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Rhinoplasty / What is a rhinoplasty?

RhinoplastyRhinoplasty is an operation designed to change the appearance and improve the function of your nose. There are several components to your nasal shape that you may wish altered in some way. These include the profile from the side view, the length or width, or the shape of the tip and the nostril openings. The most common concerns include a “bump” of the nose, a crooked nose or a bulbous nose tip. Breathing difficulties may be an issue, particularly following previous fracture of the nose (broken nose).

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The changes you wish to achieve may require altering the bones and cartilages that make up the skeleton of the nose. The lining of the nasal passageways or even the skin covering may also be changed. It is important to be clear about the changes you want and to agree with your surgeon on realistic goals before surgery.

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Operating Time:2 Hours
Hospital Stay:1 night
Recovery Time:Approx. 2 weeks

When assessing your nose, the balance of your facial features will also be assessed and discussed with you. It is not uncommon for the chin projection to be mentioned as a weak chin may make the nose appear large for your face. In this situation, chin augmentation may be discussed with you. The profile of the nose can be altered to give a straight appearance or a softer “retruse” appearance with relative tip projection. These options will be discussed and clarified with you at time of consultation.

There are two main approaches to rhinoplasty. Firstly a closed approach is done through the nostrils with no external stitches. Secondly an “open” approach is done via a small incision under the base of the nose. This gives better access to work on the skeleton of the nose an may be preferred when more complicated work is required.

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