Nose surgery for men (Rhinoplasty)


York Plastic Surgery is one of the regions leading Plastic Surgery clinics, providing treatments to improve the shape of your nose (rhinoplasty). All our surgery is performed by Consultant Plastic Surgeon Chris Dunkin who has more than 10 years experience delivering high quality, high value clinical solutions to men and women of all ages.

All our cosmetic surgery is performed by Consultant Plastic Surgeon Chris Dunkin who has more than 10 years experience delivering high quality, high value, clinical solutions to men of all ages.

Your initial consultation will be with Chris Dunkin himself and all surgical treatments are conducted at The Nuffield Private Hospital right here in York. Its not only convenient, but it's York's premier private hospital where you can also be rest assured the cleanliness, nursing care and service will be second to none.

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What is a rhinoplasty (nose job)?

The nose is an important central feature of the face. Many people are self-conscious about the size and shape of their nose and feel that it is too large, has a big hump or is crooked. Sometimes this stems from an accident when the nose was injured or is a ‘family feature’. Rhinoplasty (or nose job) is an operation that improves the size and shape of your nose.

Am I a good candidate for a rhinoplasty?

You may benefit from rhinoplasty if you are unhappy with the size and shape of your nose.
What are the benefits of a rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty can give your nose a more natural and better defined look. The procedure is designed to improve the size and shape of your nose, for example making a big nose smaller or improving the size and shape of the tip of your nose or straightening a crooked nose. A blocked nose may be improved in rhinoplasty by removing part of the nose’s dividing wall or nasal septum (septoplasty).

What does a rhinoplasty involve?

Rhinoplasty is an operation done with you asleep and takes a couple of hours. It involves changing the shape of the underlying bone and cartilage framework and allowing the overlying skin to redrape. This can usually be done via cuts on the inside of the nose so there are no visible scars (closed rhinoplasty). Work may be needed to improve the tip of the nose and if so, a cut may be required in the skin leaving a small external scar (open rhinoplasty). A blocked nose may be improved at the same time as rhinoplasty by removing part of the nasal septum, the dividing wall between the nostrils (septoplasty).

What happens after my rhinoplasty?

When you wake after surgery you will have a drip and pain relief. This skin is closed with dissolving or removable stitches and a  small splint is placed to protect your nose. Nasal packs are used overnight if needed. Most people go home the next morning but same day discharge is available. We will see you ten days later to remove the splint and in clinic afterwards to ensure you are happy with the outcome. Swelling, bruising (black eyes) and a feeling that your nose is blocked are common for 7-10 days. Sitting up, cool packs and an extra pillow in bed can help. We would suggest you rest from work and your normal activities for 10-14 days but this depends on you and the work and activities you do.

What are the downsides to rhinoplasty?

There is no such thing as risk-free surgery and rhinoplasty is no different. In closed rhinoplasty scars are hidden in the nostrils and usually settle well. In open tip rhinoplasty the external cut usually does well but slow healing and poor scars are occasionally seen. After surgery swelling can continue for some time and the final result (particularly any tip work) may take a while to be appreciated. Other less common problems include bleeding, septal haematoma (collection of blood) and perforation, loss of sense of smell, undercorrection or overcorrection. The published reoperation rate for rhinoplasty is up to 10% and you should be aware that further surgery may be required.

How can I reduce my risks?

Smokers have a significantly greater risk of complications. Even stopping around the time of surgery can help. Stop Aspirin and similar drugs two weeks before surgery as these can make you bleed more.

Paying for treatment

We offer Consultant delivered state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery procedures at The Nuffield Health Hospital in York and paying for your treatment couldn’t be simpler.

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What do I do now?

Our clinic is based at The Nuffield Health York Hospital.

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