Nose reshaping surgery is one of the most common procedures carried out in the UK. Helping to significantly alter the overall aesthetics of the face, this popular procedure takes a lot of skill to get it right.

If you are planning on undergoing a nose reshaping surgery, here’s everything you can expect to help you prepare…

What does nose reshaping surgery involve?

You will be given a general anaesthetic before undergoing a nose reshaping procedure. Two methods can be used to carry out the surgery including open and closed techniques.

Open procedures tend to produce the best results, giving the surgeon much better precision. A small incision is made beneath the tip of the nose, at the narrowest point between the nostrils, helping to hide the scarring as much as possible. The skin is then lifted to reveal the structures beneath.

Closed reshaping surgeries are generally less invasive, though they do provide less visibility. This means the changes that can be made may be more limited in comparison to an open procedure.

What kind of results can I expect?

While every patient is different, it is possible to get an idea of what to expect from your surgeon. A rhinoplasty procedure can help to remove lumps and bumps, reduce the size of the nose, and straighten the nose.

Most people who undergo a nose reshaping procedure are happy with the results. A very small number may have revision adjustments in a few cases.

Preparing for your recovery

The standard recovery time for nose reshaping is a couple of weeks. You will need to wear a cast for a period of around 10 days, followed by Steristrips an additional 4-5 days. Avoid working, driving, and exercising during this time.

You will be given aftercare instructions by the surgeon after the procedure. Providing you follow these instructions; it will help you to achieve the best results. Don’t be surprised if bruising develops around the eyes. This is a normal part of the recovery and can last for up to 10 days.

Nose reshaping surgery is a complex procedure that should only be carried out by an experienced surgeon. To make sure you get the best results, book your surgery with Mr Paul Tulley now.