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Septorhinoplasty

Nose reshaping and septum correction

Reshaping your nose, while correcting any defects in the wall (septum) running between your nostrils

About

Rhinoplasty - if you're unhappy with your nose - whether it's for cosmetic reasons or you've been injured - HCA UK nose reshaping could help. This surgical procedure can enhance, reduce or refine the shape and size of your nose so you feel more confident. The procedure aims to produce for each individual a natural, aesthetically pleasing nose in proportion with the face, with surgery tailored to achieve the best individual result rather than any idealised celebrity image.

Septoplasty - sometimes, due to injury or simply because it has grown that way, the septum may be bent, buckled or deviated to one (or both) sides, causing blockage by reducing the area available for air to flow through. The procedure is used to correct this abnormality in order to allow air to pass through either nostril more easily. Septoplasty is a common procedure and is not very painful.

Need to know

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    Exactly what happens during your procedure will depend on what you've agreed with your consultant, what you want to achieve, and what symptoms, if any, you are displaying. All our nose reshaping and corrections are carried out under general anaesthetic, which means you'll be asleep. You'll also need to stay in hospital for a night or two. Your surgeon will either make cuts inside your nostrils (closed rhinoplasty) or on the outside of your nose (open rhinoplasty). They'll then reshape, add or remove some of your bone and cartilage (this might include your septum) before closing any cuts with dissolvable stitches.
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    Like all procedures, there may be some risks and side effects involved. Your consultant will explain these to you, and answer any questions you may have. Because you'll need to have a general anaesthetic, your consultant will tell you how long you should avoid eating and drinking beforehand. And you should arrange for someone to drive you home from the hospital.
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    Your surgeon might have put a splint on your nose. If so, you'll need to keep this in place for about a week. Your nose will more than likely be blocked for about a week. Light nosebleeds are common during this time, too. Bruising and swelling should start to go down after about three weeks. Sleeping propped up on a pillow can help with this. And don't be surprised if your nose feels sore or strange for a few weeks. Your consultant will let you know when you can get back to your usual routine. Because the bruising lasts a while, when you go back to work might depend on how comfortable you feel.
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Our consultants

We're proud to work with leading experts across a range of medical fields, whose skills are matched by their integrity and compassion.

Our facilities

From complex surgery to straightforward procedures, we provide exceptional care across our network of hospitals, outpatient centres and specialist clinics.

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    The Princess Grace Hospital

    42-52 Nottingham Place

    London W1U 5NY

    Appointments 020 3131 7216
    Enquiries 020 3130 6833

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    The Wellington Hospital

    Wellington Place

    London NW8 9LE

    Appointments 0207 483 5148
    Enquiries 020 3131 7478

  • London Bridge Hospital Facility

    London Bridge Hospital

    27 Tooley Street

    London

    SE1 2PR

    Appointments and Enquiries 020 7234 2009
    Imaging Appointments 020 7234 2773
    Switchboard 020 7407 3100

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    The Harley Street Clinic

    35 Weymouth Street

    London

    W1G 8BJ

    Appointments 020 7034 8181
    Enquiries 020 3131 7962

  • The Lister Hospital Facility

    The Lister Hospital

    Chelsea Bridge Road

    London

    SW1W 8RH

    Appointments 020 7811 4000
    Enquiries 020 3131 4978

  • The Portland Hospital Facility

    The Portland Hospital

    205 - 209 Great Portland Street

    London

    W1W 5AH

    Children's enquiries 020 7390 8020
    Maternity enquiries 020 7390 6068
    Gynaecology enquiries 020 7390 6200

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This content is intended for general information only and does not replace the need for personal advice from a qualified health professional.
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