Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a ‘nose job’, is a procedure that modifies the size or shape of the nose. While often perceived as a cosmetic intervention, it also addresses medical conditions related to the nose.

Surgical Rhinoplasty:

For those seeking a lasting alteration to their nose, surgical rhinoplasty stands out. It’s a prevalent procedure in the UK, addressing desires to modify the nose’s length, shape, size, or nostril width. Additionally, it can rectify congenital defects or issues arising from injuries that impact breathing.

Key Points:

  • Benefits:
    • Achieve a nose proportionate to your facial features.
    • Address medical concerns, such as a deviated septum, enhancing breathing.
    • Offers a permanent solution.

  • Considerations:
    • Typically requires a 2-week recovery period.
    • Post-surgery, expect dressings and a splint on the nose for about a week.
    • As with all surgeries, there are inherent risks, including bleeding, bruising, and potential infection.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty:

For those hesitant about surgery, non-surgical rhinoplasty, often termed ‘liquid nose job’ or ‘nose fillers’, offers an alternative. This treatment subtly alters the nose’s appearance using fillers. For instance, it can address a ‘hooked’ nose by injecting filler above and below the bump, rendering it straighter. However, it’s essential to note that the results are temporary.

Key Points:

  • Benefits:
    • A swift procedure, typically lasting 30-40 minutes.
    • Minimal to no downtime post-treatment.
    • Immediate visible results with fewer side effects and complications.

  • Considerations:
    • Potential side effects include swelling, redness, and bruising at the injection site.
    • It’s advisable to avoid makeup for a couple of days post-treatment to prevent infection.
    • Results vary in longevity, typically lasting between 6 months to 2 years.

Making Your Decision with SUR: Choosing between surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty can be challenging. At SUR, our experts are dedicated to providing you with comprehensive insights to make an informed decision. Speak to one of our experts today.

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