Nose surgery (Rhinoplasty)


Tees Plastic Surgery is one of the regions leading plastic surgery clinics providing surgery to improve the size and shape of your nose (rhinoplasty).

All our cosmetic procedures are performed by Consultant Plastic Surgeon Chris Dunkin who has more than 15 years experience delivering high quality, high value, clinical solutions to both men and women of all ages.

All your care is provided by Mr Dunkin and his expert team at the Nuffield Health Tees Hospital Stockton-on-Tees and BMI Woodlands Hospital Darlington - the regions leading private hospitals. At Tees Plastic Surgery you can be assured you will receive the best quality of care and a level of service that is second to none.

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What is rhinoplasty (nose job)?

Lots of men feel self-conscious about their nose and feel it is crooked, too big or has a bump. Sometimes people inherit their nose from a parent or have broken it in the past. Rhinoplasty (nose job) is an operation that improves the size and shape of your nose.

Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

You may benefit from rhinoplasty if you are unhappy with the size and shape of your nose.

What could rhinoplasty do for you?

Rhinoplasty is designed to improve the size and shape of your nose, for example making a big nose smaller or straightening a crooked nose or improving the size and shape of the tip of your nose. A blocked nose may be improved by removing part of the nose's dividing wall or nasal septum (septoplasty) at the same time as rhinoplasty.

Potential benefits of rhinoplasty include:

Improve the size and shape of your nose
Increase your self-confidence and self-esteem
Septorhinoplasty can improve your breathing

What does rhinoplasty involve?

Rhinoplasty is an operation done with you asleep and takes a couple of hours. It involves reducing (or occasionally augmenting) the underlying bone and cartilage framework of the nose. Usually we do the procedure with small cuts on the inside of your nose leaving no visible scars (closed rhinoplasty). If you want us to improve the tip of your nose then you may also need a small cut across the columella leaving a small external scar (open rhinoplasty). 

What happens before my rhinoplasty?

Your first appointment will be with our Consultant Plastic Surgeon Chris Dunkin.

This initial assessment includes a full medical and nasal history and a full examination. We will then talk about what we can do to help, what is involved and what you can expect in terms of outcome, recovery and aftercare. Following your first consultation, we will write to you with further information and then see you again to get you ready for your procedure. During your second appointment we will discuss the procedure you would like and go through this in detail, including any potential problems.

What happens after my rhinoplasty?

After your procedure we use a small splint to protect your nose for the first week. We use dissolving stitches in closed rhinoplasty. If you choose open rhinoplasty then we also use a few small blue stitches that are removed a week later. Most patients go home the same day or the next morning. You get back to your normal activities from day one and most patients are back to work once their splint is off and bruising has gone (about 7-10 days). 

What are the downsides to rhinoplasty?

There is no such thing as risk-free surgery. In this respect rhinoplasty is no different and it is important to balance the benefits and risks for you. Most patients don't have problems after rhinoplasty but will go through these in detail with you in clinic. In general, if you looking for improvement in your nose then we hope you will be happy. If you are looking for perfection then you are more likely to be disappointed. Potential problems include bleeding, septal haematoma, septal perforation, infection, slow healing, poor scars, tip swelling that can be persistent, change in sensation particularly of the tip, asymmetry, minor irregularities dorsum, overgrowth osteotomy sites, nasal obstruction, loss of sense of smell that is usually temporary, overcorrection, undercorrection, persistent deformity and need for revision surgery (published rate 5-15%).

How can I reduce my risks?

If you take Aspirin or another NSAID then please stop these two weeks before surgery. Tell us if you tend to bruise or bleed easily. Smokers have a more problems so please stop. 

Paying for treatment

Tees Plastic Surgery offers Consultant-delivered state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery procedures at the Nuffield Health Tees Hospital Stockton-on-Tees and BMI Woodlands Hospital Darlington. Paying for your treatment could not be simpler and both Nuffield Health and BMI hospitals offer loans to fund surgical treatment.

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What do I do now?

Our clinic is based at the Nuffield Health Tees Hospital Stockton-on-Tees and BMI Woodlands Hospital Darlington.

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