Setting Goals For Rhinoplasty
Every year, more than 4,000 aesthetic rhinoplasty procedures are estimated to be performed in the United Kingdom. The main objective of aesthetic rhinoplasty is to enhance the appearance of the nose, so that its look improves in alignment with the other facial features. If you are considering rhinoplasty to modify your nose, it is important to have realistic expectations of what can be achieved through the nose surgery, and be clear about what exactly you want changed.
Rhinoplasty should only be performed by a surgeon who has received specialised training in performing the procedure, such as an appropriately qualified ENT surgeon. When an individual visits an ENT surgeon for a consultation, they should attempt to clearly explain the changes they require. Patients sometimes also take along pictures of the type of nose they desire, to serve as a guide for the discussion on setting a surgical goal. At the consultation stage, the ENT surgeon will first conduct an in-depth assessment, before giving the patient an answer about their suitability for the procedure.
After a patient has been found suitable for rhinoplasty, the nose surgeon will be able to tell them what changes are surgically possible, and what are not. Some typical cases are mentioned below:
- If a patient possess thick and oily skin on their nasal tip, it might not be possible to decrease its bulky appearance as much as desired. This is because, generally speaking, it is very difficult to make the skin thinner without leaving scars.
- Those who are above a certain age or possess a very large nose may be permitted only a limited amount of nose reduction. This is because their skin may not have the required elasticity to fit on the smaller nasal frame created after nose surgery.
- It may not be possible to perfectly straighten noses that were bent out of shape due to a previous injury.
- It may be difficult to reduce the size of large nostrils, without making an incision on the skin that would leave a visible scar.
ENT London is a leading ENT clinic in London that specialises in performing nose surgery. During the consultation stage, the highly experienced ENT surgeons at ENT London will spend the required time with you answering any questions or concerns that you may have regarding rhinoplasty, and help you make an informed decision about going ahead with the nose surgery.
ENT London is one of UK’s leading rhinoplasty clinics, and can be contacted on 0207 580 6970.