Rhinoplasty also known as ‘nose reshaping’ is a procedure in which the nose is reshaped by removing tissue, bone and cartilage. You may feel your nose is too big, too small, too narrow or too wide or perhaps it is crooked, or has a ballbous end. Rhinoplasty surgery will change the appearance of your nose and help you feel more confident.
There are many different types of Rhinoplasty procedures, your surgeon will examine you and advise you on what procedure you require. The operation is performed under general anaesthetic and can take between one to three hours to complete, depending on the amount of re-shaping needed. Some people may require an overnight stay in hospital.
Generally the incisions are discreet.The surgeon frees the skin from the underlying cartilage. The cartilage then is either reduced, reshaped or repositioned or on some occasions cartilage grafts might be added to help straighten the contour or improve breathing.The nasal bones might need to be realigned, the skin put together and a cast is applied at the end to maintain the shape in the initial healing period..