Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that can restructure the nose to a more desirable shape.

With over 30 years of experience in cosmetic surgery and as an ENT specialist, Dr Zacharia has completed thousands of rhinoplasty surgeries. This allows patients to feel confident in his services, with advanced training and the best surgical techniques to achieve great results.

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that can restructure the nose to a more desirable shape. This can include correcting nasal humps, minimising the nasal tip, fixing a crooked and changing a misshapen nose. This surgery involves removing excess bone and cartilage, as well as sculpting cartilage, which is done very carefully by Dr Zacharia. Breathing and sinus problems can also be relieved through rhinoplasty. It is a procedure that does involve going under a general anaesthetic and there is some downtime associated with the surgery.

Suitable Patients for Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that both men and women can enjoy. It is a surgery that Dr Zacharia can perform on all ages if the nose has fully developed. For men, this will normally mean that surgery can be an option from the age of 18 years old. For women, rhinoplasty can be possible from the age of 16 years old.

Rhinoplasty is often a procedure that is chosen by patients for cosmetic reasons. Whether this is because the nose is crooked or it has always been misshapen, it is a surgery that can change this to improve patient confident. But, rhinoplasty can also be a procedure that can help to correct nasal difficulties and relief sinus problems caused by the nose structure.

The Rhinoplasty Surgery

Dr Zacharia will make sure that all patients feel comfortable before rhinoplasty with a thorough consultation. This will involve discussing the patient’s wishes and whether they are right for the procedure.

A general anaesthetic will be administered before the surgery to ensure it is pain-free and simple for the patient. Dr Zacharia will choose the best incision technique to use to achieve each patient’s goals and this will be discussed during the consultation. This will allow for any excess cartilage or bone to be removed. The skin will be repositioned before the incisions are closed. Normally, rhinoplasty surgery takes around two to three hours to complete.

What You Can Expect After Surgery

There is some downtime for patients after rhinoplasty. After all, it is a surgical procedure and the nose will take some time to heal. Some swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes is common, the area can also feel tender. It will be necessary to wear a splint over the nose to encourage the new adjustments and to achieve the best results. This is normally for around 7-10 days after having surgery.

It is recommended to take around one or two weeks off work for recovery from rhinoplasty. This will help any swelling, bruising and discomfort to subside. Any strenuous exercise or activities can be resumed after 3-4 weeks. Every patient will be different and advice can be sought from Dr Zacharia.

The Results

Every patient is excited to see the results from rhinoplasty. It can take some time to see the final results from the surgery, but patients can look forward to seeing gradual and subtle changes for six to 12 months after rhinoplasty. While incisions are made during surgery, every effort is made by Dr Zacharia to make sure that incisions are hidden or are very small so they will not be noticeable. Dr Michael Zacharia aims to achieve natural results from rhinoplasty that make patients feel confident.

To find out more about rhinoplasty, you can contact us and make an appointment with Dr Zacharia.