Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is surgery to reshape your nose.
Being a central feature of your face, your nose influences your overall facial appearance and nose re-shaping and re-sizing is commonly performed for cosmetic reasons. It is also carried out for medical reasons such as a nose injury or breathing problems.
Often patients feel the size of their nose is disproportioned with their facial features. Nose surgery can modify the size, shape and overall appearance of your nose.
Your surgeon can make your nose smaller known as a reduction rhinoplasty, or larger by augmentation rhinoplasty. The size of your nose can be changed from your tip to your bridge including your nostrils. The angle between your nose and top lip can also be altered.
Rhinoplasty is usually carried out under general anaesthetic and takes between an hour and a half to three hours depending on how much of your nose needs to be altered.
A rhinoplasty involves either making one cut across the skin between your nostrils (open rhinoplasty), or tiny cuts inside your nostrils (closed rhinoplasty). A closed rhinoplasty will leave no visible scars and causes less swelling.
During reduction rhinoplasty surgery your surgeon may treat these areas of your nose to create your desired look:
The skin over your nose will shrink or expand to its new shape.
The benefits of a rhinoplasty are both cosmetic and medical.
Cosmetically, you may be self-conscious about the shape of your nose and choose rhinoplasty to improve its appearance and make your nose look right for you.
Medical reasons for reconstructive rhinoplasty may include correcting a nose injury where it has been broken or bent or your nasal airways that are causing breathing problems.
The cost of a rhinoplasty will depend on the exact procedure you have.
At Hestanbul we give all patients a written cost quote when they choose a nose job with us and this is guaranteed for at least three months.
Your fixed cost care package will include all of your hospital costs for a rhinoplasty, your cosmetic surgeon, and consultant anaesthetist fees. It also allows for any outpatient care required for 60 days after your discharge and one follow up consultation. without any extra costs.
We offer affordable, competitive and easy to arrange finance options to enable you to have a rhinoplasty without waiting.
You can expect to stay in hospital for one to two nights afterwards.
Your nostrils will be dressed and a protective splint held over your nose with tape to help it reset in the correct position. The splint will be removed after seven to ten days.
Initially you may have some pain and painkillers should control this.
You may also have some difficulty breathing completely from your nose. A nasal spray or drops may help. After three weeks you should be able to blow your nose and your breathing will clear.
Your sense of smell may be affected but will normally settle down after a few weeks.
You may have bruising where your nasal bone has been restructured but this should settle in a week to ten days.
Nasal bones take three months to heal and during this time you need to take extra care not to injure it.
When the splint is removed you will be able to see the major changes but your nose may still be swollen. Swelling will improve over time and the changes to your nose will become more apparent.