WHAT CAN RHINOPLASTY ACHIEVE?
Reduce or increase the size of your nose
Change the nose shape or your nostril span
Alter the angle between your nose and upper lip
Correct an injury that has left a bump, crook or bend
Relieve some breathing problems
Reduce a bulbous nose tip
Fix depressions on the bridge
Shorten long or upturned noses
WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES TO RHINOPLASTY?
For those who want to correct a bulbous nose tip, rhinotip surgery is a less invasive procedure that can be carried out without the bone of the nose being altered in any way. This means no plaster splint is required for the healing period. You may also want to consider the use of fillers in circumstances where you would like to change the shape or broaden the nose in specific areas.
Before your rhinoplasty
Establishing good communications between you and your surgeon and clinic team is an essential component of relaxed and comfortable surgery and this starts with your consultation.
DURING YOUR CONSULTATION, YOU WILL:
Have the opportunity to explain your reasons for seeking surgery
Be given time to ask advice and pose questions to Dr Cotrufo
Undergo a health evaluation and nose and face assessment
Discuss the options that are open to you, including costs and timescales
In the run up to your procedure and in the days immediately before surgery you may be asked to make lifestyle changes or to avoid or take particular medication.
This may include:
Taking medical tests including blood tests
Adjusting or taking certain medications
Avoiding aspirin, herbal supplements and anti-inflammatory drugs
THE RHINOPLASTY PROCEDURE
Under general anaesthesia a rhinoplasty will usually last around two hours, though this will of course depend on the complexity of the procedure.
Your surgeon may reshape your nose through closed rhino surgery, without disturbing nose skin or open, making small incisions between your nostrils.
When you wake, you will find a splint applied to the outside of your nose to help it maintain its new shape.
Nasal tampons or packing will be placed in your nostrils.
AFTER YOUR RHINOPLASTY
Immediately after your surgery you will not be able to breathe through the nose and you may experience swelling and bruising around the eyes. It is likely that you will required to stay overnight at the clinic.
You will usually be able to remove your nasal tampons after 24 hours
Your splint should remain in place for around two weeks
Swelling should subside in 7-14 days after your nose surgery
STILL HAVE RHINOPLASTY QUESTIONS THAT YOU’D LIKE ANSWERED?
Dr Cotrufo is an expert in cosmetic surgery and reconstructive microsurgery. In particular, he specialises in carrying out surgeries to the face such as rhinoplasty as well as procedures for the neck and breast areas. If you would like to discuss nose surgery procedures and the before and aftercare you can expect to receive should you choose to undergo rhinoplasty or nose reshaping at his clinic, please call 0207 873 2330 to organise a consultation.