Cadogan Clinic is a leading specialist cosmetic surgery clinic based in the heart of London. We’re home to the leading specialists in breast augmentation, liposuction, and a comprehensive range of face, breast and body treatments.View all Cosmetic Surgery
Cadogan Clinic is a leading specialist cosmetic surgery clinic based in the heart of London. We’re home to the leading specialists in breast augmentation, liposuction, and a comprehensive range of face, breast and body treatments.
Cadogan Clinic offers a full range of cosmetic breast surgery to help make the changes you want to your breasts under the guidance of the best surgeons in the UK.
Breast enlargement surgery, or breast implants or augmentation, is one of our most regularly performed procedures at the Cadogan Clinic and our surgeons are leading experts in this field.
Implant replacement is a procedure commonly chosen when a person would like to replace an aged implant, or would like to change the size or shape of an original implant. On rare occasions, implants can be removed for health reasons, such as capsular contracture.
Female breast size is determined by several factors, including genetics, body weight and hormonal influences.
A breast reconstruction surgery restores the breast to near normal shape, appearance, symmetry & size following mastectomy, lumpectomy or congenital deformities.
A breast reduction, or mammoplasty, is designed to reduce the volume of the breast in order to leave the breast smaller and, in some cases, also more shapely.
Fat transfer breast augmentation, or a ‘natural breast augmentation’, or 'fat transfer to breast', is a surgical procedure designed to increase the volume of the breast using fat grafting techniques.
Nipple Reduction surgery - carried out on its own or combined with other procedures - reduces the height and width of the nipple, preserving sensation.
Cadogan Clinic offers a range of cosmetic surgery to help make the changes you want to your body under the guidance of the very best surgeons in the UK.
A brachioplasty is a surgical procedure to remove loose skin and excess fat deposits on the upper arm.
Buttock Lift Surgery and Thigh Lift Surgery are procedures to correct drooping of flat buttocks or excess skin on the thighs.
A Brazilian butt lift, often known just by its initials BBL, is a highly popular cosmetic procedure which involves fat transfer to the buttocks to create a fuller bottom. Fat transfer is also commonly known as a fat graft or lipofilling.
Liposuction can provide an efficient solution for the removal of unwanted fat from specific areas of the body, leaving a more defined shape.
SmartLipo, or Laser Liposuction, is an innovative liposuction technique for the removal of unwanted body fat. It utilises laser technology to break down fat cells.
A 'mummy makeover' is a combination of surgeries involving the breast, abdomen, waist, hips and thighs designed to restore the body to its original contours and appearance prior to childbearing.
Thigh lift surgery reduces the amount of excess skin on patients’ thighs, giving them redefined, slim and taut thighs.
At Cadogan Clinic we offer a specialized Brazilian Abdominoplasty, which restores the shape and skin of the abdomen area. This procedure is offered for anyone who wishes to remove excess skin on your tummy that is more difficult to lose through traditional weight loss or exercise.
An umbilicoplasty, also known as belly button surgery, is a surgical procedure which aims to change the appearance of your belly button, making it more aesthetically pleasing.
We are experts in a wide range of hand problems, in both elective and traumatic conditions.
There is a growing demand for cosmetic surgery in the UK and the foot is no exception.
Cellulaze Laser Therapy is the world’s first aesthetic laser treatment that uses minimally invasive means to reduce cellulite by directly targeting its actual structure beneath the surface of the skin.
A hernia is when an internal part of the body, such as the intestine, bowel or muscle, pushes through a weakness in the muscle wall or surrounding tissue.
Mons pubis reduction surgery, also known as monsplasty, is an invasive medical procedure to remove the excess skin and fatty tissue from the fatty pad sitting on top of the pubic bone. This fatty pad is known as the mons pubis.
Scars are unique to the individual and circumstance in which they are formed – they are technically the body’s natural way of healing from an injury. Scar revision procedures are able to deliver excellent results where scarring is especially noticeable and prominent.
Fat transfer, also referred to as fat grafting and lipofilling, has become widely accepted as the optimal means of soft-tissue filling in all areas of the body, including the face, breasts, hands and buttocks
The fat transfer procedure (or fat grafting) removes fat from areas where it is unnecessary or unwanted and re-implants it into other areas. Find out more.
Natural breast augmentation (enlargement) is an effective alternative to traditional breast implants. Using fat-transfer techniques, the breasts can be enhanced without the use of foreign implant materials.
Fat transfer (fat transplantation) uses processed fat from your own body to re-contour and restore volume to facial areas that have become sunken with age, thereby rejuvenating your face and restoring a more youthful appearance. This may be achieved using the fat transfer technique.
Cadogan Clinic offers a wide range of facial cosmetic surgery procedures to help you make the changes you want, under the guidance of the very best surgeons.
Sometimes sagging upper eyelids can be the result of a drooping forehead and eyebrows. In this situation, treating the eyelids alone won’t provide a pleasing or natural appearance. A brow lift is a common procedure that can help solve this issue.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
As we age, the skin around our eyes starts to lose its elasticity. It is not uncommon to develop eye bags, as our muscles relax, causing the lower eyelids to sag. In addition, our upper eyelids can also start to droop. This effect is often heightened in smokers or those who have had excessive sun exposure.
Chin liposuction, also known as double chin surgery, is a simple surgical procedure to help get rid of a stubborn double chin.
Chin Augmentation (Chin Implants)
Chin Augmentation – also referred to as chin enlargement – is an effective means to enhance facial definition and build a more exact profile. This is a simple surgical procedure, which uses implants to change the underlying structure of the face, providing a better balance for the facial features. Often, this procedure may be combined with rhinoplasty (surgically refining and correcting the shape of the nose) to help balance the facial proportions.
Some people have wounds that tend to overheal. Initially, they heal normally, and then they continue to heal producing a lump which is still growing, red, uncomfortable and itchy.
As we age, the skin on our face starts to lose its elasticity and begins to sag. Creases can become deeper and the jaw and neckline start to droop. Fat on the face, which makes it look plump and smooths out wrinkles, is absorbed as the years go by, so the face appears more gaunt. The rate at which this ageing process occurs varies from person to person and can be a source of frustration for those who want to look as young as they feel.
Lip lift surgery is ideal for people who are looking to add height and definition to the lip, rather than adding volume. However an upper lip lift will help the lips to appear fuller, without the use of fillers.
Look five years younger in 20 minutes with the Micro-Facelift Procedure. Ideal for patients wishing to reduce the visible signs of ageing.
Focussed on removing excess skin around the face, jaw and neck areas, the mini-facelift is an ideal treatment for people wanting to achieve a more youthful appearance without undergoing a full facelift procedure.
Neck lift and double chin surgery treatments can help to reshape the skin around the neck and jaw, reducing the appearance of sagging skin and other visible signs of ageing. At the Cadogan Clinic, our specialist surgeons offer a full range of treatments, including several they have pioneered themselves.
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.
Ear Reshaping refers to a range of common cosmetic surgery procedures designed to correct the size and shape of the ear and ear lobe. Many people who dislike the shape or size of their ears develop habits to mask the problem (e.g. wearing their hair long), often being unaware of the quick, safe and effective solutions provided by surgery. Typical procedures include pinnaplasty (to pin back ears), ear reduction (to reduce the size of the ears) as well as the correction of a range of ear deformities either apparent at birth (easily corrected by moulding the ear as it grows) or acquired later in life through trauma, piercing, surgery or cancer.
