In today’s world, a nose job procedure, or ‘rhinoplasty’ as it is medically known, is a common sight within popular culture.
In fact, nearly 2,500 nose jobs were performed in the UK in 2019 alone, being in the top three for the most searched cosmetic surgery procedures according to Harper’s Bazaar.
And its popularity is no surprise. The look of your nose can make a massive difference to your face, so a nose job can help people to create the ‘dream’ facial feature they’ve always wanted.
You may have considered cosmetic surgery in the past to change the size or shape of your nose. But often people can be put off from taking the plunge and updating their look due to worries, lack of information on the procedure or, of course, the price.
So, to help you decide if a nose job is right for you, we’ll share our expert knowledge on the procedure so you can understand the process in full.
So, what is a nose job/rhinoplasty?
In simple terms, a nose job is a cosmetic procedure that will see a skilled surgeon alter the shape, size or appearance of a nose.
People can decide to take the plunge and have this form of surgery for health or cosmetic purposes.
Following an injury or impact to the nose, possibly through sport or an injury, the nasal airways can be blocked or damaged and create breathing problems for the patient.
Reconstructive surgery, in the form of a nose job, can take place for individuals in these circumstances.
Others may be in a position where their nose has caused them psychological damage; possibly causing them to develop a negative body image, and maybe even being bullied due to its appearance.
In most cases, this would be a cosmetic nose job, and it is about making the nose appear smaller, removing a hump or changing the shape of the bridge or tip.
A nose job is an effective way of improving a person’s breathing or altering the appearance of the nose.
What happens during a nose job?
There are two types of nose job procedures; an open rhinoplasty or a closed rhinoplasty.
An open rhinoplasty involves a surgeon cutting across the skin between the nostrils, whereas the alternative is when small incisions are made inside the nostrils.
A closed rhinoplasty is a minimally invasive option, leaving no visible scars and causing less swelling.
These two procedures can last between 1.5 to 3 hours, and often requires necessary recovery time in hospital; around one or two nights.
What are the side effects following a nose job procedure?
With any surgical procedure, you can expect an element of risk and side effects following a successful operation.
If you undergo a nose job procedure, you can expect to experience:
- and/or slight difficulty breathing due to a blocked nose passage
During your recovery, you can expect that the bruising and swelling will be the most prominent symptom in the days following your operation.
This discomfort will usually worsen before it gets better, with the bruising at its most prominent around three days following your procedure.
Being in hospital care for the first few days following your operation, the staff can provide you with the necessary medication and attention to put you on the road to recovery.
The swelling will also make you feel congested, as it will cause the airways to block slightly, causing breathing difficulties.
These symptoms should deteriorate in the few days following your operation, as the swelling begins to subside.
To be best placed to recover quickly from your nose job procedure, you must undergo your surgery with a reputable surgeon.
But, in most cases, finding a surgeon in the UK to help make your dream facial feature a reality can come with a hefty price tag.
So, how much does a nose job cost?
If you’re looking to have a nose job procedure in the UK, you can expect to be paying any price from around £4,000 to £7,000.
This fee is a staggering amount of money that many people can’t afford to pay out for, hence why most put off the life-changing surgery before they even look into it further.
But, you’ll be pleased to know, there are alternative ways of having a nose job without the high cost.
Many patients are now opting to travel to achieve the look they’ve always dreamed of.
Turkey is a popular choice for medical tourism, as it is home to some of the world’s leading specialists in all areas of cosmetic surgery.
And with reduced labour costs and operational fees, you can also expect to pay much less for your nose job procedure.
All this means you can have access to top cosmetic surgeons for a more affordable price. In fact, with MedicoTrips, you can expect to pay as little as £2,500 for a nose job in Turkey.
MedicoTrips works with the experienced surgeon, Dr Abdullah Etöz, associate clinical doctor of Plastic Surgery at Acıbadem Hospital Groups in İstanbul for their cosmetic procedures.
With many years of experience in the industry, Dr Etöz provides high-quality results time and time again, along with the support of the MedicoTrips team at every step of the process.
And if you still have questions or concerns about having a nose job procedure, our team will be more than happy to help calm any worries you may have.
For more information, please feel free to get in touch with a member of our team by giving us a call on +44 (0) 121 288 4552.