplasty

Nose Reshaping Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

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Duration Duration
1 hour
Anaesthesia Anaesthesia
General anaesthetic
Hospital stay Hospital Stay
Overnight
Downtime Downtime
2 weeks
Results Final Result
Initially 3 weeks though final results may take a year
Suitable for Addresses
Nasal shape and size
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Rhinoplasty 'Nose reshaping' is a surgical procedure that can define, reshape and restructure the nose. It is one of the most popular facial cosmetic surgeries and is often referred to as a ‘nose job’.

Rhinoplasty can create a more symmetrical and proportional nose to complement the overall facial aesthetics of the patient but can also serve to correct breathing impairments and repair the effects of trauma, such as a broken nose.


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Top 5 FAQs for Nose Reshaping Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Am I suitable for Rhinoplasty?
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A consultation will determine whether a nose reshaping is suitable for you. This will be based on a variety of factors; you will be asked about your general medical history. Questions will include focus on your general medical history and any previous nasal surgery or injury. If the nose reshaping you require is corrective surgery as a result of a previous Rhinoplasty it is important to wait at least 1 year before any further surgery is attempted. Enquiries will also be made as to your breathing patterns and whether you suffer with any nasal obstruction. Normally such issues can be addressed during the rhinoplasty. Mr. Karidis will then discuss with you why you are unhappy with the shape of your nose.

What does a Rhinoplasty address?
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The most common request with a Rhinoplasty is to reduce the size and alter the shape of a large nose, but occasionally an increase in profile or projection is requested.

How do I ensure that a surgeon understands my needs?
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As with all cosmetic surgery there is a risk that the surgeon will not give you what you have in mind. Mr. Karidis greatly alleviates this risk by talking in depth with you about what you want out of your nose reshaping. If you don’t have a thought or a picture in your mind about how you would like the nose to be, then at the very least, tell him what it is you don’t like about your nose. This way he can try to explain to you what can or cannot be done. Remember Mr. Karidis will always complete a nose reshaping to what he feels is attractive and proportional in size and shape to the rest of your face. However your input is of vital importance also. Occasionally people like to bring in photographs, at the time of consultation, of a nose which they would like to have. This can give the surgeon a feel for the type of nose you may like to acquire. It is important to realise however, that every individual’s nose is different and so one cannot expect to have a very small, delicate nose made from, for example, one that has a large amount of thickened skin. If this is the case, Mr. Karidis will always try to make this clear to you.

What does a Rhinoplasty involve?
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A rhinoplasty operation is usually performed through incisions inside the nostrils. Occasionally there are external scars, particularly when reducing nostril size (alar base reduction) or if complicated tip work is required. If alar base reductions have been performed during the nose reshaping then the scars will be found tucked into the base of the nostrils within the natural skin fold. These are also generally well hidden by the natural shadow cast by the position of the nose. In complex tip surgery, you may require an external incision (open rhinoplasty) carefully placed in the columella (the lower middle segment of skin situated between your nostrils) but you will be informed appropriately. Through the incisions, once the skin is lifted off the nasal cartilage and bone, any bump on the bridge is removed with a delicate chisel to give a new profile. The nasal bones, depending on the circumstances, are then usually broken and reset in a careful way to allow them to meet in the midline and narrow the bridge line. If any breathing difficulties exist, then the septum (structure separating the two nasal compartments) can be altered accordingly. Finally the tip of the nose, comprising of cartilage beneath the skin, is adjusted in size and shape to refine the nose so that it matches the new profile. Sometimes this is done with internal stitches, other times a small segment of your own cartilage is used.

What happens immediately after surgery?
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When the surgery is complete, small dissolvable stitches are used inside the nostrils and then foamy nasal packs are inserted. These packs are used to control any bleeding which may arise after the operation as well as to ensure that the lining of the nose adheres and heals correctly. Indeed it is exceedingly rare for significant bleeding to occur following a Rhinoplasty. Finally a plaster cast is placed on the bridge and held in place by tape on the forehead and cheeks.

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Tips from the Top

  • Karolina

    SENIOR NURSE PRACTITIONER KAROLINA SAYS...

    "Take your arnica regularly as recommended as this will help with any postoperative bruising."

    Karolina

    SENIOR NURSE PRACTITIONER KAROLINA SAYS...

    Take your arnica regularly as recommended as this will help with any postoperative bruising.

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "A balanced healthy diet, rich in protein will help you heal from surgery - try drinking a fresh green juice every morning"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    A balanced healthy diet, rich in protein will help you heal from surgery - try drinking a fresh green juice every morning

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Write down any questions and take them into your consultation with Mr Karidis – that way you won’t forget anything"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Write down any questions and take them into your consultation with Mr Karidis – that way you won’t forget anything

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Prepare your body for surgery by keeping it soft and supple by moisturising skin twice daily (avoid vitamin E containing products)"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Prepare your body for surgery by keeping it soft and supple by moisturising skin twice daily (avoid vitamin E containing products)

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Always wear sun block (SPF 50+) over surgery scars to stop pigmentation "

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Always wear sun block (SPF 50+) over surgery scars to stop pigmentation

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Stock up on comfy lounge wear for after your surgery – front opening tops are ideal"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Stock up on comfy lounge wear for after your surgery – front opening tops are ideal

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