It is a reshaping of the cartilage, bone and sometimes the soft tissues of the nose.
The skin of the nose is separated from the supporting bone and cartilage which is sculpted to the desired shape using the technique your surgeon has decided on.
The procedure will require an overnight stay in hospital, although occasionally, where minor corrections to the nose tip alone are required, it may be possible to return home the same day.
Nose Reshaping Surgery
What can I expect from the surgery?
Your expectations need to be realistic. Day by day, your nose will begin to look better and you can expect a nose that looks natural and blends harmoniously with your other facial features. The vast majority of patients undergoing rhinoplasty gain a feeling of increased self-confidence with improvement in their body image.
What will happen in the recovery period?
For the first 24 hours after surgery your face will feel puffy and your nose may ache however prescribed pain medication will control this. You will have bruising and swelling around the eyes, which lasts for 2 -3 weeks.
Each patient is individual so no definite timescale for recovery can be given. However, most rhinoplasty patients are up and about within a couple of days after surgery, and are able to return to work after just a week. Your surgeon may recommend that you take 10-14 days off from work.