There are a number of reasons why someone would choose to have a rhinoplasty or nose job. More often than not it is because they are unhappy with the appearance of the nose and wish to correct the issue that is causing this.
In this blog we look at some of the common nose shape concerns that a nose job can help with;
Rhinoplasty for the bridge of the nose
Sometimes the bridge of the nose can be wide or flat across the bridge leaving patients to feel unhappy with the broad appearance. This type of concern is more common in Asian, African and Hispanic ethnicities. Rhinoplasty surgery can help to correct this concern by reducing the width of the nasal bridge, adjusting the tip of the nose and refining the base of the nose. Following surgery patients can expect to see an improvement in the overall shape and contour of the nose. Rebecca just checking we still do African noses.
Rhinoplasty for under or over projected nose tip
An under-projected nose can cause the nose to not stick out enough resulting in a flatter appearance to the face. This may be caused by a previous injury or it could just be the natural formation of your nose. An over-projected nose in comparison can cause the nose to appear larger or hooked – especially from a profile view. Rhinoplasty can help to correct both of these problems; for an under-projected or flat nose the tip can be repositioned to help it project further outwards. Rhinoplasty for an over-projected nose often involves repositioning the tips cartilage or even the bone from the bridge of the nose.
Correcting a bulbous tip through rhinoplasty
A bulbous tip can cause your nose to look out of proportion to the rest of your nose and face and is one of the most common reasons why patients seek nose reshaping surgery. A rhinoplasty procedure can effectively correct a bulbous or rounded nasal tip by reshaping the lower lateral cartilage which results in a much softer and more triangular appearance to the tip of the nose.
Rhinoplasty to reduce the size of the nose
An oversized nose can often sit out of proportion to the rest of the patients facial features and patients more often than not come to us seeking surgery following unwanted attention from others as well as their own dislike for the appearance of their nose. Altering the size of the nose is a more complex rhinoplasty procedure as it involves reshaping the entire nose and often reducing the nasal tip. The results from this type of surgery however can be life changing, helping the patient achieve a more balanced facial profile.
Rhinoplasty to correct a pointy nose
A nose that has a pointy appearance is often the result of projecting nasal septum cartilage or excess cartilage at the tip of the nose. A rhinoplasty procedure can be performed to reduce the cartilage to give the nose an overall less pointy and softer looking appearance to the tip.
Rhinoplasty to fix a crooked nose
A crooked nose if often a result from trauma such as a sporting injury but in some cases it can be hereditary meaning you were most likely born with it or it developed this way over time. A crooked nose is usually asymmetric and vary from being minor to very extreme. A crooked nose can be difficult to correct through a rhinoplasty and is classed as a more complex procedure so it is important to have realistic expectations before going ahead with surgery. The results from a crooked nose correction surgery can be very effective often resulting in a much straighter nose and a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Rhinoplasty to correct a nasal hump
Nasal humps or nose-bridge humps can come in a range of different sizes and often cause it to become more of a prominent facial feature that many patients are unhappy with. There are a variety of rhinoplasty options when it comes to fixing a nasal hump with some patients wishing to remove the prominent hump completely whereas others may choose to maintain some fullness to the bridge of the nose. Your surgeon will be able to go through the different options and realistic expectations to help you make a more informed decision.
Rhinoplasty Surgery at The Private Clinic
At The Private Clinic it is our aim to deliver patients a profile balancing and natural-looking result. We offer a variety of different nose job techniques including;
- Standard Rhinoplasty – A full nose correction including the bridge, nose tip and alar base or nostrils.
- Septo-Rhinoplasty – This usually includes a full correction of the nose but also includes the correction of a deviated septum which can cause patients to have breathing issues.
- Rhino-Tip – The correction of the tip of the nose and nostrils.
- Preservation Rhinoplasty – An innovative type of minimally invasive rhinoplasty procedure where the structure of the nose is preserved to achieve more natural looking results with reduced downtime and discomfort following surgery. Find out more about the preservation rhinoplasty in our video series.
The majority of rhinoplasty procedures can be performed as an open or closed rhinoplasty based on your own preference and your surgeons recommendations.
We have a team of very experienced rhinoplasty surgeons who are able to perform complex rhinoplasty procedures with their advanced understanding and appreciation for the natural harmony of facial features.
- Mr Davood Fallahdar FRCS (Plast) Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Plastic) GMC Number: 4686602
- Mr Dario Rochira BS, MD, GMC Number: 6130664
- Mr Navid Jallali BSc MB ChB (Hons) MD FRCS (Plast), GMC Number: 4404969
- Mr Kenneth Kok MBChB MRCS MSc(Hons) FRCS(plast) GMC Number: 4701147
- Mr Adel Fattah, FRCS (Plast.) GMC Number: 4764599
- Mr Mrinal Supriya FRCS, (OTOL-HNS), GMC Number: 6066458 in Northampton and Birmingham
To find out more about rhinoplasty nose job surgery by calling 0333 920 2471 or by using our rhinoplasty online contact form to request a call-back.