NOSE RESHAPING

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INTRODUCTION

Surgery to reshape the nose is a very common plastic surgery procedure and it can both increase or decrease the size of nose. The shape of the tip, the bridge and also the nostrils can be changed as can the angle between the nose and the upper lip. Sometimes breathing difficulties can be corrected at the same time.

NOSE RESHAPING PROCEDURE

Operation time

1 - 2 hrs

Anaesthesia

general

Nights in hospital

1

Risks - common

bruising, swelling, temporary numbness, temporary skin irregularity

Risks - uncommon

infection, excessive scarring, asymmetry, bleeding, permanent numbness, airway narrowing

Pain and discomfort

3 - 7 days

Follow-up after surgery

1 week, 3 months

Time off work

1 - 2 weeks

Sports

2 weeks - walking
4 weeks - jogging
6 weeks - everything

Result

12 weeks until final result
scars continue to improve over 18 months

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FEES

Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)

From £6,985

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POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions on discharge

  • On the day of discharge nasal packs will be removed.
  • The nasal splint needs to stay until the dressing clinic at about 1 week.
  • All dressings to be kept dry until further instructed.
  • TED stockings to be worn for 2 weeks.
  • Discharge with standard painkillers.

Dressing clinic

  • Usually about a week after surgery when the sutures at the columella of the nose and the splint are removed.

Activities

  • No restrictions but avoid sporting activities for the first 2 weeks.

Wound care for first 3 months

  • Moisturise the scar for 3 months.

Special Instructions

  • Once the splint is removed the inside of the nose can be gently cleaned by dipping the nose in a bowl of salt water (room temperature water with a pinch of salt) and gently cleaning with a cotton bud. The water can also be breathed into the nose and spat out to give a more thorough cleaning.
  • No blowing of nose - any discharge can be gently wiped.
  • Coughing and sneezing through the mouth.
  • Keep the head upright sleeping on a few pillows and avoid bending the head down.
  • Avoid crowded areas for the first 3 weeks to avoid accidental knocks to the nose.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS OR HAVE ANY QUERIES FOLLOWING YOUR SURGERY PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE WARD.

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