Rhinoplasty in London

RHINOPLASTY (Nose job – nose reashaping)

Reshaping a nose is a complex procedure that requires a highly trained-cosmetic surgeon who carries out rhinoplasty as a significant part of his practice.
Located center on the face, the nose plays a foundamental rule in the easthetic proportions of the face.
A rhinoplasty-expert and qualified plastic surgeon can help you to reshape and refine your nose to achieve a natural individual result.

WHAT CAN BE CHANGED WITH A RHINOPLASTY?

Changes will be subject to each individual nose and facial features. The nose has the most variable features among different ethnicities. A greek nose is opposite to an afro-carribean nose and as such will require particular skills and knoledges of the individual anatomy as well as individual surgical techniques.
A qualified plastic surgeon can:
- smooth a prominent hump on the bridge of the nose
- shorten the lenght of an overprojected nasal tip
- narrow a wide nose
- refine a bulbous round tip
- straighten a deviated nose
- improve breathing problems
- reduce nostril size

Rhinoplasty is usually performed by 2 different approaches:

CLOSED RHINOPLASTY
Incisions are made internally and not scarring is visible on the nose. This approach is generally suitable for patients who wrequires little alterations of the bone and especially of the nasal cartilages and tip.

OPEN RHINOPLASTY
A minimal incision is made on the skin between the nostrils (usually 1cm) allowing a full access to the nasal anatomy. This is the most common
approach in the vast majority of noses since allows more extensive reshaping. In 1 year time the resulting scar is realistically invisible.

AN OPERATED NOSE IMPROVES WITH TIME
The initial outcome will be noticeable after 2-3 weeks when most of the swelling goes down but some little changes will occurs for over a year, particularly in the tip area.

 

INCISION

Closed or open approach

LENGTH OF STAY

Day case or 1 night

THEATRE TIME

1-2 HOURS

TIME OFF WORK

1-2 WEEKS