Is a rhinoplasty a risky procedure?

If there is a part of the body that irks you, it is often possible to disguise it with clothing or makeup. Not so the nose. For people who have a misshapen nose, the conspicuous nature of the irregularity can cause a great deal of distress and, over time, seriously compromise their self-esteem. In these cases, a rhinoplasty – or nose job – may be able to correct the deformity, restoring balance and symmetry to the face. However, just as its situation in the centre of the face makes its owner feel vulnerable, it can make them feel cautious about the consequences of trying to improve it. If you are considering a rhinoplasty, here are three steps to help you make a decision confidently.

1. Find a surgeon experienced in rhinoplasty.

The nose has an intricate anatomy, it is required to function effectively and is highly visible; a rhinoplasty is therefore a highly delicate procedure and best done with specialist training. Cambridge-based Mr Tariq Ahmad, a cosmetic surgeon with many years’ relevant experience and a member of the prestigious professional body BAAPS, has a specialism in rhinoplasty and trains other surgeons. He combines surgical skill with an artistic eye to produce very pleasing results.

2. Know what is involved – and what can go wrong.

Any kind of surgery involves an element of risk, but in order to evaluate the level of risk that exists, and how much you are willing to take, depends on you having all the facts to hand. It is advisable to research what is involved and the potential risks which you can then discuss with your rhinoplasty surgeon at the consultation.

3. Follow the rhinoplasty aftercare instructions.

After their surgery, Mr Ahmad’s Cambridge rhinoplasty patients are sent home with comprehensive aftercare instructions. By adhering to this advice, they give themselves the best chance of healing with the optimal aesthetic results.

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