How to Choose a Rhinoplasty Surgeon in London?

Rhinoplasty surgery has always been a popular operation. However, since the pandemic, many of us are forced to work from home. Lots of people spend hours in front of computers and smart devices in Zoom meetings looking at our reflection. There has been a major increase in the number of people wanting to have work done on their noses. 

Don’t underestimate how challenging cosmetic surgery is, so choosing who is going to carry out the procedure in London is a very important decision to make. Luckily you can find a top-of-the-range nose correction specialist in the city after some research is carried out. There are plenty of reputable surgeons around London. 

Keep in mind that this is a very important operation, so take your time researching what surgeon is best for you. Here are a few tips on how you should consider before choosing a surgeon to take on the task. 

Find a Surgeon that Specializes in Rhinoplasty

Some of the best surgeons in London only specialize in doing surgeries in certain areas of the body. Just because the surgery itself appears top of the range, doesn’t necessarily mean they are fully trained to perform each type of plastic surgery out there.

Some of the best surgeons that carry out breast surgeries might not be trained or experienced enough to carry out a nose job. If they have plenty of experience in a specific area, then they are probably best suited for the job. Try and find a surgeon that specializes in cosmetic surgery instead of reconstructive surgery. 

Ask friends or go online to see how their previous client’s experience with the surgeon was. There are plenty of websites, social media pages, and forums that allow people to post reviews on each surgeon. 

Ask for a Free Consultation

Even some of the best clinics in London don’t charge a fee for a consultation. Top surgeons don’t put any pressure on their potential clients, and they will be able to give you all the details needed on what to expect once the procedure is complete.

Almost all London clinics accept photographs, and to help reduce the spread of Covid-19, most clinics in London are doing online consultations. You can send the surgeon photographs of yourself, and images of what you would like to have your nose look like. Video consultations are also very popular and they can be extremely effective too. 

Ask them to send you ‘before’ and ‘after’ photographs of existing clients. If they are really confident, some surgeons will put you in contact with one of their previous clients. If they don’t offer you the opportunity to speak with an existing client, ask if they would. Don’t expect them to agree with this request, as these procedures are confidential, however, there are many people out there, especially those who feel like a surgeon has improved the way they look, willing to help others. 

Even if the clinic doesn’t do free consultations, there is certainly no harm in asking.

Surgery procedure

Ask the Surgeon what their Revision Rate is

Even though nose jobs are the most popular cosmetic surgeries carried out on this planet, it is a difficult procedure to get right. Around 10 to 15 percent of these operations still fail, even with today’s technology and understanding of the procedure.

If something went wrong during the procedure, the surgeon will have to redo the job. In the UK, all this information is recorded so the surgeon can give information when a potential client asks.

Keep in mind that revision rhinoplasty can be carried out after the bruising and swelling have gone. Sometimes patients have to wait between 3 and 6 months for the revision surgery to go ahead. If the doctor decides to carry out the procedure too early, the tissue, nasal structures, and passage cartilage will be extremely weak, which is why doctors have to wait. 

Where to stay in London

If you are traveling from outside London for cosmetic surgery, choosing accommodation is vital. Although it might be tempting to stay near a busy shopping center or an area where there are lots of tourist attractions, keep in mind that you will have just had surgery. Many people feel extremely uncomfortable after rhinoplasty surgery is complete, so rest is a key part of your recovery

Consider finding a hotel close to the surgery, especially if you are going to London by yourself. Trying to find accommodation that is within walking distance of the clinic. Perhaps asking employees at the clinic if they have any recommendations. The last thing you will want after the surgery is having to commute on a long journey through the hustle and bustle of London town. You’ll want to put your feet up and eat some nice food from the comfort of a nice hotel room!