Rhinoplasty For Improving Aesthetic Appearance
The term ‘rhinoplasty’ is derived from the Greek words ‘rhinos’ meaning nose, and ‘plassein’ meaning to shape. Also referred to as nose reshaping surgery, rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult types of cosmetic surgeries to master. It should only be performed by a skilled surgeon, who has undergone specialist training in performing it, such as a cosmetic surgeon or an appropriately qualified ENT surgeon. This surgeon should have a good understanding about nasal form and function.
Rhinoplasty is usually performed to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the nose, though it may also be performed for functional or reconstructive reasons. If you wish to undergo cosmetic nose surgery, it is important to firstly understand that there is no such thing as a perfect nose. The goal of aesthetic rhinoplasty is rather to improve the size and shape of the nose in relation to the other facial features. As each face is unique, the ENT surgeon has to use his expertise to ensure harmony between the nose and other facial features.
Achieving a satisfactory outcome for patients of different ethnic origins is usually quite challenging, because of the range of diverse facial characteristics, which make up each unique face type. In addition, the ENT surgeon also has to consider the delicate and intricate structures of the nasal cavity, which maintains nasal function. While planning such rhinoplasty procedures, the ENT surgeon has to take into account various factors to ensure a successful outcome. This includes:
- Common characteristics of the nose among people of that particular patient’s ethnic origin.
- Expectations of the individual patient.
- Cultural ideals of the patient.
- Balance between form and function.
- Preservation of the patient’s ethnic identity.
Situated in central London, ENT London is a premier private ENT clinic that has developed an outstanding reputation for performing rhinoplasty. When patients considering nose surgery visit our ENT clinic for a consultation, we pay careful attention to their aspirations and concerns, and provide expert advice on what they can realistically expect to achieve. Our goal is to help our patients make an informed decision as to whether nose surgery is the right choice for them.
ENT London is one of UK’s leading rhinoplasty clinics, and can be contacted on 0207 580 6970.