The nose is the central feature of the face and how it looks can determine how we feel about our overall appearance. Rhinoplasty refers to a group of surgical procedures that change the size, shape and position of the nose to provide an effective solution for the many people who are unhappy with the aesthetic appearance of their nose. It is also commonly performed as a medical procedure to correct breathing issues and to help alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnoea, and is consequently one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed across the world.
Gender dysphoria is a term used to describe how an individual feels a strong sense of disassociation between their gender identity and biological sex.
Female to male (FTM) top surgery is a surgery which is carried out on transgender men to create a flatter, more masculine-looking chest.
MTF top surgery is a breast augmentation procedure which is performed as part of male to female gender reassignment surgery.
Cadogan Clinic provides a wide range of cosmetic gynaecological surgery procedures performed by a multi-disciplinary team of the best surgeons in the UK.
A hoodectomy, also known as a clitoral hood reduction, is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the size of the clitoral hood.
Oversized or irregularly shaped labia are common. Although there is no accepted definition of what is normal when it comes to the vulva, and labia truly come in all shapes & sizes, however they may be enlarged or significantly asymmetrical.
Vaginal rejuvenation is a combination of surgical procedures which can effectively improve the appearance, sensation and function of your vagina and surrounding areas, including the labia and perineum.
Vaginal Tightening (Vaginoplasty)
Vaginal surgery can involve both the tightening of the vaginal pelvic floor, as well as rebuilding and reinforcing the perineal muscles on the outside of the vagina. Often referred to as Vaginoplasty, this is a reconstructive operation and rebuilds the pelvic floor in cases where women have experienced severe stretching of the vaginal tissue and muscles, as well as the perineal body at the entrance of the vagina, strengthening the muscles and reducing vaginal laxity.
For many people, losing weight can be achieved by eating healthily and taking regular exercise. However, sometimes weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, may be necessary.
Gastric banding is a popular form of weight loss surgery, suitable for people who are very overweight or clinically obese.
A gastric bypass is an invasive surgery designed to help you lose weight if all other methods, such as dieting and exercising, have failed. It is a major surgery.
Gastric balloon is a weight loss procedure that involves placing a saline-filled balloon into the stomach, filling a large area and making less room for food.
Gastric sleeve surgery, also known as sleeve gastrectomy, is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of the stomach, therefore reducing the amount of food that can be consumed.
Cadogan Clinic provides both female and male cosmetic surgery. Almost all of our procedures are suitable for men as well as women.
After substantial weight loss, many men find their abdominal muscles are weaker and the skin in that area has become looser. An abdominoplasty can tighten the muscles and remove excess skin, leaving a firmer and flatter abdomen.
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is one of the most popular types of cosmetic and functional surgeries to correct hooded, sagging, bulging and tired-looking eyes.
The visible signs of facial ageing, such as lines, wrinkles and loose skin, can now be reversed with the help of both non-surgical treatments or (for a more permanent outcome) a surgical facelift.
It’s thought that around half of all men will experience some degree of hair loss by the time they reach the age of 50, with some first noticing receding hair in their teens or twenties. Androgenetic alopecia (male pattern baldness) is the primary cause. This hereditary condition first sees patients lose hair in the crown area, after which the hairline and temples are affected. Stress, illness and medication can also play a part in male baldness, a condition that can seriously affect self-confidence.
Liposuction is a highly efficient solution in a variety of areas of the body, leaving a more defined shape and more balanced proportions.
Male Breast Reduction, or Gynaecomastia Correction, is an extremely common procedure for men who wish to remove any excess, stubborn, unwanted chest fat. This straightforward procedure involves the use of liposuction to remove excess fat, tissue and loose skin to restore the appearance of a smooth, flat chest.
The nose is the central feature of the face and how it looks can determine how we feel about our overall appearance, making a rhinoplasty one of the most popular and common procedures in the country.
Ear reshaping surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. It can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth, or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
We are experts in a wide range of Andrology treatments, in both elective and medical conditions.
The Cadogan Clinic Surgical Aftercare and Scar Management Programmes have been developed to optimise patient well-being, recovery and scar management.
A Surgical Aftercare programme at the Cadogan Clinic has been developed to optimise patient well-being, recovery and scar management.
Our Scar Management Programme means all patients receive post-operative wound care and advice under the supervision of our Tissue Viability Nurse, Sabina.
Cadogan Clinic is a leading non surgical cosmetic clinic based in the heart of London. We’re home to some of the leading injectable, filler and laser specialists, and are experts in the anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation process.View all Non-Surgical
Cadogan Clinic is a leading non surgical cosmetic clinic based in the heart of London. We’re home to some of the leading injectable, filler and laser specialists, and are experts in the anti-ageing and skin rejuvenation process.
There are many factors which contribute to ageing skin and when deciding on a treatment solution, these are important to consider.
Injectables work by relaxing the facial muscles that are responsible for wrinkles and is the most performed non-surgical procedure in the world.
Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Hyalronic Acid and Sculptra are very popular, quick injectable treatments that can soften facial wrinkles, lines and fill out hollows to recreate the smooth contours of younger skin. Fillers are popular with those seeking a swift, non-surgical solution for ageing skin that has lost volume as the collagen that previously helped to shape and support it has disappeared.
Juvederm Lip Enhancement treatment is a popular non-surgical treatment to boost shape and volume of the lip via the injection of lip filler. As the effects of ageing take hold, lip volume depletes to leave a thinner, flatter appearance. Wrinkles and fine lines may also appear, contributing to a less smooth look, less defined borders and a flattened ‘Cupid’s bow’, creating an overall tired and aged appearance. Lip enhancement can provide a safe and effective non-surgical solution to reverse these symptoms.
A non-surgical face lift can be an alternative to surgery and is usually a combination of the best anti-ageing aesthetic treatments to treat the signs of ageing on the face.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a safe, non-invasive alternative to traditional rhinoplasty. Sometimes called the '15 minute nose job' as a quick treatment of dermal filler is all that is needed to reshape the nose completely.
Sculptra is an FDA-approved injectable that helps gradually replace lost collagen — an underlying cause of facial ageing for results that can last up to two years. It's used to correct shallow to deep facial wrinkles and folds.
Tear trough filler is dermal filler treatment designed to level out the area below the eyes and diffuse dark shadows, restoring volume and minimising darkness.
The Cadogan clinic offer a number of treatments focused on improving not only the look of your skin but also your body shape and contours.
The Dual Yellow Laser is a cutting-edge, multi-function laser technology exclusively available at the Cadogan Clinic to treat a range of skin conditions with unique effectiveness. Typical uses include the repair of broken capillaries, removal of thread veins, repair of sun-damaged skin, treatment of Melasma, open pores, hyper-pigmentation, stretch marks, acne and acne scarring and removal of tags, moles and warts.
The Cadogan Clinic offers a number of cutting-edge techniques to improve the look and feel of burn scar tissue.
