WHAT IS INVOLVED IN RHINOPLASTY SURGERY (Nose-Reshaping)
Nose surgery or Rhinoplasty is performed to improve the appearance of the nose and achieve better facial harmony.
The patient may be unhappy with different aspects including deviation, dorsal hump, or large nose tip in any combination, or the patient may have experienced an injury to the nose.
It is important for the surgeon to understand the requirement of the patient instead of a standardized approach to all noses. The complexity of the surgery depends on the correction that needs to be made. It is important to appreciate that in a 3-dimensional structure as such, alternation of one aspect will automatically alter another part with the redistribution of tissue. In some complex cases, additional material will be required to correct a deformity. In general, cartilage can be obtained inside the nose but on occasions, additional cartilage needs to be obtained from elsewhere if necessary. This will be explained in the consultation.
Nose surgery can be performed as either an open rhinoplasty or a closed rhinoplasty technique.
In both open and closed rhinoplasty, the majority of the incision is made inside the nose, so that no scars are visible afterward.
In open rhinoplasty, a small incision is made on the columella (the area between the nostrils) which help with exposure in some cases. This scar usually heals very well.
It is incredibly important to discuss your expectation of the outcome with the surgeon. He will evaluate your bony structure and facial appearance and discuss with you what can be achieved and what is most suitable for your facial appearance. It is always important to have realistic expectations.
RHINOSURGERY SURGERY TIME AND RECOVERY
Rhinoplasty usually takes an hour or two but complicated procedures may take longer.
The patient is likely to have bruises and swelling around the eye region in addition to the nasal area. Most of the bruising and swelling will settle in 7-14 days. There will be swelling inside the nose and will affect the nasal airway until the swelling settles. The patient should not blow their nose or insert anything into the nasal cavity to improve airway.
The patient is requested to return to the clinic in 7 days after surgery for removal of sutures and the external nasal splint. The swelling will remain there and it can take up to 3 months before settling down.
If you are not ready to take the step towards Rhinoplasty surgery you can also discuss the option of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty with Mr Ho-Asjoe during your consultation.
"Mark Ho-Asjoe performed a complex rhinoplasty, to address a deviated septum of some 40 years and generally improve the look of my nose, in August 2019. Although still swollen I am very pleased with the result.
I had my operation at The Holly which was superb. From the initial consultation through to my post op review Mark and his team were highly professional and supportive. At the initial consultation Mark carefully listened to what I wanted and sensitively advised me what could and could not be achieved. I was then offered an operation date within a few weeks and all went very smoothly. Unlike some other surgeons Mark quotes fully inclusive prices for procedures which relieves any concerns around additional/hidden costs. I found Mark very approachable, considerate (even sorting out my pressure socks before the op) and with an excellent sense of humour. If I have a need for other procedures I will not hesitate to contact Mark." K Tait-Lane - Google 2020