Featured Procedures

Rhinoplasty

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

  There are a number of procedures within the scope of nose reshaping, so the exact nature of the treatment will depend on the desired result. Depending on the extent of the surgery, the operation may take place under a general or local anaesthetic and will take around two hours. There are two main techniques used in nose reshaping operations: open and closed. Open means that some or all of the cuts are made outside the nose; closed means all the cuts are made inside the nose. A nose reshaping operation normally involves separating the soft tissue that lies on top of the nose from the bone and cartilage underneath. Depending on the operation, the surgeon might break the nose bone and reposition it and/or reshape the cartilage. Some patients find that there are irregularities in the shape of their nose after surgery, although these irregularities may settle with time. The final results may take up to 12 months to emerge and therefore it is important to wait before making any decisions about the necessity for further surgery.