Morpheus8 has been described as an enhanced form of microneedling. Microneedling itself sees tiny pinpricks being made in the skin.
Scars are the body's natural way of healing from an injury, and are an inevitable part of the healing process. Each scar is unique to the individual and the circumstance in which it is formed. The way they develop is also unpredictable.
At the Cadogan Clinic, we offer a comprehensive range of non-surgical cosmetic treatments, to refresh and rejuvenate your appearance.
Dermapen™ Micro-Needle Skin Therapy is a multi-function skin therapy that uses multiple thin needles to gently penetrate the skin to leave it looking firmer, smoother and younger. This treatment is most commonly used to combat scarring, enlarged pores, lines and wrinkles, loose and non-elastic skin, eye-bags and sun damage and age spots.
Non-Surgical Eyelid Reduction (Plexr)
Plexr (which stands for Plasma Exeresis) is a patented new technology which works through the non-ablative process of ‘’sublimation’’ to remove excess skin without the need for invasive surgical cutting
LED light therapy is a revolutionary non-invasive treatment that repairs, rejuvenates and revitalizes the skin.
Cadogan Clinic is a leading dermatology clinic based in the heart of London. We’re home to some of the leading acne, eczema and rosacea specialists, and are experts in the mole and skin cancer diagnosis and removal process.View all Dermatology
Cadogan Clinic is a leading dermatology clinic based in the heart of London. We’re home to some of the leading acne, eczema and rosacea specialists, and are experts in the mole and skin cancer diagnosis and removal process.
Skin is incredibly important to your health and your appearance. The Cadogan Clinic has one of the largest and experienced teams of consultant dermatologists.
The Dual Yellow Laser is a cutting-edge, multi-function laser technology exclusively available at the Cadogan Clinic to treat a range of skin conditions with unique effectiveness.
Acne is a very common condition caused by the inflammation of grease-producing glands in the skin, leaving blocked pores (blackheads and whiteheads) and inflamed red papules and pustules, otherwise known as ‘spots’. Acne predominantly occurs during adolescence and is most commonly experienced on the face, back and chest.
Bacterial skin infections are very common and can range in severity from mildly inconvenient to life-threatening.
Dermatitis is inflammation of the skin with symptoms that may include itchiness, redness, skin rash, blisters and scales.
Eczema is a chronic skin disorder that appears as a dry skin rash, often with red and scaly symptoms. An estimated one in every nine people in the UK have been diagnosed with eczema at some point in their lives.
Diagnosing and treating excessive hair growth and hair loss are a key part of a dermatologist’s role.
Diagnosing and treating excessive hair growth and hair loss are a key part of a dermatologist’s role.
Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating)
Hyperhidrosis is a condition characterised by excessive sweating, usually in areas where there is a high concentration of sweat glands such as the hands, feet, armpits and the groin area. Excessive sweating can even occur when temperatures are cooler or at rest. It is estimated that two to three per cent of the population suffers from hyperhidrosis, with less than 40 per cent of those affected seeking medical advice.
Milia are tiny cysts, measuring just one or two millimetres in size, and are characterised by small, white or yellow dome-shaped bumps.
Babies’ and young children’s skin is very delicate, therefore prone to a variety of skin conditions. Luckily, with the help of an expert dermatologist, many of these can be easily brought under control and treated.
Melanin is the natural pigment that gives your skin its unique colour (skin pigmentation).
Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes red patches of inflamed skin with silver-white scales, often on the elbows and knees but also commonly affecting the scalp, face and folds of skin (such as the back of your knees and elbows). It is an autoimmune disease, which is not contagious, and occurs when the body’s immune system mistakes healthy cells for dangerous substances.
Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that makes your face turn red and may cause swelling and skin sores that look like acne. It typically occurs in people with fair skin between the ages of 30 and 50 and is more common in women than men.
A skin allergy is an allergic reaction to a typically harmless substance that comes into contact with the skin, triggering a response from the body’s immune system.
It is important to take care of your skin - after all, you have a lot of it.
Verrucas are extremely common, with many adults and children experiencing these small, rough growths on their feet at some point in their lives.
Viral skin infections range from harmless to serious. But even at the lower end of this scale, they can still be enough to make life a misery for those who have one.
We are all becoming increasingly aware of the risks posed by sun damage to the skin, as well as the need to protect our skin in day-to-day life.
The literal meaning of the term ‘cryotherapy’ is ‘treatment using low temperature’. Cryotherapy treatment refers to the removal of skin lesions by freezing them, with the most commonly used agent being liquid nitrogen.
A cyst is a pouch-like capsule of membranous tissue that contains fluid, air, or other substances. Cysts can grow almost anywhere in the body or under your skin.
Lipomas are benign and generally harmless tumours of fat that protrude from the skin and occur anywhere in the body where there are fat deposits.
Mohs surgery, also known as chemosurgery, was created in 1938 by the American physician and general surgeon Dr Frederic E Mohs. The procedure is a microscopically-controlled surgery designed to treat common types of skin cancer. Mohs surgery allows for the removal of skin cancer with a very narrow surgical margin, which means there are very few tumour-free cells surrounding the cancer removed along with the affected cells.
The NHS and NICE guidelines recommend having your moles checked by an expert every six months – at a minimum. If you’ve had a mole removed, it’s every three months.
Moles are small clusters of coloured skin cells, which can form anywhere on the human body. Moles are usually harmless and people can live with them without any complications. However, moles can be cancerous, so if a mole looks suspicious it must be removed for immediate examination under a microscope (histology), to eliminate the risk of it developing further.
Skin cancer occurs when the genetic material inside the cells changes, causing an alteration in how cells behave. They increase in size and number, leading to the development of a tumour.
Skin Lumps (Warts, Moles, Skin Tags)
Many people suffer from lumps or bumps on the surface of their skin or inside the skin layers. These skin abnormalities may be classified as skin tags, skin warts or skin moles and can be easily removed by one of our experts for health and aesthetic reasons.
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Cadogan Clinic is a leading day case centre of excellence based in the heart of London. Alongside our international team of plastic surgeons and dermatologists, we’re home to some of the leading gynaecologists, ophthalmologists, podiatrists and urologists in the country.
We are experts in a wide range of Andrology treatments, in both elective and medical conditions.
Male circumcision is the surgical removal of the foreskin, the retractable fold of skin that covers the end of the penis. This skin is a continuation of the skin that covers the whole penis.
Erectile dysfunction, which is also known as impotence, is the inability to achieve and/or maintain an erection.
Frenuloplasty surgery is a simple surgical procedure to release an overly-tight foreskin.
Male fertility is a man’s ability to conceive a biological child. Infertility occurs when a couple cannot conceive, despite having regular unprotected sexual intercourse.
Penile implants are surgical devices that are inserted into the penis to enable men who have erectile dysfunction (ED) to have an erection.
Peyronie's Disease is a condition that often affects the curvature and length of the penis, caused by fibrous scar tissues called plaque that form inside of the penis.
Premature ejaculation is a common sexual problem in men where sexual climax occurs ‘too early’.
A vasectomy is a permanent method of birth control preventing the release of sperm when a man ejaculates. During a vasectomy, the vas deferens from each testicle is sealed to prevent sperm from mixing with the semen that is ejaculated from the penis.
