A Rhinoplasty or “nose job” is a popular procedure with both men and women who are unhappy with the shape of their nose or have difficulty breathing through their nose.
For those whose noses aren’t straight due to trauma or developmental abnormalities, a Rhinoplasty can make breathing through the nose easier and more comfortable. Not only can a Rhinoplasty improve your nose’s function, it can also give you a self-confidence boost by creating better facial balance. This can be achieved by straightening, improving size, refining the nasal tip or removing a hump. By skilfully changing the nasal shape, the look of the entire face can be enhanced.
What to Expect
In your initial consultation, you’ll discuss your medical history and Dr Andrew Broadhurst will thoroughly examine your nose and facial structure. Together, you will then discuss the features of your nose you’d like to change and how your treatment plan can be tailored to get you as close as possible to the look you’re hoping to achieve. It is important to remember that a Rhinoplasty cannot give you a new nose, only a new shape. Dr Broadhurst will also talk you through the ins and outs of your procedure, and outline what you can expect after your surgery and in the early recovery period.
A second consultation will be scheduled prior to surgery to ensure you have a complete understanding of your procedure and to give you an opportunity to ask any further questions. This consultation is at no cost to you.
A Rhinoplasty is performed as a day surgery procedure under a general anaesthetic. The swelling will also make breathing through your nose difficult for around 6 weeks. You will get a good indication of your Rhinoplasty results when your nasal splint is removed but your nose will continue to look more defined as the swelling continues to decrease. Most swelling will be gone by the 2 month mark but it can take up to 12 months for all swelling to disappear completely.
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