Rhinoplasty plastic surgery procedure can significantly improve the appearance and proportion of your nose, enhancing facial harmony and self-confidence. Nasal surgery may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.
Mr Warr firmly believes in “the Natural Face” and the changes he makes are designed to result in a “naturally” improved appearance.
Nasal surgery is a refined and specialised process in which one millimeter can make all the difference. There is no absolute standard in this area making the procedure artistic, creative, and sculptured.
Patients come to me with a variety of reasons; some may be subtle or severe. Common complaint are a “big ball” on the end of the nose, a hanging or drooping tip, a hump on the top, a crooked nose, dents or bumps and difficulty breathing. I use computer imaging to make sure that we both see the same thing and have the same goals.
The anatomy of the nose is relatively straightforward. There is a distinct framework of bone and cartilage with overlying skin that may be thick or thin. Internally, there is a mucous membrane.
When performing rhinoplasty surgery, these different anatomical features must be analysed and taken into account.
Construction of a surgical plan includes a very thorough exam, computer images, and then illustrative drawings of your anatomy.
There are several forms of rhinoplasty that I perform:
Open Rhinoplasty: This is a more modern technique that allows direct visualisation of problems in the nose.
Closed Rhinoplasty: An older and simpler technique that works well where only the hump needs to be addressed. There is no cut on the outside.
Revision Rhinoplasty: This is another highly sub-specialized area of rhinoplasty for patients who have already had a procedure and desire to have it revised and made better.
Rhinoplasty surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and therefore you won’t be able to eat or drink for about six hours before the operation. Detailed instructions will be provided by the hospital on exactly what you should and should not do before surgery. The procedure usually takes around 2 hours and depending on the time of the operation and overnight stay.
In terms of follow up, the following guidelines are generalised and I will often vary these to match your individual needs.
- A Hospital stay is generally one (or sometimes two) nights
- Most patients who have a rhinoplasty are back to work within two weeks
- You will need to avoid bending or blowing your nose for one week after surgery
- You will need to avoid rigorous exercise for six weeks after surgery
- You will have a splint for one week after surgery day
- You can expect to be able to drive within one week
I had tears in my eyes when I first saw the results. Tears of joy. Thank you.
I am over the moon with the results of my rhinoplasty. I had always been conscious of my side profile and hated anyone taking photos of me without me being ‘face on’ to the camera. Surgery went very well, was virtually pain free and I am so happy I had the courage to finally do it. Mr Warr put me at ease and was very honest and upfront with what results I could expect and he has delivered these results. I no longer worry when I see a camera flash!
I new that Mr Warr was the right person to address my concerns with my nose. He listened to me and there was never any pressure to have anything done. I am very pleased.
Mr JR Bristol 2014