What do I need to think about before I have a nose job?

What do I need to think about before I have a nose job?

What do I need to think about before I have a nose job?Although all forms of aesthetic surgery require careful consideration, rhinoplasty (or a nose job) probably requires the most thought. The nose is such a dominant facial feature that changing its shape can genuinely alter your appearance quite dramatically.

Dirty Dancing Star unrecognisable after nose job

Jennifer Grey, the star of Dirty Dancing struggled to find work again after she had a nose job. Whilst her nose was slightly reduced and was arguably more flattering nobody recognised her any more resulting in a lack of movie roles.

It's not just the look of the finished article that you need to think about. Rhinoplasty is surgery and will usually require an overnight stay. Given this you want to make sure you’re comfortable with the location. It can be stressful enough undergoing an operation without travelling great distances too.

Expect some recovery time

Like any surgical procedure you should also expect some recovery time, usually a few weeks. Inevitably there will be some swelling and bruising and you may be advised to avoid wearing spectacles for a while. This is another consideration if you are planning to return to work quickly. The good news is that, in many cases there will be no visible scarring as often the incision can be made inside the nostril, although not always.

Don’t expect absolute perfection

Another factor that is worth thinking about is the possibility of the procedure not producing absolutely perfect results. As it involves removing bone and cartilage there may be a slight irregularity that appears after the swelling subsides as a result of the bone and cartilage healing. Whilst this may not be an issue you for you in the context of a general enhancement of the nose if you do want to attain perfection a second procedure may be required.

The most important consideration in any rhinoplasty is finding the right surgeon. Make sure it’s someone with a solid reputation and readily available testimonials. Meet up with them first before making any kind of commitment. A good surgeon will listen carefully to what you want to achieve and manage your expectations accordingly.

For more information about rhinoplasty in Cambridge, please contact us to book a consultation.

Five commonly asked questions about breast augmentation

Five commonly asked questions about breast augmentation

Five commonly asked questions about breast augmentationCambridge breast augmentation surgeon Mr Tariq Ahmad answers some of the most commonly asked questions about the procedure:

How long does it take to recover from a breast augmentation?

Everyone is different and there are many factors which can affect recovery times such as age, type of procedure, pain tolerance etc. but there are some general guidelines. Ideally, you’d avoid any lifting, driving or manual work for the first 3-5 days and continue to avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous activity for a further 5 weeks. After that, things should be pretty much back to normal although don’t expect the scarring to diminish for up to 9 months.

Is it true I need to sleep on my back after surgery?

Most surgeons will generally recommend a period of sleeping on your back and wearing a good support bra for six to eight weeks following a breast augmentation operation. This is simply to avoid the implants becoming displaced. Interestingly there is evidence that sleeping position can affect breast size and shape with or without implants. The main thing here is to follow your surgeon’s advice.

What if I catch a cold before the surgery?

As breast augmentation is elective surgery it should be as risk free as possible. Generally speaking, a minor cough or cold might not be a problem but it really should be up to the surgeon carrying out the procedure. If you feel sick in any way before the scheduled date then give the surgery a call and let them make the decision.

How long before I can have sex?

Most surgeons will probably advise waiting at least two weeks to avoid bleeding complications caused by increased heart rate and sweating. After that common sense and care is probably required for the next four weeks or so until the implants have settled down and there is less chance of displacement.

Should I have the incision in my armpit, around the nipple or under the breast?

There is no fixed answer to this. You will have permanent scars so you need to decide where you feel most comfortable and what fits with your lifestyle best. If you’re a ballroom dancer then the armpit probably isn’t the right place but it might be if you’re a glamour model. The main thing here is to discuss this with your surgeon and take his advice.

For more information about breast augmentation in Cambridge, please contact us