Cadogan Clinic provides a wide range of cosmetic gynaecological surgery procedures performed by a multi-disciplinary team of the best surgeons in the UK.
An intrauterine device (IUD), also known as the contraceptive coil, is a small T-shaped plastic and copper device that's put into the uterus to prevent pregnancy.
A colposcopy is a diagnostic procedure designed to examine the cervix, the opening to the womb from the vagina.
A hysterectomy is a surgical procedure to remove the uterus (womb). Once the uterus has been removed, your periods will stop and you will no longer be able to get pregnant.
A hysteroscopy is a surgical procedure used to examine the inside of the uterus. The procedure can be effectively used to investigate many female health concerns, such as fertility issues or pelvic pain
Myomectomy, sometimes referred to as fibroidectomy, is a surgery to remove fibroids from the uterus.
An ovarian cystectomy is a surgical procedure to remove large or persistent cysts from the ovaries.
Perineum and Pelvic Floor Repair
Sometimes during a difficult birth, damage can be caused to the area between the vagina and the rectum. When a bad tear has occurred or there has been poor stitching, the area can look disfigured when healed.
Cervical polyp removal is a simple procedure to remove these tissue growths from the cervix or inside the cervical canal (the passage between the vagina and cervix).
Vaginal prolapse surgery is an invasive surgical treatment designed to repair either the front or rear vaginal walls.
A vulvectomy is surgery to remove some or part of the vulva, the outer portion of the female genitals.
A laparoscopy is more commonly known as keyhole surgery. Laparoscopy is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure which allows the surgeon to see inside the abdomen and pelvis
We are experts in a wide range of hand problems, in both elective and traumatic conditions.
Carpal tunnel release is a surgical treatment which cures carpal tunnel syndrome by cutting the ligament pressing on the median nerve, relieving the pressure on the nerve.
Dupuytren's Contracture Surgery
Dupuytren's Contracture surgery is treatment designed to straighten the fingers which have been bent by this particular medical condition.
Hydrocortisone injections, also known as steroid injections, are used to treat painful and sore joints by injecting the medication directly into the affected joint (intra-articular injection).
Hand cyst removal is treatment to remove a painful or unsightly ganglion cyst which has developed on a joint or tendon on the wrist, hand or finger.
Trigger finger release is a type of surgery designed to free up, or ‘release’ a finger or thumb which has been stuck in a bent position.
Cosmetic foot surgery can help by firstly eliminating the sources of chronic pain or deformity and secondly, reshaping the feet for aesthetic appeal, often resulting in smaller, slimmer feet with a reduced shoe size.
Bunion surgery is one of the most common foot operations performed in the UK. Bunion removal surgery is carried out in order to correct the deformity of the foot, caused by a bunion.
Cinderella Foot Surgery is a cosmetic procedure that results in a narrower, more aesthetically pleasing, foot shape.
In many cases, corns can be managed using simple self-care methods, such as wearing appropriate footwear and pumicing the affected area.
Lumps and bumps in the foot and ankle are not uncommon and are often diagnosed as a soft tissue mass, corn or bursa. They can cause pain and discomfort and often require removal via surgery,
Toe Shortening & Straightening
Long toes can be shortened and crooked toes can be straightened through surgery. Hammer toe is a common deformity causing toes to bend downward instead of pointing forward and surgery is often required to correct this.
Vascular surgery is a surgical subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries, veins and lymphatic circulation, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot (or thrombosis) in a deep vein in the leg and can be a serious condition if left untreated.
Problematic thread veins may be painful and can be very visible. In many cases, people are unaware of the treatment options that are available and assume they have to suffer in silence instead of seeking professional help.
Varicose veins are enlarged veins that can be painful and may even cause swelling of the ankles. They typically form in the legs and are caused by malfunctioning vein valves, which don’t allow the blood to flow backwards. As a result, superficial veins carrying high-pressure blood from the deeper system become affected.
We offer a range of Women’s Health and Wellness services, from fertility, family planning and pregnancy care to a comprehensive range of gynaecology health services
A cervical smear test is a simple test to check the health of your cervix, the opening to the uterus from the vagina.
Different contraceptives work in different ways. Some prevent ovulation while others keep the sperm and egg apart or prevent a fertilised egg from attaching to the uterine lining.
Endometriosis is a female medical condition where tissue similar to that found in the lining of the uterus (womb) is found growing outside of this space
Heavy periods, also known by the medical term menorrhagia, are common, normal and often come without excessive pain or other symptoms.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the name for a very common group of viruses. There are more than one hundred different types of HPV and most are not cause for concern.
When the gap between a woman’s menstrual periods keeps changing, this is known as irregular bleeding.
Low Libido / Sexual Difficulties
A low libido is sometimes referred to as having a low sex drive. The loss of libido is something that affects up to one in five men, and even more women
Menopause is when a woman’s periods stop as a result of falling hormone levels. This usually happens somewhere between the ages of 45 and 55, but can occur sooner
Sexual intercourse should not be painful. Pain during sex and pain after sex, known by the medical term dyspareunia, are signals from your body that something is wrong.
Period pain, also often referred to as period cramps, are a normal and common part of a woman’s menstrual cycle.
Pelvic pain is the generic term for pain that is felt in the lower part of the abdomen. It may affect a small part or the pain may be spread around the whole pelvic area.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, commonly known by its initials PCOS, is a condition that affects the functions of a woman’s ovaries.
Premature ovarian failure (POF), also known as primary ovarian insufficiency (POI), is when a woman’s ovaries stop working as they should before the age of 40.
Premenstrual Syndrome, commonly referred to by the initials PMS, is a term used to describe the symptoms a woman may experience in the lead up to her period
A miscarriage, when a pregnancy is lost within the first 23 weeks, is a devastating experience. Recurrent miscarriage is the term used to describe three or more miscarriages in a row.
Vaginal atrophy is a condition that causes the vaginal walls to become inflamed, thinner and drier.
Vaginal and genital skin conditions affect the delicate skin around the vagina.
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A rhinoplasty procedure reshapes, corrects or reconstructs the nose to achieve more aesthetically pleasing proportions and to enhance ones' physical appearance.
The nose develops its final shape only after puberty and this development is complete by the age of 16. This determines the earliest age at which one can reasonably carry out a rhinoplasty.
Whilst this is most commonly carried out for aesthetic reasons, a nose job can also be performed as a procedure to improve function by correcting breathing issues and help alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnoea and snoring. In these cases, one is likely to also be operating on the septum or turbinate which are blocking the airway, otherwise known as a septoplasty or submucosal resection ('SM Resection').Get in touch
There is also the large group of patients who have suffered injuries to the nose, very often a nasal fracture, playing sport or as a result of physical assault. These are the few patients that medical insurance companies may accept for reimbursement.
Whatever the motivation, our surgical approach is designed to work with a patient's natural features, sculpting the nose to harmonise the face and give a natural-looking result. This requires a delicate balance between the size, shape, contours and definition of the nasal bridge and tip. Nose reshaping requires skill and surgical finesse as millimetres make the difference between a natural-looking result and one that has obvious trademarks of surgery.
