What Is A Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty surgery, also known as a ‘nose job’, is an operation designed to change the appearance of the nose. One can also alter the shape of the tip, the bridge or dorsum, the nostrils and the angle between the nose and the upper lip. Breathing difficulties or breakages may also be improved by rhinoplasty surgery in Manchester.
What To Expect During Your Rhinoplasty Consultation in Manchester
The success of the rhinoplasty consultation in Manchester depends on your openness and honesty in relation to what troubles you and your expectations of the procedure. You will be asked questions about your health, desires and lifestyle. Rhinoplasty surgery in Manchester can be tailored to your needs and the potential outcomes and the risks and complications will be discussed with you during a consultation.
The specifics of the rhinoplasty will be discussed during your consultation in Manchester, as the rhinoplasty surgery can differ depending on what is required and what you wish to achieve. The operation often involves the removal of excess tissue such as bone and cartilage and also the repositioning of the cartilage and skin. It may also require other tissue such as cartilage being used to augment the nose. The nostrils can also be narrowed. Various types of rhinoplasty surgery are available in Manchester and can be split into rhinoplasties via an internal approach termed a closed rhinoplasty and those via an external approach where a scar is placed on the outside of the nose.
Preparing For Rhinoplasty Surgery in Manchester
The majority of rhinoplasty procedures require general anaesthetic. Your health is of prime importance and any cosmetic surgery should be postponed if you are unwell for any reason. It is important that if anything changes with your health that you contact us as soon as possible.
You should ideally stop smoking 6 weeks prior to surgery and stop taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements before rhinoplasty surgery. You may need preoperative tests prior to rhinoplasty surgery in Manchester, which we will arrange if required. You will generally experience bruising, swelling and discomfort following a rhinoplasty and should aim to be off work for at least 1 week depending on the type of work you do.
Rhinoplasty (or nose job) surgery in Manchester usually takes between 1 and 2 hours and the rhinoplasty procedure steps are as follows; an incision is made inside the nose and if an external approach or open rhinoplasty is performed, an incision is placed on the skin across the columella. The bones and cartilages may need to be reduced and/or repositioned. Cartilage may also be needed to augment the nose.
The incisions are closed with dissolvable stitches and the skin is repositioned. The incisions are closed and some steristrips are placed over the nose. A splint is often applied and secured with tape.
After Rhinoplasty Surgery in Manchester
You will usually return to the ward within an hour following rhinoplasty surgery in Manchester and will be able to drink, eat and mobilize as soon as the anaesthetic wears off. You will feel swollen and have bruising and discomfort that will usually require analgesia. You may have a dressing below your nose and occasionally have nasal packs that are removed the next day.
Your nose will often be blocked for 1-2 weeks after rhinoplasty surgery in Manchester and you may have a sensation of fluid in the back of the throat. You will be able to go home the next day and should keep the wounds dry for the next week.
There are some rhinoplasty recovery tips that you can follow including keeping your head upright, avoiding hot baths and trying not to sneeze. You should arrange for someone to pick you up following rhinoplasty surgery and have some support at home on discharge to aid your recovery.
You will be reviewed in the clinic by your rhinoplasty surgeon in Manchester and the nose checked at a week to gain a better understanding of how your rhinoplasty recovery timeline is going. It is important to avoid any contact sports in the first 6 weeks following surgery while you wait for the nasal bones and cartilages to heal. The final results of rhinoplasty surgery can take 6-12 months to settle.
What Are The Risks and Complications of Rhinoplasty Surgery?
The vast majority of patients are delighted with their rhinoplasty surgery, although common complaints include bruising, swelling and headaches. Uncommon complications include infection, haematoma or persistent nose bleeds, delayed healing and skin necrosis, irregularities and thickened scars.
It is also uncommon to have blocked airways, a permanent feeling of fluid in the back of the throat or a change to your sense of smell. There are also uncommon risks of general anaesthesia associated with rhinoplasty surgery, such as respiratory and cardiac compromise and deep vein thrombosis. The risk of each individual patient will be assessed by a rhinoplasty surgeon during a consultation in Manchester.
Why Choose Gary Ross MBChB, MD, FRCS, (Plast) For Your Rhinoplasty in Manchester
Gary Ross is a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS); British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), Association of Breast Surgeons (ABS), British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists (BAHNO) and is a fully accredited plastic surgeon on the General Medical Council’s specialist register for plastic surgery. Gary Ross is a highly experienced Rhinoplasty surgeon in Manchester, so you will be in the safest environment possible for your procedure.
Rhinoplasty surgery, also referred to as a “nose job” is a plastic surgery procedure that is used to alter, resize or reshape the nose in line with the desires of the patient. This could be reconstructive, for example if the patient experiences breathing problems or has broken their nose, or cosmetic, to change the appearance if the patient is unhappy. The specific details of each rhinoplasty surgery differs depending on what needs to be achieved, so a rhinoplasty surgeon in Manchester will be able to give precise information about the procedure itself during a consultation.
An alternative to rhinoplasty surgery would be a non-surgical nose job, which involves dermal filler being injected into the nose and manipulated in order to alter the appearance. The results of this procedure last around 6 months and can be effective if only minor changes to the nose are desired. If more significant and permanent changes are required, then rhinoplasty surgery is likely to be the better option. Again, this is something that can be discussed with a rhinoplasty surgeon during a consultation in Manchester.
Depending on the complexity of the rhinoplasty surgery, the procedure will take between 1 and 2 hours. You will then be taken back to the ward and encouraged to eat, drink and mobilise. You should arrange to be picked up the following day when you will be ready to go home.
Short term recovery takes around 1-2 weeks following rhinoplasty surgery in Manchester. After this, your nose will become less blocked and any unusual sensations should ease. You will also need to keep the wounds dry during this time and try to avoid hot baths and sneezing. After around a week, you will visit your rhinoplasty surgeon in Manchester and advice may be changed depending on how you are recovering. Make sure to avoid contact sports for at least 6 weeks so that the nasal bones and cartilages have time to fully heal. It can take 6-12 months for the results of your rhinoplasty surgery to settle fully. During this time, if you have any concerns, contact your rhinoplasty surgeon.
Open rhinoplasty surgery is an external approach where a scar is placed on the outside of the nose. This may be required if the size or shape of the tip is being altered, or for some reconstructive procedures. Closed rhinoplasty is an internal approach, where the scars are inside of the nose. During a consultation with a rhinoplasty surgeon in Manchester, the different options depending on your expectations can be discussed.