Any type of surgery that requires a general anaesthetic needs to be taken seriously and the risks and implications considered, even for cosmetic surgery procedures such as a surgical nose job.
Age, medical conditions, prescribed medications used, and the surgical procedure need to be considered when looking at the risks of surgery, people are at higher risk if they have any of the following conditions:
- High blood pressure
- Kidney problems
With all things considered, surgical nose jobs and anaesthesia are safer now than ever before and with the following considerations taken in to account you can make safe and logical choices:
- Book a consultation so you can find out exactly what the surgical nose job procedure will involve, what the recovery time will be and what anaesthetic is needed.
- Check the person carrying out the surgical nose job is properly qualified. By going to https://www.gmc-uk.org/registration-and-licensing/the-medical-register#searchTheRegister.You can check their qualifications and experience in certain procedures.
- Check the clinic or hospital that the surgical nose job is due to take place is registered with the Care Quality Commission or request to see their certification.
To ensure you manage your expectations of the results of undergoing a surgical nose job, it is worth considering what you are looking to achieve from the procedure. Is it to improve the airflow in your nose, rectify a break that has occurred, reduce the size of nostrils, improve the symmetry or reduce the general size, width or length?
There are several surgical nose job procedures that deal with different issues, these include:
- Reduction rhinoplasty – to reduce the size of the nose.
- Septorhinoplasty – alters the internal septum and external appearance.
- Rhinotip – alters the nostrils and tip of the nose.
Nose re-shaping costs
Surgical nose job costs vary based on what you are having done, the location of the procedure geographically and the experience of the surgeon. On average a surgical nose job ranges from £3,000 to £5,000 and takes approximately 2 hours to carry out under general anaesthetic.
Recovery from a surgical nose job varies person to person and based on what type of surgical nose job procedure has been carried out. On average stitches dissolve within a week, bruising fades in two weeks and several months need to be allowed for your nose to settle into its new shape.
You may choose to take up to two weeks off work to wait until your bruising and swelling subside, however dependant on your job you may feel ready to return to work sooner following your surgical nose job.