What is a rhinoplasty?

Posted by: Cosmetic Surgery Partners

What is rhinoplasty


For people unhappy with the size, shape or proportions of their nose, rhinoplasty can provide a much sought-after solution. Or it could be that you don’t have any major issues with your nose, but rather feel like your face is slightly out of proportion in general – a rhinoplasty may help here as well.

Rhinoplasty surgery, also known as nasal surgery or a nose job, has always been a popular procedure. In 2014, it was the 6th most popular procedure undergone by men and women in the UK, according to official figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).

When it comes to rhinoplasty surgery, there is no “one size fits all” approach to the procedure. Because everyone is different and no two noses are the same, your procedure will be tailored around your current nose, your wishes and your expectations.

So how is the rhinoplasty done?

A cosmetic surgeon will make incisions to the nose before either removing bone and cartilage or adding tissue to the area, depending on what is required. Rhinoplasty can be used to change the shape of the nose tip, narrow the nostrils, change the angle between the nose and lower lip, change the size of the nose, and more.

The procedure is often performed under a general anaesthetic as a day case, so patients may not need to spend the night in hospital. Normally, you would be sent home following your surgery with a splint and some bandages covering your nose, which you would keep on for up to 10 days afterwards.

As with any type of cosmetic surgery, it is important to have realistic expectations about what results are possible. The initial consultation is the very important time that you discuss details of why you are considering rhinoplasty and what can reasonably be expected. Some are not happy with their nose due to its natural shape, proportions or symmetry, whilst others may have sustained trauma to it. Other potential candidates may have trouble breathing and directed by their GP. Whatever the reason, your surgeon will be able to explain all options to you and give you an idea of the sort of results you can expect.

At Cosmetic Surgery Partners, we aim to always provide comprehensive, professional advice and are happy to answer any questions you may have about any of the cosmetic surgery procedures we offer. If you would like to find out more about rhinoplasty, you can visit our rhinoplasty page or watch the below video.

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