Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
MBChB [UCT] FC Plast Surg [SA] Fellow [Oxford-UK]
This is a procedure performed to address deformities of the nose such as
• Nose humps
• Poor definition
This procedure is performed when the patient sees the deformity as impairing function at any level-be it aesthetically, or functionally
Ideally the patient should be at least 16 years old for aesthetic concerns.
The procedure is performed in a well hidden scar under the nose-on the “columella” in most cases
It is performed with the patient asleep- and takes 1 ½ hours to 3 hours depending on what work needs to be performed
Patients may choose to stay overnight
Bruising, particular if any bony work has been performed,[under the eyes] will subside in 10 days.
Nasal swelling subsides from a week onwards.
• Driving: 3-5 days
• Back to work: 1-2 weeks
• Exercise: 4 weeks
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