Nose surgery or Rhinoplasty is performed to improve the appearance of the nose and achieve better facial harmony.
Nose surgery is performed via incisions made inside the nose, so that no scars are visible afterwards. In some cases, better result can be achieved with a small scar on the columella (the area between the nostrils).
It is important to discuss your expectation of the outcome with Mr Ho-Asjoe. He will evaluate your bony structure and facial appearance and discuss with you what can be achieved and what is most suitable to your facial appearance. It is important to have a realistic expectation.
Rhinoplasty usually takes an hour or two but complicated procedures may take longer.
Patient is likely to have bruises and swelling around the eye region in addition to the nasal area. Most of the bruising and swelling will settle in 7-14 days. Patient should not blow their nose or insert anything into the nasal cavity to improve airway.
Patient is to return to the clinic in 7days time for removal of sutures and plaster of Paris. There will be still swelling and it can take up to 3 months before settling down.