Nose suspension is a minimally invasive nasal re-shaping procedure which lifts and reshapes the tip of the nose. The operation is most suited to patients who have good bone structure who are not wishing to drastically change the appearance of their nose but are seeking slight improvements such as lifting the tip, correcting deformity or addressing the length of the nose.

Performed under local anaesthesia in a clinic environment, nose suspension is a painless procedure which takes approximately 15 minutes to complete. The patient is left without scarring and full healing time is expected within three weeks.

What is involved in nose suspension surgery?

Suspension techniques have been effective procedures used in cosmetic surgery operations for many years.  The nose suspension surgery is based on vertical suspension where tiny holes are created within the skin using injections and the nose is lifted using a special surgical thread.

What is the downtime?

Patients may return to a normal routine straight after the procedure. Paper bands will be applied to the nose to protect the new shape, but they will not affect daily life. The paper bands will be removed after 4-5 days and full healing is within 3 weeks. There is minimal bruising or swelling and the procedure is relatively painless.

Is it possible to see 3D simulations before the procedure?

3D simulations are shown to patients before the procedure to illustrate the new shape and results.

Frequently Asked Questions

As with all surgical procedures, your consultant will review your medication and make recommendations, such as refraining from taking blood thinners.

The paper bands which are fitted post-surgery should be kept in place for 4-5 days to ensure the nose keeps its new shape. Patients should be vigilant to avoid any impact to the nose. Patients should also refrain from taking blood thinning medication and avoid any food which may cause an allergic reaction.

Because there is no intervention with the bones and due to the fact that the operation is very short, nose suspension is a painless procedure. Any pain that may arise is easily controlled with pain killers.

Tiny holes are made with injections rather than incisions so the patient is left without any scarring.

It is recommended that patients are a least 18 years of age before undergoing nose suspension. As with all surgical procedures, it is advised that patients have finished developing.

No bones are broken during a nose suspension procedure. The reshaping of the nose is achieved through lifting the tip of the nose with double tipped needles and securing with special surgical thread. The technique can be likened to plastering a broken bone where the nasal tissue is supported against gravity until it clings into place.

The nose will be fully set 3 weeks post-procedure and will not drop or collapse, regardless of whether the suspensions are released. If the suspensions are released before 2 weeks following the procedure, the nose will return to its original form.

Paper bands are used to protect and support the shape of the nose for 4-5 days post-surgery. Splints are not required in a nose suspension procedure.

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What to expect

Free Consultation with a Patient Advisor

We offer a free, no-obligation 30-60 minute consultation with one of our Patient Advisors. They will work with you to understand your objectives and the results you want to achieve, talk you through the procedure and answer any questions you may have. If you decide that you would like to proceed to the next step and see a surgeon, your Patient Advisor will be happy to arrange this for you. At this point, you will be required to pay a consultation fee. 

Surgical Consultation

Once you’ve booked your consultation, the next step will be for you to meet your chosen surgeon at the Cadogan Clinic. Your surgeon will use this time to make a comprehensive medical assessment of you, your condition, and your expectations before making a recommendation and personalised treatment plan for you. You will then discuss the outcomes you can expect to see and ask any questions

The Procedure

On the day of your procedure you will be welcomed at the Cadogan Clinic by your Patient Advisor and dedicated nursing staff. Following a brief medical check, you will meet with both your surgeon and anaesthetist to run through the details of your procedure one final time and answer any last questions you may have.  

Recovery

After the procedure, you will recover in the capable hands of our aftercare team. As we are a day-case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours. If your surgeon is happy with your results, you will be able to be discharged from the Clinic the very same day. In some cases patients may wish to stay locally in our exclusive partner hotel the day before or after your procedure in order to be close to their surgeon. Talk to us about these options if this is for you. 

After Care & Support

Our care and support continues in the days and weeks following your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. This comprised of a series of appointments made with your surgeon and nursing team to monitor your progress and recovery. They will also introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke products to aid your progress. Our team are also on call to answer any questions you have around your surgery at any time you are concerned.

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