Dr Amar performs rhinoplasty through the upper cheek, to improve the shape and appearance of your nose. Nose surgery can also improve impaired breathing caused by structural irregularities.
- Anaesthetic: local or general anaesthetic
- Time of intervention: about 2 hours
- Time in hospital: 0-1 night
- Problems: usually easily controlled with medication from your surgeon.
- Swelling: usually gone after a week
- Recuperation: 1-2 weeks
- Final result: about 6 months
Am I suitable for rhinoplasty?
The ideal candidate for nose surgery is aged between 18 and 40 years old, is psychologically stable and physically well.
Rhinoplasty through the eyelid or upper cheek approach can harmonise the shape and size of the nose in relation to other features of the face, as well as dealing with issues of asymmetry, nostrils that are too wide or a tip of the nose that is bulbous or drooping.
What can I expect from my nose surgery procedure?
Dr Amar will make a 2mm incision in the lower eyelid, giving him access to the base of the nasal bones. This allows him to break the nasal bone in perpendicular form, which facilitates a clean fracture and avoids bleeding, haematomas and post-operative pain.
The rhinoplasty procedure is then carried out through this incision, with Dr Amar reshaping the bone and cartillage of the nose to produce the desired effect.
Your rhinoplasty operation can be performed under local anaesthetic or sedation, but is more usually carried out under general anaesthetic. Once surgery is complete, you will be given a cast to wear to support the new shape of the nose. A cork is also placed in each nostril for 24 hours to prevent bleeding and to stabilise the nasal partition.
Rhinoplasty is usually performed as outpatient day surgery, although you may be advised to spend one night in hospital following your London rhinoplasty operation.
After your procedure, the nose area will be puffy. Dr Amar may instruct you to use a cold compress for the swelling, prescribe some medication for the pain and advise you to keep your head raised. Most of the swelling and bruising should disappear after two weeks.
Are there any possible complications associated with nose surgery?
There are the same complications associated with rhinoplasty as with any surgical procedure – infections, bleeding, problems with wound healing, swelling etc. There may be specific risks depending on your personal health and medical history, and Dr Amar will discuss all this with you in detail at your London rhinoplasty consultation, to ensure that you are fully aware of all the risks and benefits of nose surgery before going ahead with the operation.
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