Your nose plays a big part in how you look. If you aren’t happy with the size or shape of your nose, it can greatly affect your confidence.

The good news is, there are ways to alter the look of the nose if it is impacting how you feel. Rhinoplasty is the most popular option, helping to resize and reshape the nose to fit your preferences.

Here, we’ll look at what rhinoplasty is, and what you need to know about the procedure.

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is also commonly referred to as a nose job. It was one of the first types of cosmetic surgeries to be recorded. The aim of the procedure is to alter the appearance and shape of the nose.

There are different surgical methods and techniques, including open and closed procedures. Both will provide you with lasting results, and Mr Horlock will discuss which one is right for you during your consultation. It is commonly carried out to:

  • Reshape the nose’s tip
  • Alter the width of your nostrils
  • Change the hump located on the bridge of your nose
  • Alter the length and width of the nose

The procedure takes between one and three hours to complete under general anaesthetic. Although it is a common procedure, it requires a great deal of skill to carry out. For this reason, it’s important to ensure you are choosing a qualified and experienced surgeon. Mr Horlock is a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon with extensive experience in rhinoplasty procedures and an emphasis on naturally beautiful results.

What results can a rhinoplasty deliver?

Most patients are happy with the results of their rhinoplasty procedure. However, results will vary from patient to patient. You may see the results instantly, but it can take a few months for any swelling to subside.

You may find it strange getting used to your new look. And this is completely normal as it is a big change to what you are used to. If for any reason you aren’t happy with the result, revision surgery may be possible. Therefore, it is always best to discuss the type of results you expect from rhinoplasty in your initial consultation before having surgery.

Are there any risks and complications?

There are some risks and complications you may experience after undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure. However, provided you choose a reliable surgeon, these are generally rare. The main ones to be aware of include:

  • Bruising, pain, and swelling
  • Infection
  • Issues with wound healing
  • Bleeding
  • Anaesthetic risks

Bruising, pain, and swelling are the most common side effects of rhinoplasty. You will experience swelling around the eyes, and any pain and bruising could take up to a week to reside. You may also experience issues with wound healing, alongside infection at the wound site.

It is important to be aware of the risks and complications before deciding if rhinoplasty is right for you. If you are thinking of getting a nose job, book a consultation to discuss the procedure with Mr Horlock today.