Rhinoplasty & Septorhinoplasty
All of the surgical procedures listed below can be carried out via an endonasal (closed) or external (open) approach but the approach undertaken will depend on the extent of the deformity and goals of surgery. With all of our patients, we recommend at least two consultations for us to truly understand your goals and expectations. Equally, we want you to feel comfortable working in partnership with us. Occasionally, we may also suggest that surgery is not be the best option and can guide you towards colleagues for additional opinions.
Rhinoplasty surgery, otherwise referred to as a “nose job”, is a surgical operation to address your aesethetic nasal concerns. Common concerns from patients include the presence of a prominent nasal hump, a wide or droopy nasal tip or asymmetry from previous nasal injury. For many patients, these anxieties can affect their self-confidence, but having a detailed discussion with an expert in the field of rhinoplasty surgery is paramount to assess what is realistically achievable. Being based in central London, we are able to see a variety of patients from different parts of the world and thus have the experience to be able to tailor our approach to each individual.
We are able to provide simulation (preview) photography of what is reasonably possible from surgery and although we cannot guarantee exact results, in our experience it is a useful means of communication between patient and surgeon
An extension of rhinoplasty surgery, septorhinoplasty surgery can address both the function and the aesthetics of the nose. Aside from addressing aesthetic nasal issues, this approach is also used to correct a deviated nasal septum and the internal and external nasal valve. In order to carry out this surgery successfully, a thorough understanding of the nasal framework, supportive ligaments, airflow and function is necessary. Frequently, once the structure and aesthetics of the nose are corrected, the function of the nose also improves.
Revision Or Secondary Surgery
No surgeon will be able to guarantee 100% successful results. However, having had fellowship training in secondary rhinoplasty surgery, we are able to provide an honest assessment of what is achievable. This type of surgery is in general more difficult than primary surgery with greater post-operative healing times but can range from a simple “touch-up” or hump rasping,to full nasal reconstruction with ear or rib cartilage graft. Please note that we would not plan any surgical intervention for at least twelve months after the previous surgery.
Will I be left with a scar?
Frequently, patients are concerned about the presence of a scar via an open approach but if placed correctly at the base of the nose, in the overwhelming majority of cases, this heals beautifully over time and becomes barely perceptible.
How soon can I return to work?
We would usually suggest no strenuous activity for four weeks, and no contact sports for six weeks. For the first week after surgery, patients will usually have a plaster cast on the nose which we will remove in our clinic. Avoid flying if possible for at least two weeks. For most of our patients, they are usually back to work after two weeks.
Will I need further surgery?
This is a big concern for many patients. In an ideal world, it is best to have surgery once by an experienced surgeon who specialises solely in rhinoplasty and septorhinoplasty surgery. However, we recognise that this is not always possible and revisions may be required on occasion. We would not usually recommend any revision surgery for at least twelve months from the initial surgery in order to allow the nose to fully heal.
Who should do my surgery?
This is never an easy decision with such a wealth of options available. Increasingly, more surgeons are honing their skillset to a few key areas in order to provide the best possible outcomes to patients. As our name suggests, at My Nose London, noses are what we do best! We want patients to have a balance between function and aesthetics and with fellowship training in both sinus surgery and rhinoplasty surgery, Mr Unadkat is well-suited to provide this. After all, it’s not ideal having a good-looking nose that doesn’t functionvery well!
When will I see the final results of my rhinoplasty?
This varies from patient to patient. For most patients there is marked swelling and/or bruising for the first few weeks which then rapidly reduces although will still change subtly for several months after surgery. Irregularities of the nose are not uncommon to feel at this stage. The final result following rhinoplasty becomes apparent at approximately one year after surgery, although in patients with thicker skin it can take even longer.
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