Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)

Nose Job (Rhinoplasty) in birmingham


It is surgical procedure also called as nose job and remains the most common procedure in the cosmetic field. The procedure ranges from a simple technique of changing the shape to complete remodelling of the nose. The aim is to recreate the nose so that it suites the profile of the whole face. The procedure involves opening the tip of the nose and realigning the cartilage or building the cartilage to change the shape of the nose and make it look natural. A close approach with the scar inside the nose is chosen to do
smaller corrections.

Nose job is done under general anaesthesia, occasionally it could be performed under local anaesthetic. In the open technique an incision is placed under the tip of the nose. In the closed procedure the incision lies within the nostrils and is not visible. Postoperatively a splint to support the nose is laid over the nose and a dressing is inserted into the nostrils. These remain for a period twenty four hours. You will have to breathe through your nose for this period. Next day the pack is removed and you are allowed home. The splint stays for one week to ten days.
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Side Effects

Bruising and swelling around nose and cheek are common fro first few days. The surface of the nose may be numb for few weeks. Nose bleeds after surgery is possible though it is not common. Your nose could be bunged up. Rarely infection may result with swollen, painful nose along with headaches that will require antibiotics. Occasionally you can have unexpected results due to dislodging of the splint and displacement of the cartilaginous framework. A revision surgery is not performed at least one year after the first procedure, which allows the scars to settle down.

Postoperative Advice, Instructions & Final Result

Day 1 – 3

You may still feel you have a bunged up nose with blood coloured discharge. Do not blow or attempt to clear your nose. You may have some bleeding. Keep your head up during sleep.

Day 4 – 7

Bruising and swelling begin to settle. You could start to wear your contact lenses. Stitches that are outside the nose are removed.

Week 1 – 10 days

You can blow your nose gently; splint on your nose is removed. Bruising and black eye can still persist.

Week 2 – 3

Most of the bruising and black eye should disappear. You must be able to start working. You could start doing your exercises.

Month 2

You will see further improvement in the numbness around the tip of your nose. You must be able to play contact sports. Protect any external scar from sun exposure with a high factor sunscreen cream.

Month 6

You will notice further improvement with reduction of swelling and begin to see expected final result of the appearance of the nose.

Month 12

You should see the final result and if further refinement can be planned now.

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