A Rhinoplasty, or a 'nose job', is one of the five most common cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK, accounting for roughly 10% of all cosmetic procedures in 2019 alone.
As the central feature of the face, the size and shape of the nose is a key determining factor in how we feel about our overall appearance and attractiveness. If, for whatever reason, you are unhappy with it, a rhinoplasty procedure is the most effective solution to change it.
Our surgeons are leading experts in their field, and via a rhinoplasty procedure, can make your nose smaller, more prominent, slimmer, or wider, or simply smooth away unwanted lumps or bumps.
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For many people, both male and female, the size and shape of their nose can cause unhappiness and insecurity. A rhinoplasty, or nose job, can help improve the way we feel about our looks, and increase self confidence and overall levels of happiness.
It can also help improve an array of medical issues, such as correct breathing issues or alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnoea. Whether for cosmetic or medical reasons, a nose job is the most effective and immediate corrective procedure in such instances.
The benefits of rhinoplasty are numerous and wide-ranging. Some of these benefits can be achieved through closed rhinoplasty, but others can only be gained through an open rhinoplasty procedure. Your surgeon will be able to advise which technique will be best in order to help you achieve your goals.
Increase or decrease the size of the nose
Rhinoplasty can reduce the length and width of the nose. The septum, which acts as a divider between the nostrils, can be adjusted and reduced to reduce the overall length of the nose. This can be coupled with the adjustment or removal of cartilage at the tip of the nose. The bone can be broken and repositioned to reduce the width of the nose.
Sometimes patients are seeking an increase in the size of their nose. This can be achieved by taking bone or cartilage from the septum or another part of the body, such as the rib or ear, and using it to increase the bridge or tip of the nose.
Give the nostrils a new shape
Rhinoplasty can be used to reshape the nostrils, including reducing the size of large, prominent nostrils. Enlarged nostrils can make a nose look bigger, even if it is in proportion with the rest of the face. Nostril reduction can also help restore symmetry to the nose while giving it a more refined appearance.
Reduce the nasal tip
By removing or reshaping the cartilage at the end of the nose, a rhinoplasty surgeon can tackle problems like a bulbous nose tip. This can be done through closed or open rhinoplasty. A drooping nasal tip can also be treated with nasal tip surgery.
Reduce the bridge
This a popular request from people seeking rhinoplasty treatment. To tackle this particular issue, the surgeon removes the bone and cartilage that is causing the ‘hump’. The nose may then be broken so the remaining pieces of bone can be moved closer together to narrow the nose.
Enhance the balance and harmony between other facial features
An oversized nose which dominates the face can really throw off the balance of the other facial features. Rhinoplasty can bring this delicate balance to the face. A severely crooked nose can also cause an imbalance in the facial features.
Have a positive effect on your overall facial aesthetic
Changing the size, shape or appearance of the nose will help the overall facial aesthetic. This may mean drawing people’s attention away from the nose area, instead pulling their focus to other areas of the face.
Correct problems associated with a deviated septum
A septum which has deviated from its natural position can cause breathing problems and be prone to frequent nasal infections. Trauma or injury sustained through contact sports, such as rugby or boxing, are common causes behind a deviated septum.
Functional rhinoplasty will see the nose reshaped to improve airflow and drainage. Breathing problems can interfere with sleep and cause a condition called obstructive sleep apnea. A naturally crooked nose, or one which has been damaged by trauma or sporting injury, can lead to breathing problems. Sometimes the NHS will fund rhinoplasty if it is required to alleviate breathing problems.
Improving confidence and self esteem
The nose is the central part of the face and is often the first feature people notice. If you are unhappy with the size, shape or appearance of your nose, this can have a real impact on your confidence and self-esteem. A nose job will help to provide a massive boost in confidence and self-esteem, resulting in an overall improvement in mental health.
Cadogan Clinic considers individuals fit for the procedure, if all of the following are true of them:
Words from our clients:
"I was extremely satisfied with the care and treatment I received at the Cadogan Clinic. My surgeon was friendly and informative and explained the procedure fully. My procedure went very well and with the excellent care of the nursing staff, I made a speedy and full recovery. Would recommend to anyone."Eva Berry
"At the beginning before the operation the nurse taking care of me made me feel so comfortable. The surgeon and anesthetist helped me feel so calm. Fantastic before and after treatment"Scarlett Elliott
"The girls on the reception at the clinic were very pleasant and professional. The nurse who took out my stitches after my surgery was just lovely and took me through step by step what she was doing and she also recommended a great cream to use to help with healing."Georgina Nolan
“I was treated with care and provided with thorough knowledge about the procedure I was undertaking. My surgeon was very methodical (a perfectionist) and I felt I received A class treatment."Courtney O'Sullivan
"Outstanding experience from the first appointment to being discharged. Very professional, friendly and a fantastic outcome."Gemma Stevenson
"Reception staff very welcoming and efficient. Both nurses who I dealt with were fantastic, and the whole team (anaesthetist, surgeon etc) were friendly but professional, and really put my mind at ease. That I was able to stay later than I perhaps needed after my surgery to fit in with my husbands schedule was greatly appreciated."Emma Davies
The nose is supported by a skeleton. In the upper third, it is a bony skeleton and the lower two-thirds are nostrils, flexible cartilage of the same type as we have in the ear. Dividing the two airways running back from the nostrils, we have another sheet of cartilage, covered with mucosa, called the septum. This is a strut which stops the cartilaginous part of the nose from collapsing.
Most operations on a Caucasian nose involve a reduction in size and therefore both the bony and cartilaginous skeleton are reduced, allowing the skin to retract, often without trace of a scar.
An incision is made across the columella (the skin of the central strut of the nose separating the two nostrils. The incision is carried up and around the rim of the nostrils, allowing the skin on the nose to be peeled back. The surgeon then has a direct view of the cartilage, which they can then refashion. This technique is used for the very complicated, difficult and injured nose but is also used exclusively by some surgeons.
The closed rhinoplasty does not have an incision across the skin of the columella between the nostrils, but is carried out through the mucosa of the inside of the nose. The surgeon does not have the direct view of the nasal skeleton and therefore it is a technique for the more experienced surgeon.
A septo-rhinoplasty is commonly done to improve the way you breathe through your nose. This is often done for patients who suffer from a deviated septum. The septum is the cartilage and bone inside your nose that divides the nostrils.
Your surgeon will make an incision in the mucosa (the lining inside your nose), and lift it off the bone and cartilage in order to remove any parts that are bent, putting them into a straight position allowing for clear breathing. This procedure will improve the way you breathe, and the appearance of your nose can be adjusted as well.
Rhino-tip surgery is done to change the shape of the nose by modifying the structure of the underlying cartilage. Most alterations are done from inside the nose so as to minimize any scarring. Your surgeon can create the perfect tip for your nose structure.
Some common cases that patients come in for are:
The oriental and african nose augmentation
Many patients have noses which are flatter with wider nostrils. In these cases, it is not a question of reducing the skeletal support, but adding to it. The bridge line can be raised by adding a manmade substance or the patient's own bone and cartilage taken from the ear, skull or rib. In each case, the extra tissue is carved to the required shape. Nostrils and nostril floor can be reduced in width by removing a wedge of tissue. The oriental may on occasions need surgery of the upper eyelid, and particularly the inner end where there is often web.
