Non-surgical Rhinoplasty (Restylane) London, GB

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When I was 12 years old, I broke my nose and was...

When I was 12 years old, I broke my nose and was left with a deviated septum and visibly crooked nose. After 7 years of constant sinusitis and hearing problems I had an NHS septoplasty. This procedure was only to correct the deviation in my septum and therefore improve my breathing however post-op day 4, I started noticing signs of an infection. 2 A&E visits later and extremely bad handling of my infection, I left hospital with nothing but a saddled and deformed nose. Functionally, my nose was majorly improved however it looked nothing like MY nose. For 5 months I refused to have any photos taken of me and I lost a lot of confidence. It was an alien structure on my face and I started looking at surgeons for a rhinoplasty to fix the mess. I came across Dr De Silva and tried to book a consultation but he wanted me to wait until I was 1 year post-op. I was booked in for a consultation on the 1 year anniversary of my original surgery and the day couldn't come any sooner. After an informative and thorough consultation with Dr De Silva, it was concluded that due to the damage my trauma had sustained, it would be best to avoid surgery at this point in time. He suggested an alternative that I had only briefly heard about before- a non-surgical rhinoplasty. He explained that due to the condition my nose was in, the risks of damage from an ordinary needle would be too high so we discussed the safest method of putting the filler in. I came in a month later into a sterile environment and Dr De Silva was very comforting and put me at ease straight away. He numbed my nose with local anaesthetic and used a blunt needle to inject the filler (Restylane) to make sure he did not hit any important blood vessels. The procedure was quick and painless and the results were incredible; I was nearly in tears from the joy! I finally had my old nose back (but straighter and without the breathing difficulty!). I was so so incredibly ecstatic and the healing was quick and almost painless- slight sensitivity at the sight of injection. I came back for a follow-up appointment the week after for aftercare and naturally my body had absorbed some of the filler and Dr De Silva was more than happy to top it up. Overall, Dr De Silva exceeded my expectations and I never thought my nose would ever look so good. I felt listened to and well-informed throughout and would not change a thing. I completely respect and agree with Dr De Silva's recommendations against surgery and appreciate his integrity and honesty. You absolutely get what you pay for and I will definitely be back. (NOTE: cost is in USD conversion- £1500 GBP)
London Oculoplastic Surgeon

Dr De Silva is extremely professional and caring. He understood all my issues and spoke in depth about the best options for me. I appreciated his honest opinion and integrity and felt cared for at each step of the way. I trust him with my nose and will be back without a doubt. Impeccable bedside manner and a lovely environment. A true artist and sculptor with his work.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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