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Nose Surgery UK

The medical name for nose surgery is rhinoplasty and it is performed to give the nose a new shape.  It is by far the most common form of plastic surgery, next to Botox.  With nose surgery UK, it is possible to make the nose bigger or smaller, narrower or wider, change the tip, change the nostrils and even alter the angle of your nose to the top of your lip.  With nose surgery, the bone, cartilage and soft tissue in the nose can be changed.

What Is Involved with Nose Surgery UK?

During nose surgery, the skin of the nose will be lifted from the bones and cartilage.  These are then reshaped into the form that the patient has agreed on, using a technique that will have been discussed between the patient and the surgeon during the pre operative procedures.  The procedure itself will take around one to two hours, and an overnight stay in hospital is sometimes recommended, although more and more nose surgery UK is now performed on an outpatient basis if possible.  This is most common in minor surgical procedures, such as only on the tip of the nose.

What Can You Expect During Nose Surgery UK?

There are a few things you should know before agreeing to nose surgery UK:
  • Ensure that you have realistic expectations of what your nose will look like during the recovery period and afterwards.
  • As your nose heals, you are likely to feel increased levels of self esteem and confidence.

Nose Surgery UK Recovery

Recovery from nose surgery can be a reasonably lengthy process, but it is certainly worth it in the end.  Right after your surgery, you will probably feel quite puffed up and achy, but this should pass with some paracetamol.  You will generally experience some swelling and bruising, which should pass after around two to three weeks.

For the first few days after surgery, you may experience some bleeding and you will be asked not to blow your nose to help the tissues in the healing process.  After the first week, you will once again meet with your consultant, who will be able to remove the splint, dressings and any stitches.  In order to protect your nose after nose surgery UK, it is recommended you do not undertake any activities that may damage the nose, such as boxing or other contact sports.

The exact recovery time does vary on a patient to patient basis, as everyone is different.  Generally, you will feel well enough to go back to work and to your other day to day activities after just a day or two, but no more than a week.  However, the surgeon may recommend that you take around two weeks off work.

Nose surgery UK is becoming increasingly popular, as more and more people feel they have earned the right to have a better looking nose.  Although there is nothing wrong with opting for surgery, it is important to remember that there is no such thing as the perfect nose, or the perfect nose for a face.

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