‘7 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Getting A Nose Job (rhinoplasty)’ by Jacqueline Kilikita

‘7 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Getting A Nose Job (rhinoplasty)’ by Jacqueline Kilikita

We found this ‘blog’ from Rhinoplasty patient Jacqueline Kilikita to be an insightful and honest account and helpful to people considering having a nose job.

What is a Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty (Greek: ῥίς rhis, nose + πλάσσειν plassein, to shape), commonly known as a nose job, is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and reconstructing the form, restoring the functions, and aesthetically enhancing the nose by resolving nasal trauma (blunt, penetrating, blast), congenital defect, respiratory impediment, or a failed primary rhinoplasty. Most patients are wishing to remove a bump, narrow nostril width, change the angle between the nose and the mouth, as well as correct injuries, birth defects, or other problems that affect breathing, such as deviated nasal septum or a sinus condition. There are two types of rhinoplasty, the open and the closed, with each technique the surgeon aims to achieve a functional, aesthetic, and facially proportionate nose. This is performed by separating the nasal skin and the soft tissues from the osseo-cartilaginous nasal framework, correcting them as required for form and function, suturing the incisions, using tissue glue and applying either a package or a stent, or both, to immobilize the corrected nose to ensure the proper healing of the surgical incision.
What were the 7 things Ms Kilikita wished she’d known before she had surgery?

1. The big reveal is extremely disappointing – It will still be very swollen and bruised
2. It takes time to adjust to the new face staring back at you
3. It looks worse than it feels, so don’t let people work you up into a panic beforehand
4. Other people’s perceptions of your appearance are totally different from your own
5. Changing your appearance won’t change the way people treat you
6. It’ll never be completely perfect
7. People might make you feel silly for having it done – Don’t listen to them

Did you know Botox could be used for excessive sweating (Hyperhidrosis)

Botox for sweating?

Botulinum Toxin is most commonly used to smooth facial wrinkles, although not many people know that Botox also has FDA approval to be used for Hyperhidrosis too.

Hyperhidrosis is a common condition in which a person sweats excessively. It’s been estimated to affect between one and three in every 100 people which means there are likely to be hundreds of thousands of people living with it in the UK.

Hyperhidrosis can develop at any age, although primary hyperhidrosis typically starts during childhood or soon after puberty.
The sweating may affect the whole of the body, or it may be localised to affect certain areas such as the armpits, palms of the hands, soles of the feet and the groin for example.

People who suffer from excessive sweating can find the condition embarrassing and may avoid situations or clothing choices in order to conceal the problem which can have an impact on their quality of life.

    How does Botox work?

The neurotoxin Botox stops nerves from firing by blocking the uptake of acetylcholine, one of the neurotransmitters that tells muscles to contract. When injected in the face, it essentially freezes the nearby muscles, which smooths wrinkles and prevents expression lines that could cause more wrinkles to appear. The mechanism works in the same way used to stop the production of sweat, but it acts on glands instead of muscles. Botox intercepts the message telling the glands to secrete sweat, so they don’t.

    Who can treat Hyperhidrosis?

Botox is a prescription-only medicines (POM) in the UK, which means it can only be prescribed and given to a patient by a qualified prescriber and only medical professionals can qualify as prescribers. It is important to research your practitioner fully, it is not unreasonable to ask about their insurance and to see previous patients results.

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The history of Cosmetic Surgery

This article is so interesting, the history of Cosmetic Surgery which according to reports dates back to the 16th Century. Tudor “barber-surgeons” treated facial injuries, which as the medical historian Margaret Pelling described, was crucial in a culture where damaged or ugly faces were seen to reflect a disfigured inner self. The most common procedure at this time was surgery to the nose, surgery that was carried out to disfigurement caused by trauma or epidemic syphilis.

So it’s true to say that Cosmetic Surgery has evolved hugely over the years, with new procedures being introduced and those original procedures being improved as science has developed.

As a Plastic Surgeon I see innovation as paramount, I have a duty not only to my profession but also to my patients to attend conferences both In the UK and throughout the world. It’s by attending these meetings, I can ensure my skills and knowledge are regularly updated and that I remain the best surgeon I can be. My professional development is a fundamental key to the success of my practice, which is run with the same degree of high clinical care so my patients feel relaxed and safe in professional clinical surroundings.

If you are considering a cosmetic surgery procedure and would like a confidential no obligation consultation at one of my clinics in Warwick, Coventry or Nuneaton, please call 07468 418 419 or for more information please visit my website

AMWC 2016 – The importance of congress to Plastic Surgeons

It’s been great reading all the updates from AMWC today, however due to commitments in the UK with my wonderful patients I’ve not been able to attend this years’ meeting in Monaco.

Why these meetings are an important part of the service my team and I bring to you in clinic

Many patients may not realise that in addition to carrying out consultations, operating and maintaining our own professional development there are many events that take place throughout the year of a Cosmetic Surgeon. These congress meetings are important opportunities for surgeons and industry specialists to come together to discover all the latest innovations in the world of Aesthetics and Cosmetic Surgery. We get to hear about new products and techniques, have the opportunity to attend lectures that are relevant to our own practices and also meet fellow surgeons from around the world.

These meetings are important to the team here at as they give me the opportunity to bring this innovation home to my clinic and patients, ensuring I can provide the service my patients expect and deserve.
For more information about my clinic and the procedures I specialise in, please visit my website above or you can contact a member of my team on 07468 418 419