Nowadays, rhinoplasty is one of the most popular facial plastic surgical procedures. Many people are unhappy with the nose they were born with, while others have had the shape of the nose distorted from an injury. Disorders of nasal breathing often complicate the situation. A range of techniques are used to fully address the desired change in appearance as well as to improve nasal breathing. The most common goals that a successful rhinoplasty achieves include improvement of the size and shape of the nose, removal of a hump and refinement of the nasal tip. Because it is one of the most technically difficult procedures in cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty requires a strong sense of aesthetics coupled with a profound understanding of anatomy to provide an attractive, natural-looking nose that functions properly.
During your initial consultation you can discuss your expectations with the surgeon. He will evaluate the structure of your nose and face and discuss the various possibilities of restructuring with you. He will also discuss all the factors that can possibly influence the final outcome. These include things like the anatomy of your nasal bones, the shape of your face, the thickness of your skin etc. The technique (open or closed) and type of anaesthesia used, will be described and any possible risks will also be discussed. We advise you to ask any questions you may have during the consultation.
Once you have made the decision to proceed with surgery you will be required to attend a pre-operative screening appointment at least 2 weeks prior to your surgery. This will include a blood test, blood pressure check and in some cases an ECG or any other specific test requested by your surgeon. In certain situations we may need to contact your GP for further health related information in which case we will ask your permission. Photographs of the area to be treated are usually taken and kept in your private & confidential file. We will not use your photographs for any promotional purposes without your written permission.
Similar to any other surgical procedure there are some risks involved with Rhinoplasty. These will be thoroughly discussed with you in advance so that you can make an informed decision about your operation. If you have any concerns or questions just let us know about them. Your health and safety is of major importance for us and we will be happy to provide you with all the information. OR You must let us know of any concerns or questions you may have and we will be happy to provide you with all the information. Your health & safety and comfort is of the utmost importance to us.