One of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty – commonly known as a “nose job” – aims to improve and refine the bridge, tip or profile of the nose. It can also relieve breathing difficulties. If you feel that your nose is too big, small, wide, narrow or long, or that it is too crooked, pointed or bulbous, then rhinoplasty may help to improve your appearance and restore your confidence.
The aim of a rhinoplasty is always the same: a natural result that is aesthetically pleasing and in proportion to the rest of the face. The procedure takes an hour or two and is performed under general anaesthetic. Your surgeon – who is among the most experienced at these procedures in the world – separates the skin of the nose from its framework of bone and cartilage, which is then reshaped as agreed. The skin is then redraped over the new framework and splints inserted, which remain in place for a few days. You then stay overnight in hospital. Any bruising and swelling should subside after a couple of weeks.