There are many surgeons who offer rhinoplasty in Bolton and wider Greater Manchester. It is important you choose the best surgeon for the job and feel confidence in your decision. Mr Irfan Khan is a highly experienced plastic surgeon who regularly performs rhinoplasty in Bolton at his surgical appointments. Nose jobs or rhinoplasty is a permanent change and something which you should consider carefully. Let’s look more closely at considerations to keep in mind.

Finding a Surgeon for Rhinoplasty in Bolton

One of the first things vital in a good plastic surgeon is their qualifications. Rhinoplasty is a complex and invasive procedure. Therefore, it is vital you choose someone with the correct training. Look out for those that have obtained a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), and also a specialist FRCS qualification. Mr Irfan Khan specialises in this field and has carried out many rhinoplasty procedures, helping patients achieve the appearance they want.

A good surgeon will be happy to show you their previous work and should have evidence of their successful surgeries. Most plastic surgeons will have a gallery of before and after photos to give you some indication of the quality of their work and what can be achieved. Everybody’s anatomy is different so it is important to keep this in mind.

Rhinoplasty Procedure

The rhinoplasty procedure can be carried out in either an “open” or “closed” way. This depends on the patient in question and the recommendations of the surgeon and his team. The skin of the nose remains in place in both procedures but the frame, including the cartilage and bone is manipulated to reshape and enhance the profile.

The “closed” method of surgery involves the use of incisions made through the nostrils as the access point for the procedure. The “open” method involves an incision made into the columella (the tissue within the nose separating the nostrils) as well as within the nose. The nasal skin shrinks to fit the new, reduced nose shape. In the instance that enlargement is part of the procedure, the surgeon uses cartilage, bone and sometimes manufactured materials to create the new nose shape.

After the procedure the recovery period is usually quite quick. The nose may feel stiff and sore, and there will be swelling and bruising. This can last up to 2 or 3 weeks, with additional swelling present for up to 9 months. Breathing difficulties are a common in the first week but usually clear up. Sometimes patients may be need to wear a splint.

Appointments for rhinoplasty in Bolton

You can book an appointment with Mr Irfan Khan to discuss your hopes for nose surgery. It is easy to book an appointment and you can discuss your personal circumstances so Mr Khan can help make a decision that you’re happy with. Get in touch to book your appointment today.