People choose to have a rhinoplasty or nose job for a variety of different reasons but the most common ones involve being unhappy with how the nose appears and desire to improve its size and shape of the nose. The most common concerns related to know shape leading people to consider having a nose job include:
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Rhinoplasty to reduce the size of the nose
An excessively large nose often appears out of balance with the rest of the facial features and patients commonly book a consultation to see one of our rhinoplasty surgeons to see what can be done to reduce the size of the nose as a result of excessive staring from others and also their own unhappiness with the appearance of their nose. Reducing the size of the nose is one of the more difficult rhinoplasty procedures as the underlying bone and cartilage framework have to be reduced combined with repositioning the nasal tip. Rhinoplasty results from this type of procedure can have a dramatic impact on a person’s self-confidence as a result of the significant improvement in the balanced facial features.
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Rhinoplasty for over or under projected nose tip
Noses that appear under projected can result in the nose appearing shorter in profile view which may result in the face having a flattened appearance. Common causes include previous injuries to the nose or this appearance could be hereditary in nature. Over projected noses can result in the nose appearing more hooked and larger in appearance especially inside of you. Rhinoplasty surgery is able to correct both of these abnormalities of nasal tip projection. Under projected noses can be corrected to help the nasal tip project further outwards by rotating the tip upwards. Rhinoplasty for over projected nose involves the surgical repositioning of the cartilage of the tip which is often combined with reshaping bone located on the dorsum or nasal bridge.
Rhinoplasty to correct a nasal hump
Nasal humps are also known as dorsal humps and have a variety of different appearances from very mild to very prominent in appearance. Many patients consult with a surgeon to reduce a prominent nasal hump. Some patients prefer a more complete removal whereas others may prefer a more subtle reduction in the size of a nasal hump. Fixing a nasal hump involves a number of surgical techniques including nasal rasping using a specialised bone file. The best surgical technique would be explained by your surgeon and it is important to have realistic expectations which will help you to make the best decision on treatment.
Rhinoplasty to correct a pointy nose
Noses that have a pointy appearance are often related to excessive projection of the cartilage of the septum or it can be due to an excess of cartilage located at the tip of the nose. The rhinoplasty procedure is able to effectively reduce the amount of cartilage in either of these areas to result in a less pointy appearance and this will help to soften the nasal appearance.
Rhinoplasty for the bridge of the nose
Impatience of African or Asian descent, the bridge of the nose may be excessively flattened or widened across the bridge which gives rise to the nose having a broad-looking appearance. Rhinoplasty surgery can effectively correct this issue by reduction of the nasal bridge width, adjustment of the tip of the nose and refinement of the nose base. The procedure results in a significant improvement in the overall shape and contour of the nose with a narrowed nasal bridge.
Rhinoplasty to fix a crooked nose
A crooked nose is commonly a result of a previous injury to the nose such as a sporting injury from cricket or rugby however in many cases it can be present from birth or hereditary in nature. Noses that are crooked tend to have an asymmetrical appearance and this can be subtle in nature or be significantly deviated. Correction of a crooked nose can be a very difficult rhinoplasty procedure and often involves reconstructive techniques to rebuild the nose. Patients should have realistic expectations of what can be achieved from this surgical procedure. Crooked nose correction surgery can be very dramatic with the result being a straightener nose and a better aesthetic appearance.
Correcting a bulbous tip with rhinoplasty
A bulbous tip or rounded nasal tip is one of the most common reasons to seek rhinoplasty surgery. Bulbous tips result in the nose looking out of proportion to the rest of the facial features. Nose reshaping surgery can effectively improve the appearance of a bulbous tip also known as a rounded nasal tip by surgical reshaping of the lower lateral cartilages. The desired appearance is a more triangular and softened appearance at the tip of the nose.
Why choose Centre for Surgery for rhinoplasty surgery?
Centre for Surgery in London is one of the most renowned clinics for carrying out all types of rhinoplasty surgery. Our surgeons specialise in producing natural-looking rhinoplasty results with a nose that is in better balance with the rest of the facial features.
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Types of rhinoplasty we offer
- Open rhinoplasty – open rhinoplasty is able to correct all parts of the nose including the nasal tip, nasal bridge, nostril width and alar base reduction
- Septorhinoplasty – septorhinoplasty includes the above but can also address a bent septum or deviated septum which often results in patients having breathing issues
- Alar base reduction – this procedure can achieve nostril reduction by reducing the width of the nostrils
- Rhino tip correction -this type of procedure is focused on the tip of the nose which may involve reducing the width of the nostrils
- Preservation rhinoplasty – Centre for Surgery are one of the few rhinoplasty clinics in the UK to specialise in this technique which involves minimally invasive techniques to alter the structure of the nose resulting in more natural-looking results. The downtime after preservation rhinoplasty is significantly less compared with a traditional rhinoplasty.
- Ultrasonic rhinoplasty
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Rhinoplasty surgery can be carried out as either an open or closed rhinoplasty and this will depend on the type of concern you are looking to correct. Some nose concerns can only be addressed with an open rhinoplasty approach. A closed rhinoplasty is an excellent technique for reducing nasal humps with a much faster recovery compared with open rhinoplasty.
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We are proud to have some of the most experienced London rhinoplasty surgeons in the UK with expertise to perform all types of rhinoplasty including primary and revision rhinoplasty.
Consultations for rhinoplasty procedures are available at our state of the art London Baker Street clinic in the heart of central London. If you would like to book a consultation, please get in touch today with one of our friendly and experienced patient coordinators.