At the British Face Clinic, we understand that patients often have numerous questions and concerns when considering rhinoplasty. We strongly advocate for doing thorough preparation before deciding to undergo this transformative procedure.
To help address your queries, we’ve compiled a list of the ten most frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty.
If your specific question hasn’t been answered here, don’t hesitate to book a consultation, and we will promptly provide you with the information you need.
What is the cost of rhinoplasty?
At the British Face Clinic, the cost of rhinoplasty starts from £7,500. Please note that an exact quote will be provided after your consultation. It’s essential to understand that the price may vary based on the specific changes you desire. For instance, opting for an Open Rhinoplasty with adjustments like hump reduction, nose shortening, tip refinement, or slimming will affect the overall cost, which typically ranges from £7,650 in Milton Keynes to £8,500 in London.
How long does the rhinoplasty procedure take?
Most rhinoplasty procedures typically last around 2 hours. However, the duration may be shorter if you’re only having a hump removed or longer if more intricate changes are required.
How long do the results of rhinoplasty last?
Rhinoplasty results are permanent, and your nose cannot be reverted to its original form. While it is possible to undergo a secondary rhinoplasty for further adjustments, we advise patients to aim for the best outcome with their initial procedure.
How long is the recovery period, and will I need to take time off work?
Following surgery, a splint is worn for 10-14 days, which helps control swelling and maintain the shape of your nose during the initial healing period. Surprisingly, most patients experience minimal pain after the procedure, which can be managed with over-the-counter painkillers. In many cases, patients can return to work after the splint is removed, especially if their job is desk-based. However, you should be well enough to work after the first week.
How do I determine if I need an open or closed rhinoplasty?
The choice between open and closed rhinoplasty depends on your specific goals. If your objective is hump removal, you can opt for a closed rhinoplasty. For more intricate changes, an open rhinoplasty approach is used. It’s worth noting that with an open rhinoplasty, a small, inconspicuous scar may appear between the nostrils, which tends to be quite thin and discreet.
Will my medical insurance cover the cost of rhinoplasty?
The coverage of rhinoplasty by your medical insurance depends on your specific policy. Most patients opt for self-payment. In some cases, medical insurance may cover septoplasty (correcting a deviated septum to improve breathing), with patients able to pay an additional fee for cosmetic enhancements during the same procedure.
How long will I stay in the hospital if I have a nose job?
At the British Face Clinic, our rhinoplasty procedures are typically performed as day cases, allowing you to return home on the same day. We do require a responsible person to collect you from the hospital and stay with you for 24 hours, which is a standard practice for any patient undergoing a general anaesthetic.
When can I resume exercising after a rhinoplasty?
Light exercise can be resumed after a couple of weeks, while normal exercise routines can typically be resumed after 6 weeks. For contact sports, it’s advisable to wait longer to reduce the risk of accidental impact on the healing nose.
Can I wear glasses after a rhinoplasty?
You can begin wearing glasses again after approximately 4 weeks. If you rely on glasses, it’s a good idea to arrange for contact lenses before your procedure.
When can I fly after rhinoplasty surgery?
For your safety and comfort, we recommend that patients wait at least two weeks after surgery before taking a flight.
If you are looking for more information about a rhinoplasty procedure, consider reaching out to a specialist rhinoplasty clinic in London.