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Ben Lees looks at what this popular procedure consists of, and what you should look out for if you are undergoing the surgery.
By Ben Lees
Rhinoplasty (otherwise known as a nose job) is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the UK, and was the top surgical procedure for men in 2016.
Demand for cosmetic surgery is increasing every year, with more and more people going under the knife to change their appearance. However, how can you tell whether your doctor/surgeon is trustworthy? How do you know they will provide the level of care that you deserve? And, more importantly, what should you do if something goes wrong?
A cosmetic rhinoplasty, often referred to as a ‘nose job’, is the term for an operation done to alter the appearance of either the bridge, tip or nostril of the nose. People will often undergo a rhinoplasty in improve proportions, or help their self-esteem.
The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic, although the length of the procedure and technique used will depend on how much is being altered. After the procedure, the recovery tends to take a few months.
A rhinoplasty procedure can be ‘open’ or ‘closed’:
Since a rhinoplasty procedure is fairly routine, injuries are rare. However, as with any medical procedure, a nose job is not completely risk-free. Whilst some injuries can occur without fault, some complications can arise if the provider is negligent in their care.
Some of the complications that can occur after a negligent rhinoplasty include:
If you think that you might have received negligent care, then you may be entitled to a compensation claim. This can help you to get through the physical and mental pain that can result from a botched cosmetic surgery, and even pay for further treatment to fix the issue.