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Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic operation that changes the structure of the nose to improve its appearance. Most people are seeking to make their nose smaller with a better shape, sometimes because it has been damaged. It can also be performed to improve breathing. Rhinoplasty should make you more comfortable with your appearance and relieve any other symptoms, such as a blocked nose.
Before going ahead with this treatment, you will need to have an initial consultation with a specialist Consultant to go through your medical history and diagnosis. At this appointment, your consultant will confirm the exact treatment you require. If you would like to have an initial consultation, you can call us and we can help you find the best consultant for you to see. For more information, call our Reservations team on 01622 237727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can be treated at KIMS by using your private medical insurance or by paying for yourself. If you have private medical insurance, you will need to contact your insurer to ensure you are covered for the initial consultation prior to making an appointment and obtain an authorisation number. The insurance company will then need to be advised if you require further treatment. The insurance company usually settles bills on your behalf. If you are paying for your own treatment, you will need to pay for an initial consultation. This will be confirmed at the time of booking but is typically £150-£250. You will also need to pay for any associated diagnostic tests your consultant recommends (for example x-rays and blood tests). Following this consultation, if you don’t need any further treatment or if you decide paying for yourself isn’t the right option, there is no commitment to proceed further. If you require the operation or procedure to be carried out, you will receive a quote for your treatment. This quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital. Payment is required 7 days prior to admission.
The table below shows the approximate price for this treatment, which may vary depending on your individual case (see what’s included below).
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The fixed price package above includes all the costs associated with this treatment at KIMS Hospital. You will be given a quote prior to admission to confirm this cost. The amount you are quoted may differ from the published price for a number of reasons:
In some cases, if you have certain pre-existing medical conditions, it may not be possible to provide you with a fixed price for your Main Treatment. If this is the case, the hospital will discuss the available options with you. Your quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.
This is usually performed under a general anaesthetic with options around additional local anaesthetic, and lasts between an hour and 90 minutes. There are two ways to carry out the operation: Closed rhinoplasty – the surgeon will make cuts on the inside of your nose and dissolvable stitches will be used. Open rhinoplasty – this will often be used if the shape of the tip of your nose needs changing. The surgeon will cut down the centre of the nose to take away cartilage or move it. The surgeon may also break the small bones at the side of the nose and reset them to ensure a good shape once healed. Sometimes an implant or graft is needed to add structure. The surgeon may pack the inside of the nose to stop bleeding, or apply a temporary splint to the outside to give extra support. After the operation you will be taken back to your room to rest. Your dressing will later be removed and this may cause a little bleeding. You should be able to return home on the same day as your surgery. The packs may remain in your nose for a few days before they are removed at a follow up appointment, You should not drive or operate machinery for 24 hours after your operation and make sure you follow the instructions of the medical team. You will need to stay off work for two weeks and should avoid blowing your news for the first week after the operation. It can take around six months for the nose to fully settle into its final shape after the operation. To find out more: If you would like to come to KIMS, contact our reservations team on 01622 237727 or email email@example.com.
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