A Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping procedure is a very popular cosmetic surgery procedure amongst both men and women. A lot of people can be self-conscious about a particular aspect of their appearance and many people are unhappy with the shape of their nose. It may have a hump, be too long or wide and in addition, there are sometimes problems that contribute to breathing difficulties.
This nose reshaping procedure can help and is a very popular choice for those who want to improve their most prominent facial feature. It can alter the balance and proportions of your whole face*.
Some patients choose to have a septoplasty as well, which is a cosmetic surgery procedure to straighten a person’s nasal septum. Your surgeon may advise this if necessary.
Rhinoplasty: Nose Reshaping Information
Step by Step
Before surgery, this patient has a slightly hanging nose with a hump and a large tip.
After surgery, a splint is applied to help the bone and cartilage of the nose maintain its new shape
After surgery, the patient has a smaller nose, a straighter bridge, a well-defined nasal tip and an improved angle between the nose and upper lip
A Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Patient’s Story
Sharon Easdon was thrilled with her nose job, and with her surgeon Mr Renato Zacheddu. Her nose had bothered her for years and when she had finally saved the money to have the procedure, she said it was the best thing she’d ever done.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I decide the shape of my new nose?
At your consultation, you can discuss what you want to change about your nose with the surgeon and agree what size and shape nose you would like to achieve. There are many considerations to be taken into account and these will be discussed during your consultation with your surgeon.
Q: Will I have any scarring?
Many plastic surgeons perform rhinoplasty from within the nose, making their incision inside the nostrils so scarring is undetectable. Occasionally open procedure (operating on the outside of the nose) is more suitable especially in complicated cases.
Q: What happens after a rhinoplasty?
After your rhinoplasty surgery is completed, you will have a plaster cast that is applied in the operating theatre. It is important that this plaster cast is not removed for a period of at least 7-10 days.
If you would like to learn more regarding this cosmetic surgery procedure then why not book a free, no obligation consultation with a GMC registered cosmetic surgeon and dedicated patient care co-ordinator.
At your consultation you will be able to discuss the procedure in detail and ask any questions you may have. Many of our patient care co-ordinators have in fact had a procedure themselves so can share their experience with you first hand.
*There is no guarantee of specific results and that the results can vary.