Day of Surgery
  • Do not wear any make up on the day of the surgery.

  • On arrival, nurses will check you into your room and fill in the appropriate forms.

  • Mr Elmiyeh will see you in your room and explain your surgery again and will answer any questions that you may have.
    He will then get you to sign a consent form.

  • Anaesthetist Consultant will also meet up with you to review and discuss everything you wish to talk about anaesthesia.


  • In the operating room, our calm and reassuring team will ensure that you are feeling relaxed and comfortable, as the general anaesthetic takes effect.

  • Once you are asleep, the operation will be carried out.

  • At the end of surgery, you will have a small cast over your nose. You may have some very fine, dissolvable stitches in the skin bridge between your nostrils.

  • If gentle packs are inserted inside your nose, they will be removed before you go home.

  • After the surgery, you will feel slightly drowsy. Your nose will feel blocked and mouth breathing will make your throat dry. Sipping water on regular basis would certainly help.

  • Your nose may ache, and you may have a dull headache. Blood stained mucous discharge through your nostrils and at the back of your throat is to be expected and lasts for a few days. There may be bruising and swelling around your eyes and this may peak in the first couple of days.

  • Patients either go home on the same day or stay overnight for social and/or medical reasons.

  • You will be provided with detailed and careful guidance about your aftercare including the appointment time for your follow up.


  • Once you are comfortable and reassured, you will be discharged home.

Behrad Elmiyeh