Rhinoplasty commonly referred to as a ‘nose job’ or nose reshaping is one of the most impactful cosmetic procedures, the confidence it can bring to patients is life changing.
A rhinoplasty can include refining the bridge, tip or overall profile. Many people wish for this procedure as they are self-conscious and feel the nose they have inherited or injured is out of proportion or has unsightly bumps.
There are two common types of rhinoplasty’s that can be carried out depending what is required.
It looks so natural and suits my face so well; this is the nose I should have been born with. I can’t thank everyone at the Bristol clinic and Mr Gonschior enough. It was such a great experience and I am so so so happy I did it!
Closed Rhino reshapes the nose without disturbing any nose skin. The incisions through which the surgery takes place are made inside the nose.
Open Rhino surgery uses an incision in between the nostrils on the columella (small column of skin that separates the two nostrils)
Most nose reshaping procedures are carried out under general anethestic for your comfort and only take around 2 hours to complete. You will wake from the procedure with a splint across your nose and packing in your nostrils. The packing will be removed prior to discharge. It’s advisable to take 7-10days off work after a nose job with the splint being removed around day 10 (surgeons advise dependant) by the clinic nurse.
MYA is extremely lucky to have such highly qualified surgeons including Mr Gonschior a maxillofacial surgeon who answers some of the most commonly asked questions regarding rhinoplasty procedures.
Before & Afters
How long will I need to wear a split for?
Depending on the surgeon, it will be between 7-14 days and it will need to be removed by a medical professional in a MYA clinic or hospital
Will I have black eyes?
Not all patients will get black eyes following surgery, however if you do bruising will subside in the first 2 weeks.
When can I blow my nose?
After 6 weeks following your nurse check up. Avoid aggressive sneezing and we recommend you sneeze with your mouth open post-operatively.
When can I wear glasses?
It is recommended to wait 6 months if possible, if you need glasses full time ensure they are loose fitting on your nose or padding is used to protect your result.
When can I wear makeup?
Wait until split is removed, then avoid your nose for at least 6 weeks and be extremely gentle until fully healed.