Also known as Rhinoplasty or a Nose Job
Nose Surgery, also known as a nose job or rhinoplasty is any surgery that alters the appearance of your nose. This includes rhinotip, septorhinoplasty and reduction rhinoplasty. Your nostrils, bridge, tip and nose size can all be adjusted for your desired look.
A person may want a nose job for several reasons. These include:
These reasons can cause low self-esteem, feelings of unattractiveness and inability to look at photographs of oneself. As a result, people may look to reduce these issues through nose surgery.
You will be put under general anaesthetic to ensure you don’t experience any pain during your surgery.
Reduction Rhinoplasty: The surgeon will make cuts inside your nostrils to reshape the bridge and tip of your nose. Some bone and cartilage may also be removed to reduce its size. Your remaining skin will then shrink over your new nose. This procedure is also known as a ‘closed rhinoplasty’, meaning scars will not be visible.
Rhinotip: The surgeon may cut along the skin between your nostrils, (the columella) allowing them to modify the cartilage and bone underneath and take out excess skin from the tip. This ‘open rhinoplasty’ can however leave small scars.
Septorhinoplasty: The surgeon will make a cut in the mucosa and remove it from the cartilage and bone. The cartilage and bone that is bent is taken out, and the rest is straightened out, fixing your internal septum and your nose’s appearance.
A patient must be completely clear on exactly what it is that concerns them about their nose (the initial consultation can be very helpful in defining this). The patient must inform the surgeon clearly of these concerns. Good Rhinoplasty surgeons are as much artists as they are expert technical surgeons.