Rhinoplasty can be preformed externallyor internally. Both procedures use general anaesthetic. External approach uses an incision between the nasal openings leading to a small scar which fades. The internal approach is performed inside the nose with no external incision, there is usually less swelling with this. Using these two methods nasal structures are re-positionedand reshaped. The surgeon will discuss the best methods with you for your desired result.
Rhinoplasty (nose job) is a procedure to change the features of the nose, making it smaller by removing bone and cartilage, bigger by adding cartilage taken from the ear lobe, and changing the shape by breaking the nose bone and rearranging the cartilage.
You may need two weeks off work to recover from the surgery, most swelling and bruising will go away within a few weeks, however the full effect of the surgery will be seen after a few months – it may take up to six months for all the swelling to completely go.It is recommended that you do not swim for at least 3 weeks and take 6 weeks off from intense/contact sports. You should also avoid blowing your nose and sneeze through the mouth to avoid nasal pressure. Antibiotics and mild pain medication will be provided.