What to do if you’re unhappy with your rhinoplasty surgery
Rhinoplasty surgery is a popular and highly sought after form of cosmetic procedure. As well as offering cosmetic benefits, where appropriate the nose reshaping surgery can also have a variety of health benefits to patients.
Surgery of the nose can take form in many ways; for example, open or closed rhinoplasty surgery can help to improve the size and shape of the nose, by reshaping or reducing cartridge. Alternatively, septoplasty (surgery to reposition the septum and straighten the nose inside) can be offered to correct a deviated septum.
Which you require is entirely down to your personal concerns and goals, of course.
Who is rhinoplasty for?
Popular with patients of all ages, men and women, and even some high profile celebrities such as Blake Lively and Leona Lewis, cosmetic rhinoplasty surgery in Manchester specifically is still one of the most popular forms of cosmetic surgery available in the UK.
Rhinoplasty is most conventionally thought of as a procedure to make the nasal bridge smaller, but there are actually several different outcomes of rhinoplasty surgery, depending on the desired aesthetic result.
Nose reshaping surgery can be performed to make the nasal tip larger or smaller, to take away from the nasal bridge if it is hooked or large, or to build onto a nasal bridge that is flat or lacking in contour (usually using a bone or cartilage graft).
This will all be subject to a rigorous and incredibly personalised consultation, during which you’ll explain your issues with your nose to someone who knows how to remedy them.
What happens if it goes wrong?
In most cases, the results are life changing in a positive way, and the patient feels more confident and/or healthier as a result of rhinoplasty surgery in Manchester, but what options are there if you’re left unhappy with the results of your nose reshaping surgery?
Below you’ll find 3 tips on what to do if your rhinoplasty surgery in Manchester is not what you hoped, or the results are medically unsound.
It’s important you document your journey with regards to rhinoplasty surgery, and if you are unhappy with the results of your treatment or feel that the surgery did not go to plan it is advised you take photographs where possible and document anything you feel is not correct or finished to the highest standard.
These photographs are not only useful for your records, but if in the event of legal action being pursued the more evidence you have of the physical effects of the surgery the better.
Make contact with your plastic surgeon
Initially after your rhinoplasty surgery you are likely to have some swelling, bruising and potentially some bleeding post-operatively. You should have been made aware during your consultation before rhinoplasty surgery that these risks and complications are to be expected post-operatively, and usually the symptoms will subside in the weeks after your surgery.
You should also be asked back to the clinic for review and this is a good opportunity to express any worries or concerns you have with your plastic surgeon face-to-face. These issues are normally resolved or explained during the post-surgery meeting, and your surgeon will put your mind at ease.
If however you believe there are complications you were not made aware of all that are worrying you, it’s advised you speak to the clinic and plastic surgeon that performed the treatment as quickly as possible. If you are unable to speak to your plastic surgeon directly ask for a message to be passed on so that he or she can contact you as soon as possible, and invite you in to the clinic for a check up.
If you have undergone rhinoplasty surgery but are unhappy with the results of the procedure, or the care you received whilst undergoing or after the procedure, and you don’t feel your plastic surgeon can/will help you, you seek the advice of another expert in this field. Undesirable results in many cases can be put right with further surgery to the nose, however this does come at an extra cost and can be both uncomfortable and extend your recovery time.
In the unlikely event that your rhinoplasty surgery has left you with results that are aesthetically displeasing or you feel the plastic surgeon has been medically negligent you are entitled to contact the Quality Care Commission (QCC) who be able to advise you on what the next step is, and who you should contact.