Are you looking to improve the size and shape of your nose? At Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital our cosmetic surgery experts specialise in rhinoplasty and can provide you with access to surgery, without the wait.
Why choose Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital for your nose reshaping surgery?
Whether you are seeking nose reshaping surgery to give your nose a better proportioned look or to overcome a medical condition, our experienced team of cosmetic surgeons are here to help and can provide you with a treatment plan which is individually tailored to you and inclusive of all hospital costs.
Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital has been leading the way for cosmetic surgery treatment in Devon for a number of years. Our highly skilled team of cosmetic surgeons excel in nose reshaping surgery and have been helping patients across The South West achieve their desired results from treatment.
We are confident that you will be in the best hands possible for your rhinoplasty procedure, with access to your very own private bedroom as well as attentive aftercare from our matron-led cosmetic nursing team throughout your stay.
How to book a cosmetic surgery consultation at Nuffield Health Exeter Hospital
If you are interested in nose reshaping surgery and want to discuss the treatment options available to you, we recommend that you book an initial consultation with one of our cosmetic surgeons in Exeter.
You can book online by selecting a consultant, time and date at the top of the page or you can give our dedicated enquiry team a call on 01392 262 110.
If you are a little unsure about rhinoplasty, you are welcome to attend one of our free cosmetic surgery open events. Here you will get the chance to meet one of our cosmetic surgeons and ask any questions you may have about treatment in an informal and friendly setting.
Reasons you might undergo rhinoplasty
- Cosmetic - You may not like the shape or size of your nose and this may have damaged your self-confidence for years
- Medical - You might have suffered an injury (often through sport) to your nose causing it to be broken or appear crooked. Or you may have nasal blockage causing permanent breathing problems. Rhinoplasty is considered as reconstructive surgery if there are medical reasons for the procedure.
What happens during nose reshaping surgery?
- A rhinoplasty is usually performed under general anaesthetic
- The length of the procedure and the technique used will depend on how much your nose will change
- Your surgeon at Exeter Hospital will refine the tip of your nose by removing some of the cartilage
- If you have a hump (dorsum) on your nose it can be shaved down
- Your surgeon can also straighten and narrow your nasal bones by breaking and then setting them
- Your surgeon may need to rebuild part of your nose
- The operation can be performed from inside the nostrils (closed rhinoplasty) or your surgeon will make a small cut in the area between your nostrils to expose the underlying area (open rhinoplasty)
- Be sure and discuss what method will be used with your surgeon
- You may need to spend one to two nights in hospital
- You may have a splint held over your nose by tape and your nose may be packed
- If your nose is packed you will need to breathe through your mouth until the packing is removed the morning after your surgery
- To control swelling and bruising you may be given ice packs
- You will be given pain relief medication.
Going home after your nose reshaping surgery
- You may experience bruising, swelling or numbness
- Icing the area will help ease swelling and bruising
- You will need to be off work and stay way from groups of people for at least 2 weeks to avoid catching cold
- Strenuous activity should be avoided for between 4 - 6 weeks
- You will need to rest in an upright position for the first few days and avoid bending down
- The splint will be removed after 7 -10 days
- Although you will see immediate improvement following your rhinoplasty, your appearance will continue to improve over the next 6 - 12 months
- You will need to have a discussion with your surgeon before engaging in any strenuous impact/contact sports.
Every patient heals at a different rate after nose reshaping surgery, but the below can be used as a guide:
- Might be some blood coloured watery fluid coming from your nose
- You might feel a bit down and will feel like you have a heavy cold. Do not blow your nose
- May have slight nose bleeds.
- Should begin to feel a lot brighter. Bruising and Swelling beginning to go down now
- If you were contact lenses, you should be able to wear them but continue to sleep sitting up
- Make sure that you keep the nasal splint dry. Any external stitches will be removed.
- You can blow your nose now (gently) and sleep lying down
- Check your outpatient appointment time - you can soon have that splint removed
- Eyes may still be black but the bruising is beginning to fade.
- Much of the bruising and swelling is gone
- Most patients are ready to go back to work or at least feel they can go out and about
- Any remaining bruising can be covered up with make-up.
- Most of the swelling has gone now
- At the end of this week, you can return to more vigorous exercise if you like (unless your consultant advises otherwise).
- You will still feel some numbness and stiffness at the end of your nose – this will continue to improve with time
- It will be fine to return to any form of contact sport
- Apply high factor sunscreen until at least the six month stage.
- Swelling continues to reduce. The shape of your nose will continue to refine.
- Nearly all healing complete
- Any refinement needed will be done at this time.
Specific complications of a rhinoplasty may include:
- Bruising and swelling
- Altered sense of smell
- Altered breathing
- Minor bleeding
- Injury to nerves
- Graft rejection.
Wonford Road, Exeter, EX2 4UG
|Initial consultation||from £120|
|Diagnostics||If needed to determine treatment plan|
|Pre-assessment, Main treatment and Post-discharge care||£5,708|
The guide price
stated above is an approximation of the cost of treatment only. The final price
may vary according to Consultant fees, prosthesis or drugs used and any
pre-existing medical conditions which may alter your care pathway.
You will be given a fixed all-inclusive price for treatment following
your initial consultation with a Consultant.
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