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Common Types of Nose Surgery

You may be more familiar with a cosmetic nose surgery to help change the appearance of your nose, but did you know there are different types of nose surgery? A cosmetic rhinoplasty is a very common choice for patients that are looking to ‘improve’ how their nose looks. However, other nose surgeries are also available, each having their own purpose.

It’s important to consider that each person is different, so there will be different results for each patient. With this in mind, let’s explore the most common types of nose surgery.

Reduction Rhinoplasty

A reduction rhinoplasty involves the process of making your nose smaller. If you opt for this type of surgery you choose to reduce the overall size of the nose or choose to reduce specific parts such as the tip or bridge of the nose. How this surgery is accomplished is by removing cartilage or the bone to provide the desired shape.

Post Traumatic Rhinoplasty

If you’ve had an injury to the nose, a post-traumatic rhinoplasty if often performed. The nose is constructed of very complex tissue and bone structures so when the nose experiences this traumatic experience, this structure can be heavily impacted. This may include a broken bone, damaged cartilage and asymmetry, plus more.

There is also any form of bleeding that can interrupt this structure. When nose bleeding occurs the blood clots block of regular blood flow. This can cause the cartilage involved in the partition to deteriorate, a condition commonly known as septal hematoma.

Reconstructive Rhinoplasty

Surgery that has been undertaken due to cancer or facial trauma can often leave the nose with a disfigured appearance. This is because of the amount of tissue that’s been removed from the surgery previous. A revision rhinoplasty helps to restore that tissue that’s been lost and recover it if it’s beyond the repair.

This type of surgery would require the process of grafting to help recover this tissue and it can be taken from several parts of the body. Due to how complex the surgery is, you may require several surgeries during reconstructive rhinoplasty to help repair this tissue.

Revision Rhinoplasty

If you’ve gone through a previous cosmetic surgery on your nose and are either dissatisfied with the original result or have trouble breathing, a revision rhinoplasty can be the solution to this. It helps to repair the function of the nose as well as provide an improved appearance to how your nose looks.

Augmentation Rhinoplasty

Common types of nose surgery can also include an augmentation rhinoplasty. This requires the surgeon performing bone or tissue grafting up the nasal area or the bridge. Cartilage can be removed from other areas of the nose to help perform this grafting procedure.

Different Types of Nose Surgery For You

These are just some of the common types of nose surgery that are available to you. Depending on what you want to achieve from the surgery can determine which one will be ideal for you. Booking a consultation with us, we’ll be able to discuss your wants and needs of the surgery which will give us a better idea of what surgery is best to perform.

What is an arm lift? – Arm reduction surgery

What is an arm lift? It’s another name that is provided for an arm reduction surgery. It tends to be a form of surgery that’s quite significant for patients who enjoy wearing low cut dresses. It involves the process of contouring the arms around the elbow and exilit. This is the most common area where arm reduction surgery takes place. In the next video of your vlog series, we provide more information of what is an arm lift and how it is conducted.

The surgery can involve several procedures in order to get the results you’re expecting. This can involve liposuction that can reduce the volume as well as excisional surgery to remove excess skin. However, some patients who have good quality skin may only require liposuction surgery. This is shown in the case study provided where a patient has only required liposuction surgery. The comparison of the pre-op and post-op pictures show a major improvement in the appearance of the patients’ arm in the front and back of the arms. 

If a patient is not so lucky to have good quality skin due to weight loss or from ageing over the years, for example, patients may require arm lifting in combination with excisional surgery. A different case study is shown which emphasises the improvements that can be made from this type of surgical procedure.

If you have further questions about what is an arm lift, as always you’ll be able to discuss these options through a consultation as well as any other questions or concerns that you have.

If you’d like more information on arm lift surgery then you can get in touch by contacting us here or by calling 0161 401 4064. You can also visit our arm lift case study page

Skin Care Tips After Breast Augmentation Surgery

Here at Gary Ross, we want to make sure that you take the best possible skin care tips after breast augmentation surgery for your aftercare. These precautionary measures can ensure that you heal well and gain the best possible results. It can also improve your recovery time making you feel comfortable in the process.

We’ve put together a list of some important skin care tips after breast augmentation surgery that you should consider to help improve your results and recovery.

Skin care tips after breast augmentation surgery

Staying hydrated

Drinking plenty of water not only hydrates your body but it also helps keep skin hydrated. You may also experience feelings of constipation shortly after surgery. Keeping hydrated by drinking plenty of water can help to ease the feeling as well as reduce any swelling you may be experiencing.

If possible, avoid any carbonated drinks and high caffeine intake at first. Alcohol should be avoided at all costs.

Wearing the right clothing

The type of clothing that you wear can also relate to your skin care after breast augmentation surgery. To avoid any overstretching or clothes that can irritate your skin, wear clothes with buttons and zips so it’s easy to wear. This avoids complications of attempting to put on your clothes.

Showering

In the early stages of your recovery, you should aim to prevent the wound from submerging itself in water, for at least 6 weeks. Try to protect the wound where you can and avoid baths, unless the bath is shallow and doesn’t submerge the would in water for an excessive amount of time. 

If you avoid getting the wound excessively wet, this should allow you to have a shower a week after the surgery. You should still look to pat down the wound after this, however.

Sleeping

Another form of skin care tips after breast augmentation surgery is how you sleep. This is because of the awkward positions you find yourself can interfere with your implant and skin.

Try to sleep upright and in an elevated position for at least 6 weeks after surgery. Although this may feel uncomfortable, it can really help with swelling and discomfort. This will prevent the implant from moving around and prevent healing complications.

Skin care tips after breast augmentation

These are some important skin care tips for breast augmentation after you’ve had the surgery. Here at Gary, we’ll run through all your aftercare advice and ensure you can have the best possible recovery without the fear of complications.

Take a look at our breast augmentation page and book a consultation with us today to see if breast augmentation is right for you.