Non-Surgical Or Medical Rhinoplasty
The founder of the Cadogan Clinic, world-renowned plastic surgeon Mr Bryan Mayou, introduced the non-surgical rhinoplasty 30 years ago. In this non-surgical procedure, fillers are injected to alter and shape a person's nose.
Today non-surgical rhinoplasty is a medium-term solution as the filler used - hyaluronic acid – commonly lasts a year, and is therefore not permanent. Some patients prefer to start down the non-surgical route first in order to see the likely result of a long term surgical rhinoplasty, before making the commitment. Others opt for a top-up every year.
Rhinoplasty, also commonly known as a nose job, is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure with both men and women. In fact, according to the latest figures from The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, rhinoplasty was the most performed aesthetic surgery on men in the UK in 2020.
But although the various nose job techniques can be performed on both men and women, there are important differences between the two sexes. There are distinct anatomical differences and men and women also have very different goals for their rhinoplasty surgery.
People opt to undergo rhinoplasty for a variety of reasons, including to alleviate breathing issues, to address facial asymmetry or to generally improve the overall appearance of their face, therefore boosting confidence and self-esteem. Common cosmetic issues include a drooping nasal tip, dorsal hump, bulbous nose tip, a deviated septum, a nose that is off centre or a nose that is too narrow or wide. But there are important differences between male vs female rhinoplasty and what the male and female patient hopes to achieve with surgery.
As a rule of thumb, rhinoplasty for men involves making the nasal structure more prominent, giving the nose a straight angle with strong definition. This results in a more distinguished and chiseled appearance. Male rhinoplasty is also used to correct a nose which has been left with lumps and bumps or a crooked appearance following trauma or a sporting injury.
In contrast, women opt for a softer, more subtle, change in their nose. Female rhinoplasty tends to involve a slightly upturned nasal tip and a minor dorsal hump (bone or cartilage on the bridge of the nose). Of course our expert surgeons can also apply these characteristics to the male nose if that is what is desired. But generally men are less likely to be looking for a nose which is too slender or narrow with a pinched nasal tip.
The beauty of rhinoplasty is that the surgery can be carefully tailored to each individual patient in order to meet their requirements.
The anatomy of the male and female nose are strikingly different. The key differences are that typically men have longer noses than women, with a thicker layer of skin.
This thick layer of skin is one of the main contributing factors to a bulbous nose tip, which presents as a large mass or swelling on the lower half of a person’s nose. This condition is far more common in men than women, particularly those aged between 50 and 70 years old.
The rise of Zoom calls and Instagram selfies have led men to become more critical of their facial appearance. A nose job can not only help to improve the appearance and function of the nose, but it can also improve the appearance of other facial features, by bringing the nose into proportion with the rest of the face. Male rhinoplasty can help to restore a man’s confidence and self-esteem, resulting in an overall improvement in mental health.
Male rhinoplasty can often be combined with other cosmetic surgery procedures, such as a chin augmentation with implant, to further enhance the masculine characteristics of the male face.
We offer five different types of rhinoplasty here at the Cadogan Clinic. Four surgical procedures - closed rhinoplasty, open rhinoplasty, septo-rhinoplasty and rhino-tip surgery - plus the quick, temporary non-surgical rhinoplasty.
Book an appointment with one of our expert surgeons to discuss what type of rhinoplasty will be best suited to help you to reach your body goals.
We have invited a selection of the country's very best consultants to join us at the Cadogan Clinic so that you can be sure that whatever the nature of your treatment, you will be seeing one of the top practitioners in the country.
Mr. Duncan Atherton
Mr Jonathan Britto
Mr. David Gateley
Mr. Garrick Georgeu
Mr Thomas Jacques
Mr. Hagen Schumacher
Mr Mark Solomos
Mr. Tunc Tiryaki
Mr. Paul Tulley
Below you will find some key information to help you prepare for surgery and make necessary arrangements to ensure you have the support you need and that everything runs smoothly on the day.
The first step for all of our patients is to meet with the surgeon we feel is best placed to perform your procedure for a consultation.
At the consultation, you will be able to discuss with your surgeon what your hope to achieve from the procedure, as well as discuss in detail what may or may not be possible given the existing structure of your nose. Dependent on which consultant you see, a visualisation of what outcome you can expect will be made via Crysalix 4D imaging technology used at the Clinic to help you visualise this.
After that, several key measurements will be made of your nose, and standard clinical photography will be taken.
Finally, a comprehensive discussion regarding risks and complications will take place, alongside a discussion regarding the post-procedure and recovery phase. Your previous medical history will also be recorded (including previous surgery, medications, allergies etc.) and an assessment of your fitness for surgery.
If your surgeon feels you are a good candidate for surgery, you are then invited to consider whether you would like to proceed for surgery or otherwise following a two-week 'cooling-off' period.
Within this period you are welcome to come in and discuss your potential surgery with your surgeon as many times as you like.
You should expect your consultation to last a full hour, and you should factor coming in at least twice – the second time free of charge – to ensure that both you and your consultant are aligned on your expectations.
Some questions your consultant may ask you include:
Some questions you may ask your consultant include:
02.Leading up to procedure
If you choose to proceed with surgery, the next time you come into the Clinic after your final consultation will be the day of your procedure.
Before admission the following behavioural changes are recommended / required:
03.On the day
On the day of your rhinoplasty procedure we ask that you arrive for your admission an hour before the agreed start time of surgery. At this point a nurse will come and record blood pressure and other relevant vitals, you will meet with your anaesthetist and your surgeon who will make the final mark-ups.
Rhinoplasty itself is straightforward and takes place under general anaesthetic over the course of between one and three hours. A Rhinoplasty can be 'open' or 'closed', dependent on where the incision is placed. Your surgeon will choose an incision site that minimises this scale and visibility of this site.
Following the procedure, you will recover in our ambulatory recovery rooms for between two to three hours. Once our specialist nursing team are happy that your initial recovery is complete and you are safe to return home, you will be allowed to leave the Clinic accompanied by a friend or member of your family.
Once home you will have access to our dedicated oncall nursing team 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This team of specialists are dedicated to your comfort and pain control, and are there to field any questions you may have in the immediate post operative phase.
A Rhinoplasty is one of the least painful procedures, although it is completely normal to feel that your nose is blocked up due to the swelling that you will experience following the procedure. This should subside after 7 – 10 days, after which you should expect some residual bruising. We advise total rest for several days after treatment, and recommend at least 2 weeks off work to allow adequately for this process. We also recommend avoiding UV light for 2 -4 weeks to aid the scarring process.
We ask that you come in and see our nursing team 1 week after surgery to ensure your incision sites have been properly reviewed. At this juncture we also recommend you meet with one of our on site aestheticians to discuss ongoing treatment to support the healing and scarring process.
You should see your results clearly at the 6 week mark, although on occasion it can take a little longer. We ask that you come in to see your surgeon after 6 weeks for a post procedure for a final check up.
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What is rhinoplasty surgery?
Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, is nose surgery designed to address aesthetic and functional issues relating to the variety of different nose shapes.
