The nose occupies a central and highly visible position on the face and patients are often troubled by the size, shape or length of their nose. Rhinoplasty is performed to change the appearance of the nose to be more aesthetic and pleasing. The surgery changes the shape by removing, altering or adding to the underlying bone and cartilage structures, and the skin is then re-draped over the new structure.
Length of surgery: 2-3 hours
Anaesthesia: General anaesthetic.
Overnight or Daycase: Either – but always performed in a hospital operating theatre.
Risks / Complications of Surgery:
Frequent: Bruising, swelling, temporary numbness.
Infrequent: Infection, unsightly scarring, asymmetry, bleeding (haematoma), permanent numbness, nerve injury, incomplete improvement.

5 – 10 days until socialising with close friends and family

1 - 2 weeks until return to work and normal social engagements

3-12 weeks until bruising and swelling disappeared

8 weeks until return to gym and other strenuous activities

12 - 52 weeks until final result

Duration Of Results: Permanent
Plastic Surgery W1 Ltd
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London W1G 9LG
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