Everything You Need To Know About Rhinoplasty
1. Cost: The price of rhinoplasty fluctuates depending on the duration of the operation, the surgery to be performed, and the surgeon you choose. The operation can cost between £2000 and £5000. If you are considering nose surgery for purely cosmetic reasons you will need to pay for this yourself. Rhinoplasty is only covered by the NHS if it is required following an accident, or because the cartilage of your nose prevents you from breathing properly.
2. Pain: Rhinoplasty may seem like a major procedure, but beyond the very marked bruising that occurs afterwards, the postoperative period is not very painful. However, this varies from person to person and everybody has different resistance to pain. You may also experience some discomfort in your nose, requiring breathing through the mouth and taking painkillers. These are also prescribed on leaving the clinic. Discomfort and fatigue can also occur after surgery because of the general anaesthetic.
3. Results: The results of rhinoplasty depend on many factors, including your choice of surgeon. Take care to choose the right doctor for a good result. To do this, do not rely solely on rates, but study their experience properly, and take time to discuss your needs and wishes with them. They will explain in detail the stages of rhinoplasty, and will use special software to show you simulations of results. The results will also depend on the kind of modification you want to make to your nose. However, once the intervention is over, you will have to be patient about seeing the results. They will only be visible after 3 months, and be truly definitive after 9 months.
4. Side effects and risks: Rhinoplasty is a very common cosmetic or corrective surgery, but several side effects may occur. Results are not always perfect first time and a second operation may be considered if the result is not satisfactory. In some cases, the side effects are not physical but psychological. Sometimes patients have difficulty recognising themselves in the mirror: a meeting with a psychologist is then a possibility.