Nose shapes vary between individuals. Different nose shapes addressed by nose surgery include:
The nose is the central feature of the face and can define the overall balance of the appearance. Nose surgery is able to address a variety of concerns via the technique’s nose contouring and nose reduction properties.
What are the different types of nose surgery?
There are five types of nose operation that we offer at the Cadogan Clinic.
Closed Rhinoplasty - the most common type of nose operation. There are no external scars, as all incisions are done inside the nose. The soft tissues are lifted slightly upward, allowing access to the bone and cartilage. Closed rhinoplasty involves reduced nasal tissue irritation, less detectable scarring, shorter operating times and faster recovery.
Open Rhinoplasty - a more invasive nose operation widely used for patients who need more extensive nose contouring or nose reduction Your surgeon will make incisions in the columella, which is the skin between your nostrils beneath your nose. Following the incisions, the skin is lifted up allowing access inside the nasal cavity for your surgeon to perform reshaping. After the surgery is complete, the columella is sutured and the nose will be secured in place with tape and a splint to keep the nose in place. The splint will keep the nose in place during the healing process and normally will be removed after one week. Open rhinoplasty is excellent for patients with issues such as genetic or structural deformities, trauma to the nose requiring grafting and unsatisfactory results from a previous nose job.
Septo-Rhinoplasty – a septo-rhinoplasty is commonly done to improve the way you breathe through your nose. This is often done for patients who suffer from a deviated septum. The septum is the cartilage and bone inside your nose that divides the nostrils. Your surgeon will make an incision in the mucosa (the lining inside your nose), and lift it off the bone and cartilage in order to remove any parts that are bent, putting them into a straight position allowing for clear breathing. This procedure will improve the way you breathe, and the appearance of your nose can be adjusted as well.
Rhino-tip Surgery - Rhino-tip surgery is done to change the shape of the nose by modifying the structure of the underlying cartilage. Most alterations are done from inside the nose so as to minimize any scarring. Your surgeon can create the perfect tip for your nose structure. Typical conditions include a big or crooked nose tip, flared nostrils or a hooked tip.
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty - another very common form of rhinoplasty. It is non-surgical and non-invasive and involves an injectable filler being used to correct very minor imperfections. This is a popular choice for clients who need minimal changes to the shape of their nose. Keep in mind that over time the filler will begin to dissolve and you may need further treatments.
Is non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose job) painful?
There is the pain of one or several very small needle pricks and that is about it. It is, after all, simply just another filler injection, using the same filler type and needle. There is no need for anaesthesia and there is no pain afterwards.
It is of interest to point out that a surgical Rhinoplasty is also virtually pain-free after surgery.
Do not be put off by pain. If you are uncertain about whether you will like the outcome, then the medical or non-surgical procedure could be a good choice for you.
It is important, nevertheless, that your surgeon is experienced and knows the anatomy, as there are risks particularly of skin loss or embolism with the apparently simpler non-surgical procedure.
Non-surgical Rhinoplasty is a temporary procedure. You will need to schedule maintenance appointments to maintain your new look. The benefit of this is that you can make adjustments over time. Perhaps your desired look changes or it takes several sessions to dial in on exactly what you want to see.
To see if a non-surgical rhinoplasty is best for you, book a consultation with our team at the Cadogan Clinic so we can help determine your goals and recommend the best treatment.
What does rhinoplasty involve?
Rhinoplasty is carried out with the patient only just asleep under total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA), and depending on your requirements, the surgeon may do any of the following:
Nose reduction - make the nose smaller by removing some cartilage and bone. This often involves rasping down the bridge of the nose and fracturing the nasal bones, where they join the face. The skin of the nostrils does not shrink to the same extent as the rest of the nose and there may be a necessity for reducing the base of the nostrils or the floor of the nose, by removing a wedge of tissue.
Nose reshaping - changing the shape of the nose by rearranging or adding to the cartilaginous and bony skeleton.
Nose proportions - changing the angle between the nose and top lip.
How much does a rhinoplasty cost?
A rhinoplasty procedure starts from £6,900 at the Cadogan Clinic.
All costs quoted online are guide prices only, and subject to confirmation following your in person consultation. Given inevitable variations in facial anatomy between patients, nose job costs are also highly dependent on the complexity of the procedure required, and the technique employed.
Procedures in the UK are not subject to VAT as they are medical procedures.
How should I prepare for a rhinoplasty / nose job surgery?
At your initial rhinoplasty consultation, your surgeon will go through any pre-operative advice with you which will include eating well, quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol and avoiding aspirin and blood-thinning medication.
You will not be allowed food for 6 hours and water for 2 hours prior to your operation. You may choose to take Arnica tablets to reduce any bruising following your nose surgery. If you have any other questions or concerns then you will be able to address them during your consultation.
Is nose surgery painful?
Contrary to popular expectation, Rhinoplasty involves virtually no pain following surgery. Whilst there may be some level of discomfort immediately following your procedure (and likely some symptoms such as a blocked nose etc.), pain levels will be modest.
What can I expect on the day of my nose surgery?
Once you arrive at the clinic for your nose reshaping surgery, you will be taken downstairs by our friendly nurses to be prepped for surgery and meet the anaesthetist. You will also have another chat with the surgeon, as this is the final point when the surgeon needs to know exactly what you require. Once you have had your operation, you will recuperate in our recovery room and when you have eaten a few hours later and you are ready, your surgeon will discharge you with some post-operative advice. A friend or relative is able to collect you and take you home. Before leaving the clinic our nursing staff will ensure you have everything you need including a post-operative appointment time and they are likely to give you some spare gauze to keep under the nostrils to catch any drips.
What risks are associated with nose surgery?
Rhinoplasty is one of our most popular treatments at Cadogan Clinic, and any risks associated with nose reshaping are the same as with any other surgical procedure that involves a general anaesthetic. Any specific risks will be discussed by your surgeon who will explain the nose surgery process in detail and answer your specific concerns.
Some possible risks can include:
The best way to avoid risks with surgery is to follow the proper aftercare instructions given to you by your surgeon. Many of these risks are rare.
As always with cosmetic surgery, it is essential that the surgeon, not only understands exactly what you are looking for, and can deliver it, but psychologically it is necessary to be as certain as one can be that this desired result actually satisfies the patient.
What is the downtime after nose surgery?
We usually recommend our rhinoplasty patients to take at least one week off work, as you will be wearing a splint for up to ten days. There is no reason however, why you should not be working from home. There may be some bleeding from the nostrils overnight or for longer if the septum or turbinate's have required treatment. You are likely to have some swelling and bruising below the eyes, if the nasal bones have been fractured. This is completely normal and will subside within the ten days. We also tell patients to avoid strenuous exercise for at least two weeks following the operation.
Are rhinoplasty stitches dissolvable?
The sort of sutures or stitches used during your rhinoplasty will be determined by the specific procedure you undergo and your surgeon's preferences. Some sutures are soluble, which means they will dissolve and be absorbed by the body over time. The surgeon may need to remove other stitches after a particular amount of time.
It is critical to follow your surgeon's instructions for suture care and removal. It is also important to keep the area clean and refrain from engaging in any activity that could put a strain on the sutures or induce bleeding.
