Nose reshaping is known as rhinoplasty is an operation to reduce or redesign the shape of the nose. The most common changes are to make the bridge straight by remove any bulges; reducing the tip if it is bulbous, thus making it finer; lifting the tip if it is dropping. Commonly the nose ends up smaller, straighter.
For a few patients a rhinoplasty involves going the other way and occasionally we use cartilage from the ear to rebuild and enhance elements of the nose.
A key outcome of our consultation is that I understand your expectations and you understand the risks.
Our consultation will establish the aims of your surgery: what it can and what it can’t achieve.
We will then discuss what will happen before, during and after your operation, what you will experience and the impact on your daily life during the recovery period.
I will describe the effects of surgery including some of the unavoidable consequences, such as the scar and areas which may become numb. I will illustrate these with photos and provide written information.
I will explain the risks of surgery such as bleeding, infection and wound healing problems and how to mitigate against them. I will also advise you about the risks from the anaesthetic such as a DVT (venous blood clot in the legs) and how we reduce these risks.
The consultation is a bespoke interaction between us to help you reach a considered and informed decision.