Rhinoplasty (Nose Correction Surgery)

Rhinoplasty (Nose Correction Surgery)

Many people are unhappy with their nose, with relation to appearance, effectiveness for breathing, or both. Problems can occur due to genetics, injury or accidents.

All individuals are unique, as are their nose. Mr Timms will assess your nose in relation to your other facial features, working with you to plan specific modifications to improve its appearance and, if necessary, its function.

During your consultation, Mr Timms will discuss with you which features of your nose you like and dislike, as well as explain what changes may and may not be possible. Comparing pictures of other patients, diagrams, and computer imaging using the Vectra 3D photography system, ensure that you and Mr Timms are working towards the same goal. It is also helpful to bring along pictures of noses that appeal to you to assist Mr TImms with a greater understanding of your expectations.

Post Op Care

During Your Hospital Stay

You will wake from your surgery and general anaesthetic with dressings covering your nose. These are pressure dressings to manage swelling. You will have a ‘splint’ under the dressings to maintain the correct shape of your nose. This splint may need to stay in place for up to 2 weeks. Your anaesthetist will prescribe pain relief for use during your hospital stay and once you are discharged home.

Post Op Appointment

You will be seen in the rooms by Mr Timms’ nurse approximately 1 week after the surgery. Your dressings will be removed, though the splint will remain intact. An appointment will be made for 10 days  after this to remove the splint.

Activity

Rest is very important to assist your recovery. Your nose and eyes will be swollen and bruised so time off work would be advisable. Mr Timms will discuss this with you during your consultation. Sleeping with your head elevated for the first few days may help. No strenuous Activity/exercise for 6 weeks is important.