AESTHETIC NASAL SURGERY / RHINOPLASTY

AESTHETIC NASAL SURGERY / RHINOPLASTY

A lack of harmony between the nose and the face is a major source of distress and embarrassment for many patients. The nose may be perceived to be too big, too long, deviated to one side, too bulbous at the tip or the bump on profile view is too prominent. If there are any problems with breathing – such as from a deviated septum - they can be corrected during the same operation and the procedure is then called a septo-rhinoplasty. Surgery can be carried out once bone growth is complete, in other words from the age of eighteen onwards.

Rhinoplasty allows the shape, size and general appearance of your nose to be altered. The operation is performed either closed, with all the incisions placed on the inside of the nostrils thereby producing no visible scarring or it is performed open, with the internal incisions supplemented by a cut across the lower part of the columella or central partition. The particular technique, and reason for it, will be explained to you at the initial consultation. 

The aim is to improve the appearance of the nose and to restore its aesthetic balance with the face. You will need to wait for a number of months before you see the final result.

The operation is usually performed under a general anaesthetic.