If you’re unhappy with the shape of your nose or struggle with breathing problems, a nose surgery can help to resize or reshape your nose. There are different types of nose jobs available for patients which will help to cater to your needs.
What Is A Nose Job?
When patients are looking to enhance the appearance of their nose, they’ll commonly opt for a nose job surgery which is becoming increasingly popular. There are many possibilities available for making amendments to your nose and these can include reshaping your nostrils, removing a bump on the bridge of the nose or giving the tip of it a ‘pinched’ look. Opting for nose surgery because of aesthetic reasons tends to be a popular choice but if you’re looking at solutions due to breathing problems, this can be also rectified through a nose surgery
You’ll have the opportunity to go through a consultation before the surgery which will help us to understand your surgery expectations. It’s important that you’re as transparent as possible at this stage so we can establish the best course of action. This is also your opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the procedure. To ensure your ultimate safety and the surgery goes as smoothly as possible, it’s important to follow these guidelines before surgery:
- By stopping smoking at least six weeks before surgery so you can prevent the development of blood clots and ensure you have a smoother recovery
- Your anaesthesia will be extremely effective if you do not take aspirin
- Avoiding herbal supplements or anti-inflammatories will help you to prevent interruptions with your anaesthesia and ensure your recovery goes well
So you can recover to the best of your ability, give yourself at least two weeks off work after your surgery to give you plenty of time to feel comfortable again.
Arrange for a friend or relative to collect you from the hospital so you can avoid any complications during your recovery.
What Happens During The Procedure?
Your nose job procedure can take between one to two hours length of time and is performed under a local anesthetic to help numb any pain you might experience. Open and closed rhinoplasty are the two options available to you when opting for the surgery. When a surgeon performs a ‘closed rhinoplasty’, they’re able to perform the surgery through your nostrils and an ‘open’ nose job involves an incision being created to ensure the surgery can be performed.
There are ranges of nose job Manchester practices can perform, so what they can do for you will depend on which area of the nose you’re looking to have work on.
To ensure you can become familiar with what to expect, here are the following techniques that are used for each type of procedure:
A tip rhinoplasty relates to a type of nostril reshaping surgery which improves the appearance of your nose by amending or reshaping the cartilage that supports the end of your nose.
This is always done through open rhinoplasty, whereby the surgeon cuts the small area between your nostrils (the columella) to achieve the desired results.
Nose surgery can also be a solution to resolving nose bridge issues where protruding bumps tend to occur. By making an opening in the nose it provides access to remove the bone and cartilage where it can be easily removed. For some cases, there is also an option to break and reposition the nose to create a straight and defined look.
By removing the central structure (septum), it reduces the nose tip and shortens the length of the nose. It’s also possible to change the tip cartilage if it’s necessary.
To achieve a narrower nose, the surgeon will break and reposition the nasal bone which will provide a more aesthetically pleasing appearance to your nose.
Nostril Reshaping Aftercare
We’ll apply bandages over your nose and insert a splint to help support your nose and assure that it keeps in place. Although you might experience some discomfort after the surgery, your pain will be reduced with painkillers that we provide. It’s also strongly advised:
- Avoiding driving after the operation will prevent discomfort being felt
- Prop your head up with pillows to help reduce swelling and relieve congestion
- Have cooler baths if possible
- Engage in light exercise rather than strenuous activity for an easier recovery
- Blowing your nose will interfere with your recovery so we recommend avoiding this
A week after your surgery, your progress will be reviewed in the dressings clinic to ensure you’re healing well. At this stage, it will also give us the option to remove your splint if your healing progress is positive.
Potential Risks And Complications
Many plastic surgery operations are performed without any problems, however, every procedure comes with its own risks and complications. Such as:
- A blocked nose
- Bruising and tenderness
It’s also important to be aware of these extremely rare risks:
- An altered sense of smell
- Damage to the cartilage wall
- Heavy nosebleeds
- Permanent breathing problems
So you can be reassured of your safety before the procedure, we’ll go through all potential risks during your consultation which will also allow you to ask any questions that you may have.
Who Is It Suitable For?
A nose job is beneficial for those who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose. The ideal candidates are those without a significant medical history and with realistic surgery expectations.
Who Is It Not Suitable For?
It’s highly recommended that those who are looking to have nose surgery before the age 16 should avoid this procedure as the nose will still be growing at this point. Also, anyone who feels pressured by others to alter their appearance or has unrealistic surgery expectations should avoid this.
How Much Does A Nose Job In Manchester Cost?
The cost of a nose job can vary depending on what is required. Every patient will be provided with a full quote that includes the costs for the surgeon, anaesthetic and hospital fees.
How Long Will It Take For The Scars To Heal?
Closed rhinoplasty can be completed with no scars as the procedure is performed through the nostrils. The open nose job Manchester surgeons may perform, however, will leave the patient with a small scar which will fade over time. It will take 4 – 6 weeks for your nose to heal, and a few months for the scars to begin to fade.
Will A Nostril Reshaping Help My Breathing?
In some cases, yes, nostril reshaping can help a patient’s breathing. Many patients have also benefited from a nose job to help their snoring.
When Will I See The Results?
You should start to see the final results of your new nose about 6 months post-surgery once the swelling and bruising has gone down.