The nose is one of the most distinguishing features of a person’s face, and certain types of nose shapes can have a significant impact on a person’s self-confidence, and there may be a lack of harmony with overall facial features. Rhinoplasty is designed to surgically alter the size and shape of the nose to improve facial balance. The decision to have a rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is often based on many years of research finding the right surgeon and clinic. Many people are understandably concerned about the potential recovery period after a rhinoplasty. Achieving natural-looking results is a key aim for many patients choosing this procedure, and choosing to have your procedure in the UK will increase your chances of getting the best results.
Centre for Surgery is one of the few clinics in London and the UK to offer preservation rhinoplasty. This type of rhinoplasty procedure is less invasive than a traditional rhinoplasty with no visible scars and a quicker recovery period. Here we discuss the benefits of preservation rhinoplasty and what it involves.
What does a traditional rhinoplasty involve?
Traditional rhinoplasty surgery can be performed using open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty to permanently remove or reduce a dorsal hump. With an open rhinoplasty, an incision is made at the columella between the two nostrils, followed by gently lifting the skin away from the underline bone and cartilage. With closed rhinoplasty, all incisions are made inside the nostrils with no external visible scars. Once the desired surgical exposure has been achieved, the surgeon will precisely sculpt the nose into the desired nose shape as per the preoperative plan. Most types of rhinoplasty surgery require a nasal splint applied on the nose for at least one week before being removed. The average downtime after rhinoplasty surgery is approximately two weeks, with most bruising and swelling improving by four weeks. As advances in surgical techniques become more widely adopted, newer alternative techniques for carrying out rhinoplasty with increased precision and a quicker recovery have emerged in recent years. Preservation rhinoplasty has revolutionised the approach to minimally invasive nose surgery with natural-looking results.
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What does preservation rhinoplasty involve?
Preservation rhinoplasty enables surgeons to accurately reshape the bridge of the nose or nasal dorsum using non-destructive surgical techniques. Nasal humps can be reduced or removed using a closed rhinoplasty approach to reduce the size of the nose. Preservation Rhinoplasty preserves the delicate ligamentous framework of the nose to minimise the risk of nasal distortion during the post-operative recovery period. Patients commonly request the procedure due to its minimally invasive nature, with less bruising and swelling during recovery. People with a preservation rhinoplasty have a lower likelihood of needing a subsequent revision rhinoplasty. When revision surgery is required, the complexity of the revision rhinoplasty is much less due to the smaller amounts of scar tissue present in the nose than traditional rhinoplasty methods. Patients can achieve natural-looking results with the preservation rhinoplasty technique and can return to their daily activities much quicker, thanks to the faster recovery associated with the technique. Preservation rhinoplasty can be carried out as a day case procedure which means you can go home after 2 to 3 hours of recovery at our state-of-the-art clinic in central London.
The risk of bleeding during and after a preservation rhinoplasty is significantly less compared with older rhinoplasty techniques due to the gentler and less invasive techniques of sculpting the bone and cartilage framework of the nose. This means patients will experience less bruising and swelling during their postoperative recovery.
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Preservation rhinoplasty recovery timeline
Preservation rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to alter the shape of the nose. The recovery process after rhinoplasty can vary depending on the extent of the surgery and the individual’s healing process, but here is a general timeline of what you can expect:
- First week: You will have swelling, bruising, and discomfort around your nose and eyes. You will also have a splint on your nose to protect it and assist in healing.
- Second week: The swelling and bruising will start to subside, but you may still experience some discomfort. The splint will be removed, and you will be able to breathe more easily.
- Third week: Most of the swelling and bruising will be gone, but some minor swelling may persist. You can start to resume normal activities, but strenuous exercise should be avoided.
- Fourth week: You should be feeling back to normal and able to resume normal activities, including exercise.
- Six weeks: All swelling should be gone, and you should be able to see the final results of your surgery.
It’s important to follow your surgeon’s instructions for aftercare and to attend all follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing and optimal results. Keep in mind that every individual’s healing process is different, so this timeline may not be exactly the same for everyone.
How much does preservation rhinoplasty cost?
Preservation rhinoplasty prices will depend on the extent of surgical correction required. Once your surgeon has assessed you, you will be given a detailed quotation by your dedicated patient coordinator. The cost of preservation rhinoplasty starts from £8000. We offer 0% finance for eligible patients to allow you to spread the cost of your treatment over 12 months.
Why choose Centre for Surgery for preservation rhinoplasty?
Centre for Surgery is the leading cosmetic surgery clinic in London and one of the few clinics in the UK to specialise in advanced preservation rhinoplasty surgery. Our surgeons have completed training in minimally invasive rhinoplasty at some of Europe’s leading centres for rhinoplasty surgery.
Centre for Surgery is focused on providing the safest and most effective medical treatments in an accredited medical environment at our state-of-the-art clinic on Baker Street in central London.
- Our post-operative care has been described as outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.
- 24/7 helpline for any questions or concerns you may have.
- Dedicated day surgery facility in the heart of London.
- Our surgeons have many years of experience in carrying out all forms of rhinoplasty surgery.
- Over 98% of patients would recommend us to their friends and family.
- Hundreds of verified Google and Trustpilot 5-star reviews.
- We have built a solid reputation for results-driven outcomes.
If you want to learn more about preservation rhinoplasty, please contact us on 020 7993 4849 to book a detailed rhinoplasty consultation with an expert surgeon in London.