When can I blow my nose after a rhinoplasty?
To allow the nose to recover correctly after rhinoplasty, it is crucial to avoid blowing the nose for the first several weeks. Blowing your nose might cause bleeding and place undue strain on the surgical site. When it is safe to blow your nose, your surgeon will give you specific recommendations based on the technique utilised and your individual healing process.
When can I exercise after a rhinoplasty?
After a rhinoplasty, exercise should be done cautiously. Your surgeon will advise you on when it is okay to start exercising again.
Running, weightlifting, or playing contact sports are examples of vigorous physical activity that should be avoided for at least two to three weeks after surgery. This will allow enough time for the surgical site to recover and for the swelling to subside. Walking or light stretching is a good way to introduce exercise back into your daily routine, this helps to promote circulation and speed up the healing process.
Following your surgeon's instructions is essential. Before starting any kind of physical activity again, you should always talk to your surgeon if you have any questions or concerns.
How long does it take to recover from nose surgery?
There are two parts to this answer. How long does it take to resume full normal activities and how long does it take for the nose to reach its final state? There is a huge time difference between the two. There is also individual variation.
Patients are usually surprised that the operation is virtually painless. We use Total IntraVenous Anaesthesia (TIVA) and therefore you wake up quickly from the operation and will not feel sick. You will be ready to go home within an hour or two. Expect some bleeding from the nostrils and you will find a gauze dressing strapped under the nose. This will be changed as necessary by the nurse whilst you are in the hospital and by yourself at home.
The bleeding usually stops by the next morning and be replaced by a clear ooze which tends to coagulate around the nostrils and internal sutures. Just keep this clear on the outside with tap water. The inside is unimportant. The nurse will deal with this when you come back at a week. The internal sutures dissolve on their own, but she will remove any skin sutures at the same time.
There is often bruising around the eyes. It is not painful. It appears quickly after surgery but settles equally quickly. The last remnants under the eyes go by 10 days.
Most patients, where the bones are fractured, will have a plastic or plaster of Paris splint over the nose, which is removed in 7 to 10 days. This is the moment of revelation. However, the nose is not how it will finally end up. It will be swollen and without definition. The tip, in particular, may at this stage appear unchanged. The actual final shape will take 6 to 12 months to settle. You will get some idea when this is, when the skin feels normal and all stiffness has gone. You need to be patient.
You are not ill after surgery, just a little bruised with a splint. You should not exercise for a couple of weeks, but you can do most other things if you don’t mind people seeing you. It is the same splint for a broken nose, and this would be the obvious white lie to explain it.
Where can I see before and after nose job photos?
You can view before and after nose job images in our Before and After Nose Job Gallery on this page.
At your consultation, your consultant will also share more extensive examples of rhinoplasty before and after results they have achieved.
We feel strongly that you can best understand what might be possible for you and your nose by reviewing the results of previous nose contouring and nose reduction operations.
Can you get a nose job on the NHS?
It is very rare to be able to get your nose job on the NHS as it is considered a cosmetic surgery. It may occasionally be possible to get your rhinoplasty on the NHS if it is ascertained that the surgery is for medical reasons, but this is very rare.
How to choose the best rhinoplasty surgeon
Before you decide to go ahead with your rhinoplasty, it is important that you choose a surgeon who is experienced and qualified to carry out this particular type of surgery. A good surgeon should be able to explain the procedure in great depth, as well as the recovery period and any potential risks or complications. They will also be honest about potential outcomes and help you to manage your expectations.
You should check that the surgeon is a specialist in rhinoplasty. When you have your initial consultation, make sure the surgeon has an extensive portfolio of rhinoplasty before and after photographs that they can share with you so you can get a good idea of how the results of your surgery will look. Be sure to check out testimonials from previous patients.
A good rhinoplasty surgeon will strive for the most natural-looking results possible and will always put the patient’s mental and physical wellbeing ahead of everything else. If you are not physically and psychologically fit and healthy, an ethical surgeon will not attempt to perform the procedure.
And finally, you should always check that your rhinoplasty surgeon is on the General Medical Council (GMC) register for otolaryngology (head and neck surgery), plastic surgery or maxillofacial surgery. This means you can be sure you are seeing a surgeon who really is an expert in their field.
Will rhinoplasty change my voice?
While the surgery is largely focused on the nose, the structures surrounding the nose, particularly the vocal cords, can be affected. Alterations to the nasal passages, as well as swelling in the throat, can cause temporary changes in the voice, such as hoarseness or a nasal tone. However, these changes are usually brief and will go away after a few weeks when the swelling goes down.
More significant modifications to the nasal passageways or alterations to the cartilage that supports the vocal cords may result in more permanent changes to the voice in rare situations. Before undertaking the treatment, it is important to discuss any concerns with your surgeon.
Will rhinoplasty help with sleep apnoea?
Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes you to stop breathing several times while you sleep. This can be caused by a number of reasons, including structural abnormalities within the nose.
A septoplasty treatment can be done to cure your sleep apnea if it is caused by a deviated septum, which is a condition in which the wall that separates the nostrils is bent or crooked. The surgery opens the nasal airways and improves breathing.
However, it is crucial to note that nasal structural abnormalities may not cause all cases of sleep apnea, and rhinoplasty alone may not be enough to treat your condition. A sleep specialist or pulmonologist should be consulted for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.
What is the difference between Rhinoplasty and septoplasty?
Rhinoplasty and septoplasty are two separate surgical procedures that deal with various concerns within the nose.
Rhinoplasty is a surgical treatment used to alter the shape of the nose for cosmetic or medical reasons. This can include reducing the size of the nose, altering the contour of the tip, or narrowing the nostrils. Septoplasty, on the other hand, is a surgical operation that straightens out a deviated septum. A deviated septum is when the wall that divides the nostrils is curved or crooked. This might lead to breathing difficulties and recurring sinus infections. Septoplasty is a procedure used to straighten the septum and enhance nose function.
While the two operations can be combined to address both cosmetic and functional difficulties, they are different surgical procedures. It’s important to discuss your options with your surgeon to know which procedure is best for you.
Can rhinoplasty help breathing?
If rhinoplasty is performed to fix a structural condition within the nose that is causing difficulties breathing, it will help with your breathing. This can include problems such as a deviated septum, a nasal obstruction, or scars or deformities from a past injury. By addressing these difficulties, nasal passageways can be expanded and airflow increased.
It is important to remember that nasal structural abnormalities do not cause all breathing difficulties, and a proper diagnosis by an otolaryngologist or pulmonologist is required before performing surgery.
Will rhinoplasty change my face?
Due to the nose's prominence and position as the face's focal point, changes to the nose may have an impact on how the face looks as a whole. However, the goal of a proper rhinoplasty is to achieve balance and harmony with the rest of the facial features, rather than to make significant alterations to the face.
In order to develop a plan that will achieve the desired results while maintaining natural proportions and symmetry, a qualified and experienced surgeon will take into account your unique facial proportions as well as any goals and expected outcomes. To ensure that the results are natural and harmonious with the rest of the face, they will also consider your age, skin type, and ethnicity.
Realistic expectations for the procedure's results are also essential.
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