You may be wondering what rhinoplasty can do for your nose, what parts are possible to change, and what kind of look you can achieve. The Private Clinic offer important advice about your rhinoplasty expectations and the different options you have in terms of how the nose can be reshaped.

Realistic Expectations

Some patients look to achieve a celebrity’s nose, a modified image from a plastic surgery app, or a certain look. Whilst these may be used as reference points, patients cannot expect to achieve this exact shape. Rhinoplasty should be an improvement of what you currently have, rather than producing something brand new or a replica of another nose. With subtle changes, your nose will be enhanced, but with natural looking results and you will still look like you. In devising the procedure plan, your surgeon will importantly ensure that your nose will be in harmony with the rest of your face. Creating more balance among your facial features is the overall goal of rhinoplasty – if it is too wide or has a bump or your nose may not balance well with your other facial features.

As well as restrictions for these reasons, there are also restrictions on what can actually be achieved, set by your nasal structure. Your nasal structure creates limitations on what is possible and what it can support. This includes its bone structure, flexibility, facial skeleton, cartilage thickness and how oily or dry your skin is, and these all impact what is possible to be achieved.

What areas of my nose can I change?

Different areas and issues of the nose can be addressed during a rhinoplasty operation. Your surgeon will recommend what can be addressed following your consultation.

If your concern is the bridge of the nose, rhinoplasty can resolve several issues including a crooked, depressed, humped or out of proportion large nose. If your nasal tip or nostrils are your areas of concern, surgeons can also address these individual issues. Surgery can help resolve a bulbous, irregular or too far projected tip. With patients’ whose nostrils are too wide and out of proportion, surgery on this area is also possible. If appropriate, your surgeon may recommend a full nose correction including the bridge and nostrils or tip. In order to achieve balance in the nose, your surgeon may advise this.

Septo-rhinoplasty, however, addresses breathing difficulties in the nose, including repairing a deviated septum. Some patients looking to have rhinoplasty for aesthetic reasons may also be recommended this.

At The Private Clinic, three main rhinoplasty or nose job surgery types are offered, addressing these concerns – a standard rhinoplasty involving full nose correction, rhino-tip (addressing the nostrils and tip) and septo-rhinoplasty.

Your consultation

The only way to find out what can be possible for you is to arrange a consultation with an expert plastic surgeon. The Private Clinic recommend thorough research to find a specialised, highly experienced rhinoplasty surgeon, in order to ensure you achieve the best possible results for your profile and natural-looking results in harmony with your face.

Your research to find a plastic surgeon should include reviewing surgeons’ work online, including before and after photos. You may also find Real Self helpful, which provides patient reviews and before and after photos.

Also ensure that the surgeon you choose has been registered with the following stringent official bodies: BAAPS (British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons), the GMC (UK General Medical Council) and BAPRAS (British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons).

The Private Clinic advise that you come to your consultation with an idea of what you would like to change and discuss your preferences so your surgeon can help achieve your desired outcome. But also do have an open mind. Your surgeon will discuss what areas of the nose are possible and suitable to be addressed in rhinoplasty, and recommended changes to be made.

The Private Clinic present some of the UK’s most respected and experienced Consultant Plastic Reconstructive Surgeons for their nose reshaping procedures. For more information visit The Private Clinic’s nose surgery webpage or call 03339209135 to discuss or book a consultation.

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