If you were to ask a group of people to highlight one feature about themselves that they were unhappy with and would like to change, chances are a large portion would point to their nose.
Rhinoplasty, also known as nasal surgery, or commonly referred to as a nose job, was ranked as the 6th most popular cosmetic procedure in the UK in 2014, according to official figures from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS).
When it comes to motivation, there are a wide range of different reasons people have for wanting to undergo rhinoplasty surgery. For some people, they may have been in an accident which left their nose damaged, while others have trouble breathing through their nose, which can have a negative effect on them while both awake and asleep. While these are common reasons for wanting a rhinoplasty procedure, not everyone seeks surgery for a purely medical reason. Some people may simply not be happy with the way their nose currently looks – they may think it’s too large, too small, or an unusual shape – and may struggle from a lack of confidence due to this perception.
As for the actual procedure, at Cosmetic Surgery Partners we don’t believe in a “one size fits all” approach. Everyone’s nose is different and unique, so rhinoplasty surgery should be tailored to your nose and your specific wants and needs. There are a number of different types of rhinoplasty that patients can undergo, depending on the result they are hoping to achieve.
Reduction rhinoplasty is one of the most popular procedures for patients who are concerned about the size of their nose – they may feel as though the bridge of their nose if too wide, or their nostrils are too wide, or perhaps they are self-conscious about a bump on the bridge of their nose.
Augmentation rhinoplasty refers to a procedure where a surgeon would increase certain dimensions of the patient’s nose – this is quite common with both genetic underdevelopment of the nose, as well as after injuries where the nose has been damaged, leading to a loss of support.
Finally, post-traumatic rhinoplasty is where injury to the nose has caused damage to the bone and cartilage, leading to a change in the appearance of the nose.
At Cosmetic Surgery Partners, we will always provide comprehensive advice to patients, helping you understand which procedure is best for you and what sort of results you can expect. The first step towards having rhinoplasty surgery is to book a consultation with one of our expert UK trained surgeons, If you’d like to find out more about rhinoplasty, get in touch with our team or watch the below video.