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Cosmetic Nose Surgery

There is an incredible array of plastic surgery procedures available, but cosmetic nose surgery is without a doubt one of the most popular ones – beaten perhaps only by Botox injections.  It is important to remember, however, that nose surgery is not always cosmetic by nature, and can also be useful for people who suffer from medical conditions such as blocked nose syndrome or chronic nasal congestion. 

What is Cosmetic Nose Surgery?

Cosmetic nose surgery is undertaken to redesign the appearance of the nose, rendering it more symmetrical and matching it better to the rest of the face.  It is a regular occurrence for a nose to be in-proportionate to the rest of the face, being too large or too small, too wide or too narrow, or because it has an unsightly appearance, for example due to humps or depressions, being bulbous or due to it being broken previously.  Cosmetic nose surgery can help in correcting these issues.

What Happens During Cosmetic Nose Surgery?

Cosmetic nose surgery involves a lengthy process:
  • Firstly, you will be invited to one or more consultations, where you will get to know the plastic surgeon and will discuss what your wishes are and whether it is possible to fully realise these wishes.  A good cosmetic surgeon should always be honest and would tell a patient whether a desired new nose doesn’t match the face – for example African American people wanting a Caucasian nose.
  • Once a date has been set for your rhinoplasty, you will be admitted to the clinic as an outpatient, meaning you will go home the same day
  • During the procedure, you will generally be placed under general anaesthetic and the procedure will commence.  Generally, an incision is made on the inside of the nose, so that there will be no scarring following the procedure.  The nose will then be reshaped, possibly even broken, into the new desired shape.

Cosmetic Nose Surgery Recovery

The recovery period following cosmetic nose surgery is relatively short.  As you will have been admitted as an outpatient, you are likely to be able to return home the same day, generally with some medication to reduce swelling and the appearance of bruising.  Bruising and swelling are two of the most common effects after cosmetic nose surgery and should reduce after several weeks.

You are also likely to have to return to the clinic to have the bandages removed, at which point the surgeon will also be able to see whether the healing process is taking place appropriately.  As with any medical procedure, there is always a risk of complications, so it is very important that you stick to the recommendations of the surgeon.

As you can see, cosmetic nose surgery is a very common cosmetic surgical procedure.  Because it is so common, prices are reasonably affordable and much cheaper than other cosmetic procedures.  However, it is important to not be swayed only by the price, as cosmetic nose surgery gone wrong can cause countless problems, including low self esteem and depression.

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