Cosmetic Concerns: You may be a good candidate for a nose job if you are not happy with the look of your nose, and it is bothering you and affecting your self-confidence. For example, you may feel that the size or the shape is affecting your look.
Functional concerns: You are having trouble breathing normally through your nose because of its internal structure. Septum deviation is the most common pathology that may lead the patient to seek a non-cosmetic nose surgery. During your initial consultation with Dr. Mounir, he will ask you to provide him with your GP medical records to confirm that you are in good physical and psychological health.
You should stop smoking at least six weeks prior to your surgery until at least two weeks after your rhinoplasty. Dr. Mounir will discuss with you your expectations and, through a very honest and frank discussion between you and him, you will determine whether your expectations for surgery can be achieved. Informed patients with reasonable expectations are usually the most satisfied with the results. Dr. Mounir will make sure you understand what a nose job can and cannot achieve and whether it can help you reach your surgical objectives. Dr. Mounir may also suggest a chin enhancement with fat injection or implant as an option to help you achieve a better profile.
Dr. Mounir will start by examining your nose by looking at different anatomical elements of your nose, such as the thickness and elasticity of your skin.
He will assess the height of your radix, nose bridge, and your tip projection. Next, Dr. Mounir will ask you to identify what you do not like about your nose. Usually, he would ask you, “If there is one thing that you wish to change about your nose, what would that be?”
Based on the examination of your nose and your objectives, Dr. Mounir will start to conceptualize your nose reshaping and expectations. This is one of the most important moments of the consultation upon which Dr. Mounir will base all his planning.
Dr. Mounir does not use computer simulation software as, based on his experience, such images can be misleading. He always says that computer imaging does not reflect swelling and skin retraction after the surgery and could lead to misinterpretations.
This requires an additional incision across the columella (the external skin between the nostrils). The open approach allows the surgeon to lift the skin of the nose almost completely to see the underlying nasal structure. The surgeon will then have better access to reshape the cartilage and then re-drape the skin over the modified cartilage. Many surgeons utilize this very popular technique because it allows the freedom to mold the nasal structures.
Dr. Mounir believes in the idea that “less is more” and believes that often to achieve a good cosmetic outcome, it is not necessary to use the open approach, which would expose the patient to more swelling and more scar tissue.
Preservation or atraumatic Rhinoplasty is a completely different approach for nose reshaping. This surgical technique is designed to reduce the size of the dorsal bump without opening the nose bridge. Effectively, instead of reducing the nose bridge by using a chisel to remove the hump, preservation rhinoplasty aims to reduce the nose’s size and height by mainly reducing the septum. This allows the surgeon to preserve the nasal ligaments and lymphatic system. Basically, this would often allow discharging the patient quicker and allow a quick recovery time.
Incisions are made inside of the nose, causing no external scars.
Day of Surgery
Rhinoplasty cost varies depending on the complexity and the length of the Rhinoplasty surgery and whether it is a primary (first time) or secondary (revision Rhinoplasty). The typical cost of Rhinoplasty can vary between 7,000 and 9000 GBP. The total cost includes anesthesia, the surgeon’s fee, and operating room costs. Dr. Mounir will provide you with a customized surgical quote at your initial consultation.
Rhinoplasty surgery typically takes about two to three hours.
Revision rhinoplasty (or the so-called secondary rhinoplasty) corrects imperfections and/or complications resulting from the initial Rhinoplasty surgery. A revision Rhinoplasty usually involves more complicated and involved surgical maneuvers such as cartilage grafting to rebuild the framework of the nose.
Dr. Mounir is experienced in both techniques and, during your initial consultation, he will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each technique and advise which may be the most suitable for you.
You will certainly experience some discomfort after the surgery. Post-operatively the pain is usually well controlled with painkillers.
For girls, the minimum age is between 14 and 15, and for boys, it is closer to age 15 or 16.
Dr. Mounir usually uses an external splint on the nose for seven days following surgery, and most of Dr. Mounir’s patients return to work (or studies) one week postoperatively.
Dr. Mounir uses IV Sedation, otherwise known as twilight anesthesia. While this preferred method allows patients to sleep during rhinoplasty surgery, they remain breathing on their own.
With any procedure, you can reduce your risks by choosing an experienced plastic surgeon. While Rhinoplasty is a common and safe cosmetic procedure, as with all surgery, there is a risk of complications, including:
A non-surgical Rhinoplasty, also called a liquid Rhinoplasty, uses synthetic fillers to improve the nasal shape. The results are only temporary.
Your uniqueness is beautiful. At Manchester Cosmetic Centre, our goal is to complement and highlight your unique beauty so that you can realize your ideal you.
If you would like to take the first step toward a truly exceptional experience and stunning results, please schedule your consultation with Dr. Abel Mounir today. We offer consultations in Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham.
61 King St, Manchester M2 4PD